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.
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.

Snowdrop is a sweet, black bi girl that is about ten 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.

Snowdrop comes from a neglect situation and arrived frightened and bonded to Alyssum NS 2257. She refused to go out for several weeks. It took more than a month for her to relax her tail.   Now Snowdrop enjoys walking around the yard. Sometimes it takes encouragement to get her started, but then she enjoys a leisurely stroll of sniffing. She perks up at the sight of squirrels and birds and feral cats. If you are looking for a running partner, Snowdrop is not your dog.

Snowdrop is still adjusting to home living and is learning steps. She is quite reliable in the house and crates well. Right now she prefers to have her crate so she can retreat when she is not comfortable. As the days go by, Snowdrop is leaving her crate more frequently and exploring the house.   She will chew on a toy or antler occasionally. Snowdrop is very food motivated, and we're working on basic training skills. She is not a snuggler, but we're working on that too! She enjoys being brushed and having her teeth brushed. Stay tuned as Snowdrop blossoms into the great dog she will be!

Snowdrop is very easy going. She and her foster sister enjoy a mutual relationship of ignoring each other. Other than a few sniffs, there isn't a lot of interaction. Snowdrop does look to her sister for cues.

If you are looking for a low energy friend who you can help adjust to a world of love and understanding, Snowdrop is for you!

Because of her probable hearing loss she will require a fenced yard or to be leashed at all times.

This adorable sweet girl is fostered near Reading, PA.

Apply here for her. NS 2258
Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball is one of our honorary Aussies. She is an adorable 6-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 fairly low on the energy scale, although she does like a romp in the yard several times a day. Inside she settles down and is content with some belly rubs. She doesn't play with toys much, but will try an antler or bone. Lucy is fine with kids, but is way too interested in cats and other small furry critters. (The outdoor cats here won't let her near them and they are usually good judges of dog character.)   Lucy joins us for daily walks and runs and does quite well leashed. She is quiet, barks appropriately, and will carry on a conversation with you sometimes!

When meeting other dogs Lucy acts tough and starts talking trash, but in reality she is quite submissive. She needs slow introductions with other dogs until she feels safe - then she happily gives and accepts kisses.  When it's biscuit time, Lucy is the dog sitting in the back.  There isn't a lot of interaction with the other dogs in this house, but that could be because they are not that interested in socializing. Lucy will try to initiate play but for the most part is content to just be with her person or on her own in the yard.    Lucy knows basic commands.   If you have to correct her, she is devastated - she just wants to do everything right! Although we are working on it, Lucy lacks attention outside, especially when there are other animals around, so she will need a fence or leashed walks.   Lucy crates easily and quietly, but is also fine loose in the house when her people are away.
Lucy is just a joy to have in your home - quiet, stays off the furniture, doesn't counter surf, doesn't shed much....and when you're ready to go she's right there! Okay - she's not an Aussie, but what a wonderful sweet loyal dog she is! If you are looking for a lower energy dog to keep you company at home or on your walks, Lucy is your dog! Need to snuggle? She'll happily oblige - as long as you rub her belly!

You can meet this cute honorary Aussie near Reading, PA.

Apply here for her. NS 2209
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Mr. Lucky

Mr Lucky was picked up stray in NC with a nasty injury to his right hind leg.  We suspect he had an argument with a car and lost.  He's been operated on by the very skillful and caring team at NC State Vet School now, and has an external fixator to immobilize his tibia while it heals.  The prognosis for complete recovery and full mobility and a long happy life for this dear boy is very good.

He's about 2-3 years old, 37 pounds, an has super soft silky fur and a cute face that just makes you go awwwww.  He was pretty matted but we're working on that and he already looks much better.  His tail will wait till last--he is not keen on having that brushed LOL.

This lovely dog loves everyone and every dog he meets.  You couldn't ask for a nicer temperament.  He is also being very patient and sweet about having to wear the cone of shame and also spend so much time in his crate as he is healing.  With 7 pins and two carbonite rods on the exterior of his leg, one can only imagine how uncomfortable he is, but he has been nothing but cheerful and glad to meet everyone and go anywhere you want him to.  He rides like a dream in the car.
We will recheck healing in 4 weeks (3rd week of May) and see if the pins and rods can be removed.  It may take another 2 weeks beyond that though.  Meantime, he is getting 3 walks of 10 minutes a day on each, to encourage him to start using the leg, and some range od motion exercises to help the knee and ankle joints to stay flexible.

Mr Lucky is being fostered in Collegeville, PA. 
Apply here for him.  NS 2439
Jennings is a very nice boy, a red tri male who is about 1 year old.  Stay tuned, we will have more info about this sweet boy as he travels to the Mid A. NS2453

Whimsy is approximately 7 months old and he is a sweet bundle of puppy love and energy. He has a gorgeous a full tail and presently weighs about 31 pounds. His motto is: "Don't worry, be happy" all day long!

Although Whimsy has never been in a home environment until now, he has quickly scoped out the situation and is just loving his new life. He recently found the softest dog bed in the house and loves it, and is really settling into the routine of the household which is surprising given how young he is. House training and keeping all 4 paws on the ground is definitely a work in progress, but we have no doubt that he will catch on given consistency and a little time. He is also a bit vocal...it usually takes the foster home's pack at least a little while to teach the new dog that squirrels and UPS trucks are to be barked at no matter what...but Whimsy came to us already hip to that program, so he fits right in. 
Whimsy is fostered in New London, PA

Apply here for him. NS2452

Adorable photo montage of Whimsy

Video of Whimsy in action
We think Whimsy would be just fine with tolerant cats and he loves all dogs. He has developed a nice rapport with the resident dogs although being so young he does push them to the limits of their tolerance from time to time. But a quick reprimand from them is all it takes for him to back off on the enthusiasm. He will be fine with kids old enough to help consistently teach him that paws stay on the ground. He loves people so much that he's sometimes reluctant to go outside. He seems to be saying: "Nooooo, I wanna be with you guys!"  So he's definitely a high velcro boy, as well as pretty high energy. Potential adopters should be willing and ready to devote time to training classes and daily exercise, please.

Whimsy is an awesome little dog, and he's 100% ready for adventure & ready to love his forever family. 

Roux is a beautiful female tri color Aussie. She is 2 years old. She weighs around 50lb and should lose 8-10lbs.

Roux is shy at first when she meets new people especially men, but warms up after she gets a chance to interact with them. Roux can be territorial if you approach her too quickly and she has never met you.

She has a wonderful personality. She loves to greet the foster family when they come home and really enjoys playing tug of war with anyone willing to take her on. Roux is silly and fun to watch when she is at play or when she is enjoying a walk. She bounces around the house with her foster siblings always interested in what is going on. She will jump up on the furniture to snuggle if you let her.
Roux loves playing with the dogs in her foster home. She is loud when she plays. Her and her foster bother love to wrestle and if you did not know better you would think they were fighting.   The only mess she makes is with toys, they will be unstuffed and torn apart with in minutes, however she settles down well when given a bone. She needs durable toys to play with or a tough bone. She walks well on a leash and most of the time does not respond to other dogs unless they bark excessively at her first.

She really enjoys going on walks and does well when people approach her as long as it is slowly. Roux is good with cats however she is interested in them and likes to smell them and lick them any chance she gets. The cats that she is living with at her foster home are immune to dogs so she is able to approach them without getting scratched.  She is crate trained and we have been feeding her in the crate. Roux has not had any accidents in the house. She does not like other dogs around her crate and will bark or growl to let them know.

As stated Roux should lose about 8 pounds. Her previous owner felt that she had allergies and had her on a limited ingredient diet, however no signs of allergies have been seen by the foster family. A steady weight reduction plan will have her back in shape in no time. 

Her foster home has fences so we are unsure of her recall skills but she does respond well to calling her name both inside the house and in the backyard.

Roux is being fostered in North Beach, MD

Apply here for her. NS2469
Mindy Belle

New spirit welcomes Mindy belle!  She is estimated to be 2 yrs old and was found as a stray in Kentucky.  She is adorable!  She is a black tri female weighing in at about 35-40 lbs.  She is quite the princess and enjoys being brushed and doted on.

Mindy is a medium to low energy dog and will make a wonderful addition to a family or a single person.  She isn't too fond of other dogs and prefers being the "main" attraction.   She is playful but likes to just take it easy and find a nice cozy spot to relax.  Mindy is not a barker and doesn't seem to mind cats.

She walks nicely on a leash, is house broken and could be left loose and would be fine in the house.
Milton John

This gorgeous guy is just a love bug!   He has a striking white blaze on his face which just makes him even more adorable. He is approximately 9-12 months old and is a red bi.  He weighs about 55 lbs and is medium energy.

He still has some puppy traits so he does need to be crated if it's an extended time, and he is not 100% housebroken but we are making progress.  He goes right into a crate and is not a barker.

Milton john loves everyone he encounters!  He loves other dogs and seems fine with cats .  He would LOVE some kids to play fetch with him and go on fun walks.

He will make a wonderful addition to any family ! He is just a happy go lucky dog looking for his forever family. !

Milton John is being fostered in Furlong, PA
Apply here for him. NS2359
She is an A plus dog other then the fact she wants to be an only dog.  Come meet this little gem in person!!

Mindy Belle is being fostered in Furlong, PA                                       Apply here for her. NS2360