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.
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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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.
Helen Keller Helen Keller is 6 years old and has been blind since birth. She is super sweet and affectionate, and navigates very well. 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. Kelly loves toys and will carry them around and stash them in her bed. At only 29 pounds, she is a very nice small size. 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. Unfortunately, Kelly still leaks urine when at rest, and she is on the highest dose allowed her little body. We are researching alternative treatments, but for now she will stay with New Spirit. NS2399
Thidwick This wonderful guy was dealt a bad hand by nature but his heart issues are being nicely controlled by a regimen of meds and he gets follow up check by a cardiologist or regular vet every 3 months. When you think about the good that donations can do, think of Thidwick-- only through the generosity of our donors can we afford to give him this excellent care which is improving his quality of life and prolonging it as well. HIs chronic heart failure (CHF) is due to a faulty mitral valve which we hoped to get surgically repaired with a specialty team of Japanese vets who were planning to come to the vet school at University of FL in Gainesville, but with the pandemic, international travel and elective surgeries have been cancelled. Most dogs in CHF have 6-24 months life expectancy once diagnosed, with 9 months being the average. Thidwick was in full CHF when we got him 9 months ago but so far he is doing very well and we hope he will live to the longer end of the expected span for this condition. He is also on an inhaler now twice a day to help with a wheezy lung condition that is not attributable to anything the vets can find, other than we see on xray that he has some scarring there. He is such a sweet and patient guy that he tolerates the inhaler which is a specially designed one for dogs--as long as he gets his half a Milkbone treat afterward :) On the better diet in his foster home, he has grown the most gorgeous soft and bounteous white coat imaginable, and also put on a bit of weight. He loves the fenced yard to wander safely despite having only 5% vision, and he gallops in when called, and looks a lot like a polar bear when he does, with the new coat and a little more weight. He does love his food! He adores having visitors and just hones in on them like a heat seeking missile and then if they sit down, lays his head in their lap and stands there perfectly still for petting as long as he can get it. We can't fix what's wrong with this guy but he sure is having a happy life for now. He is fostered in Collegeville PA. NS3401
9 months of loving care; the results are beautiful!
Jack B. Nimble This handsome 11-years young red tri Aussie doesn't let anything slow him down. Every person he meets falls in love with his sweet disposition. Jack is housebroken (loves the doggie door and his fenced yard) and gets along well with his 3 Aussie siblings (not cat or children tested). He loves belly rubs, walks, and playing with toys. Jack has mobility issues and requires further medical evaluation so he is On Hold until he is able to function at his optimal level. Jack is fostered in Holland, PA NS3617
Carter MD is a one year old Aussie/ Border Collie mix. He came to the shelter when his owner requested he be picked up to be euthanized due to aggressive behavior. Once Carter was here, it became apparent that his owners didn't know the tendency of the breed and he was actually herding their children. Carter's owner also stated he was losing weight and his hair, but they didn't know why-they also didn't take him to a vet to figure out why. Our guess is due to malnutrition. Carter was initially fearful and growly in the kennel, but once outside he exhibited social and friendly behavior. He did fairly well for his behavior evaluation, but did show some resource guarding behavior-though who could blame him with him being underweight? If you have any questions or would be interested in saving Carter MD, please let us know! Carter MD will be fostered in the Mid-Atlantic region. NSXXXX
Charmander - ADOPTION PENDING
Charmander is a sweet, 5 year old black tri male. He's skittish around new people and in new settings but once he settles in, he just wants to cuddle and play with toys. He will greet you with a fast booty wiggle and a toy in his mouth. Charmander is being fostered in Roanoke, VA. NSXXXX