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.
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
Gingko

Gingko is a love of a dog who should have a forever home, but was left in the shelter.  She is 8- 10 years young, and has a lot going for her. She is very healthy and is smaller at about 30lbs. She crates very well, is housebroken.  She did great with a bath and is  good with other dogs but likes a little more space when lying down.  She knows sit.

She is a little slow going up steps. Loves all humans of all ages, and does great on leash.  She is available for adoption with her fee donated by the foster home.  If you would like to do a great thing and give this little dog a forever home, she would love to meet you. 

She is located in Cincinnati, OH.
Apply here to meet her. NS 1985
Kirty

Well if your looking for a toy aussie, Kirty is your man.  He is 2 yrs old, a bundle of energy and crate trained, house broken, and just sweet and fun. 

He is lots of dog in a tiny package.  He weighs in at 11.5 lbs.; knows sit, come, and kennel up. He is great with other dogs too.   We're working on the down command, but that's pretty low to the ground. 

He'd be a great apartment dog if you have a size limit. 

Consider giving Kirty a  Forever home.  He is fostered in Maineville, OH.

Apply here for him.  NS 1990
Jaccee

This is Jaccee. She is a black tri female mix aussie who is just a delight.  She is good with all other dogs and loves to play.  She is crate trained, and kennel trained, and learning about all things. 

She can be a bit shy at first, but she warms up quickly, and is very food motivated.  Because of her past neglect, her hair needs to grow and improve in texture, but she is doing very well and has put on enough weight to be available for adoption. 

She is located in Maineville, OH. 
Apply here for her or contact ausse@aol.com for more information.
NS 1987
PENDING
Hamlet is a beautiful black tri male.  He is a very happy dog who weighs about 40 lbs.  He does not have a tail and is improving his leash skills.  He is probably about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years old and has a medium high energy level.  He gets along well with other dogs and he and Ophelia arrived together.  He will be fostered in the heartland. Stay tuned for further updates.  NS 2221
She loves to run around the yard with her tennis ball in her mouth so you can chase her.  She is an excellent house guest and does not need to be crated … totally house broken.  She has no toy or food aggression.

Tinsley does not appear to be thunder phobic or react negatively to loud noises.  If you were looking for the perfect well behaved dog to share your home with, Tinsley is your girl.  All she needs is love and she will be your best friend forever.


Tinsley is being fostered in New Tazewell, TN.

Apply here for her.  NS 2247
Tinsley

When Tinsley arrived in her foster home she was very sad for several weeks as she has lost her owner and her schnauzer buddy.  She has since blossomed in to a sweet loving dog and made herself right at home in her foster home.

Tinsley is a lovely black-bi Aussie mix that is about nine and a half years old and weighs about 60 pounds.  Don't let her age fool you, she's in very good shape with a medium/low activity level.  Her coat is medium to short and easily cared for and she loves to be brushed.  She is heartworm negative and on monthly heartworm preventative and up to date on her shots.

Tinsley is extremely sweet and patient with the 3 other dogs in the home.  She has not been cat tested and loves all people young and old.  She is very friendly and she doesn't mind being handled.  Tinsley loves to lay on the couch and be petted.  She is a Velcro girl but not overly needy.  She has a very good recall, sits on command and gives her paw.  Tinsley rides well in the car, and is always ready for a nice long walk.
Meet Falcone!  He is a black tri male that is about 5 years old.  He is housebroken.  More to follow on this dog as he is pending medical evaluation.  He is fostered in Maineville, OH.  NS 2306
Klondike

Klondike is a black-bi male Aussie.  He is 4 and ½ yrs old and weighs 65 lbs.  Klondike is a long athletic healthy Aussie. He is extremely agile and very workman like, loves doing tasks.

He is gentle when taking treats and sits well. He can be very vocal and talkative. Klondike settles down well in a crate. He is medium on the energy scale and medium to high on the Velcro scale. He wants to be involved and around the action.

Klondike is housebroken. He is a little hesitant meeting and warming up to new people but he does settle in. He needs work on the leash. He pulls at the beginning but relaxes after a time. He is fantastic in a car.  He does not resource guard at all. 

Klondike would be best suited in a situation where he is the single dog, older children, a fenced in yard, and no cats.

Klondike is fostered in Marengo, IL. 
Apply here for him.  NS 2292
London

Meet London!  He is an 8-9 yr old male black tri aussie.  He is a tall boy that weighs about 60 lbs.  He is good with other dogs, will alarm bark, but is good with strangers.

He is very strong, and we are working on leash manners, but he is great off lead.  He comes when called and knows sit.  He is crate and kennel trained.  He just wants to hang out.  He is up to date on all shots and neutered, and likes human attention. 

He has had a hard life, and was found wandering the streets, and an older gentleman took him to try to find his owner, but no one claimed him.  He'd love to spend his remaining years with you. 

London is located in Maineville, OH. 

Apply here for him.  NS 1943

Paul Newman is recovering from heartworm treatment.  He is a 2 yr old male with tail.  He is not very good with other dogs, so an only dog home is requested.  He is about 30 lbs and knows lots of commands:  come, sit, down, high five, and kennel up.  He prances on leash and is a sweetheart.  He will be finishing up his treatment in the next few weeks and will be available for adoption at that time.  For more information contact aussie@aol.comNS 2308
Maxinator is approximately 4 years old and weighs about 53 lbs.  He is a red merle male.  He is being fostered in Ohio.  Stay tuned for updates.  NS 2302
Moab is a red tri male about 1 year of age. He's not feeling chipper at the moment, so we can't say much about his energy level. He does well enough on the leash to enjoy a walk. He was frightened when he arrived. He's improved. Now, he's hesitant and shy. He's not quite sure what to make of all the changes. He sleeps in his crate with only a few protests before quieting down. He is already a large guy, just over 50 lbs. He could use another 10. His proportions are all around ... large.  He will be fostered in KY.  NS 2353
Bullet

Bullet is about 18 mos old and is such a sweetheart. He loves love and thinks hands are to be used to pet and love on him. He does well with other dogs and more or less ignores cats who are indoors. He'd probably give a cat a run for it's money outdoors. He does well on a leash, loves walks and likes going places although he's learning to jump in a vehicle. Did I mention he's a sweetheart? He's neutered, UTD on shots, heartworm negative.
Bullet is currently fostered in Versailles, KY.

Apply here for him.  NS 2027
Hello Yoda!  This fluffy boy weighs in around 35 lbs. and is quiet and reserved.  He will be available mid-summer after completion of heartworm treatment.  Stay tuned for updates.  He is being fostered in KY.
NS2355