We adopted our second dog from Shelter from the Storm in 2010, and she is the nicest dog I have ever known. She is great with cats and kids, spends loads of time lying around on the couch, but still loves being one of the fastest dogs at the dog park. But be careful, she also enjoys jumping the 8 foot fence at the kennel. That must be left over from her lion hunting heritage. She's a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, and we love her! Peggy Sue!

AUGIE (1992-2009)

My first dog, Augie, was the most beautiful girl in the whole wide world (well, at least I think so). She even had her own calendar page in the 2005 ACD desk calendar!

She passed away in May 2009 at the age of 16. I had this pencil drawing done of her as a Christmas present to my husband. (Click on the image for the full sized portrait). The drawing was done by Rosellen Westerhoff (Gridley Arts), who does a beautiful job with custom animal portraits. Every time I walk past the portrait in our dining room, I can't believe how life-like it is. It is amazing!

We spread her ashes at Pole Mountain outside of Laramie, Wyoming, so that she can always be running free in the mountains of her youth. Our house is very sad without her. We'll miss her forever, and can't wait to see her at the Rainbow Bridge.


AKC - the American Kennel Club
Bad Dog Chronicles - Tails of Woe
Canadian Kennel Club
Clicker Training for Dogs
A Complete Guide to Canine Agility - Thanks for the link, Ashley!
Dental Health for Your Pets - Thanks for the link, Anabel!
Dog Bite Law
Hickory Hills Kennels & Doggie Daycare - our favorite kennel in Madison, Wisconsin!
In The Company Of Dogs
Janice Hicks--training and a resource for Illinois animal law
Keeping Pets Safe In The Home- Thanks for the link, Harry!
A Kid's Guide to Dog Care- Thanks for the link, Sara!
Pet Care in Condos and Apartments - Thanks for the link, Addison!
PetFinder - adoptable pets from adoption groups - where we found Peggy!!!
Pet-Safe House Plants- Thanks for the link, Sara!
Psychology of Dogs- Thanks for the link, Sara!
Puppy Mills - ASPCA - Do not buy pets from a pet store!!! Always adopt or buy from a reputable breeder! Stop the puppy mills!!!
The Rainbow Bridge - the coolest poem ever
Responsible Breeders- with a Checklist from the Humane Society
Shelter from the Storm- where we adopted Peggy!!!
Veterinary Information for Dogs
Vet Tech Schools

Australian Cattle Dog Information - by far, the most comprehensive site around on ACD's
The Australian Cattle Dog Club of America

ACD Sitings & Stuff

Australian Cattle Dog Stuff - you name it, they've got it
BrownTrout Calendars
Cattledog WorkWare
Dog Art by Beth Hickman -or-Purchase Dog Art by Beth Hickman
State Farm Commercial - Aaron Rodgers Together Commercial - Quasi, AU (not working, but hopefully I'll find a new link to this great ad soon)

People with ACDs (lots of pictures)

Katwala Australian Cattle Dogs - this woman is very knowledgeable
Rat Ranch

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Last updated by Becky Schaffer on 09 Aug 2018