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.

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 webpages, 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 *
The New Spirit Aussie Ambassadors:
left to right, Kye, 15, Shasta, 4, and Ranger 2, appeared at many fundraising events and thank you for your generous support of
New Spirit.


Herding dates for 2015 Maineville, Ohio:

March 19-20
April 9-10
May 14-15
June 11-12
July 16-17
August - no herding
September 10-11
October 15-16
November 12-13
December 10-11

Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support our rescue! For every coupon used on BarkBox.com, our rescue will get a $10 donation from BarkBox. Be sure to use our special promo code: NS4ABBX1

Help us meet our goal of 100 subscriptions and raise $1,000
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 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 to rest of 2013, they are donating 20% of every purchase of toys and anything else at gladdogsnation.com to New Spirit Aussie Rescue when you use coupon code NS4AR.
Start shopping at GladDogsNation.com!

* 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 Becomes Nursery Dog at the
Cincinnati Zoo!
Blakely, a 5-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: Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription using the code NS4ABBX1 &   @getBarkBox will donate $10 to our rescue for every coupon codes used!

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.
A Cherished Dog Lost Way Too Soon
by Franco Sirkin
Joey came to us as an 8-month old puppy that everyone assumed was a dilute red Aussie. Last Thanksgiving, Marisa and I went to pick him up from his transport drop-off. He was the last dog off the transport and when we saw him, he was alone among a bank of crates, and the driver remarked on what a good, quiet boy he had been for the whole trip up from Kentucky. Marisa sat with him in the back of our truck and he just cuddled in her lap.

When we got him home, I posted his pic on Facebook, to a torrent of congratulations on my adoption of a Toller. I looked it up and sure enough, he was a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Even cuter than the prize winners I found on the Toller sites. What a find! For the next year, he never failed to amuse and entertain us. Posing admirably for every photo op, playing like a madman with Eppie, our Finnish Lapphund and Tig, our 3-legged Cattle Dog. My kids called him "the little orange fun thing".

Joey slept in our bed with us every night. In fact, I don't think he knew that dog beds were a thing at all. He was a beautiful boy, a sweetheart of a dog, a Toller who was mistaken for an Aussie. And we loved him and will love him forever. At just 2 years old, he was still a puppy, but had (almost) completely stopped doing the mischievous things that puppies do. Godspeed, little angel dog. I hope to have the honor to be reunited with your little self some day. I hope you will remember me.

We lost Joey to an accidental collar strangulation accident. This is a danger that very few dog owners may be aware of (but all should be). It is very easy for two dogs, while playing, to get caught up in each others' collars.  Once this occurs, it can be nearly or completely impossible to loosen the collar and separate the dogs, leading to an inevitable fatality for at least one of the dogs. More information can be found here and quick release collars, such as those made by PetSafe can mitigate this danger. Please be aware of this danger when your collared dog is playing in the yard. Please contact us if you would like further information on this subject.
Suzanne Sirkin and Joey
Hello, my name is Shannon Ivins. I am a portrait artist who works with many different mediums. Including but not limited to: Oil, Watercolor and Wood burns (Pyrography). I use your provided picture or idea to create works of art.
Simply visit my shop at www.pigatopia.etsy.com 

and make a purchase of any wood burn or watercolor artwork and in the comment section enter the code "NS4" at checkout. (this includes already made wood burn artwork). Then email or convo me your photo that you want me to create and I will create you your very own masterpiece. Email provided at the time of purchase.
I have made an art form out of painting and wood burning our furry friends in a matter that almost makes them look like they can step off the paper, canvas or wood.I use my talent to help raise money for animals in need. With this fund raiser I hope to raise money for New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue.

10% of the total purchase price of all wood burn artwork and 15% of all watercolor paintings sold from now until February 28th will go directly to New Spirit.
Saving Strays, One Dog at a Time
Pilot N Paws Dog Rescue Flight

Check out McFlurry's special journey with Pilots 'n Paws here!
February 3rd I found out that Mac had been picked up by animal control a week prior and was supposed to be put down that evening. With help from an Aussie group in North Carolina we were able to save him until this past weekend and relocate him to a foster home in Kennesaw,GA. Brian and I met a Pilot, Hugh, in Anderson SC to fly Mac on the last leg to freedom. We took the Archer up to 6,000 feet for a smooth and comfortable ride home for the little fella.
On the ground, we met his new Foster, Melaine. We truly saved the life of this little guy and Brian and I can't take full credit for that... huge thanks to Pilot N Paws for making this trip possible, Hugh for flying the last minute leg out to North Carolina to pick the pup up, Ann for coordinating everything, Shane Crider for letting us use his aircraft, and Melaine for taking this guy in! Can't wait to do more of these flights in the future.

Mac, now McFlurry, can be found on our Southeast page.  Thank you to all involved!