Available Dogs - Heartland
OH, KY, TN, IN, MI, IL

Please visit our adoption page to read about applying for a New Spirit dog.  The link to the application is at the bottom of that page.
Our fee is $250 and dogs come spayed or neutered and up to date on basic shots except under unusual circumstances.  See the adoption page for more detail on what vetting is done.

Many times, a dog on this page will already be adopted by the time we process your application. If a dog you were looking at no longer appears on this page, please check our "Happy Endings" page to see if they've been adopted.
Don't wait until you see the dog of your dreams to put in an application!
Coming Attractions: 
The dogs in Coming Attractions are not yet available but if you see one that interests you, please submit an application now to allow time for processing.
Hold: These dogs in the New Spirit program are currently undergoing medical treatment or behavioral                                            assessment.  No applications are being accepted on them at this time.  Please check back for updates.
PENDING
Trucker

Trucker is a black tri male mini-Aussie with a tail.  He is all of 16 lbs and very high energy.  He needs a serious agility home, he is one of the fastest dogs in the group, faster than some average sized Aussies.  Smart and fearless, can climb out of a 48" tall kennel, and can jump at least that high from a standstill.  He is getting crate trained, good with most other dogs, loves the car and all humans.  Can be a little nippy when he jumps, but we are working on that.  He is food motivated, and to keep him learning, we are working on tricks.


Trucker is located in Maineville,  OH.
Apply here to meet him. NS 1940

Rosebud is a red tri female that is  11 yrs young.  She is deaf, but a lovely senior girl.  Stay tuned as she adjusts to her foster life.  She is fostered in Loveland, OH.  NS 1944
MoJoseph

MoJoseph and his brother were farm dogs that couldn't stay away from the neighbor’s chickens, so they were taken to the shelter.  They just need a bit of training and guidance, and the fence helps.  MoJoseph has a great personality, and is learning quickly... He knows: come, sit, here, off, and no or leave it.  He loves to romp and play and loves everyone he meets.  He (like his brother) is interested in a cat but is respectful if the cat sits still.  He likes everyone and is good with children. 
MoJoseph is located in Maineville, OH. 
He would love to go to a home of his own.
Apply here to meet him.  NS 1950
Deiselo

Deiselo is a 1.5 yr old black tri male with a lot on copper, he is 48lbs, and ready for his new home.  He is sweet loving, and is learning lots of new things, he knows:  sit, down, off, come, and here.  He and his brother were farm dogs that kept running over to the neighbors, so they were turned in to the local shelter.  He has a great personality, and is good with kids and everyone he meets.  He is almost house broken, but still need some manners work. He likes all other dogs, and was interested but will not engage a cat if it sits still.   

They are located in Maineville, OH.
Apply here to meet Deiselo. NS 1949

Joni

Joni is a female blue merle Aussie with a beautiful tail.  She weighs about 50 lbs. and is 2-4 yrs old.  Joni is a bit shy initially; however she is sweet and friendly in just a few moments, soliciting pets.

Joni ignored the cats she was exposed to at the shelter.  She gets along well with other dogs, solicits play with them, but is not over the top and understands when other dogs are not interested.  She would definitely like a playmate. She is medium energy and likes toys.  It appears that she was a house dog in her past as she has very good manners, is familiar with stairs, is not fearful of entering rooms and is housebroken.  She does well with men and women and has not been exposed to children since being placed in foster.  Joni walks nicely on a leash; she does not heel, but she doesn't pull.  She crates nicely at night, usually has a few barks and then settles down; a crate would probably not be necessary for her.  When she settles into her permanent home, she will probably be velcro as she follows her foster mom from room to room presently.  She rides well in the car.
There has been no counter surfing so far, and she doesn't appear to have a high prey drive.  Presently, she is fostered where there is no fence and with her history of being a stray, she is walked on a 10ft web lead.  She makes no attempt to escape or acts as though she is going to run off. She does not have food/treat/toy aggression; she waits her turn for her treats with the 3 dogs she is living with.  Her wounds seem to be healing nicely, old scars were noticed when she was shaved down to dress the new wounds as well.  She is heartworm negative.

Joni is fostered in New Tazewell, TN.  Apply here to meet her. NS 2151 
Bullet is an 8 month old red tri neutered male who weighs about 38 pounds. Right now he is a pretty shy boy but is coming along.  He is a very sweet guy.  He loves to play with all the toys.  He is medium on the energy and Velcro scale. He would do best in a fenced yard.  Bullet is being fostered in Versailles, KY.  NS 2027
Tennessee Dasher

This is Tennessee Dasher, who no doubt got his name from his one of 2 speeds: sleep and Dash! Tennessee Dasher is a sweet little guy, only about 35 lbs, with a generous nub for a tail that waggles quite a bit. He's a little timid and nervous, but as he gets more settled he is getting better. He has been very good in the house; although he was caught once for counter surfing for caramel apples (can you blame him?). He has not chewed anything inappropriate. He does not fetch and he is unsure about squeaky toys, but he likes to chew bones and carry toys around.

He is quiet at night, he is left loose, but he likes to get up early and he starts playing with his bones and toys in the bedroom, his subtle way of getting you to get up. He does not try to get in the bed; he loves his cave that he has found underneath a firewood wagon. If you can provide him with a cave at your house, he would be very grateful and he would sleep in there all the time.

He gets along great with the other dogs at his foster home, he likes to run and play with them when they are in the mood. They are couch potatoes for the most part, but he doesn't pester them.

He really does have 2 speeds: sleep and Zoom! He hardly just calmly walks anywhere. He is not a velcro dog, although he loves belly rubs and pets. When he comes zooming up to you, he will usually sit for pets and then flop over for belly rubs before jumping to his feet and zooming off again.
His recall does not work well, but he is getting better. He gets very nervous when you call him, we think in his previous life they called him and then corrected him, which has made him reluctant to come when called.  He definitely needs a fenced yard until his confidence in people has been restored. However, he is very friendly and likes everyone, as long as you're not saying "Come here" and trying to grab him.

Tennessee Dasher is quiet in the house all day and doesn't bark a lot outside either. He doesn't like to stay outside for very long- he loves being in the house. He goes out to take care of his business and he is at the door to come back in right away, unless you go outside with him, then he likes to zoom around. He is a very good little guy!
Tennessee Dasher is being fostered in KY. 
Apply here to meet him. NS 2003