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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' Story
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.
PLEASE NOTE: 
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.
Sven

Meet Sven:  Australian Shepherd (Male)  DOB-05/07/2019

Neutered, UTD vaccines, Loyal, high energy, quirky, 

Likes:
Every ball ever made. All the dog toys. Bones to chew. Food and snacks (has been known to eat raw meat when you leave unattended on the counter during meal prepping).  Sweaters/T-shirt/neck scarfs. Laying next to you for naps, or really big cuddles. Warm beds. People watching at the front door. Barking at delivery trucks/school buses that pass by. Protective of his humans but not tolerant of children. Chasing squirrels up trees and barking at birds.

​Dislikes:
Putting on his walking gear (especially his muzzle & lead to prevent pulling). Other dogs & cats. Children make him anxious/nervous. Homes with other pets.


Leo

He is 6 years old and loves the outdoors and staying busy. He prefers to run and loves his Chuck-it ball more than life itself! He oozes personality and is as loyal as they come. The owner had to move to a place without much room and would like Leo to have an acre or two to run, and can drive the dog at least partway to the right person (he is in Traverse City, MI right now). 

 Leo is neutered, up to date on shots, and has been kept on heartworm prevention. He is great with men but only fair with women and would be best as an only dog in a home with no children. He's good with cats and rides well in a car. He's house broken and crate trained.

Please contact [email protected] with any further questions or to express interest in adopting Leo.

[August]
Mila

Mila, a spayed female, is looking, through no fault of her own, for a place to call home.

Her former owner passed and Mila has found herself alone and hoping for a new family to call her own. She is 7 years of age, approximately 55 pounds and brindle in color. Mila has good manners and would prefer to be your only dog as she stresses with other dogs around. She does love children, women and men. 

Mila walks well on a loose leash and is very trustworthy in the house. She rides quietly in the car and does not mind when it storms.  Her energy level is medium and she loves to cuddle and going to shop at Lowe's.

She is living in Tarentum, PA. If you are looking for a loving companion, you can obtain more information about Mila at [email protected]

 
[August]
Tillie

Tillie is a former Mill Momma mini Australian Shepherd who is looking for her forever home. She's a little gal at only 30 lbs, but doesn't even seem that big, and is 7 years old. She has some difficulties - she's diabetic and needs twice daily insulin shots and has cataracts that limit her vision, but uses her other senses to find her way around. 

She is so loving and promises to snuggle with her new family and be attached at the hip. She loves her people, including kids, and always wants to be close by. Walks very well on leash and is crate and house trained. Spayed, microchipped and UTD on all shots.

Tillie is located in Fort Washington, PA

If she is pulling at your heartstrings, please contact Kristin at [email protected].

[November]

Ollie

Ollie is a black and white, medium-short haired Australian Shepherd 1 year, 10 months, 33lb, 22inch tall and is looking for new home, thru no fault of his own. His current owner has had a change in her job requirements and can no longer give Ollie the time and stimulation that he deserves.

Ollie is fully vetted and neutered and has had some professional training. He prefers women over men, good with other dogs and children, but is unknown with cats.  

Ollie walks on a loose leash unless, excited or sees a squirrel. He is not a fan of his crate but will tolerate it up to 4 hours. 

He loves to be where his person is and loves chasing balls. He has been learning how to play volleyball and frisbee as well. He can jump fairly high and loves to show off his agility skills.

If you have a yearning for a young male who wants an agility partner, please contact [email protected].

Ollie is presently living in Vancouver, WA. 

[November]

Jaxson

Jaxson is a black tri, Australian Shepherd approximately 2 years old and is looking for new home, thru no fault of his own. His current owner is looking for a new, safer place to live with the help of Social Services and cannot take Jaxson with her. Jaxson is now staying with a temporary caretaker.

Jaxson loves to play fetch, but when he finds something to play with that does not belong to him, he tends to not want to give it back unless you have something better to trade for it. He is house trained and crate trained but needs some basic training like come, sit, down, leave it, drop it.  

He needs a home with no small children until he has basic training.

Jaxson is presently living in New Cumberland, PA. If you are interested in Jaxson, please contact his present caretaker, [email protected].

[November]
Opal

Opal is a 5 year old, tri-colored Aussie who is 17" tall and weighs 40 pounds. Her Mom has had a change in her living accommodations which forced Opal to live with another dog. The 2 dogs are not the best of friends and keeping them separated has become difficult.

Opal is nervous around strangers until she gets to know them.

She loves playing fetch with frisbees and balls, rides well in car, has learned to ring a bell when she wants to go out.

An ideal home is one with children over 10 and a family who is active and can provide her with a yard for exercising. She is crate trained, but is not a problem when left loose in the house.

Opal lives in Meadville, PA. If you can provide Opal a loving home, please contact her owner at [email protected] .


Ollie

Ollie is looking for a new home. He is a black and white 4 year old neutered AussieDoodle in great condition and looking for a home familiar with the herding breed tendencies.

His current family has a toddler that makes Ollie nervous, with another baby on the way.

An ideal home for Ollie would be a family who has time to give him the exercise and herding dog job that he desires. Any children should be over 12 and able to understand dogs.

He is crate trained, house broken, loves riding in the car and playing tug, Ollie is trustworthy when left alone in the house. He is not good with cats and prefers women over men.

Ollie is described as hostile when around other dogs and wants to be the alpha dog.

He is currently living in the Pittsburgh, PA area. If you can give Ollie what he needs, contact Jessica 
[January]
Positives:
His sweet face. He is very loving towards his humans. Loves to play, especially fetch. Loves attention (really, he likes all of the attention). Loves taking long walks. Loves getting sprayed with the water hose. Will do tricks for food/snacks (extremely food motivated). He is a resource guarder.

Extras: 
Comes with dog clothing/scarfs. All of his dog toys. Training not included (food motivation will assist with this if you have patience and time to offer these things to him).

Let me know if you're interested in obtaining BFF Status and providing a wonderful home for Sven. He is sure to try your patience and keep you laughing at the same time.

Please contact [email protected]

He is located near Hamilton Ohio

[January]
Bennet
Brew
Bennet and Brew

These two dogs find themselves in a situation where the owner can no longer care for them. They are neutered good with kids and women, and warm up to men. They are 3 yrs old. Housebroken, good on lead and okay with fireworks. 

 Could you give them a good home? They are located east on Cincinnati Ohio. 

  Contact Ryanne for more information.

[January]
Ozzy

This is Ozzy he is a 3 yr old blue Merle with ASCA papers who has lost his home with large yard and owners want him to have more run time outside. Excellent with women and men and kids, needs intro to strangers but does well after a few minutes. He is housebroken, leash trained. He loves toys. Please contact Daniel  for more information. 

Ozzy is located in Mansfield OHIO

[January]
Tilly

Tilly is 8 yrs. old, her owner suddenly died, and the family cannot care for her. She is available for adoption. 

 She is housebroken, good with all humans, and has a great personality. 

She is located just north of Dayton, OH.  Please contact Ashley for more information.

[February]
Dodge

Dodge is 2, and recently neutered, loves people and plays with other dogs very well. He is an Australian cattle dog Australian shepherd mix. (Sometimes known as a Texas healer) 

 He needs more activity since the owner just changed jobs and has longer working hours. 

 Dodge is located southwest of Cleveland in Medina, OH. Please contact Jacqueline for more information.

[February]

Duke

Introducing Duke! A sweet and loving 3 year old Aussie in need of a new forever home. Duke is friendly, playful, and loves puzzles and playing fetch. He loves snuggles, Eskimo kisses, and hide and seek! Duke has a great foundation of commands, but like many Australian Shepherds, he struggles with issues such as excessive barking and leash pulling. Despite our best efforts with various trainers we are unable to continue seeking professional help due to financial constraints. Duke excels at day care, but moments like getting in the car can be a challenge due to his barking.

While Duke gets along with our 15-year-old cockapoo, he can be quite energetic and require constant attention. We are committed to giving him the care he needs. Though Duke was originally purchased by my brother, he quickly became my responsibility. I believe with the right amount of patience and training, Duke can thrive in a home where he can play and bond with his human and animal siblings. Duke is most comfortable around women and has not had much interaction with young children. 
If you're looking for a loyal and silly companion, Duke may be the perfect match for you! I currently reside in Scotch Plains, NJ.  [email protected]

[May]
Scout

A change of employment for her fur parents has, Scout looking for a new and active home. Scout is a 3 Year Old spayed Blue Merle female Australian Shepherd with full tail. She is 40-45 pounds, house and crate trained and is UTD on shots and vaccines.

Scout is living around large animals (horses) and does well with them. She is good with other dogs her size or larger.  Because she is an active Aussie, she is better suited for children over 10 years.

She is located in West (Old) Toronto, Canada.

 If you are interested in meeting Scout, contact [email protected]


[May]
Leo

Leo’s Dad and Mom have new life styles and can no longer provide Leo with the attention that an Aussie needs. The have decided that rehoming Leo is in his best interest.

He is 14 months old, weighs 43 pounds and is up to date on shots. Leo loves to play (rough), gets along with other dogs and has some interest in agility and would love a teacher. He is good with men, women and children but is better suited for children over 10 because of his love of rough play.

Leo is house trained and needs to be crated when left alone. He also asks that you keep the trash can secure so as not to tempt him.  

Nyla bones and chew toys are a favorite.  

Leo is living in Oxford, PA. For more info on Leo or to set up a meet and greet with Leo, please contact his Dad at [email protected]

[June]