Available Dogs - Midatlantic
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Snowdrop is a sweet, black bi girl that is about 11 years old and weighs about 35 lbs. She has the cutest polka dot front legs! Snowdrop exhibits some signs of hearing loss so we are teaching her hand signals as well as verbal cues. This adorable sweet girl is fostered near Reading, PA. NS 2258
Lucille Ball is one of our honorary Aussies. She is an adorable 7-year-old mix who is a solid 45 pounds - a medium sized love bug who oozes sweetness. Lucy is a little shy at first but warms up to people quickly. Lucy is fostered near Reading, PA. NS2209
Melvin is a 6 year old mini-aussie that weighs 17 pounds. Melvin is a special-abilities dog. He has congenital brain damage which affects his walking, vision and hearing. His ability to learn is not affected nor is his ability to love! Melvin has an unsteady gait when he walks and although he can hear and see his hearing and vision seem to be distorted. He is fostered near Reading, PA NS2660
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Lil Bit, age 12, loves to go for walks and will firmly direct you to a speed that must be maintained at take off, but does settle in and will walk nicely on the leash. She has done very well at the foster home's pack of male and female and just generally leaves them alone. No interest in toys or chasing the ball, but desperately loves to be outdoors to watch the world go by. When called, she does answer readily, but if not finished watching the sites, she will stay outside. She is housebroken, and gets along with men and women, but is nervous around children. The hopping and quick movements of youngsters makes her uncomfortable and she would prefer a nice quiet home with big people.
No noticeable counter surfing, but seems to be able to read the clock and know that it's time for dinner. She has excellent recall, and has enjoyed and honored the invisible fence. She is a wonderful companion and enjoys riding in the car, I'm sure she would be excellent at traveling in an RV, taking in the sights.
Lil Bit is fostered in York, PA.
Apply here for her. NS2779
Jersey is an almost 9 year old Aussie. She's only 32 lbs and could use to add at least another 5 lbs. Don’t let her age fool you, she loves to play and run around the back yard! Jersey is fostered in Mt. Laurel, NJ. NS3008
Meet Bea! A super sweet 6 year old blue merle. Bea is reliable in the house, great in the car and likes to relax in her crate. Bea pulls when walking on a leash but walks beautifully with a training halter. Bea likes men and woman. She has been gentle when meeting children. She will sit and allow petting but she does not like toddlers climbing on her. Bea would do well in home with older children. Bea does know sit and paw and she loves to be brushed. Bea also likes to snuggle.
Bea gets along well with other dogs. She gives a quick hello sniff and goes along her way. When walking in the woods Bea does like to chase birds and squirrels. Bea has not been cat tested.
Bea is a little over weight (71 lbs) and has been working hard to get back in shape.
Bea is fostered in Bel Air, MD.
Apply here for her. NS3009
Murry is a beautiful big blue merle boy with a bob tail, around 60 lbs.
He's estimated to be around 4 years old. He does well with other dogs, and rides quietly in the car. Right now he's learning what it's like to be a house dog.
He is neutered and UTD on shots.
Murry is fostered in Carlisle PA
NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE: Effective June 1, our adoption fees are $300.00 for dogs up to and including 9 years old, and $200.00 for dogs 10 years old and over.
Clara Schuman is a delightful red bi girl with lemon eyes, docked tail and a partial white ruff and white front legs. She weighs in at 39 lbs, a bit larger than her sister with a larger frame so will probably be larger than her sister when grown. She is only 6 months old (born Dec 2017) so she'll eventually fill out her lanky frame.
Clara is experiencing her first life outside of a breeder's kennel and is loving it. Unfortunately, her socialization took a hit while she was penned up with her sister and another pup, so she will need some one-on-one time to build up her confidence, she is a bit wary and shy. She loves to be sweet talked. Loves being brushed. Loves to snuggle with her foster mom on the couch. Loves running, running, running. Both pups are very flashy with plenty of white to contrast that lovely rich red coat.
Clara Schuman is not being crated and has had no accidents. She and her sister are a bit mischievous indoors when bored, however. She figured out the dog door pretty fast and some household items have mysteriously gone walkabout and ended up out in the yard. She has been fine with the resident aussie and any other dog she has met; she is not dominant. We do not know how she is with cats but probably okay if she is corrected appropriately.
Clara needs structure and a person to count on. Formal group obedience training would really help.
Clara Schuman is being fostered near Gettysburg, PA.
Apply here for her. NS3022
Hunter Boy is a handsome, clumsy, 1-year old, red tri, male Aussie weighing in around 60 lbs and doesn't seem to be aware of his large size. He is medium energy, very gentle, doesn't seem to have much of a prey drive, wants to please and looks to take his cues from his handler. He loves taking walks and is very well behaved on a leash, even though he tends to get distracted.
He adores being with all people and is pretty high on the Velcro scale. He was a farm dog and needs more practice being an inside pet. He warms up to everyone quickly, especially if you're willing to give him a good scratch! He also gets along very well with both male and female dogs and is super appropriate with them, bowing and offering to be submissive to senior dogs to entice them to play. He rarely barks, but sometimes will during play. We haven't been able to test his ability to interact with cats; however, he has seen our neighbor's outside cat, and he doesn't seem to react.
Lonnie is just about 8 months old and almost 50 pounds. Because he wasn't socialized in the very beginning, he is a bit of a scaredy cat. His foster family will be spending some time teaching Lonnie how to be a dog before he will be available for adoption. Stayed tuned; he may be shy, but he is a total love bug and he is already making progress!
Lonnie is being fostered in Philadelphia PA. NS3026
Ava is a black tri female about 1-2, and had a littler of puppies 4 months ago. The owners realized she will get bred again right away because they keep her outside and she has received no vetting or spay, so they turned her and the puppies in to a shelter. She is quiet and calm, friendly to family and visitors, has been around children and is good with them, and good with other dogs, but NO CATS. She's spayed and up to date now.
Fostered in Spring Grove PA. NS xxxx
Meet Weber ... he is about 2-3 years old and has just arrived to New Spirit.. He will be fostered in the mid Atlantic area. Stay tuned to learn more about him as we watch him unfold and get settled in his foster home.
If interested in adopting Weber or any of our other great dogs please complete the application on our website or contact your new spirit volunteer today!
Tugger is about 9 months old, a red tri male, and he was left at a shelter in KY because the family was losing its home. He has been absolutely terrified of all the new people and surroundings but is coming around nicely in his foster home. He loves to play with other dogs and has good manners with them. He is also decent on a leash, and likes his crate. He does require a little patience of gentleness to handle as he learns no one is out to hurt him.
Stay tuned for updates.
He is a gentleman loose in the house, won't get on furniture even when invited, and never steals food or begs. He has been somewhat crate trained but needs some coaxing to get in with treats. He is definitely not food aggressive or possessive over toys, takes treats easily, and waits patiently for leashing.
He does not enjoy car trips, has inconsistent name recognition and recall, and needs more work with basic commands.
This fluffy, adorable, sweet boy is fostered in Vineland, NJ.
Apply here for him. NS3025
Jacobo (true name Jake) is a 4-5 year old red-tri wiggle butt weighing in at around 55 lbs. He is the sweetest boy you'll ever meet, and no dog has a bigger heart. Once he knows you, he will bowl you over (sometimes literally) with his enthusiasm and joie de vivre.
Jacobo was originally adopted from a dairy farm, and then lived with a family that loved him very much. But he has a very strong guardian instinct and could not adjust to a change to apartment living. He is HIGH on the velcro scale, and a medium-high energy boy. He is house trained and crate trained.
One of his favorite things to do is putter around in the backyard, but only if you're out there too of course. And a baby pool is a must! He will gleefully grab one of his many stuffed toys and trot outside with it and proceed to roll around with it. He is a renowned player of "keep away" and is also an excellent gardening supervisor. He also LOVES long, daily walks. Jacobo is sensitive, smart and has a well-developed sense of humor. You simply could not ask for a better boy.
Having said all this, his guardian instinct is still operating in overdrive. He needs a loving and quiet home and a solid routine. No children or other pets. A fenced-in yard is strongly preferred, and calm, assertive people familiar with the breed would be the best fit for him. He does not enjoy car trips, has limited recall and needs more work with basic commands. His adopters will need to continue to work with him to slowly but surely show him that the world is a safe, fun place. He is not a turn-key kinda guy, but if you have the time and patience you will be rewarded with more love than you'll know what to do with.
Jacobo is fostered in New London, PA
Apply here for him. NS3032