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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PA New Spirit Aussie Ambassadors:
left to right, Kye Shasta and Ranger appeared at many fundraising events and thank you for your generous support of New Spirit.
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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.
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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
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Read about how Ollie overcame Heartworm and moved from the South to The Big Apple with his adoptive family!
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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My husband and I adopted our last dog though your rescue organization in September 2017. His name was Buddee and we picked him up at his foster home near Charlotte, NC. We changed his name to Willie and he became a cherished member of our family. We've spent the last two years living the good life together in a cabin in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Willie loved going for walks by the creek and in the woods. Snowy days were a great treat for him. Our cabin was secluded and in the mountains, and we had lots of snow days to play. I retired a few months after Willie joined the family and he absolutely loved having both Momma and Daddy (who was already retired) home with him all day. Willie and I spent many hours going for walks and coming home to cuddle in front of the fireplace.
A couple of months ago, we were absolutely stunned when our seemingly healthy Willie collapsed after going for a short walk. Prior to going outside, his breathing was fine as usual and he was excited to be going for a walk. We quickly cooled him off and he went right back to his usual self. A vet examined him and said that while he did not have an injury, he had developed a neurological condition resulting in a paralyzed trachea. Other than an infrequent cough, Willie had shown no signs of this.
The vet explained that Willie had collapsed because when he tried to pant he wasn't getting enough air to cool his little body. He told us that it was like a person having an asthma attack and/or a heat stroke. He told us that surgery on the trachea would not be a good option as it would create a situation where Willie could easily aspirate his food or water. He sent us home with medicine to hopefully relax the trachea, but warned us that it doesn't always give any relief. A few days later Willie went outside for a potty break, walked less than 50 feet and the same series of events began again. We quickly got him cooled off again and to the vet's office. He just couldn't get enough air and we had to make the heartbreaking decision to let him go in order to end his suffering.
As you can imagine, we are still grieving the loss of our little boy. It's very hard to believe he is gone. We do want to adopt through your organization again, but may wait for just a while to begin the process. Jamie Jones