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.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
He is located near Hamilton Ohio