Available Dogs - Heartland

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.

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 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 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 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 
Maizy is a young female blue merle with a gorgeous tail.  She is affectionate and does not pay much attention to cats and gets along well with other dogs!   She weighs about 40-45 pounds and as we learn more about her we will update her information.  She will be fostered in the Louisville, KY.  NS TBD
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
Cienna is a young (less than a year old) aussie mix who currently weighs 30 pounds, and will be a medium sized dog at maturity.  She is very sweet, and, although nervous around new people, she bonds quickly.  Cienna loves playing with other dogs and is an active young lady.  She doesn't mind cats either!  She will be fostered in the Heartland region.  NS TBD
Maddy is a precious 7 1/2 year old aussie mix.  She is a black tri gal who currently weighs 25 pounds and could lose a pound or two even though she is a smallish girl by nature.  Maddy would make an excellent companion and gets along well with other dogs and cats.  And too cute...check out her under bite! Maddy has a moderate energy level and just needs a good romp in the backyard everyday.  She has a spring in her step despite her age.  She walks well on the leash. She would love a forever home to call her own and is being fostered in the Heartland.  NS TBD 
Donate here for Maddy's Heartworm Treatment.
Dandy is a 2 year old male.  He is a very furry black tri with a full tail. He is a very friendly and happy boy who just loves for someone to pay attention to him.  He came into rescue looking pretty scruffy, so we bathed him up and brush out many of the mats and undercoat he was shedding.  Dandy took all the brushing and bathing like a champ and never minded at all.  He was tested on cats, and just seemed to ignore them; he also gets along well with other dogs.  Dandy certainly deserves his chance at a forever home.   NS TBD