“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.”
– Erica Jong
Since our very first Aussie rescue, we have fallen in love with this breed and think you will too. We are a small family breeder located in Garland, Maine. Our breeding program includes Purebred Australian Shepherds with full tails. Our focus is on low to medium drive and sweet temperament pups for families. We raise our puppies in our home using Puppy Culture protocols. We don't use harsh corrections or aggressive compliance based training techniques and we recommend BrightDog Academy’s care based training approach. All of our breeding dogs have been genetically tested and some litters can be papered upon request. We do not automatically register a litter.
All of our dogs are deeply loved and kept in our home as pets. We do not chain our dogs up or lock them in kennels. They are in our home and by our feet all day, every day. We truly care for every puppy that is born in our home and want to make sure that they find the best homes possible. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. Please fill out an application (on our puppy page) if you would like to be placed on our waiting list. Currently our 2022 prices are $1900 for pet homes (Breeding rights can be discussed for educated breeders only). We reserve the right to take pick of litter and will do so on rare occasion. We currently do not take deposits before puppies are born. Once puppies have arrived, give us a couple days, and then we will take pictures and contact people in the order of application date. A $300 non-refundable deposit will then be needed to hold your puppy until 8 weeks of age. This is generally done through Venmo or our Zelle bank account. The remaining $1600 is due in cash at pick-up or can also be done through Venmo or Zelle as long as payment is completed at least one day prior to pick up day.
Every family that comes through our doors becomes part of our MilkyWay family and we love to get updates, pics, and videos once our puppies leave. It is always a bittersweet day when they leave but seeing them grown and living a happy life with their new family also makes us happy! We believe in having a great relationship between owner and breeder and we are always here if you have future questions or concerns.
Garland, Maine 04939
Tel: 207-951-1513 (Rhonda)
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
Monday - Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
Saturday - Sunday
*We will answer our phone whenever possible but these are the best suggested times to reach us.