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 Mila, an Australian shepherd and Lab mix. she is spayed, up to date on shots, takes monthly HW and flea med, 3 yrs old and about 50 lbs. Mila is crate trained, housebroken, good with other dogs, and adult humans, medium energy level, loves car rides, but has not lived with a cat. She is not great with children. She is located in Norwalk Ohio, and you can contact Breanna at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nice Girl in Dayton OH
We have a 3 yr old very friendly female who is high energy, and needs a more active home. She is crate trained, house broken, and very friendly. She is near the Dayton Ohio area, please contact Nora66nichols@gmail.com
if you would like to interview this dog.
Boomer is a big dog trapped in a small body with a big bark and no bravery to back it up. She is 9 years old and weighs a petite 11-12 lbs. Despite her size, she's great at being a watch dog – she'll bark to alert you when strangers approach the house but will quiet down when they leave. She's usually shy and timid with new people but warms up quickly, especially if there's petting or food or both involved. We currently have a 13 month old with another one on the way in December and she is just not comfortable around the toddler. It's no fault of hers, she is just unsure about this little person reaching out to her.
Boomer is very good at following basic commands including "come, go, sit, stay" - she's also very good with clear boundaries – you can teach her not to go into a room or up the stairs but not to stay off the rug (that's a bit more ambiguous for a dog). She is completely housebroken except as a small dog, she can't hold it in super long so try to let her out to do her business every six hours or so.
She was trained to be walked on a leash but is accustomed to free roaming in a large back yard. She's actually very obedient – she's able to follow me a long distance to the car and get in without a leash (although not recommended for new environments) once she settles in with her new family. She's very warm and affectionate, loves to be petted, loves to lick your hands and get belly rubs.
Guinness is a double Merle Australian Shepherd, 45lbs. He is about 1 year old and was surrendered to our shelter because his owner couldn't handle him - that translates to - Guinness was chained in the yard for the past several months because his owners were not interested in researching or learning about his special characteristics. He had never seen a vet and the owners were completely unaware that he was visually impaired.
Guinness is very friendly and playful. He loves people and loves toys and treats. Guinness can see some shadows but his vision is very limited. We also think his hearing may be limited but have not been able to get a clear diagnosis on that. He can definitely hear some, but seems to have trouble pinpointing where a sound is coming from.
Guinness is a real doll. He has not been observed spinning or pouncing but he can get anxious in new situations. We can rub all over his body, face and mouth so he is nonreactive to that. He loves people and loves attention. He likes treats but I would not say he is food driven. If given a toy or a treat in his kennel he will keep himself busy for a good long time. Guinness is okay with other dogs but can become overwhelmed with another very active dog or too many dogs so we are taking that slowly. We are working on staying down for attention instead of jumping up. He is being fully vetted but at only a year old I would suspect he will get a clean bill of health. Guinness is located in Clark County, Kentucky.
Ruby is a sweet, high energy, strong-willed Aussie, approx. 5-6 yrs old.
We rescued her from a shelter 4 years ago and we love her dearly but she is not a good fit for us. I am a single mom with two elementary age kids whose schedules are getting busier each year. We have a cat and must always keep them separated. I now also need to travel regularly to help my aging parents and Ruby isn't welcome there because she is dangerous around my mother's cat.
She needs an experienced Aussie or working dog owner. She is an alarm barker and protective of her home and family and really needs to live in a quiet home, away from busy streets. Her predatory drive for all small furry animals is strong, making co-habitating with cats dangerous. She is very reactive when walking on a leash, and particularly disturbed by bikes and runners. We live in a very active suburban neighborhood which makes walking her very difficult. When not overstimulated she walks on a leash very well.
She typically ignores other dogs during boarding playtime, but is not friendly when greeted or charged by other dogs during walks. She is a quick learner, thrives on routine, is clicker and crate trained. She can climb ladders and jump fences as tall as 5 feet high. She loves to snuggle and prefers to have her own human. She can be unpredictable with men and children she does not know. She must be crated when the kids have friends come to play. She would do best with active empty nesters willing to give her the time, patience and love she deserves, preferably a home with lots of land.
Ruby is located in Troy, MI.