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.
Please contact Brandy Mercier to place a listing on this page.

Odie is a 9 y.o. merle with beautiful blue eyes who is looking for a home that can provide him with the interaction and attention he deserves.  Odie is very affectionate and is motivated by food and attention.  He loves kongs and any type of challenge toy. 

He is a very well trained dog:  sits, stays, lays down, and is great on a leash.
His behavior in the car is excellent.

Odie has a wonderful bag of tricks.  He shakes, puts away toys and shoes, and will fectch his own leash for you.  His energy is medium to low, he will go for a run and then crash on his bed for a while.
He gets along well with our other dog, a 10 y.o. daschund and does very well at our boarding facility.  He interacts well with the handlers and other dogs.

Occasionally he exhibits fearfulness, anxiety, and he can be shy.  This can lead to being territorial at times.  Proper interaction and attention should alleviate a lot of this behavior.

If interested, please contact joshsim1@gmail.com   Odie lives near Warminster, PA
[February 2016]

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


Alice is an almost three year old Border Collie mix, 60 lbs.  She lives in a home with two senior dogs, an Airedale terrier and an Australian shepherd/Chow mix.  She is very good with both male and female adults and teens, although she can be a bit excited upon meeting them. However, she calms down quickly.  She has never really been around children.  She is house trained, and stays loose in the house while we are out without any destruction.  Alice loves to cuddle, and sleeps on my bed with me. She loves kisses and belly rubs, and sits dutifully by my feet while I am working on the computer or watching television.  Alice loves to run, play with tennis balls and squeaky toys, and finds nothing better than going for a walk.  She is excited about car rides, and behaves well during them. She was crate trained while a puppy, but has not used a crate for two years.

I am looking for a new home for Alice because she has an occasional issue with our Airedale.  She is usually sweet to him, often licking his ears for minutes at a time but he is getting more aloof and weak with age (he is 11), and Alice has taken to occasional (monthly) attacking him.  She has not harmed him, but the attacks continue.  She plays beautifully with her shepherd brother, and they love to run after each other in our big yard. 

Alice is located in SE PA. If you are interested in adopting Alice, please contact Margaret Hanna at baldric@yahoo.com