Every dog has his day!
No truer words were ever spoken.  Each one also has his or her own story. Some of those are recounted here, for your enjoyment, amusement, or heartfelt sympathy. 

New Spirit volunteers work hard to make sure that our dogs get that day in the sun!
Siggins' Story
Siggins was found in an outdoor shelter, dirty, matted and so debilitated that he could not wag his tail. The victim of what appeared to be years of neglect by his owner, he was picked up as a stray after being hit by a car. Due to his age, about 12 years, he was not a good candidate for adoption in the shelter. 
Fortunately, he caught the eye of a rescue worker and was pulled from the shelter.  After months of rehab, his injuries healed as well as could be expected for a senior dog and he was eventually adopted by a loving couple that wanted to give an old dog a good home.  His story is the essence of rescue.

The dogs listed on this page are in their homes with their owners and are not part of the New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue program. All information has been provided by the private individual or group responsible for the dog. NS4AR makes no guarantee to the accuracy of the information and NS4AR has no obligation, responsibility or liability with respect to the adoption, placement, or transportation of the dog. NS4AR has provided this space only as a courtesy to help place dogs in need.
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Please contact Brandy Mercier to place a listing on this page.

​Gunner is a 5yr, stunning blue merle boy that is looking for a forever home for the second time ☹ Gunner was initially purchased as a puppy by a young couple wanting their first fur baby. By the time Gunner was 3 years old, the couple had 3 children and clearly had no time for Gunner. Gunner did nothing wrong but ended up on Craigs List because he was a child with fur.

A nice couple came along who had owned aussies in the past and recently lost their only aussie. They found Gunner on Craigs List and tried to give him a great home. They took care of all his veterinary needs and still love him very much. Due to health issues the current family are not able to meet Gunner's physical and mental needs. He is higher energy than their prior aussie. Gunner has even been taught to run on a treadmill to help get the exercise that he needs but it's simply not enough for an active aussie boy. 

Gunner is a higher energy aussie that needs an active family with some experience with the herding breeds. He is housebroken and up to date on all vaccinations and preventatives. Gunner has always been an only dog, he has played with some dogs but will fight with dogs that are dominant or rude. He could probably be introduced to a playful female dog but his owner can't be sure how he would do. So, for now, the safest thing would be for Gunner to be an only dog. He likes to ride in a car, is fine on a leash and enjoys hiking. He is probably not a good candidate to take to the dog park since many dogs are off leash and some can be very rude. Gunner has not been trained in agility, fetching, or disc but could probably learn with a little time. He would also be a great companion for a runner!

Gunner will bark when people arrive at the home, according to the owner but settles down and gets along well with people. He also likes to bark when he sees squirrels, bunnies and other animals out the window. Depending on where you live, please take into consideration his had a voice. If kept exercised, he may bark less but keep your neighbors in mind if this could be an issue. Gunner has not lived with cats to his owners knowledge.

Gunner is looking for an active, herd dog savvy home with a traditional above ground fence.   Gunner is located in Pittsburgh, PA.

If you are interested in Gunner, you can contact Joy at joytrux1@aol.com 


Chloe is a pretty, friendly, happy Aussie mix in need of a new home. She is about 2 years old, weighs a perfect 48 pounds and has a beautiful brindle and white coloring and full tail. She is spayed, up-to-date on all her vaccines and she is on heartworm and flea/tick preventive. Chloe is crate-trained and knows her basic commands. She walks well on a leash and loves to ride in the car!
Chloe loves people, especially children! She is wonderful with children of all ages. She is a medium energy girl who loves to play but has an “off switch”, settling in nicely when playtime is over. Chloe is super smart and a fast learner – she is very food motivated so she will be easy to train. She gets along fine with other dogs and ignores cats. Her downside? Chloe does not like lawn mowers and will chase cars when given the chance.
Chloe’s ideal home is with an active family, a family looking to add a wonderful family dog to their home, and a family willing to continue to train Chloe to be the best dog ever. A fenced yard is a must. Children would be great, and another dog is fine but not necessary. Sound like the perfect dog for your family? 

Chloe is located in Lindale, Georgia, and you can reach her owner at Jennyp410@gmail.com.