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. 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.
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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 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
Dilly is a three year old male with a stub tail. He weighs approximately 50 pounds, but he could stand to gain another 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 as an only dog, or with a dog that has a high energy level that loves 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 much if any barking! Dilly has the aussie hearding instinct.He is working on not jumping unless asked for a hug. Dilly is up to date on vet work.
Dilly is fostered in Galloway, NJ.
Apply here to meet him. NS 2028
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 2129
Dusty Miller is a goofy yet delightful senior--11 years young and getting younger every day he is off his chain. He has fit right in at his foster home. No crating necessary, excellent house manners and good with cats, kids and dogs and all people. Dusty is a large blue merle, right now tipping the scale at a very skinny 70 lbs. Yes, 70 lbs and we are working hard to get weight on him with 3 meals a day; he's not a big eater. When his last owner entered the hospital, Dusty lost about 30 lbs because he wouldn't eat (much) when left alone. He'd always had someone stay and keep him company when eating, even as a puppy. So once his foster mom figured it out, he always has human company now when he eats. No problem.
Dusty's favorite time of day is walkie time. He gets quite excited and just can't wait to hit the trail--he's got 11 years of inactivity and boredom to make up, after all. He has really learned a lot about walking on a leash and we aren't too worried about formal leash work, we'd rather he get muscled up. His coat is re-growing after his summer hair coat. When he was tied out, he wore a harness and it rubbed a lot the hair off, so Dusty is a bit of a patchwork right now but it's growing back and he should be a very pretty boy once his full coat is in.
Dusty Miller craves attention and loves being petted and loved on. He's a happy boy right now.
Another time of day that he really likes is bedtime, when he gets to settle down with the other
dogs and his foster mom for the night.
Dusty is a very low maintenance dog. All he wants is to be loved on. His eyes are amazingly clear considering his age and both vision and hearing seem fine.
Dusty is a big, old country boy, just a big, old goober. Nothing bothers him very much--lightning/thunder, vacuums, loud vehicles. Dusty says to bring it on, he's cool!
Dusty Miller is being fostered near Collegeville, PA. Apply here to meet him. NS 2150
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.
Gussy Gus is a delightful 3 yr old blue merle male with docked tail and 1-1/2 blue eyes. Gussy Gus is a big boy at 65 lbs with plenty of energy for someone who likes to jog, hike and otherwise is active. But he also settles down nicely indoors, usually under his foster mom's feet. He's like a mobile footstool if you need one. He is completely reliable in the house and doesn't need crating.
Gussy Gus' active imagination has him reacting inappropriately in odd moments, but he responds well to correction and a confident handler, this should all leave with time. He is a work in progress but has potential to be a marvelous dog and loyal companion. Gussy Gus is fine with the resident cats and doesn't even chase the squirrels out of the yard. He plays nicely with the resident dogs and always gives way to Little Miss Alpha, the resident pack leader. Gussy Gus prefers that someone else be in charge. Gussy Gus prefers to be wherever his people are and not left outside alone, although he does not try to escape or bark. He is a good boy.
Gussy Gus is being fostered near Gettysburg, PA. Apply here for him. NS 2054
Gussy Gus is a quirky dog, so his forever home needs to have patience and the ability to deal with such things as fear of uncarpeted floors and some steps. Gussy Gus tries and tries, but he just cannot get the hang of them. He panics, his feet go out from under him and he goes "splat." That scares him. So we put some throw rugs out here and there to help him navigate through the house. He is okay with some floors, so it's all in his head, but it's all very scary and real to him. Gussy Gus loves obedience work, it must be the structure it provides him, he doesn't have to worry about being in charge. He is fast and smart. Despite his size, he'd love doing agility for fun, but he is too large to be a contender. He sits nicely for his meals and treats.
Meet Prince Harry, a very handsome red tri boy that is rumored to be somewhere between 13 and 15 years of age. We think he looks and acts younger!
Harry's house, car and leash manners are impeccable, he knows his basic commands and we've yet to see him startle in any situation. He loves to ride in the car and will wiggle his little nub wildly and head straight for his leash if you say, "Go for a ride?". Harry also enjoys a game of fetch and a good belly rub!
Prince Harry has made many dog friends in his foster home and loves a good game of wrestling with a good adversary..
Prince Harry loves men and woman alike and is very quiet inside the house. He has been known to give a warning growl to overly affectionate young children before politely removing himself from the situation, so no little ones for him.
Prince Harry would do well in most any living environment. While he's not a small boy, so long as he gets his proper daily exercise, he does well in smaller quarters and appears to only need a few outs a day.
Please consider giving this handsome boy a forever home and you'll receive a wonderful companion in return!
Prince Harry is fostered in Collegeville PA
Apply here to meet him. NS 2188
Meet Angelina! She is a blue merle girl with a bob tail and beautiful brown eyes!.
She is a medium energy gal between 1-3 years of age and weighs about 45 pounds. She has just come north and is settling in very nicely.
Angelina being fostered in Allentown PA.
Apply here to meet her. NS 2187
Fonzie is a leggy young red tricolor Australian shepherd male about 1-2 years old. He's never met a stranger! He loves people and other dogs. He is also curious and playful - even with the cats who do not reciprocate his enthusiasm.
Fonzie is very smart, eager to please, and responsive to feedback, and while crate trained and house trained, is still just learning his manners and how to live properly in a human home. He would take well to formal obedience training, and would certainly learn the ropes very rapidly.
Fonzie is being fostered in Lehighton PA
Apply here for her. NS 2165
Princess Mojo (NS 2195), left, and Madalyn (NS 2194) right, are 5 year old siblings with the sweetest dispositions ever. They both love chasing balls and bring them right back to your feet, get along great with other dogs, walk beautifully on leash and are practically perfect in every way. Princess Mojo is 47 pounds and Madalyn is considerably smaller at 34 pounds. Both are cuddly, obedient, reliable in the house, and adorable.
Both girls are fostered in Collegeville PA.
Princess Jasmine is a three year old toy Aussie wighing 18 pounds but needs to lose about 4 pounds. She is cuddly and affectionate and has a great singing voice and is creative in expressing her opinions. She is getting used to being a small dog in a big dog pack but seems more relaxed and confident and happy every day, running and playing and would even like to retrieve tennis balls like the others, but they're too big for her little mouth. Pricess Jasmine is fostered in Collegeville PA NS 2195
Joey is a six month old dilute red tri puppy who gets along with everyone. he will be arriving in PA Dec 4. NS xxxx
Do you have a gaping, 50lb void in your life? Are you looking for a second shadow? Look no further. Kendall is a stunning blue merle who is approx 18 months old. The first thing you need to know is that these pictures do not do him a hint of justice. He is one million times more gorgeous in person. The other thing is, you have no idea how hard it is to get a decent picture of him because he wants to be SO close to you, the only thing you end up getting is the inside of his nose. He is a ridiculously happy, unbelievably smart and extremely sweet, high-velcro wiggle butt. One glance from you sets his tail into serious overdrive.
He does well with the foster home's dogs, although they do not 100% appreciate his enthusiasm 100% of the time (but they can be cranky). He is medium-high to high on the energy scale. This is NOT a dog that you can crate for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. If the velcro scale is 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, his number is infinity. Can you work on the computer with one hand? Good, because the other one will have to be on him. He loves everyone, but he REALLY loves men. Never mind that foster mom does all the work, foster dad walks through the door and it is Christmas morning every time. He is good with children, but exuberant. He will sort of play fetch if you want him to. He doesn't seem to understand toys. But he'd try to get to the moon if you asked him to.
Kendall does pull a bit on the leash. Leash walking seems to be a new experience for him. Does counter surf but does not jump on people. He is untested with cats, but does seem to have a bit of a high prey drive. He WILL 'sing' in an absolutely heart-breaking and charming way if anyone in the house is playing the trumpet. He does not seem to be completely housebroken, but we have no doubt that he will be soon.
Kendall is heartworm positive, but will be ready for adoption mid-December. And please remember...if you need privacy in the bathroom, or anywhere else for that matter, this is not the dog for you!
Kendall is fostered in New London, PA. Apply here to meet him. NS 2163