Saving Aussies & Finding Homes
Founded in 2022, ARMA is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue made up of Australian Shepherd owners. Collectively, the founding members have devoted countless hours in animal rescue for a variety of organizations and in a variety of capacities. Rather than create a national organization, they chose to keep it local and focus on Maryland, DC and Virginia and work with Aussies and adopters in their own backyards.
What Drives Us
Aussie Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic (ARMA) is a foster-based rescue for Australian Shepherds. Our mission is to provide permanent loving homes for Aussies in need. We work collaboratively with shelters and individuals who are no longer able to care for their Aussies.
Save a Life
Why Work with ARMA?
So many GREAT Aussies of all colors, ages, sizes and energy levels land in shelters or are rehomed through no fault of their own. Through rescue and adoption these great Aussies will thrive in the right home with the right owner. It’s amazing the difference some patience, a new diet, a little training, or increased exercise can have on an Aussie. At ARMA our goal is to find GREAT homes for some really fantastic Aussies. We have a saying at ARMA — Help Every Aussie Find Its Perfect Home.
Find your perfect fit
Through our foster program we know each Aussie’s personality, energy level and temperament.
Avoid Unwanted Behaviors
ARMA Aussies are evaluated for behavior issues before being accepted into our program.
Help end overbreeding
We work with trusted shelter and rescue partners to help existing Aussies in need and discourage buying from irresponsible breeders.
We provide a judgment-free process for owners to rehome their Aussies — our focus is finding the Aussie a great home.