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
Sophia Loren is a beautiful red tri BC Aussie mix. When she arrived, her coat had been cut very short, and was sun bleached. Her natural coat is a deep red: rich and gorgeous.

She is quiet in her crate and converts to the Energizer Bunny when she comes out. As you can see from the video, she's no couch potato. Check out this fun girl here.  She weighed about 32# when she arrived. She's up to about 40 - 45#. She could use a few more pounds.

Sophia Loren completed her heart worm treatment and has been spayed.  She respects dogs who say they don't want to be bothered.  NS2510

Pete is a beautiful and delightful 13-1/2 year-old Blue Merle with shades of brown in his coat and a full tail. He has one blue eye and one brown eye. Pete is a very sweet low-energy affectionate dog who enjoys walks and the outdoors. He is content to stay in the foster home's fenced-in yard for long periods of time. When Pete's foster parents return home from errands, Pete greets them enthusiastically at the front door.

Pete has excellent house manners, does not need to be crated, and is currently living very peacefully with another dog and two house cats. Due to a new job which kept the owner away from home over 12 hours each day, he was turned in by his former owner of 11 years.
Pete is fully vetted and neutered.  Along with his age he has some hearing loss and is being successfully medicated for low thyroid hormone output.    Pete will make a wonderful companion to a senior who doesn't want a young, wild dog, but rather a quiet, mature canine citizen.  Pete very much enjoys going for walks, it's good for him, body and mind.

Pete is being fostered near Gettysburg PA.

                Apply here for him.  NS2488
Helen Keller

Meet Helen Keller affectionately known as “Kelly”.   Kelly is a 5 yr. old red Merle Aussie mix, who is blind and hearing impaired in one ear. She hears best in her left ear and eagerly follows your voice by turning her head to that side. Kelly is small in stature measuring a mere 13 3/4” H, weighing approx. 35- 40 lbs., with a soft short coat and cute little bob tail.  She is extremely sweet and as smart as she is adorable.                                                                                                                                                         
Kelly has been in foster a little over 3 weeks, in that short time " she has blossomed!! "   Having gone from a seemingly low energy to a more active medium energy pup. Off leash outdoors this lovely gal initiates or joins in play with 2 much younger very active housemates, she's enjoying games of chase and tug of war. The only time she barks is outdoors during times of play with her housemates, otherwise she's quiet, not even barking when visitors come into the home.

She's navigating a large non fenced yard like a pro and if she gets out of sight she readily returns when calling her name. Always with her beautiful smile of accomplishment she greets you.  Doors can be left open and she'll remain indoors, should she need to go out and given a go ahead she'll go about her business and return with out incident. I'm so proud of this girl, she has no idea she's any different than dogs with sight.
If you're on the fence about sight or hearing impaired companions, Kelly will show you how easy they are and would make a wonderful first choice, to help get your feet wet. She is so easy, adjusts quickly, is extremely smart, listens and follows voice commands, is leash trained, loves grooming, is gentle and loving, but best of all shows you her appreciation with her beautiful smile.

The  New Spirit community is available to answer questions and offer helpful information and tips. Blinddogs.net is also great resource to look into when considering an impaired companion.
This sweet girl is ready for her forever home!   Kelly is currently fostered in Trout Run, Pa.

Apply here for her.  NS2399

A very sweet male border collie approx 10.5 years old.  He is housebroken and loves his crate and bed.   Lobo has learned to love car rides and walks.

He is definitely coming out of his shell!  He joins the others in the kitchen for treats instead of waiting in his crate, comes out of the crate for pets, gives kisses now, excited to go out and is eating enthusiastically!! 

He is such a sweetheart and doesn’t wander far away - likes to know you are close.  No separation issues at all!.

Lobo got his stitches removed today after a procedure and is cleared for adoption!  His tail doesn’t stop and goes in circles when really excited.  He likes to be with his person and has the head nudge to get petted down pat!  He is eating very well and totally housebroken.  He likes his crate as a “safe place” but does come out and use the other beds.  Lobo would absolutely excel as an only dog or 1 of 2-3.  More than that he seems to overwhelm him.  Lobo is up to date on all shots and chipped.

Lobo is fostered in Mount Laurel, NJ.
This is Red Buddy, a red bi color border collie.  One owner died and another left him at a boarding kennel where he has been living ever since.  Then the kennel owner passed away and friends stepped in to find homes for the dogs that remained there including this dear fellow, who is 12 years old and blind. We will have him evaluated to see if anything can be done to restore his sight though.
He is such a sweetie and responds well to your voice, and quickly finds his way around in a new environment. He likes other dogs and loves to follow you around.  He also has some favorite toys thay he will toss and play with all by himself.  Red Buddy is a gentle soul with a tail that wags at the hint of sweet talk, and is in overall very good health.
He is fostered in Collegeville PA       NS 2632
Bella Della Bella Della is a foxy red bi girl, coming up on 8 years old.  She is a cute girl with a tail, weighs about 54 pounds, and gets along great with other dogs and loves to play.  Friendly to everyone she meets.  She's pretty awful on leash so we'll work on that as she recovers from surgery to repair a torn ligament in her back leg.  She will be 100% fine in a couple of months though.  Bella Della is fostered in Collegeville PA  NS2343
Apply here for him.  NS 2618
Please check back for updates.

This smiling guy is a very energetic 3 yo 65lb red merle.
He crates well, loves a ball or toy which he will carry around like it’s his blankie. He knows how to run alongside a bike and/or go for a run.
Walter will thrive in an environment where he is the center of attention.  He needs to be a single dog in a home with grown children. 

He likes to chase squirrels. He has been around cats but depending on the cat, he may want to go after it.

Mostly he’s just a big goofball that needs exercise to keep him relaxed. In his case, a tired dog is a good dog.

Walter is being fostered in New Jersey.

Apply here for him.  NS 2478

A blue merle female, 18 mos to 2 years old, 40 lbs, but needs some weight and some more fur, which will happen now that she's on a good diet. Look at those striking eyes!  She has a damaged right front leg and paw. X-ray showed sound bones and joints so nerve paralysis is to blame.  However, she gets around just fine. We are looking at therapy to help her get the most fun out of life, and she is all about fun! 

She is house trained, okay on a leash, great with dogs. A real happy, loving sweetheart!

Cissy is fostered in Collegeville PA 

Apply here for her.  NS 2631
Boogie Bear is about 4 years old, neutered, UTD, HW- and medium energy. He loves kids. He had a two year old girl with his former family; the lady said he really loved her. He is house trained. Not good with cats. He’s a tall guy weighing 59 lbs., is agile and runs like the wind. He’ll need a home with a physical fence. He’s a real sweetheart! Surrendered because previous owner's new SO didn't want an indoor dog.  PS We're told he's been trained to get a beer from the fridge so if you do let him in, he knows how to make himself useful.  Foster location TBD  NS2639

Jonzy Please pardon his pic. LOL. He sticks close so is hard to photograph by myself.  Jonzy is a youngster at about 18 mos. He was picked up as a stray. He’s a big guy around 55 lbs, neutered, UTD,  HW-, micro-chipped and medium to high energy. He is a diamond in the rough. He’s a real Velcro dog wanting to please and be loved. He’ll do well with some obedience training. He’s a submissive peer. I’ve not cat or kid tested him. My poor cat has retired from dog testing and I don’t have any friends with children.  Foster location TBD.  NS2641
Hanes Blue Hanes is estimated to be about 4 yrs old. He’s got pearly white teeth. He was picked up as a stray. He’s a medium sized dog at 44 lbs., neutered, UTD, HW-, micro-chipped and is a medium energy guy. He’s house trained. He’s people oriented, meeting new people cautiously not fearfully. He wants to please and be loved.  Foster location TBD.  NS2640
Alexia This blue-eyed girl is said to be 15 but seems much younger, she is energetic and loves to play.  She great with little children--had a two year old in her former home that she loved.  The previous caretaker is no longer at liberty so the family who has her now is turning her over to New Spirit since they have a farm with cows and can't take a chance she'll chase them. She's a little reserved at first with new poeple but warms up pretty quickly, and is especially drawn to men.  She will be fostered in Allentown.  NSXXXX
Tyler Brown is about 2 years old, a red tri boy.  He's a really nice boy. Totally untrained. Walking on a leash and thru doorways are a work in progress. He's getting some play time now and we will introduce him to other dogs tomorrow.
foster location TBD.  NSXXXX
Cartier an active, happy 35# male, about 9 to 12 months of age. He could use another 15 - 20 #.

Foster location TBD NS2621
Calais an active, happy 35# female, about 9 to 12 months of age. She might get a bit bigger.

Foster location TBD NS2622