Available Dogs - Midatlantic
PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV
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.
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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.
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
Spinner is a three-year-old purebred black tri Aussie who is ACTIVE, fit and strong. He is a busy dog and will need someone who can appreciate and accommodate his youth and level of energy so that cohabitation is a pleasure and not a travail! His company will be enjoyed by the person/family who enjoys being a good “canine activities director” and active companion. If he is not managed in light of his energy and curiosity, he will become bored and create a ruckus. He is a spunky, young Aussie; what more can be said?
Although Spinner is certainly high energy, he is also high on the love and cuddle scale. He loves belly rubs and snuggles but the energy needs to be drained regularly for this feature to present itself. He will not be placed in a home with small children or where small children frequent due to his unbridled exuberance. Older kids who will engage in exercise and toy tossing would be great. He would enjoy an Aussie playmate that is matched in terms of energy and play style as he is not great at reading signals from older or more laid back dogs who just do not want to be involved with this “in your face” pup. He has not been tested with cats.
Spinner is completely housebroken, does attempt counter-surfing when given the opportunity, does not like to be crated (escape artist extraordinaire), and will require a hard fence and supervision, at least initially, while loose outdoors in the fenced yard. He has learned how to open some house doors that are not completely latched. This boy also loves water and will be the first one in any chance he gets! Spinner takes treats gently, does not have any resource guarding issues, and has an average prey drive. He is UTD on all vaccinations and on monthly, heartworm and flea/tick prevention meds.
Spinner is fostered in Mt. Laurel, NJ
Apply here for him. NS2838
Beverly Rose is a nice medium to smaller girl at 41 lbs and about 18" at the shoulder, red merle, and so shy the shelter wouldn't put her on the adoption floor. Her age is estimated to be 4. This girl is almost pathologically shy and scared to death of people, though she never offers to bite or even growl. She is fostered in Belair, MD. NS2862
Dude is, well, a dude. He is an Aussie mix, weighing in about 40#. His people surrendered him to their local shelter. From there, he found his way to New Spirit. Dude is reported to be about four years of age. He is learning to walk patiently on lead, and rest quietly in his crate when his people aren't around. He is fine with the resident cats and dogs, and other fosters. He's more interested in rolling in the grass than playing with other dogs. Dude has limited vision in his right eye, or may be blind. His gorgeous left blue eye serves him well. Dude is already microchipped. NS 2832
Ole Dan Tucker This delightful boy's owner died unexpectedly, and he is in foster now with New Spirit and so happy to have a person again. He just turned 8 in September and he's a mini, very small at 25 lbs. He loves butt scratches and belly rubs and gives you "wiggle wiggle, grunt squeak" sounds like a large guinea pig! Besides all the happy sounds , he is happy to give kisses. Tucker is fostered in south central PA near the MD border. NSXXXX