Our Program

Adding to Your Family

“Everyone thinks that they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.”
– W.R. Purche


It’s exciting when you finally reach a point in your life where you’re ready to add a dog to your world. But, once you’re ready, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment and feel like you need a puppy “right now.” The truth is, patience is crucial, and waiting a few months or even years to find the right breeder and puppy can save you heartache down the line.

Mini / Toy Australian Shepherd Puppy Gotcha Day Giselle
Mini / Toy Australian Shepherd Puppy Gotcha Day Rylee
Mini / Toy Australian Shepherd Puppy Gotcha Day Skipper

Happy Tales

“We would definitely recommend Misty’s Toy Aussies”

To friends or family and we are already on the list for a second pup because Skipper was just so easy to train. He slept through the night since the first night and he was just such a joy to have as a puppy and such a joy now that he is growing up. We loved the whole process and everything that Misty did in the first eight weeks of his life were really helpful in making him a great dog. We would and have recommended people to adopt from Misty.

-Jordan & Caleb

Interested in Getting a Aussie Puppy from Us?

because Compromise is Out of the Question

Breeder Misty Mini / Toy Australian Shepherd Puppy

Hi There!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at our puppies. It's so hard not to fall in love with each and every one of them! The very best part of my job is matching amazing puppies with the right humans. I would love to help you find your perfect pup. We have built a thriving extended family by having the sweetest, smartest Toy Aussies, but also because of the way we communicate with our potential adopters. Here are a few things you should know:

You May Be Wondering

Wait Times

From the moment you know you want to make a Toy Aussie a part of your family, any kind of wait feels a little unbearable (like how it took forever for Christmas morning to finally come when you were a kid.)  I understand!  I live with a whole bunch of adorable dogs and still can't get enough.

You should know that most reputable breeders will have some kind of wait time.  Elite breeders, like us, typically have wait times of 3-12 months, depending on the type of coloring you are looking for.  This is actually a good thing and a sign of a thriving program.  We are very proud that many families in our program come back to us for second or even third puppies, because Aussies are just like potato chips - you can't have just one!

Deposits are Refundable

We believe in a Right Breed, Right Breeder, Right Dog philosophy.  Once you are sure that a Toy Aussie is right for your family, your next step is to find a breeder that you want to work with to find your future pup.  The families in our program appreciate the quality of our puppies and our program.  They are done shopping and know they want to work with us.  That is the time to place your deposit.  From there, we will work with your family to match you with your Right Dog.  In the event that life throws you a curveball, we like to be as flexible as possible, which is why as a courtesy we offer a refundable deposit.

We ask ALL of our families to wait until they are 100% pawsitive they want to work with us, and our program before applying.  If you are still shopping and/or not quite ready to place your deposit, we invite you to stay in touch by getting on our mailing list for pupdates.  If you are ready to complete your application, you can do that HERE.  Once your application is approved, we will send you a simple link and instructions for completing your deposit.

Mother Nature is in Control:

One of the things that is unique within the world of Toy Aussies, compared to breeds like Golden Retrievers, is the amount of variation that any given litter may contain. Mother Nature is in charge of heat cycles, pregnancies, numbers of pups born, coat and eye colors. We work very hard to communicate what we know as soon as we know it. Once we approve your application and receive your deposit, you will receive regular updates on upcoming litters, detailed information on the coloring and personalities of each available puppy, get access to out VIP area, and receive an invite to our private Facebook group of past and future adoptees.

Fairness & Transparency:

While some breeders sell the chance to jump to the front of the line, I believe that type of system is fundamentally unfair.  In our program, you get to pick in order, based on when your original deposit was received.  NO ONE gets to jump the line so you ALWAYS know your spot is secure.  We publish all of our lists in our VIP area so everyone can see exactly where they are at in line and who else is interested in picking from a particular litter.

A Personal Note:

Last, let me just say that while no one really wants to wait, I can definitely tell you that once your Toy Aussie puppy is romping around your living room you will know it was absolutely worth it!

Thank you so much for your interest.  I hope to one day soon to connect and guide you on your puppy journey.  Not only would you be connecting with me, but we have a great big extended family of past adoptees who would love to welcome you with open arms!  If after reading the detailed material we have online, you have additional questions, please reach out to me by email and I’ll be in touch with you very soon!

I wish you the very best in your search!

Happy Trails & Wagging Tails,


Mini / Toy Australian Shepherd Puppy Huck
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The Seekers List

This list is for those who are ready now and are actively seeking to bring home a Aussie Puppy as soon as they see they see the right puppy that will be the best match for their lifestyle. These folks are usually hoping to bring a puppy home between now and the next 6 months.

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The Dreamers List

This list is for the folks that are dreaming about bringing home one of our Australian Shepherd puppies, but they’re just not sure when the right time will be. These families may wait six months, a year, or even two years as there is not cutoff time. Because everyone in our program picks based on when they placed their deposit, families often place their deposit as soon as they are committed to wanting a puppy from our program, no matter how far off in the future that may be.