Available Dogs - Midatlantic

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.
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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.

This beautiful girl is Sugarbear.  She is a beautiful red merle girl with blue eyes and a bob tail.  Our best guess on age is 9-11, and we have done a dental on her to make sure she is in great health for a new home.  Sugarbear is a very sweet girl who is loyal to her family, following them around in the yard and tolerating the three resident dogs as well as another foster.  She gets along with everyone...the neighbors, the other dogs and even the vet when blood was drawn for her check up!  She rides really well in a car, is quiet in her crate and loves to go for walks and be outdoors!  She weighs 60 pounds and would love to lose a little.  She loves going for leash walks and has perfect leash manners!.  She loves to be brushed and petted and is very laid back. 

Sugarbear is fostered in Collegeville, PA.  Apply here to meet her.NS 1919

Dodger is approximately a 21 month old healthy white male and approximately 45 pounds. He gets along really well with the foster home's two small dogs(a Chihuahua who is 5 lbs and a Shih Tzu who is 18 lbs). He tries to play with them but they are not interested therefore we feel he would do well with another dog to play with.

He is full of energy and absolutely loves attention. He gets along well with the foster home's older children. We don’t see any issues with younger children because he is just a big love bug. He absolutely loves loves loves bones. He thinks toys are bones because he tears them apart. We have been working on some commands with him, he knows sit, down, and give me your paw. He is a very smart dog and given the time will learn even more.
He is housebroken and crate trained. He does well on the leash and prefers a retractable leash because it gives him a little bit more freedom. If it is not time for his walk and he needs to go out he will walk around near the door and whine. He will also whine when he feels nervous about a situation but a little coaxing and reassurance goes a long way.

He is fostered in Egg Harbor Twp., NJ.   Apply here to meet him. NS 2113
Peregrine White

Peregrine White is a 40 pound Aussie mix male who thinks life is one big happy experience! We’re not sure what he’s mixed with but what he doesn’t have in Aussie-ness he makes up for with his positive, happy, wiggly personality and intelligence.   His ears are delightfully floppy and when he hears something, you're often treated to an adorable one-ear-up situation. Perry loves to meet people and if you happen to sit on the sofa, he’ll gladly snuggle up next to you or on your lap. 
Being young, Perry is curious about everything and at times can be a bit of a nose poke but is learning when it’s not appropriate to put one’s nose in certain areas. His foster sister is submissive and tolerant - it's not known how he will be with a more dominant dog. He will chase squirrels and any other animal that runs, but is learning not to when told to ‘leave it.’ The outdoor cats will not let him near them so it’s not clear how he will be with cats. If the cats sit still Perry will walk right by them – it’s no fun if they are not running! The biggest challenge for Perry is learning to be calm and quiet at home when his people are at work during the day. He’s working hard on this and is making progress. He can be a bit jumpy and mouthy so a home with very small children would not be appropriate.

Perry would like nothing more than to wiggle his way into your heart and your home!
This happy, intelligent dog is fostered in Reading, PA. Apply here to see if he is right for your home.  NS 2039

Watch a video of Peregrine White

Keeper has earned his stripes and is looking for a comfortable home to live out his golden years. Found on the streets, he is pretty run down and needs some time to recoup. He never stops smiling and wagging his tail however. Just a gentle lovely soul that hasn't had it very good for a long time. Keeper may be an Aussie or a mix (it is kind of hard to tell since the only hair he has is on his head and legs), 50-55 lbs., of indeterminate age (not young) who is mellow and friendly and loving. He wants to meet everyone and say hi, is fine with dogs and cats, is housebroken, fine with a crate but has some backend weakness that makes it uncomfortable to be confined to a small space for a long time. He enjoys going for a walk and is slowly building up his stamina and muscle tone. Of course he is easy to walk on a leash. His hair loss seems to be due to flea allergy dermatitis and is on the mend. It may take a while for the hair to all grow in but he is currently having no problems with the summer heat!  If you could give an older guy a nice retirement home in exchange for love and loyalty, then come meet Keeper.
Keeper is fostered in Lancaster, PA.
. Apply here to see if he is right for your home.  NS 2119


Dilly is a three year old male.  He weighs approximately 47 pounds, but he could stand to gain at least 5lbs.  Dilly is a love bug.  He wants to get up on you to give hugs. His paws can wrap around your waist and he stands content until you ask him to get down. 
Dilly would do great with other dogs, and he loves to play.  He also doesn't "push" if a dog tells them that they do not want to play!  Dilly has high energy, and he is still very much a puppy.  He is house trained and does well in a crate when the foster family has to leave.  Dilly doesn't understand fetch but loves his knuckle bone to chew.  He is a quiet dog, and the family has not heard him bark once!  Dilly is high energy and would do best in a fenced in yard.

Dilly is working on not jumping unless asked for a hug.  The foster family is also training him not to smother people with licks and the gentle mouthing he likes to do.  Dilly is up to date on vet work.

Dilly is fostered in Galloway, NJ. 

Apply here to meet him.  NS 2028

Enya (Gaelic for 'little fire') is a beautiful red girl with amber eyes and a winning personality. She is about a year old, weighs about 50lbs and, in addition to her Aussie genes, appears to have some retriever in her heritage.

Enya is fairly low to medium on the energy scale, she will "chill out" or play ball with herself if there is nothing else going on.  When visiting at another home she was described by her host as "the perfect guest".  She is medium to high on the Velcro scale, always close when things are quiet and not far away if she is playing.  She'plays well with others', enjoys playing 'tag' and 'chase' with other dogs as well as quieter sessions of wrestling and face nuzzling.  She also will appropriately leave another dog alone if they don't want to play with her.  Enya has not met any cats but given her response to other dogs, people and squirrels in the yard, we would not anticipate any problems with a proper introduction.  Enya is crate trained and appears to be housebroken using the "doggy door" as needed.
She has been out in the community, at the farmer's market and local sporting event and had no problem with anyone she's met (women, men, children).  She loves to play fetch with a ball or frisbee and is a fairly quick study learning new behaviors like sit & down.
Enya arrived in foster care coated with motor oil.  She had significant hair loss and an otherwise very thin dull coat.  With appropriate medication and good nutrition her skin condition has cleared up and her coat filled in a lustrous dark red.  Her recall is good in the house and yard but we are still working to establish a solid recall when "out in the world" so she will be best kept on a leash when not in the yard.

Enya is being fostered in Blacksburg, VA.  Apply here to for her.  NS 2034

Jethro is a sweet, fun loving boy who just shines with pride when he learns something or gets a signal right.  His lovely tail curls over his back except when he is running - then it trails behind him.  He weighs about 50 lean pounds.  His outer coat is sunburned, but he's a lovely chestnut under that.  He is very agile and fast, but settles quickly in the house.  He jumps in the creek, runs in the fields, and generally is just a big puppy.  He saw another dog at his foster home go thru the agility tunnel and over the A-frame - so he did too!
Jethro loves people and is overjoyed when meeting someone, he is a little too rambunctious for small or timid children.  This young man would prefer to be close to his person all the time, but can settle on his own.  He likes to ride in the car, has been crated, and is house trained. Jethro gets along with most, but not all, dogs.  He does well with 7 out of 8 dogs in his foster home.  He does ok on leash, but he needs to mature and focus a little.  His foster mother is also working on manners, but he is making progress in that area every day.
Jethro is ready for someone to love, an active home and person to play with would be ideal.  Unfortunately, he can climb fences so he will need a secure space when left alone.  He would also be better as an only dog, or with a single dog friend who doesn't try to bully him.

Jethro is fostered in Blacksburg, VA.  Apply here to meet him. NS 2921
Windy's puppies!
Evelyn - Female #1
NS 2145
Proud Mom Windy and her 5 puppies

Watch mom and pups here!
Deirdre - Female #2
NS 2144
Angelynn - Female #3
NS 2141
Bryan - Male #1
NS 2142
Conan - Male #2
NS 2143

Windy is a young female shepherd/cavalier mix, probably.  She does have blue eyes, a lovely red and white coat and gorgeous tail with a nice, white tip.  Since she is a nursing mom, her coat is almost certainly not in optimum condition.  Windy is an excellent mom and is taking good care of her babies.  She is a small dog, about 25 lbs, a real space saver!  She is sweet as can be, very affectionate and would make a wonderful companion.  She has not been tested with children but has been very accepting of us handling her babies, both men and women.  She has been very good with visiting dogs being around her babies as well.  She is not accustomed to walking on a leash but is otherwise very easy to handle.
Windy will not be available for adoption for at least another 2-3 weeks, when her pups are done nursing.

Windy and her litter are being fostered near Gettysburg, PA.  Apply here for her. NS 2146
Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller is a very happy, delightful 11-year old blue merle mix who lost his first owner.  He's a big boy, a very skinny 70 lbs right now; he needs another 10-15 lbs, preferably in muscle mass because his life was spent on a chain, so he never had a chance to exercise properly until now.  He is learning to walk on a leash and has decided that it's not so bad since there are so many interesting things to see and smell out there.  Dusty is a very laid back, mellow boy who is fine with other dogs and cats (especially the ones that are friendly and don't run).  His house manners are perfect; he's been a perfect house guest in his foster home.

Dusty's ideal home would have someone who has nothing better to do that just pet him and tell him how wonderful he is.  Alas, that perfect home probably is not out there but a home with reasonably attentive people would do just fine, thank you.  Dusty Miller is a congenial, mild-mannered boy, he is non-reactive to other dogs while on walks (no matter if the resident dogs are horrible); he's just easy-going, gentle and sweet.  He does like to chase balls but isn't manic about it.  He's been fine with kids he's met so far.

He's recovering from a bad haircut, so his nice coat should fill out nicely in plenty of time for winter. That includes his nice, active tail that makes a resounding "whack!" when it hits the wall and can definitely clear off a coffee table if he stands still long enough.  And when Dusty Miller is happy, that tail moves a LOT.  He's a happy, good boy--bright-eyed and interested in everything.  He wants to be a part of everything; he can be a big part of anyone's life.
Dusty Miller is being fostered near Gettysburg, PA.   Apply here to meet him. NS TBD
When he was in another foster home he demonstrated he could play nicely with a much smaller dog. (see video) Perry loves to play with other dogs! Unfortunately his current foster sister has rebuked all his efforts, but he does listen to her and backs off with a sigh. Being young, Perry does have medium level energy, but he channels it appropriately. If you are busy he will keep himself occupied with his toys. He enjoys the daily runs and walks and would like to find an active home that would include him. If you're not athletic, a trip to the dog park will work just fine! He has shown an interest in agility and would like to continue it if possible!
Perry is about one year old so he is still learning about life. He is completely housebroken and only chews on inappropriate things once in a while. He loves toys, other dogs, playing fetch, learning new things, splashing in water and going for car rides and walks.   It’s difficult to find anything Perry doesn’t like!   If you’re feeling blue, just watch him roll around his treat ball and all your worries will fade away! Perry is learning basic obedience commands quickly, as well as a few agility tricks. Perry wants to please and is easily corrected. His recall is quite good, and he’s mastered fetch.