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.
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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.
Weber is a gorgeous 2-3 year old black-tri weighing in about 50 pounds. He is a sweet and loving boy. Weber plays well with other dogs, not sure about cats though. He loves to play ball and go for rides in the car, especially to the park with his foster home pets. He is crate trained and house broken. Weber also walks nicely on a leash. He is very eager to please his "human".
Weber is being fostered in Mt. Laurel, NJ with 3 other aussies and they get along great! But he has a very strong guardian instinct and when company comes to visit he does not want to share his "human" with anyone else. Weber would do well with a single person who would be willing to crate him when company comes to visit. . He is such a lovebug with his foster dad and so gentle when taking treats or food. Don't miss out on this wonderful boy!
Weber is fostered in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
Apply here for him. NS3037
Meet Mamma Tessa. She is 8 years old and searching for her forever home. Tessa had a rough start in life but since coming into New Spirit she is blossoming into a loving, carefree dog.
Tessa is house trained and crate trained but she no longer needs her crate. She used it as her safe place when she first arrived but loves her doggie bed much more. Tessa loves to play with her toys and her foster brother and sister. You can watch her video and see her playing chase in the park with them.
Tessa gets excited when she knows she is going for a walk. She starts to wiggle her butt and sits pretty for her collar. Tessa is so good on a leash you barely need one. She stays right with you, with no pulling or jumping. When walking Tessa may shy away from people she meets but greets each dog with a polite sniff. She loves the car and jumps right in when going for a ride and lays quietly.
Tessa can be a little fearful of men and may give a low growl or a bark but quiets quickly when told it is ok. If they sit, she will come over for a sniff and allow a pet. Once she gets to know them there are no issues.
Tessa will make a wonderful companion but she needs to go to a quiet home. She can get anxious with a lot of movement so she cannot go to a home with small children. Tessa will benefit greatly in a home with another dog for a buddy. This will help her adjust to a new home much more easily.
Patience is a key word for Tessa. She has a lot of love to give and when she looks at you with those big brown eyes she melts your heart.
Tessa is fostered in Bel Air. MD
Apply here for her. NS2978
HE'S BACK! Bradley Cooper is about 1 year old and weighs about 45 pounds. He is VERY energetic and VERY enthusiastic. He loves people and attention. He does well in the car, is crate trained, and is decent on the leash (he tends to do a lot of pulling so a good harness is a must). He has had severe separation anxiety issues in the past as a single dog; he does much better when he has another dog to keep him company when his humans aren't home.
Bradley Cooper plays great with other dogs, but can be a bit of a bully so he would need a brother or sister that can hold their own. His ideal household would have no cats or small animals due to his high prey drive. Bradley Cooper has a ton of energy and will require an active household and a lot of stimulation. He tends to get into trouble when no one is watching and he will eat anything off the street. He likes to chase the ball and has been recently learning to bring it back.
Bradley Cooper is a quick learner, but will require a lot of patience and time. If you are interested in taking on a loyal, energetic pup, Bradley Cooper is your guy!
Bradley Cooper is being fostered in Philadelphia, PA.
Apply here for him. NS3137
Mishka This handsome fellow just turned 5 and after a life lived on a sheep farm he has hard a hard time adjusting to city life. So after three failed placements, we are just going to let him stay where he is for now, where he is doing well with a fully fenced yard and some careful management (ie put in another room) when new dogs or people come in. He tends to love both but gets over-excited so introductions are best put off for a few hours and then handled when the emotions are calmer. Unfortunately he turned out not to have good working instincts either, so the attempt to place him on a highly experienced working farm was also a miss. We love this guy but he is not for just any home. NS2770
Cactus Mack came into the program in KY two years ago and we were told he was 7 at that time, but experience tells us that he was much older. We guess him to be 12-13 now and a very hard 12-13 at that, as the vet expressed it. He had been adopted for 18 months but was returned to us and we figure he is now with us "for the duration". His eyesight and hearing are not the best, and his general mental state is pretty geriatric, but with lots of patience and care he has now adjusted to his foster home and knows the lay of the land. He seems happy enough and really is quite able physically to roam the fenced yard happily. NS2781
Approx 8 mo the old, 18-19 inches tall, weighing 40 lbs. He will be great with some puppy manners! He has spent much of his young life in a crate with a family that was too busy to spend time with him.
Blue is fostered in Brick, NJ
Apply here for him. NS3239
Helen Keller is 6 years old and has been blind since birth. She is super sweet and affectionate, and navigates very well. It takes her only a day or two to get oriented in a new place. Her coat is soft like mink and we think she is really a cross with a Jack Russel but anyone's guess is as good as ours.
At only 29 pounds, she is a very nice small size. Helen, whose everyday name is Kelly, is reliable in the house but she needs to take Proin which is a chewable tablet, twice a day, to help her keep bladder control. That runs about 27 cents a day. She is fine when left loose when you're out, and is just a little love to have around.
She loves toys, especially anything that squeaks, and especially balls she can carry around and chase and then curl up with.
Helen Keller is fostered in Collegeville, PA.
Apply here for her. NS2399
DJ is estimated to be 3 months old. He just arrived. He's laid back, takes everything in stride. NSXXXX
Kyler is a male merle estimated to be about 45 lbs. Please check back for more info as we learn more about him. NSXXXX