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!  
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.  
Miss Cookie

Read about the wonderful life of Taz

Finn (just Finn, although he answers to Fineas, Finnigan, or Finneas Ferb)

My wife and I retired to rural New Hampshire and not long after we lost our first Aussie, who we loved for 13 years. We wanted a similar boy, a calm, medium-energy companion who we could always count on when we were up for a “4000 footer” hike in the White Mountains. He came to us in 2017 as “Sir Walter”, as he was found in NC., and he was only 2 years old. He definitely had a rough start, and needed some “peeps” he could count on. The wonderful foster parents told us about his disposition on a phone call and we immediately knew he was the one for us. Demonstrating himself as a “Houdini”, there wasn’t a crate that could hold him, and since he didn’t care to damage anything in the house, we decided to not crate him at all. We never regretted that, as he proved himself as a respectful boy. In the beginning he had anxiety issues, and was convinced every time we left the house that we were never coming back. He had difficulty figuring out how to walk on a leash, but over time we trained him to be a great walker. As it turns out, the three of us need 4-7 miles a day to keep us happy.  

This boy has come so far! We now leave for a dinner with no worries, he’s a great walker, and his off-leash hiking skills are amazing. He can negotiate anything in his path, and he stays within eye-sight, of course ahead of us, egging us on to make better time to the summit! He loves other dogs, he’s friends with many cats, and I can say there’s never been a human he had an issue with either! Our town is small, and has lots of outdoor activities. Many people in town know him on sight, and he gets a great many treats from the town employees, and our postman, FedEx and UPS delivery men. Children are particularly drawn to him, and due to his gentle demeanor, even the most timid child seems to know that it’s OK to approach and give him a pat. Love is something he can count on now. 

​We live on an amazing lake up here, and he loves car trips and boat trips alike! In fact, he’s good with pretty much anything, as long as he’s with us. He’s not a night owl and prefers to settle-down for the evening in his dog bed right next to our bed. We love Finn, and he loves us and our adult children. This boy was made for us! Thanks NS4AR, for matching us with our “Soul-mate”. This true blessing, that is Finn. 

- Jan and Paul​
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
2024 Calendar
With every $15 Donation we will send you a 
2024 NS4AR Calendar 
featuring over 200 color photos of happy dogs
that have found their Forever Home through 
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue!

Donate $25 and we will send you two calendars!