Australian Shepherd Breeder near Augusta, ME


Sandy RIver aussies policies



Sandy River Aussies takes great pride in the quality of our puppies which is why we strive to place our Sandy River Aussie puppies in forever, loving homes, where they will be lifelong companions. Because of their energy, ability and devotion, an Australian Shepherd is not for everyone. Whether it be work, play, or a loyal family member, we want to be sure that it is perfect for you and your new fur baby and ask that you do the research on your puppy’s breed. Australian Shepherds are not for everyone, however if you lead an active lifestyle, you can provide this breed of dog with the proper care and training, including plenty of space to run, work and play... then an Aussie may be for you.


All of our canine fur babies, (puppies and adults) are on a very strict medical program that includes vaccinations, preventative shots, scheduled de-worming, including heart worm prevention, parasite control, vitamins, and a high-quality, high-protein dog food. Your Sandy River Aussie puppy will come with a Health Certificate from our Licensed Veterinarian. We guarantee that your new puppy is free from any genetic disorders for a period of 12 months. Should your puppy show signs of a genetic disorder within the 12-month period, we would require written documentation from your Licensed Veterinarian with a diagnosis included in order to replace your puppy. NO MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED, however we will replace your puppy with a puppy of the same sex and color from the next available litter. We do also offer an additional year guarantee if your puppy stays on NuVet. In which, NuVet notifies us as they work directly with qualified breeders. 1-800-474-7044 order code 92656


Once you have chosen your puppy, you have a choice of paying the full purchase price for your puppy or just the deposit. Sandy River Aussies’ does require at least a deposit of half (½) of the purchase price in order to hold your puppy. Deposits are non-refundable. We accept Credit Cards,  personal checks, cash, cashier’s check in the form of US dollars. How you choose to pay is up to you but please be aware that if you are mailing a payment via the United States Postal Service the funds will need to be received five (5) days from the day you choose your puppy. If not received, the puppy will be still considered available”.

*NOTE* By using Express or Priority Mail through the US Postal Service, will guarantee your payment reaches us within 2-5 days. If we do not receive your deposit in this time, we cannot agree to hold the puppy for you, please use Express or Priority Mail when sending payments. 

**NOTE** If making final payment by personal check, the check must clear your bank before your puppy is picked up or shipped.



Puppies can be shipped by air within the continental USA, weather permitting. The cost of shipping is NOT included in the price of your puppy and is not set by Sandy River Aussies. Airfare arrangements must be made by Sandy River Aussies and prior to your puppy reaching eight (8) weeks of age. Sandy River Aussies will accommodate holding your puppy for a total of one (1) week/seven (7) days if you cannot pick your puppy up when he/she is ready. If your puppy remains at Sandy River Aussies after there will be a boarding fee of $8.00 per day, plus any required/necessary medical expenses to keep the puppy current with his/her health schedule. The price of a Sandy River Aussie puppy includes: AKC registration,  AKC Puppy Protection Package, veterinarian check and health certificate.