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 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. 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.
This is Sven, he is a 2 yr old male Australian Shepherd, housebroken loves tennis balls and the water, as you can see. He needs a home with someone who would appreciate his high energy, a female dog would be a great companion. He would be great as an only dog or with a female dog. Please contact Kyleigh.email@example.com
He is located near Hamilton Ohio
Quincee is a 21 month old red tri male, no tail, and weighs 50 lbs.. He is good with cats, and good with kids of all ages. He plays nicely and doesn’t jump up, but will get goofy if you rough house with him. He’s crate trained, house trained, up to date on all shots, and neutered, and has been kept up to date on flea and heartworm preventative. Chicken are a no though—way too tempting and he will kill them.
Quincee is still in the young guy stage where he really wants to chew, so he needs a reliable supply of acceptable things like marrow bones or Kongs. Like a lot of young dogs, he loves to dig holes—that’s a strong instinct sometimes to make a cool spot to lay on bare dirt. When he’s behind a fence he will bark at passing walkers but what dog doesn’t? He does need some leash work as he still pulls and reacts when he sees other dogs.
Part of Quincee’s issue is he was raised with another puppy, Louisa, and like littermates or age mates that start out together from the beginning, they have established strong pack behavior instead of developing independently. Behaviors like leash pulling when they see other dogs, or fence barking become amplified when you have your age-mate to back you up. For that reason, Quincee will only be placed by himself, although he will do well with dogs other than his "sibling" Louisa, but he needs to be separated from her so the pack syndrome is broken. Many people think getting two puppies at the same time will be cute and also give them built-in playmates, but it usually goes seriously wrong as the dogs grow up, and that is the situation here. Both Quincee and his "sibling" deserve new homes apart from each other in order to develop as individuals. The good news is that should result in him maturing quickly, and he is already at an age when that is in sight for an Aussie.
Quincee is located in Vinton VA. Contact his owner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Louisa is a black tri, 19 months old, and up to date on all shots, and weighs 45 lbs. She adores cuddling and being petted and would probably be happy as an only dog, but should do well with another dog in the house too. She can get a little obnoxious about her food so that problem is solved by feeding her separately from another dog or feeding her in a crate. Louisa likes to hoard her toys and carry a bone wherever she goes.
She does fine with cats, and is crate trained and housetrained, but does need you to pay attention to her signals to go out or she will have an accident in the house. Louisa gets excited and jumps when people first come in, but does settle then, and she is fine with kids. Chickens are a no-no. She does dig a bit, like many young dogs but hopefully will be getting past that stage soon.
At the fence or on leash, she will bark at passers-by so that will need a little working on. As noted above, she grew up with another puppy, Quincee, and once separated from him, she will develop more as an individual and be less inclined to react as a pack member. She is good with other dogs though.
Louisa is located in Vinton VA. Contact her owner at email@example.com for more information.
Queenie is a beautiful 3.5 year old red merle with a tail and gorgeous blue eyes. She has about 25% hearing based on our observations, and 50-75% vision. She uses what vision she has plus smell to navigate very well, with almost no need for guidance or accommodation from her humans. She is a very independent girl!
Queenie is in great health and up to date on all vaccinations and is microchipped, though she’s still working on shedding some pounds acquired in a previous home. She loves people and greets them sweetly, both away from home and at home when visitors are arriving. She’s a very easy keeper. She loves walks and is great on leash, no jumping or pulling or excess energy. She only barks when she’s communicating with you about needing to go outside or wondering where you are in the house.
Queenie is crate trained but she is completely non-destructive when left alone, and housebroken. She’s very much a nanny-type dog-- she likes to patrol and keep tabs on her people, and she’ll shepherd you to bed at night. Queenie can live with other dog(s) who are mellow and give her space, though she would be delighted to be an only dog. Pushy dogs need not apply! She does like some peace and quiet when eating so a dish off away from other dogs would be best. Like many sight or hearing impaired dogs, she finds jostling and unexpected contact upsetting sometimes, which can lead to a brief flurry of barking and nipping toward the other dog. For this reason we don’t feel 100% confident suggesting she live with younger children.
Despite her hearing and vision deficits, she has a very high prey drive toward cats and cannot live with them. This is the main obstacle with remaining in her current home where we have worked on resolving this for six months since we adopted her, but without success.
Some of her favorite things include rope toys, car rides, belly rubs, and naps. This girl adores car rides and is such a great companion when you’re out and about in a car.
Queenie is in Portland, Maine. For more information or to schedule a meet-and-greet, please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rookie is a 6 yr old female Aussie weighing 38 lbs and 15 inches tall. Due to a change in living conditions, her owners want a better place for her than a condo.
She is a bit nervous around strangers but warms up, plays ball, is housebroken, but not crate trained.
She is located in Waterville OHIO. If interested in this cute girl please contact David
Sage is an 11-month-old, short-haired Australian Shepherd mix with all the love, silliness, and energy that a puppy has to offer located in Columbus, OH. Her hobbies include finding and chewing big sticks, ripping the stuffing out of toys, playing in water, and wiggling until someone gives her attention! She enjoys a good run and is learning to walk on her leash without pulling.
When she's calmed down for the night, Sage is an excellent snuggler and just the right size to snooze in your lap (and maybe pin you down just a little while she does it!) before going to sleep for the night in her crate. While Sage loves to play with other dogs, she came from a home where she did not get proper attention or training and would benefit from a single-pet household where she can be the full focus as she learns how to do "dog".
Sage is currently making progress with her fear of noises and sudden movements that trigger urination and will need an understanding and patient owner who is dedicated to training based in positive reinforcement as she learns that the world can be wonderful and not so scary. She is also still learning to use the stairs!
Sage would prefer a home with a fenced backyard or immediate access to a dog park where she can run free and explore, and no children under 12, as she is fearful of crying and being grabbed unexpectedly. She has shown some interest in chasing smaller animals, though she has not been tested with cats.
In lieu of a rehoming fee, you may put money toward puppy classes. Must live within 12 hours drive of Columbus, OH in order to adopt. To express interest in Sage, please email email@example.com.