Available Dogs - Northeast
NY, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT
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!
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.
Looking for a pair of beautiful and sweet Aussies? Meet Indy 500 and his sister Miss Anna. They are 10 years young and have been together their entire lives. Miss Anna is a black tri weighing about 43 pounds. Indy 500 is a blue merle with prick ears weighing about 62 pounds who could benefit from a diet plan to take off a few pounds. Both are leash trained and housebroken. They have settled very easily into their foster home.
Miss Anna is a very Velcro girl, preferring to spend time in the house with her person, or anywhere with her person for that matter! She is a quiet girl and enjoys lots of petting. She does not seem to want anything to do with water from a hose or in a small pool. Miss Anna will run with another dog that is chasing a ball and may, in a quieter setting, decide to chase the ball herself.
Don’t let Indy 500’s name fool you. Contrary to the race with the same name, Indy 500 is a laid back fellow who enjoys playing ball or Frisbee and spending time with his sister. He will bring the ball or Frisbee back to you. He has a bit of a curly coat, making him all that much more cuddly. Indy 500 didn’t mind being squirted with the hose, but when shown a lake with a small rolling ripple, he was quite surprised and not sure he would want to go in!
Indy 500 and Miss Anna have a bit too much interest in cats, so should be placed in a home without them. .
Since Indy 500 and Miss Anna have enjoyed their entire lives together, it would be wonderful if a family could adopt them together. However, we will accept applications on them separately. If you have room for one or, better yet, two great Aussies, take a look at this sister and brother pair!
They are fostered in Kirkville, NY. Apply here to meet them. NS 1775 and NS 1886
Senorita Lacy is a small, sweet red and white female Aussie that is about 12 years old. She is a bit overweight, at 38 pounds but FULL of personality. Senorita Lacy is engaging and friendly with everyone she meets and loves being with her people. She is generally quiet and calm but loves going for walks on and off leash. Senorita Lacy loves the water and will swim anywhere.
Senorita Lacy is great with cats and learning to live with house rabbits. She pays little attention to chickens and goats. Senorita Lacy gets along well with all dogs in the house and is very patient with her very active 1 year old foster brother. Senorita Lacy enjoys her walks but is very content to lie at your feet. When she first arrived at her foster home she was high on the velcro scale with her foster mom but has become more independent over time. Senorita Lacy is completely housebroken. She is very good on and off leash. She has been great with adults and teenagers and large groups of people but has not been exposed to younger children as of yet.
She is fostered in Foster, RI. Apply here for her. NS 1890
Jiggs is a gentle 63 lb. red merle mix who is about 3-4 years old. Jiggs is housebroken and quite happy to lay near his people and relax. Jiggs happily greets you if you've been out, but does not jump up. He also greets visitors nicely.
He will go in a crate but there is no need to crate him. He is great around the house and does not counter surf or get into the trash. He plays nicely with his foster brothers as well as play with chew toys. Jiggs rides nicely in the car. He enjoys walks and walks nicely on an 'easy walk' harness. Though he still pulls a bit if walked on his collar.
This big boy is D.O.G., and he likes you to pronounce it like this: Dee O Gee!!! He is a very sweet dog and seems very balanced. He gets along really well with other dogs, a resident cat, children over 6 (because of his size) and has not met a stranger. He is 4 years old and weighs 78 pounds. He has a beautiful black coat with a bit of white on his chest, and a long flowing tail. He loves to ride in the car...just jumps right in and sits calmly watching out the window and enjoying the ride. He walks pretty well on the leash and has a great happy go lucky approach to life. He is house broken and crate trained and terrific all around dog! He will be fostered in the northeast, so stay tuned for updates! NS 1917
Jiggs enjoys romping in the yard but does not have much recall right now so a yard with a fence would be suggested.
If you are looking for a large yet gentle and laid back dog with a big heart, Jiggs may be the one for you.
Jiggs is being fostered in RI.
Apply here for him. NS 1889
William is a lovely black tri male weighing in at about 39 pounds. There was no definite age upon evaluation but he is probably 2, maybe 3 years old. He greets with enthusiasm, tail wags and jumping; we are working on the jumping, and he is easily correctable. He is extremely Velcro, follows happily and then lies next to the adults in the home. He loves to be petted and doesn't nudge when you stop, he simply waits patiently for more attention and is rarely more than five feet away at any given time. He is also fond of young school age children as well. William is very quick to learn, loves to go for walks and ride in the car.
William is housebroken and had only one accident until he was reminded that you ask to go outside by standing near the door. He was hesitant with adult males at first, but seems to have learned that they are just fine creatures as well. He walks well on a leash but is a strong walker at first, and then he slows down and walks at a steady pace. His preferred method of exercise is definitely long walks on the leash, and would make a wonderful running partner. William is an absolute wizard with tennis balls, leaping and twisting and making incredible catches, and he loves to do it for as long as your arm holds out. He ias also *fast* as anything we've ever seen so he might be a good candidate for flyball, and we plan to test him on frisbee as well.
William hasn't been cat tested, but he does great with other dogs after a brief careful introduction so he doesn't get too nervous at first. He has been respectiful of small dogs and also played with a dog his age that weighs 100 pounds in his foster home.
William crates well while you're away, and enjoys retreating to his open crate even when you're home. It's his little happy place. William appreciates someone who gives him clear, firm commands--it helps him feel secure. He really wants to please and pays attention to his handler so just a slightly raised voice or a sharp word is all it takes to get him on track if he's getting nervous--just a reminder that you are in charge and will keep him safe. This is one adorable and sweet boy!
William is fostered in VT. Apply here for him. NS 1805