Willie G is a wonderful dog! He weighs in at 50#, and is a black-tri with no tail. He came to us with some doubts about people and other dogs. He needs to meet new people at his own pace and, after a decent warming up period, he accepts pets and scratches. With a slow introduction he behaves appropriately around, kids, dogs, guinea pigs and both men and women.
He loves to be outside and would like nothing better than to keep you company on the porch while listening and watching the world go by. If that's not on the daily agenda, going for walks, following you around the house, taking a nap and also riding in the car are all good options. On the Aussie velcro scale and energy level he ranks about a medium.
He has good manners, is housebroken and has had only a few issues in the house. He will rest and eat in his crate and is crate trained, but prefers to be left loose in the house, and can be with no problems. Overall he is a very good houseguest. He doesn't bark unless he is meeting new people, is startled, or going for a walk.
Willie G would do best in a home that is laid back and patient.
Someone who will give him all of the petting that he craves, rides in the car, walks in whatever environment that you choose will be perfect for him. He simply would like to be a loyal companion to his human.
Willie G is fostered in Spring Grove, PA.
Apply here for him. NS3542
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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
Gramaussie has been with us over a year and is now 16 and a half. She's doing well and is very happy in her foster home. She sleeps the vast majority of the time but does enjoy getting a wake up call and toddling around the yard for up to an hour at a time, weather permitting. She is so very sweet and we will be keeping her with us "for the duration" as they say, so as not to ask her to make any further adjustments at this late stage. She adores her food and especially likes the gourmet canned foods we can provide. Her foster home has no steps she has to negotiate -- just a half step down to the outside and then a large flat fenced yard she can wander at will safely. Her aches and pains leave her limping and a little lopsided, but we give her a long acting pain reliever each day to help with that. She is very happy and bonded to her foster mom who she recognizes and whose voice she responds to with a bright engaged look as soon as she hears or sees her. This old darling will have as comfortable and happy a life as we can possibly provide for as long as she has left. Gramaussie is fostered in Collegeville, PA. NS3283
9 months of loving care; the results are beautiful!
Ginger Rogers is an approximately 1yo, 50lb black tri female aussie. She is settling into her foster home, and her bio will be updated as we get to know her. We are not currently accepting or reviewing applications for her. NSXXXX
Mossy is a beautiful, blue-eyed, blue merle aussie. She is a little on the smaller side, weighing a little less than 40 pounds. She just turned 5 years old, but still shows puppy energy when she gets excited. Mossy can be very timid around new people so she prefers to have a small inner circle of humans because too many at once can be overwhelming.
Although Mossy seems to get along with most dogs, she is a very dominant female. She can be possessive of toys and food, and tends to get jealous when her humans are paying attention to other dogs. Her foster home thinks she would do best as a single dog so she can get all the attention she craves.
Mossy has not been officially tested with children, but because she can get overwhelmed by too much at once, we suspect she would do best in a home without children under 10. She barks at cats and has a bit of a prey drive. She walks good on the leash, likes to play fetch for a bit, and enjoys chewing on bones and toys. Mossy is very athletic and would probably make an amazing agility dog.
Mossy is a sweet, well-mannered dog looking for an active family who can give her all the love and affection she deserves!
Mossy is being fostered in Philadelphia PA.
Apply here for her. NS3559
Kodie is a 9.5 year old male mini turned in with such matted and dirty fur that he had to be clipped down leaving only his mane. An easy going boy who gets along well with dogs and kids and people, he is adjusting well in his foster home however he is having some issues we must get checked out with the vet. Once things are sorted out he'll be available to find his forever home. Fostered in Lancaster PA. NS3561
Magenta is a 4 month old mini Aussie. She appears to be very sweet, and is in love with her new foster home's toddler and is getting along with the two resident dogs and cat. She does show reactivity to other dogs while on leash but we suspect this may be due to poor socialization prior to arriving to us.
She seems to love getting pets but appears to submissive pee when meeting new people or if she is approached suddenly. We will not be accepting any applications for her until we've had a chance to get to know her better and work on her potty training and social skills. Magenta is fostered in Brick, NJ. NS3565
Ausgar came to New Spirit when his dad was no longer able to care for him. He is about 5 years old, 60#, and ball crazy. ball crazy. ball crazy. he loves squeaky balls. He is ok with other dogs. He hasn’t interacted much with the resident cats. But, they show no concern with his presence. Ausgar is crate trained and has had no accidents inside. He is medium- to high-energy; he’s not super-velcro. NS3563