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
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!
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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.
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Bark Bucks for Rescue
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Read about how the Hykin family adopted their first NS dog, Rocky (formerly Scooby Doo NS3133)
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!
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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.
I wanted to send you guys an update on how Ruff (now named Huck) is doing! I'm forever grateful to your organization and to his foster mom Nicky for taking him in, showing him love, and connecting us. He's been an amazing companion to me since I adopted him in 2017; I could not imagine my life without him. I'm happy to report he's a healthy boy, and he's turning 14 this year! His eyesight and hearing are waning, and he has a touch of arthritis, but otherwise we get glowing reviews from our vet every six months! We now think he has a slipped disc in his back that has contributed to a gradual weakening in his hind end over the past few years; besides an acute injury he had to his spine this past fall (from which he has made a full recovery) he isn't in any pain, and wears a harness with multiple handles so I can help him do stairs, in/out of the car, etc. He also wears rubber shoes on his back feet to help him stay upright on the slippery hardwood floors.
In our time together he's learned to love car rides (he was first so stressed by them, he would drool buckets anytime we were in the car) - we frequently travel during the week to visit parks and friends. He has gotten along well with first my elderly cat Jack, and now with my two current cats (Calvin the tabby adores him, and they surreptitiously nudge, kiss, and groom each other when they think I'm not looking).
In 2020, we moved to central IL to be close to extended family; he is now bff with their hound, Olive, who has taught him how to bark - for three years I've never heard him make a sound, but now he gives big barks at any dogs he sees, but clearly doesn't know what he's doing. He adores my young cousins, and constantly "works" to keep everyone monitored and safe when we are all together - when I first moved here, we spent a few months living with my family, and we made a point to all sit quietly together in the evenings so Huck could take a break from keeping track of everyone; he inevitably fell deeply asleep when we'd do this. He also has a special love for my uncle, Rob, who is the only one he has ever rolled over for bellyrubs with.
In the winter, he loves laying on a patch of ice with the sun shining on his back. In the fall we go on hikes in the woods, and we've traveled all over the Midwest and east coast visiting friends and their dogs, visiting beaches and forests, getting pup cups from Starbucks, and splitting the occasional cheeseburger.
Thank you for all you do, you've made all the difference in the world to me and my boy. I often meditate on how his early years were tough; he was a farm dog living outside, and when he came to me, we had to have lots of broken and cracked teeth pulled, he had bald spots from where they'd shaved mats out, he has a large scar on his left ear, and had to be medicated for anxiety. He is now tremendously spoiled, and leads a rich life full of love. I'm so honored to have the opportunity to give him this life, and it wouldn't have been possible without you.
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
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
2023 Calendar Submissions
Submit your Aussie today!
The calendar will be offered for sale on our website in plenty of time for 2023.
Every submission that meets requirements is guaranteed to appear!