A small rescue group based in Eastern Iowa and focusing on Aussies and performance dogs.
Welcome to Protege Canine Rescue! Protege specializes in rescuing and re-homing Australian Shepherds and other select dogs from around Iowa. We rescue Aussies with a wide range of ages, colors, temperaments, and energy levels; and other dogs, some Aussies, some other breeds, that we think would make outstanding performance dogs. These high-drive dogs need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation, and while perfect for dog sports, will not be satisfied with a walk around the block!
All our dogs have been assessed for their adaptability and compatability as companions and pets. All are current on vet work and spayed or neutered.
We do not ship our dogs; you must be willing to travel to meet your prospective new friend. We think you’ll find a unique rescue experience with Protege, and hope you’ll enjoy meeting our dogs.