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.
Shelter  Love  Comfort

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?

Donate
We depend on donations to supplement our adoption fees. Sometimes, the cost to rescue a dog far exceeds our adoption fee.
We accept checks or Paypal.   
You'll receive a letter acknowledging your gift for your tax records.  You can also help by visiting our Paws To Shop section. 
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Volunteer
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 web pages, 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 *
Please help support our rescue and get a discount! For every coupon used at BarkBox.com, our rescue will get a $10 donation from BarkBox and you will receive a discount on your order! Be sure to use our special promo code: SPIRIT4AUSSIE

Help us meet our goal of 100 subscriptions and raise $1,000 
* 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.
New Spirit Adoptee, Nursery Dog at the Cincinnati Zoo, Retires after Six Years

Blakely, a 6-year-old NS4AR adoptee, is the live-in 'nanny' who helps play with and socialize babies at the Cincinnati Zoo. Babies often come to the nursery when their mother has rejected them.
Bark Bucks for Rescue 

Twitter: Use code SPIRIT4AUSSIE &   @getBarkBox will donate $10 to our rescue for every coupon code used and you will get a discount on your order! 
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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. 

Blakely Celebrating his 6th Birthday!
We have wonderful adoption stories on our Wags and Wiggles page!
Read about how the Hykin family adopted their first NS dog, Rocky (formerly Scooby Doo NS3133)
New Spirit adopters Kevin and Nicole celebrated the anniversary of the grand opening of their store in Vorhees, NJ.  One of the first retailers of its kind in Camden County, this family-owned small business provides personalized care for beloved dogs and cats, with customized advice on nutrition, grooming, and other elements of your pet’s well-being. EarthWise Pet Voorhees will carry product lines to meet every pet’s needs, including grain-free and low-carb options, unique protein sources, and certified humane cat and dog food and treats.  

Soon their shelves will be stocked with "Give" treats.  These all natural, premium baked treats are unique — and each box will feature the New Spirit logo, informing their customers that $1 dollar of every box sold will be donated to New Spirit!  GIVE Treats come in 3 delicious flavors: Peanut Butter, Pizza Crust and Sweet Potato. The heart shaped, limited ingredient vegan treats contain no wheat, corn or soy. Customers will be inspired by the charitable goodwill to New Spirit and their dogs will love these treats!

Check out the EarthWise Pet Facebook page for more information.  
NS Adoptee Peanut enjoying an EarthWise treat.
Read about the Balas family, and their adoption of Candie and Murphy, two lucky pups!

Raise money for New Spirit every time you shop on line!  
Using AmazonSmile to do your shopping benefits New Spirit!
Be sure to visit our 
Paws to Shop page.  
We have an online store at CafePress and we truly appreciate your support of our sponsors!
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 the 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, they are donating 20% of every purchase of toys and anything else at gladdogsnation.com to New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue when you use coupon code NS4AR.  
Start shopping at GladDogsNation.com!
  To report a lost or found New Spirit dog, please e-mail sraussies@gmail.com
Please consider purchasing from Glad Dogs Nation Wishlist for dogs in foster care.  Click here to donate directly to a New Spirit foster home.  
Adoption Price Increases

Due to rising costs of vetting dogs, New Spirit will raise its adoption rates 
June 1, 2022 to:

$400 for regular adoptions

$50 spay neuter deposit added if the dog is placed intact (usually dogs under 18 months)

$200 for 65+ adopters and dogs 10 and over
New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue
2023 Calendar
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Mocha's Story

Kirk  and I were empty nesters, between dogs, and looking to adopt when I spotted Mocha, NS816 on the New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue website. She was from a litter of seven pups turned in by their owner to a shelter. NS4AR got the litter, named them for Starbucks drinks, and placed Mocha and her brother Macchiato in a foster home in Lehighton, Pennsylvania on November 11, 2010. Her sister Chai was adopted and became Luna. Another female from the litter became Greta. We were approved to adopt Mocha, and picked her up on November 24, 2010. She was about 14 weeks old, and already recognized her name, so we kept it.

Mocha quickly charmed us with her beauty and intelligence. About nine months after Mocha joined our family, I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. This terminal diagnosis (average lifespan only three years) threw us into a tailspin. The cancer and the side effects of treatment resulted in my early retirement. Mocha became my constant companion, and as I felt better, her need for exercise and stimulation motivated me to get active again.  

Mocha loved to be with us, traveling, hiking, geocaching and visiting our adult children. She bonded with our daughter's golden retriever when we kept him for a month. When they were together, they looked like Mutt and Jeff–she was small and black, he was huge and golden. He loved to swim, so Mocha (AKA Moki) learned to enjoy it too. But her favorite game was fetch, and nearly every day we would take her to the fields to toss the tennis ball. Mocha learned quickly; basic obedience, but also tricks. She had a huge vocabulary, and was eager to please.
Mocha had a high prey drive, and as she matured, she also became very dog-aggressive. Although we obtained specialized training, her tendencies never changed, and we needed to accept the fact that it would never be safe to have her around other dogs. At home with us, she was loving, loyal and protective. She hated thunderstorms and attacked the TV whenever any animal dared to show up in our living room. She begged for lettuce ribs, and was a terrible counter surfer (training us to clean the kitchen as we went along). 
 She played in the swimming pool, learned to go kayaking with us, climbed mountains and ran along the beaches. 

When I was sick or exhausted, Mocha would come over and put her head on my lap. If I asked her to, she would jump up on my lap, and "cuddle" on command. It was never natural for her, but she eventually relaxed enough to occasionally fall asleep there. At night, she slept nearby until I was safely asleep, then she would move to "her" room, the room with her crate and water bowl for the rest of the night. In the past couple years, as my treatments have gotten more difficult, we both slowed down some. It was a terrible shock when she had a seizure on August 21. Her health was up and down for the next few weeks, but after a few hard days, she died at home on September 19, 2022. I always thought she would be there for my husband when I passed, but it's not to be. We miss
her more than I thought possible.

In loving memory, Kirk and Barb.