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.
Jessa

Jessa is a 3-4 yr old red Merle female mini, who came to us from a local shelter after her family turned her in stating they did not have time for her. 

She is a delightful dog.  She is house broken, crate trained, knows, come, sit, down, go potty, and is pretty good on leash.  She loves riding in the car, and is good with most dogs.  She is bit pushy herself, so she is good with most dogs, but that occasional high alpha female may not be the best match. Jessa is NOT cat friendly; she is not trustworthy around a cat.   She would do best in a home with a male dog, and a physical fence, as she loves to chase the birds, squirrels and runs and tries to "catch" the thunder.  When she is interested in these things, she forgets to come when called.
Lucy Lou

Meet LucyLou.  She is a 1 yr old aussie mix that is a sweetheart.  She is crate trained, knows sit, come, go potty, and is good with other dogs, but can be a tad pushy, but corrects well. 

She loves all people, and is always wagging.  She is very people oriented, and wants to please. 

Lucy Lou is in Maineville, OH.

Apply here for her! NS 1956
She is as sweet as candy, loves all the people, never met a stranger, and loves her belly rubbed.  She would make a great family dog, who loves to play with a soccer ball.  

Jessa is being fostered in Maineville, OH.
Apply here to meet her. NS 1759
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

Mia

Meet Mia, she is a very solid girl, about 60lbs and has a smooth coat. She seems to be about 1-2 years old. Mia is housebroken, knows “sit” and walks reasonably well on a leash. She is very enthusiastic and needs a little work on not jumping on people when she gets excited.

She is very Velcro and is quite content to park herself at your feet. She bonded to her foster mom almost instantly when she was brought home; she shadows her everywhere. She loves to squeeze under the desk and snooze while her foster mom is at the computer.

She gets along just fine with the dogs at her foster home but gets a little territorial of her “cave” under the desk and her bed and snarls at them if they try to get too close. This has not escalated past snarling.
She has gotten pretty good about going into her crate; she cannot be trusted not to counter or table surf if left unattended. Mia is not an excessive barker and loves going outside. Even though she is a Velcro dog, she does not get upset about being left alone.  She sleeps quietly all night on her bed on the floor next to her foster mom. Mia likes people right away and she really loved a visiting 9 year old child.
Mia is fostered in Bonnieville, KY. 
Apply here for her. NS 2087
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
This is Sawer.  He is a blue merle male 3 yrs old and loves everyone – kids and strangers included.  He loves to ride in the car, is housebroken, knows sit and come, and is good on leash.  He is a bigger boy at 85lbs, but should be about 70 lbs. So he’ll need a lot of walking and play time.  He loves to fetch, is good with other dogs, and wants to be your dog.  He has AKC papers available.  This is a great dog, whose owner has a health issue, and felt Sawer would have a better life with someone who can devote the time to him that he needs.  He has been well loved, and you can tell.  He is in foster care in Maineville, OH.   Apply here to meet him. NS 1947
Estraya is a 2 yr old tiny black tri female at 18 lbs. She still needs to be spayed, but just had all of her shots. She is crate trained and house broken, but needs manners work. She loves everyone! Stay tuned for more info as she settles in at her foster home.  NS 1948
Happy

This is "Happy," and, she is when she is with you. Not so much when she is left in her crate, but she settles quietly after a few minutes.

Happy is probably about two years old. She is learning to hang out in a pack, and leash walk. She sits up on her back end and rests her front legs on your arms so you can scratch her belly. She is very patient, and happy!

We don't know how she is with kids or cats, yet. She has enjoyed her walks with the resident dogs.

Happy is being fostered in Central Kentucky.
Apply here for her. NS TBD
Deiselo is a 1.5 yrs old black tri male with lots of copper and sun bleaching.  He loves everyone. Watch for info as we evaluate him in foster care.  He is located in Maineville, OH.  NS 1949 
MOJoseph is 1.5 yrs old and weighs about 50 lbs.  He has a great personality, needs training but loves everyone.  More to follow as we learn about him. He is in Maineville, OH.  NS 1950