7 Days, 7 Puppies - Name Olivia's Puppies "Fun"d Raiser! 

Votes are in and it is time to choose a name for each of the puppies from the top 3 names chosen in Round 1! This is a fun way for us to give these sweet babies a name to call their own, and to fund our Spring drive to raise funds for our rescue. Our goal is $5,000.  MARS is entirely volunteer based and we count on our adoption fees and donations to entirely fund vetting, supplies, and care for our rescued Mini Aussies. 
We are using the honor system, so please go to our Paypal donate button on this page, or use the donate button on our Facebook post. We ask for a minimum of a $5 donation (due to transaction fees) to vote once for each of the 7 puppies. Voting ends on Sunday, May 25th. 

Once you have made your tax-deductible donation through Paypal or on our Facebook page post, please scroll down below and cast your vote for each of your favorites of the top 3 winning names from round 1! (You DO NOT have to have a Paypal account to donate!) Paypal has an option to enter your credit card to donate.


Thank you so much for your continued support of MARS! 

Day 1 - Big Red Tri Boy with Blue Eyes and White Stocking Feet



Day 1 Big Red Tri Boy - What is your favorite of the top 3 voted names?

Hoss (64)

Clifford (100)

Tyrion (28)

Total votes: 192

Day 2 - Black Tri Boy with White Feet and White Collar


Day 2 Black Tri Boy with White Feet. What is your favorite name of the top 3?

Quil (80)

Tommen (15)

Dozer (74)

Total votes: 169

Day 3 - Little Sister (Black Bi Girl)



Day 3 - Little Sister. What is your favorite name of the top 3?

Arya (75)

Darla (31)

CeCe (79)

Total votes: 185

Day 4 Puppy - Black Tri Boy with a Batman Mask 


Day 4 Puppy - Black Tri with a Batman Mask. What is your favorite name?

Marvel (58)

Delta (26)

Murphy (95)

Total votes: 179

Day 5 Puppy - Red Tri Boy with Blue Eyes and White Socks


Day 5 Puppy - Red Tri Boy with Blue Eyes and White Socks. What is your favorite name?

Reese (121)

Twix (34)

Atticus Finch (19)

Total votes: 174

Day 6 Puppy- Black Bi Boy with White Freckled Feet


Day 6 Puppy - Black Bi Boy with white freckled feet. What name do you like the most?

Oreo (44)

Kona (38)

Finley (85)

Total votes: 167

Day 7 -  Dark Red Bi Boy with White Toes and Pretty Blue Eyes


Day 7 Puppy - Dark Red Bi Boy with Blue Eyes. What is your favorite name of the top 3?

Harry (66)

Weasley (38)

Blazer (62)

Total votes: 166

Tax Deductible Donation or 

Recurring Monthly Donations

Set up a one time only or a monthly donation to benefit our foster dogs.




Welcome to Mini Aussie Rescue & Support, Inc. (MARS)

MARS is the first rescue group devoted exclusively to Miniature Australian Shepherds.  Our goal is caring for, evaluating, and finding new homes for Mini Aussies in need and educating people about these wonderful dogs.  MARS assists Mini Aussies of all ages, large and small.  We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization that relies exclusively on donations and fundraising to support our efforts.


MARS Board of Directors

President:  Marla McCormick
Vice President:  Gary Terrill
Secretary:  Kathie Kiss
Treasurer:  Sharon Gilbert
Director:  William Murphy
Director/Regional Coordinator:  Trish Gedney

About MARS

Mini Australian/American Shepherds have increased in popularity resulting in Mini Aussies turning up in shelters, on Craigslist, and with rescue groups across the United States. In response to the increasing number of dogs in need, MARS was created to develop a nationwide organization that supports Mini Aussies, their human families, and the many volunteers that want to help. In 2004, MARS was incorporated as an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In January of 2005, MARS took in its first rescue Mini Aussie.  As a national group, we encourage cooperation between people in different areas who are helping Mini Aussies.  In the years that we've been rehoming Mini Aussies, we have placed over 2,000 dogs into forever homes.


We are Looking for Volunteers to Join our Aussie-some Team! 

We are looking for aussie-some volunteers all over the U.S. We are looking for people who are passionate about rescue, passionate about Mini Aussies and have some spare time to hel us in different capacities to further our mission to rescue, rehab and rehome pups who have found themselves unwanted for various reasons that are usually not their fault!
We have a need for area coordinators, reference checkers, fosters, transporters, home visit volunteers, and people who can conduct behavior assessments. Below is the link to apply:

Come and join our awesome team so that we can expand our efforts and save more Mini Aussies! We are a network of volunteers and ENTIRELY foster based, so more volunteers = more lives saved! There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you made a difference in a dogs life!