What we do: We evaluate Australian Shepherds and Australian Shepherd mixes from selected shelters and private owners no longer able to keep their Aussies.  If we judge a dog suitable for placement with an average adopter, we foster it in private homes and get to know the dog.  We then post the dog to our website and place it in an adoptive home where the energy levels, expectations and personalities are a good fit.  
Think of us as a "doggie dating service"!
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue, Inc.
Shelter  Love  Comfort

New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving Australian Shepherds and Aussie 
mixes in the United States and Canada.  
Don't want to adopt 
but do want to help?

We depend on donations to supplement our adoption fees. Sometimes, the cost to rescue a dog far exceeds our adoption fee.
We accept checks or Paypal.   
You'll receive a letter acknowledging your gift for your tax records.  You can also help by visiting our Paws To Shop section. 
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Donate with PayPal *
   (You don't need to have a PayPal account yourself.)

You can do a little or a lot: no experience necessary!  Make reference check phone calls, do home visits, help with transporting dogs, fundraise, maintain web pages, help at rescue booths, or become a foster home.
Your fellow New Spirit volunteers will be there to help every step of the way!

Donate in Honor or in Memory 
of A Loved One *
Please help support our rescue and get a discount! For every coupon used at BarkBox.com, our rescue will get a $10 donation from BarkBox and you will receive a discount on your order! Be sure to use our special promo code: SPIRIT4AUSSIE

Help us meet our goal of 100 subscriptions and raise $1,000 
* Florida residents are advised that New Spirit is not registered under the Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act (Chapter 469 Fla Statutes) to solicit contributions from Florida residents.  Accordingly, nothing on the website should be construed as a solicitation from a Florida resident.

That being said, nothing in Florida law prohibits any Floridian from contributing to any cause he or she supports, provided that it is a lawful activity, and done voluntarily.  And by coincidence, no Pennsylvania law precludes New Spirit from accepting donations from out of state residents.
New Spirit Adoptee, Nursery Dog at the Cincinnati Zoo, Retires after Six Years

Blakely, a 6-year-old NS4AR adoptee, is the live-in 'nanny' who helps play with and socialize babies at the Cincinnati Zoo. Babies often come to the nursery when their mother has rejected them.
Bark Bucks for Rescue 

Twitter: Use code SPIRIT4AUSSIE &   @getBarkBox will donate $10 to our rescue for every coupon code used and you will get a discount on your order! 
Facts about Aussies
Who We Are
Happy Endings
Adoption Process
Place Your Dog
Paws To Shop
Paws to Remember
Pilots and Paws

Wags and Wiggles
Referral Dogs

What is BarkBox? BarkBox is a New York City based dog-lovin' company that sends high quality dog products to your pup every month. Each box is
full of 4-6 goodies like bones, bully sticks, toys, treats, gadgets,
shampoos, hygiene products, and more. 

Blakely Celebrating his 6th Birthday!
We have wonderful adoption stories on our Wags and Wiggles page!
New Spirit adopters Kevin and Nicole celebrated the anniversary of the grand opening of their store in Vorhees, NJ.  One of the first retailers of its kind in Camden County, this family-owned small business provides personalized care for beloved dogs and cats, with customized advice on nutrition, grooming, and other elements of your pet’s well-being. EarthWise Pet Voorhees will carry product lines to meet every pet’s needs, including grain-free and low-carb options, unique protein sources, and certified humane cat and dog food and treats.  

Soon their shelves will be stocked with "Give" treats.  These all natural, premium baked treats are unique — and each box will feature the New Spirit logo, informing their customers that $1 dollar of every box sold will be donated to New Spirit!  GIVE Treats come in 3 delicious flavors: Peanut Butter, Pizza Crust and Sweet Potato. The heart shaped, limited ingredient vegan treats contain no wheat, corn or soy. Customers will be inspired by the charitable goodwill to New Spirit and their dogs will love these treats!

Check out the EarthWise Pet Facebook page for more information.  
NS Adoptee Peanut enjoying an EarthWise treat.
Raise money for New Spirit every time you shop on line!  
Using AmazonSmile to do your shopping benefits New Spirit!
Be sure to visit our 
Paws to Shop page.  
We have an online store at CafePress and we truly appreciate your support of our sponsors!
Glad Dogs Nation

Get unique toys and other items your dogs will love and NEW SPIRIT gets 20% of your total purchase!

Glad Dogs Nation adorable handcrafted dog toys start out as unwanted children's stuffed toys.  They wash them in hot water using biodegradable detergent.  They remove the hard eyes and put cute appliques in their place.  They replace the hard noses with colorful pompoms.  And they always add at least one squeaker inside.  Then they offer the toys at a price below what you'd pay in a pet store - so no one needs to shed a tear if the toy is destroyed during play. Finally, they spread the gladness by donating 100% of their profits to Glad Dogs Foundation which funds initiatives, they are donating 20% of every purchase of toys and anything else at gladdogsnation.com to New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue when you use coupon code NS4AR.  
Start shopping at GladDogsNation.com!
  To report a lost or found New Spirit dog, please e-mail sraussies@gmail.com
Please consider purchasing from Glad Dogs Nation Wishlist for dogs in foster care.  Click here to donate directly to a New Spirit foster home.  
Adoption Price Increases

Due to rising costs of vetting dogs, New Spirit will raise its adoption rates 
June 1, 2022 to:

$400 for regular adoptions

$50 spay neuter deposit added if the dog is placed intact (usually dogs under 18 months)

$200 for 65+ adopters and dogs 10 and over
Read about the Morgan's wonderful adoption experience of Marisol and Sadie

Read about the wonderful life of Taz

Remembering Miss Cookie

We added Miss Cookie, formerly Snappy, to our family in May 2016. Our first Aussie was suffering from CHF and we wanted an older dog to keep her company. While they weren't inseparable, being independent women, they did get along and I have many photos of them lying together. 

Cookie lived up to her many nickname variations. Sweet Sugar Cookie with any person she met. She would wiggle like nobody's business! And watch out because she loved to bull her way between legs so she could look up at you with her goofy Aussie grin.

Then there was Cookie Monster. She couldn't abide other dogs in our neighborhood. Mostly female dogs. She did a complete 360 flip mid-air one time. And talk about barking! If I didn't see the neighboring dog was out and I let her out, they would run the fence sounding like they were going to tear into each other. One time a portion of the fence was down. Cookie jumped it and acted like our neighbor's Blizzard was her best friend! Weird. But she tolerated the addition of another NS4AR dog, Bear in 2017 just fine.

Cookie was estimated at four or five when she came home with us. So in the summer of 2022 at around eleven years of age, I wasn't too concerned when she started slowing down. I mentioned it to our wonderful vet and she suggested keeping an eye on her. On September 27 she collapsed like a starfish upstairs. She made it downstairs for breakfast and collapsed again. I called our vet and left a message letting Dr Bonnie know we were going to the hospital. While there, they took an X-ray. It showed her lungs and abdomen were full of cancer. I was in shock. Her prognosis was horrible. I took my little girl home and our sweet vet sent her over the Rainbow Bridge while we sat in our backyard. 

It's been six months since that day. I will remember 2022 as a year of loss. Our cat Smoky, my beloved dad, and our sweet Cookie. I miss her. Her wiggle butt as she and Bear vied for attention when I came home. Her Hide-a-Head between knees so she could get scritches. Surprising folks with her head between their legs. And just her sweet goofy self. Run free little girl. You were well and truly loved and cherished. 

The Berrigan Family
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue 
2024 Calendar Submissions

Submit your Aussie today!
​The calendar will be offered for sale on our website in plenty of time for 2024.  
Every submission that meets requirements is guaranteed to appear!
Get started today.  Just Click here!

All photos must be received by June 30, 2023