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
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!
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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!
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!
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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.
On May 9th 2015 we set off on an adventure that would change our lives. Off to Pa to see a dog named Cocoa Bean. Poor Cocoa had a rough start to his life being a stray for 2 years and then taken into a family to be beaten up and terrorized by their other 2 dogs. Then returned to rescue. We visited as a family, including Koda, and came home with a new family member. Despite his rough past this dog was amazingly loving and cuddly. He sat on Kristen's lap the entire ride home and just kissed everyone. When he arrived home he went to our bedroom and jumped up on the bed and fell asleep. HE WAS HOME FOREVER! We spent the following days and years with Cocoa at my feet or in my lap. Cuddling and Kissing. Always sweet and loving.
He was the greatest dog, after a few important lessons from Koda, he learned to eat whipped cream from a can and knock at the refrigerator door when he wanted more; as well as a few other "manners". He was an amazing being: perfect in most every way; except for the insane, non stop, ear piercing barking when we got his leash or rode in a car. Through the years we laughed and cried and cuddled together. Always faithful and always available. (for a treat 😊) He loved treats and peanut butter and would gracefully take the spoon every morning after I added peanut butter to my breakfast smoothie. He loved people but was not fond of many other dogs.
He hated loud noises and thunderstorms and could often be found in the laundry basket to hide. I have spent many nights with him on my pillow or me on the floor with him during storms trying to hide. He never learned to play with toys, no matter how hard I tried, but loved a good game of chase. He loved to sit in his spot in the back yard feeling the wind in his fur and taking in the sights. (And maybe chasing a ground hog or 2.) But his (and my) favorite thing was to cuddle. My fluffy 74# lap dog 😊.
It has been difficult to see him decline slowly over the last year and then progressively faster over the last few months. He struggled to hold it together and never wanted to let on just how much he was struggling. He hated to accept help with anything, but knew I always had him. Everything became such an effort. We loved this guy immensely and my mind knows we made the right decision to let him go; but my heart is aching and second guessing itself. Cocoa, I hope you crossed the 🌈rainbow bridge and found peace and health. Run free with your brother. You and Koda are in my 💔 heart until we meet again.
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)