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.
You'll receive a letter acknowledging your gift for your tax records.
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 in 2009 and thank you for your generous support of New Spirit.
2015 Sheep Herding Clinics
Mar 21-22, Apr 11-12, May 16-17, Jun 13-14, Jul 11-12, Sep 12-13, Oct 17-18, Nov 21-22, Dec 5-6
BarkBucks for Rescue
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
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.
Twitter: Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription using the code NS4ABBX1
& @getBarkBox will donate $10 to our rescue for every coupon codes used!
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.
* 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.
Reminder: New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue 2015 Calendar
Now 50% Off!
$7 for one, $14 for two
A Special Memorial to a Special Guy
Dusty Miller NS 2250
Dusty was a beautiful, extra large, Deerhound/Aussie mix. He came to NS4AR as the result of an unfortunate development. He was a senior, and his owner, who had loved him dearly, entered hospice care.. He sat out, chained, round the clock, waiting for his master's return, which never happened.
When he came to NS, he was matted and 30 pounds underweight. But he was always a happy boy, friendly and eager to snuggle and ask for a pet. We cleaned him up, got him badly needed medication and nursed him back to a healthy weight.
From that point on, he was the picture of beauty. When I first met him, he wouldn't leave my side. I asked to take him home for a day's foster trial and he never looked back. He became part of my pack of NS4AR alumni together with Tig, the 3-legged super model, Orso, the big lover boy and Joey the pup. Since his hearing was limited because of age, he couldn't recognize his name very well and my daughters dubbed him G-Paw, because, well, why not?
A day became a weekend, a weekend a month, and I thought he'd be with me forever. But he had one last stop. A nice retired couple from New England came across his story and thought he might like to retire to their horse farm. We couldn't deny him that pleasure. He moved in with them, but alas, it was not to be. A few days after his arrival, his body decided it had reached the last stop. He left us with a smile on his face after having eaten a McDonald's sausage patty.
We were deeply touched by this giant, loving soul. He was everyone's friend and everyone his. I'm sure he sped right by St. Peter's guard house and is waiting patiently for his NS4AR family at the Rainbow Bridge.
We love and miss you dearly, G-Paw and wanted you to know that you left the world a better place
-- Franco Sirkin, New Spirit Volunteer