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.
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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.
"Charlie" is an almost five-year-old smaller red tri Aussie. She weighs about 35 pounds and is working back to 28-30 for overall better health and fitness. Charlie is very shy and under socialized, yet in the two weeks she has been with us she is beginning to relax and explore with less fear. She gets along very well with our two dogs, a female BC and a male Aussie, as well as the three cats, and the parrot. No playground fights to date! At first she tried to ignore everyone (less scary!) but after several days she began following them around and learning the ropes. Charlie used to love her crate (safe den) in her previous home, however, that is no longer the case and she much prefers to roam loose in the house and skip the crating. She is well-behaved so this is not a problem.
Charlie's energy level is medium for an Aussie yet may rise as she becomes more fit. She is not velcro but is very alert regarding your location and checks in regularly. She is in good health, has a good appetite, great clean teeth, and a cute nub for a tail. She likes women and men and her previous owner said she is good with well- behaved children who treat her gently and with respect (as it should be). Charlie is not interested in toys and does pull on the leash though is making improvements.
She is quite matted so we are slowly and carefully brushing and clipping those mats out. Her coat will be glorious but this is a slow process due to her skittishness and the extent of the grooming needs.
Charlie has not counter-surfed nor begged for food at the table. She has an average prey drive (squirrels and chipmunks) and will need a fenced yard as her previous owner explained she does love to run. Since she is so skittish, a fence and a lot of leash time will be essential. She will take a while to readjust to her new home and it will be important that she is allowed to unfold at HER RATE so as not to have a major setback. She will be tested for heartworm this weekend. At her last vet visit, (8/2015), she tested negative. Until results are in she is a "coming attraction".
Charlie is being fostered in Coastal, NH. Apply here for her.NS2475
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Meet Percy! He is a 4yo blue merle babe with blue eyes (one partially brown) and although he’s 87 lbs he’s still pretty agile and loves to chase a ball. He could stand to lose a few pounds :)
He enjoys the dog park and gets along well with his foster brother and sister. He loves his crate but can be left loose. He has been around cats without any issues. He has even been on a treadmill!
He has been out to dinner to outdoor cafes and he has shown good manners.
Percy is a real herder and was turned in by his owners in West Virginia because he kept herding the neighbors kids. He even tries to herd his foster mom when they’re in the park. This appears to be the only issue to work on.
Percy has been pretty mellow, shy at first but now eating normally and takes treats nicely. He is still coming out of his shell, but so far he’s a good boy!
Percy is fostered in Brooklyn NY
Apply here for him.NS2634
Mala is being returned to the adoption pool. His new mom is planning to move overseas and cannot bring two dogs with her.
Mala 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 gets along well with most dogs but there can be a couple here and there that make him feisty. This is the same for kids. He will bark at and want to chase most kids under 12. He also likes to chase squirrels and cats. He should be in a no children/no cat home.
Mostly he’s just a big goofball that needs exercise to keep him relaxed. In his case, a tired dog is a good dog.
Mala is fostered in Brooklyn, NY.
Apply here for him.NS2478