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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Boomer is a 10y 8m old Australian Cattle Dog mix who was a Graterford prison goose dog. The administration used dogs in the old setting to lift geese that tried to take over and nest in the open exercise yards and were pretty hostile to people. Graterford is decommissioned now and replaced by a more modern facility on the same large acreage, State Correctional Institution Phoenix, or SCI Phoenix where they don't have the same need for a goose lifting dog.
Boomer has a typical herding dog personality: intelligent, very dedicated to her people, and likes a steady routine. An experienced herding dog owner will recognize these traits as positives and not be at all surprised or unable to deal with that, and New Spirit has volunteers in the SE PA area who are ready and able to assist if needed as Boomer makes a transition to "civilian" life. Boomer like many dogs who have lived as working dogs on farms or outside will need a little help transitioning and New Spirit will be happy to provide some guidance on how best to do that. It usually goes pretty fast as these are smart dogs that know a good thing when they see it, and a home and person of their own is top of the list for a nice working dog.
Boomer will likely do best where she is an only dog or has one mild companion dog, and due to lack of experience with them, we are suggesting no resident children under 10. Visitor children would be okay with supervision or even better, just tucking Boomer away in another room with some good snacks while young kids are about. Boomer has some arthritis in her joints typical for a dog her age, and had ACL surgery but is recovered now and would not have any restrictions on going for walks or chasing some toys. She takes a few meds for pain management, which will be no surprise to anyone who has had mature dogs, and the meds are safe and effective. She is up to date on all her shots.
Boomer currently weighs 71 lbs and is on Science Diet Formula dog food. She has been a little too well loved by all her friends at SCI Graterford and now SCI Phoenix over the years and could really do to lose some weight, which will help her joints and mobility. Everyone shared their snacks with her as she made her rounds and as we all know, dogs will never say no to a snack!
Can you give this terrific girl who has worked hard all her life a nice retirement in your home? Boomer is located in SE PA and an outdoor meet up can be arranged.
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
Azo is a 1 year 8month old Australian Shepherd located in southeast Pennsylvania.
He is extremely loving, smart and energetic. He is house trained but does have a history of urinary incontinence that has 95% resolved with prescription diet. Due to this, we have a habit of having him wear reusable diapers when in the house. He was a breeder surrender at 8 weeks old due to having a severe kidney infection at the time that resolved after being in the hospital for a week. Due to his kidney infection at 8 weeks old, he developed small kidney stones and a partially calcified urethra that resolved with prescription Hills CD diet which he remains on.
Azo loves playing with other dogs and is extremely friendly playing off leash however will bark at other dogs when he is confined in a kennel setting. He has had no contact with cats.
He is friendly with kids but is energetic and has a tendency to knock down younger kids so either a no children home or an older children home would be preferred (older than 8-10 years). He has a history of biting without breaking skin when taking something out of his mouth.
Azo really loves spending time with people.
He has been through puppy kindergarten and knows most basic commands such as sit, stay, come, lay etc. However, at times he does have a habit of trying to jump on people.
Azo spends a lot of his time outdoors with other dogs in a fenced in yard. He would do well in a house with other friendly dogs with room to run outdoors and preferably no young children or cats.