Available Dogs - Midatlantic
PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV
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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.
Princess Sheba Princess Sheba is now on medical hold due to her age and medical issues including her arthritis , which we have shortened her walks from 3 to 2 and go with how she is feeling that day. She still enjoys meeting people , but loves her beauty sleep and quiet time to recharge . She does still enjoy being loved on. She also isn't enjoying her grooming as much and resists. She recently went off her food and I readjusted what she eats and how it is prepared and sometimes hand feed her. She used to eat with no problem. We want to insure she doesn't have to make any other adjustments and ensure she gets the care that she needs as a senior dog. Princess Sheba is being fostered in
Spring Grove, PA NS3291
Bailey Blue is a work in progress, learning to trust people. She may have been abused or had some head injury or is just naturally extremely shy of people, but she is great with other dogs. This girl is a flower waiting to bloom and it will take some time to see how much more progress she can make. She may never be a very social dog with people she doesn't know but it's clear she will learn to love and trust at least one or two people. Bailey Blue is fostered in Collegeville PA. NS3780
Mangus - ADOPTION PENDING - is in the 30 pound range and presently on medical hold due to recuperation from an accident. He is approximately 8 years old and semi-velcro. He always wants to know where you are and can hear you move from two rooms away. He is totally trust worthy without a crate, but will slip into his crate periodically for a nap. He experienced some time on his own before being rescued so asks that we keep all garbage can lids closed. He does not play with toys but enjoys belly rubs while in your lap and loves hanging on the deck watching the deer and new fawns on the outside of the fencing. Fostered in Stroudsburg, PA NS3884
Rightie has a big personality and like her sister Middie, she is as smart as a whip. We often catch her looking at her surroundings and formulating plans. Most likely plans for mischief and mayhem! Rightie cannot get enough of the older (and sometimes cranky) dogs in her foster home. And like her sister, Rightie is also so looking forward to finding a loving and active home that will keep her smart little self challenged and busy.
Both girls were born in early August in KY. They are both working on their leash skills and on going outside to do their business. They are also unbelievably food-motivated!
Fostered in Orrtanna, PA
Apply here for Rightie. NS3929
Rightie on grass; Middie on box
Joisy Boy is a red & white Border Collie or Aussie Mix. We believe he is at least 5 years old. He is a shy boy when you first meet him but he's very spunky when he gets to know you. Joisy Boy is great on leash and loves to sniff in a straight line as he walks (he does not go to the bathroom on walks so a yard is a must). He knows commands and was definitely trained in his previous life. He is fairly low energy and loves to cuddle or find a quiet spot to curl up in. (Couch access is mandatory in his opinion) He won't be able to contain his excitement when his people return home though and will bounce about while giving submissive toothy grins and demanding butt scratches.
Joisy Boy gets along with our other dogs but can be a bully and would probably do well in a home without cats or dogs. A submissive dog might be ok but he definitely prefers humans to dogs.
He is shy around new people/situations and scared of the typical stuff (Storms/fireworks/loud noises). He would need a quiet home without small children and not too busy, preferably someone home most of the time. While he doesn't have separation anxiety, he definitely likes his person being around. He does get into things he shouldn't and knows to wait until everyone leaves, this includes bathroom trash, reachable food boxes/bags, paper towels etc. If he can reach it, he will get into it.
Joisy Boy is fostered in Haddon Twp., NJ
Apply here for him. NS3971
Beth the Cowgirl Beth is a dear girl who had a hard start in life, being penned in a barn stall because she wouldn’t stop “herding” the cows. To this day, she gets very animated if she hears cows outside or on the tv so no homes with cows, please! Beth has the normal Aussie reserve upon meeting new people but it lasts all of 5 minutes and then she’d like to crawl into your lap. She’s 3 years old and all white except for a red patch, but has no health problems associated with vision or hearing sometimes seen with Aussies with a lot of white. She was very overweight at intake, but she loves to go for walks so her foster home is having success getting some of the original 67 lbs off already. We recommend a fenced yard so she can run to her heart’s content. After so many years tied in a barn stall, it’s only fair she gets a chance to get out and run, and she loves to run and play with other dogs outside. Beth is great on a leash and doesn’t pull. She tends to walk a little faster at first when taken out and this is her sign that she has to potty. Beth could sit in front of you (or on your lap if you let her) for hours to get rubbed on her head. She loves head rubs, but will accept a body rub as well. The head rubs put her right to sleep. This girl is quite reliable in the house but if you’re not attuned to her signals she may have the very occasional accident indoors so the foster home just keeps her on a schedule and watches for her signals. This cowgirl loves her toys and feels a bit possessive of them but other than a grumble or swiftly grabbing one that gets dropped by another dog, it isn’t a big problem. Beth gets along well with both male and female dogs but does like to be top dog, especially in the house, but a few solid verbal corrections and nothing comes of it other than a little grumble.
Beth does well with men, women and children, but dog savvy children are preferred since it’s important for children to know which toys are theirs and which are hers, though there won’t be anything more than a grumble over it if someone tries to take a toy from her carefully curated collection. Beth does not counter surf, but if food is left at a height that she can reach it, she will help herself to it. She is always interested in what you are eating. She is not much for sharing her food with other dogs and will give a grumble if another dog comes close to her bowl while eating. She does not attack, she just gives a little grumble. Beth loves to sleep on the sofa and will make herself right at home. If allowed, she will also sleep on the bed with you. She isn’t much for dog beds, and would rather sleep on the floor if not allowed on the couch. We’re waiting for an appointment to get Beth spayed so she’s on hold for now. She also has a heart murmur, a grade 2 on a scale of 6, but it’s of no concern for anesthesia and she doesn’t require any regular meds to treat.
Beth is fostered in Gloucester VA. NS3972
Nilkko has only one resolution for 2024- to find a forever family! He is a beautiful 3-year-old double merle weighing a very healthy 60 pounds. He is incredibly friendly and loves to snuggle with people and receive belly rubs. Because of his genetics he is mostly deaf. Nikko has developed some tricks to compensate for his hearing- he likes to lay directly touching his people so he knows when they move, he will also lie directly against doors to tell when they are opened and will frequently turn to check on you while on walks. He's a very smart boy and takes direction from hand signs. All these tricks should tell you just how clever he is!
Nikko is comfortable with dogs and cats, but because of his low hearing he can't always hear when other dogs want to stop playing. Because of this we are recommending he be the only dog in the home, and not go to a home with young/small children. He does play well when supervised with other dogs at parks and in yards, and can be around children when closely supervised, but shouldn't be left alone. Nikko is a medium velcro, medium energy dog- he loves to be near people but doesn't mind being left alone, and he likes walks and fetch but doesn't pull at all. Truly, he is a dream to walk on leash.
Other than his hearing, Nikko is a perfectly healthy dog. He has no separation anxiety and is not a Covid puppy- he's got no problem being left at home for an office job. He likes to greet new people by yelling, but he really just can't hear how "enthusiastic" his greetings are. And of course he likes to get into occasional mischief- stealing some cheese off counters or eating some leftover cat food, but he is so easy to redirect and train. Nikko is going to make a wonderful addition to some lucky family!
Nikko is fostered in Philadelphia, PA
Apply here for him. NS3865
Cappuccino is one of the world's best dogs! He doesn't have an ego about it but everyone meeting him says he is beautiful and awesome. The color of hot chocolate Chino is a 1+ year old red-tri neutered male Aussie mix (maybe with husky?). He is a good-natured dog who loves to chase sticks and balls. At about 55 lbs. he is full grown with a dense coat and a beautiful tail that curls over his back. He has that young dog energy that needs releasing each day but that isn't difficult because he loves being involved in anything you are doing. Maybe trying some sports like Flyball. However he is very congenial around the house following you wherever you go. He never wants to miss out on anything.
Cappuccino has very good manners meeting people and other dogs. He is happy to share anything he has and will acquiesce to any dogs getting grumbly about anything. He loves exploring while hiking and taking a dip in a creek to cool off. His manners around the house are good as long as there isn't anything too tasty on the counter or coffee table (we are working on this). Leash manners need some work but he has the general idea, just has to learn to control his impulses. He is excited to ride in the car but needs to be restrained if you don't want him climbing into the front with you!
Chino's sweet nature would make him good with a family having activity that he can be part of. If there's nothing happening then he will find a place to lie down to wait for the excitement to start or find a ball and try to start some! Cappuccino is fine staying in a crate at night. He is very gentle taking treats and meeting kids however his large size is a consideration. His prey drive is apparent outside with squirrels and rabbits however inside he respects cats but may chase if they run. As an only dog or with a sibling Cappuccino would be happy.
If you think you have the life that Cappuccino is looking for please fill out an application. He'll make that life better, guaranteed!!
He is being fostered in Lancaster PA.
Apply here for him. NS3998
Sometimes called Barna-busy, because he's never done exploring! Barnabas is a Brown-Tri puppy, 3 mos old and currently 17 lbs.
Barnabas is just your typical puppy! Loves people. Good with other dogs. Learning manners, potty training, crate training, house training. He would thrive in an interactive home with lots play, walks, and stimulating activities, like puzzles. He's super curious, eager to romp around, and cherishes a good cuddle! A real sweetie looking for his forever home.
This cutie is up-to-date medically and neutered.
He is being fostered in Pittsburgh, PA
Apply here for him. NS4004
Luna Lu is a two year old purebred Aussie with no tail. She recently gave birth to a very healthy liter and is in her Momma Era! She spends most her time tending to her pups but we can already tell she is loving, caring, and a big goof. She is house trained and loves being around humans. She will be available for adoption once her pups are gone and the foster home has time to get to know her better without the pups around. Fostered in Telford, PA NS3955
The Galaxy Pups: Nasa, Galaxia, Cassiopeia, Seraphina, Orion, Cosmos & Astrid Luna Lu gave birth to seven out of this world beautiful pups! Suspected to be purebred Aussie and currently weigh around two pounds. Despite being on this earth for only two weeks, they have already developed a strong interest in many hobbies. Their favorite activities include sleeping, nursing, climbing on top of each other, and harmonizing in the family choir. Momma is loving, kind, and very gentle with her pups and humans. Will be available for adoption late April. Fostered in Telford, PA NS4007- 4013