Our History

The United States Australian Shepherd Association founded the United States Australian Shepherd Foundation in 2005 to support health research, breed education, rescue crisis and a junior scholarship.

Functioning separately as a 501(c)3 charitable trust, the Foundation has worked diligently to develop several funds to support our wonderful breed.

Our Mission

The purpose of the United States Australian Shepherd Foundation is to fund projects that further the welfare of the Australian Shepherd breed.

  • Support canine medical research.
  • Promote education on the proper care, breeding and training of Australian Shepherds.
  • Foster and promote the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of displaced Australian Shepherds.
  • Provide college scholarships for approved Junior Handlers who exhibit Australian Shepherds.
  • Promote public knowledge of dogs in general.
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Meet the Board

Karen Godwin
President
289 Aurora Circle
Memphis, TN 38111
[email protected]
901-324-9113

Laurie Shuren
Secretary
3304 West Old Mountain Road
Louisa, VA 23093
[email protected]
540-967-0121

Nancy Gaffney
Trustee
11428 171st Ave. SE
Snohomish, WA 98290
[email protected]
360-568-0748

Robin Prouty
Trustee
1096 Barre Road
Gilbertville, MA 01031
[email protected]
413-477-8221

Leon Goetz
Vice President
2100 Stemmons Fwy, Suite 2111
Dallas, TX 75207
[email protected]
214-808-3818

Dianne Barrett
Treasurer
336 E Putnam Rd
Putnam, CT 06260
[email protected]
860-753-2024

Lisa McCann
Trustee
11003 Kelly Road NE
Carnation, WA 98014
[email protected]
206-794-5472


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