Available Dogs - Northeast

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.
Senorita Lacy

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
Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl is an absolutely delightful and easy-going girl who would fit into just about any household.  She is a blue merle, 10 years old, in great shape except for being deaf to all but quite loud sounds.  The nice thing about that is she doesn't react to things and start barking.  She is a very restful and responsive companion, always keeping an eye on where you are and joining you as you move from room to room!  Her teeth are in great shape and the awful mats and burrs she came in with have been clipped away so she looks a little choppy but will quickly even out with some scissor or a little time.
She loves everyone: kids especially.  She likes treats and takes them gently and it seems as if she has known kids to be handy sources of food, but it's not all cupboard love.  Minnie actually starts wiggling when she sees kids.  She just likes people of all ages and adores being petted.  She will give you a bump with her nose under your hand or elbow when she'd like more petting.  She loves being brushed, walks beautifully on leash, and is very reliable in the house.  She seems to need only 2-3 outs a day.  She will crate, but is completely fine left loose.  She finds a bed or cool corner and is content to nap.

Minnie Pearl is very nice with other dogs.  She greets them, they all seem to like her in return, and everyone goes about their business.  She did take a  youngster in the foster home under her wing in a very sweet and motherly fashion and he warmed right up to that.  She's also polite with cats.

Minnie Pearl weighs 48 lbs but appears much smaller than that in person, even though that's a good weight for her.  She's only about 17" at the shoulder.

Minnie Pearl is fostered in Brooklyn, NY.
Apply here to meet her. NS 2117
Tennessee Dasher

This is Tennessee Dasher, who no doubt got his name from his one of 2 speeds: sleep and Dash! Tennessee Dasher is a sweet little guy, only about 35 lbs, with a generous nub for a tail that waggles quite a bit. He's a little timid and nervous, but as he gets more settled he is getting better. He has been very good in the house; although he was caught once for counter surfing for caramel apples (can you blame him?). He has not chewed anything inappropriate. He does not fetch and he is unsure about squeaky toys, but he likes to chew bones and carry toys around.

He is quiet at night, he is left loose, but he likes to get up early and he starts playing with his bones and toys in the bedroom, his subtle way of getting you to get up. He does not try to get in the bed; he loves his cave that he has found underneath a firewood wagon. If you can provide him with a cave at your house, he would be very grateful and he would sleep in there all the time.

He gets along great with the other dogs at his foster home, he likes to run and play with them when they are in the mood. They are couch potatoes for the most part, but he doesn't pester them.

He really does have 2 speeds: sleep and Zoom! He hardly just calmly walks anywhere. He is not a velcro dog, although he loves belly rubs and pets. When he comes zooming up to you, he will usually sit for pets and then flop over for belly rubs before jumping to his feet and zooming off again.
His recall does not work well, but he is getting better. He gets very nervous when you call him, we think in his previous life they called him and then corrected him, which has made him reluctant to come when called.  He definitely needs a fenced yard until his confidence in people has been restored. However, he is very friendly and likes everyone, as long as you're not saying "Come here" and trying to grab him.

Tennessee Dasher is quiet in the house all day and doesn't bark a lot outside either. He doesn't like to stay outside for very long- he loves being in the house. He goes out to take care of his business and he is at the door to come back in right away, unless you go outside with him, then he likes to zoom around. He is a very good little guy!
Tennessee Dasher will be fostered in CT. 
Apply here to meet him. NS 2003