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.



Mini Aussie Rescue & Support, Inc.

Mini Aussie Rescue & Support
PO Box 636
Hillsboro, NH 03244

Please click on the Contact Tab to find your local MARS contact person.

MARS Lost Dog Hotline -

This phone number is only to be used for reporting MARS dogs that are missing or lost.

Please use the email addresses on the Contacts page for any other inquiry. We appreciate you honoring this request.

MARS Mission Statement

Mini Aussie Rescue & Support, Inc. (MARS) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless, unwanted, abused or neglected Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs. MARS will rehabilitate and place lost, unwanted or needy Miniature Australian Shepherds into new homes; assist those individuals who have a need to surrender a Miniature Australian Shepherd; educate the public about Miniature Australian Shepherds; and promote responsible dog ownership and breeding.



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!