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
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Ginseng's Tale: A Gift of Life Through Genorosity
After receiving an email blast about Ginseng immediately needing a foster home, as she was already scheduled to be euthanized, we decided to take on our first foster. "She'll be an easy first foster," we were told. Ok, we've had dogs all of our lives, we'll just make sure not to get attached we said. Within days of meeting the transport coming north, I picked Ginseng up and brought her home. I'm not sure what happened from the time her shelter picture was taken to the minute she was placed in my arms; however, she was a severely malnourished dog, with skin clinging to every visible bone in her body. She was filthy dirty, infested with fleas (and has a flea allergy), had just been spayed the day before, and she had had at least one liter of puppies in her very short lifetime. That's what we knew for sure. I cried all the way home while frequently looking at this pathetic, little dog wondering two things: "Why do humans do this and how is she still alive?” She was too weak to walk and we had to carry her for the first several days. She didn't know how to climb stairs or what toys and balls were, let alone what to do with them. She literally had to be taught everything. How terribly sad.
Each meal she stared at her bowl in bewilderment that there was fresh, healthy food and fresh water for her. Every day, several times per day! Being a stray dog, one can only imagine how she may have eaten anything she could find just to have a meal, and who knows what type of water she found. She would stare at the food while our two home dogs ate away. They are very good at teaching her what to do, where to eat and go potty, etc, and finally she caught on that yes, this is her new normal and there will always be healthy food and clean, fresh water. EVERY DAY!
Within the first few days, after midnight no less, she developed a fever, became lethargic, and every cell in my body screamed get her medical attention NOW! I found a local 24 emergency vet clinic to take her to. Not only was she malnourished, she had uncontrollable explosive diarrhea, and was anemic. Blood, urine and stool tests also revealed internal parasites, an infection of unknown cause, and the vet gave her a rating of "D-.”
We were given several medications for her to take, and told to come back in 10 days. This cycle went on for six weeks! However, in the mean time, Ginseng gained ten pounds, her glorious coat came to life, and the sparkle in her eyes returned. She felt loved, safe, and secure. A new comfortable bed, house/play mates both dogs and cats, and naturally, humans not to mention being rightfully spoiled with tlc!
As her health improved, we started taking her to a local dog park to interact and socialize. Thinking this is probably the first time she felt this good, she has gained muscle strength and stamina, made other dog friends, been taken on many outings to different places, taught basic commands and leash training, which she eagerly learned! One day at the park, I told my husband that she had the temperament and personality to be a therapy dog. “I wonder if her adoptive family would consider this?” Not long after that conversation, my husband tells me, "We can not possibly give this dog away to someone else! Let’s adopt her. And she can be the therapy dog you keep researching.” And so we decided to adopt Ginseng, and we renamed her Mandy. We started the beginning training classes in hopes she'll complete the classes, tests and certificate to become a therapy dog!
The real point of this story, besides how love and patience brought this dog back to life, is that all of her medical care prior to adoption was covered in full by New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue through the generous donations from people like you and corporations. Her medical bills were quite high. So if you ever wonder: "How will my donation make any difference?" You're right to ask that! And you're obviously not going to be able to save every dog out there, but life for this dog was made possible through your donations!
NS4AR Volunteer, foster family
NS4AR thanks our donors for their support, and the Finlay family for their generosity in taking Ginseng into their home and giving her the love and care needed for her to survive.