volunteer based, registered and incorporated not for profit organization

Poet's Vision Aussie Rescue

Poet's Vision Aussie Rescue is a volunteer based, registered and incorporated not for profit organization located in Perth, Ontario. We are strictly volunteer run and rely on donations and fundraising to help cover the costs of food, materials and vetting procedures for the dogs in our care.

We are dedicated to rescuing and re-homing deaf and visually impaired Australian Shepherds (mixes) and Border Collie (mixes) that are the direct result of merle to merle breeding. When space is available with our foster homes we will also help dogs of other breeds that are either deaf or blind as well as dogs with neurological problems. Every so often we also have dogs of various breeds that have no impairments.

Through no fault of their own many of these dogs end up abandoned, abused, neglected, dumped and killed because some consider them to be defective and unable to function in a seeing and hearing world. There are those who feel as if they are not capable of enjoying life however, we know differently.

Even if a double merle dog makes it into a shelter their chances of being placed for adoption are slim and many are euthanized due to ignorance. We know that these dogs can and do lead happy lives.

With the help of our volunteer foster families we provide a stable environment where the dogs are treated as one of our own. The dogs brought into our care are provided with all necessary veterinarian care including spaying and neutering. The dogs are trained with hand signals and touch signals, or verbally. As well as, given plenty of opportunities for socialization with other dogs and people.

Tanya MacAllister

Poet's Vision Founder
"Our mission also includes public education into merle to merle breeding practices as well as the importance of spaying and neutering."

Contact Us

If you would like more information on the work that we do or have questions about dogs that are available for adoption please do not hesitate to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Donations can be made via PayPal. If sending check or money order please mail to:

Poet's Vision Aussie Rescue INC
889 Jones Point Road
Perth, Ontario Canada K7H 3C7