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New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue in Collegeville, Pennsylvania is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization serving Australian Shepherds and Aussie Mixes in the United States and Canada.
Are you thinking about adopting an Australia Shepherd? First ask yourself whether an Aussie the right dog for you?
Here are some things you should know about Aussies:
If you’re willing to accept the realities of life with an Aussie, you'll be rewarded with years of faithful dedication and active companionship. They're beautiful, sometimes animated, and always intelligent. They’re also easily trained, versatile, and are often found among the ranks of therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and guide dogs.
Considering adopting from New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
If you’d like to offer dog from New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue a home, please follow the process below:
Adoption fees at New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue are as follows:
*For puppies that can’t be spayed/neutered before they’re placed, there’s an additional charge of $50, which is refundable when you provide proof their surgery has been completed.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, deworming, and all necessary vaccinations.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.