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.  As of early 2010, he is still going strong!  Every day is now Siggin's day thanks to people who cared.   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.

Meet Ajax!  This great Aussie mix guy finds himself in a home with toddlers and it just makes him TOO nervous.  So he has packed his bag and is looking for another place to hang.

Ajax is about 10, but don’t let that bit of gray on his muzzle fool you.  He loves to play fetch, swim, walk, hike, you name it.  Joining you on the couch or lying in the backyard in the sun also works for him.  He gets along great with other dogs and even cats – what’s not to love?
Ajax weighs about 70 pounds, he is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines.  He is housebroken, crate-trained and knows all of his basic commands.  He is just an all-around good guy that needs a new home.

Ajax currently lives near Charlotte, NC.  If you would like to learn more about him, please email his owner at lisamaloy19@gmail.com


Solo is 3 year old Australian Shepherd. He is Red Merle with a docked tail. With one brown eye and one blue marbled eye. Unfortunately Solo is not living his best life here at home. He has a large back yard to run around and play in but he needs a human companion that can spend more time with him than I can.

Solo is very friendly and loves every human that he meets. He is a bit excitable which is to be expected with the breed so he probably wouldn't be great around the elderly or young children as he does jump some. He knows a few simple commands such as Sit, Lay, and Shake and is very eager to please. With the proper time and attention I have no doubt that he can learn more commands.

Solo is dog aggressive and would need to be put in a home where he is the only dog. He has grown up with two cats and doesn't bother them when they are around. But I have never seen him around any other animals besides the two cats he is familiar with, and several neighborhood dogs that have come to his fence to whom he did not react well. Solo does well in a car and rides quietly.

Any questions feel free to email me at: johnson.cassandra1992@gmail.com He is located in Madisonville, TN in East Tennessee.