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.
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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.
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.
Jiggs is a gentle 63 lb. red merle mix who is about 4 years old. Jiggs happily greets you if you've been out and loves nothing more than to settle in and lie near his people and relax. He also enjoys meeting new people of all sorts. Jiggs is solidly housebroken. Jiggs loves riding in the car. He is in good health and UTD on all his shots.
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. Jiggs happily chews bones and antlers. He is food motivated and could be taught a whole range of skills by someone who took the time to help him understand what is being asked of him. Jiggs is inquisitive and will explore and investigate everything. He is put off by loud noises (thunder, fireworks, etc.)
Jiggs is being fostered in RI. Apply here to meet him. NS 1889
Jiggs enjoys romping in the yard but does not have much recall right now so a yard with a fence would be suggested. Due to his size a home with older children is recommended. While Jiggs plays nicely with his foster brothers, he is VERY selective in who he accepts. For this reason we think Jiggs would do best as an only dog in a dog savvy home. Jiggs tends to herd cats (even dog savvy cats), nipping at their backside, so no cats for Jiggs!
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 has shown no indication of resource guarding. He enjoys walks and walks nicely on an 'easy walk' harness, though he still pulls a bit if walked on his collar.
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
Meet Elmer a true “southern gentleman” - his manners are impeccable, he is sweet, loving, and oh so friendly. How could anyone leave him behind when they moved!!!!! Elmer is somewhere between 8-10, with some arthritis (doesn’t slow him down) and his sight and hearing are appropriate for his age.
He is medium size – under 50 lbs, medium length coat, with the cutest twinkle in his eyes. His walks great on a leash, loves car rides, and hanging with you. He gets along with other dogs, though he may not always join in with the younger ones while they play.
Elmer is up to date on all his shots, has had his teeth cleaned and is ready for his new forever home –Do you have a spot for him in your home and heart? You won’t be disappointed.
Elmer is being fostered in RI with two other aussies.
Apply here for him. NS 2130
Pearly is a beautiful 5 year old blue merle aussie mix who is looking for her forever home. She is in the 50lb range. Pearly has beautiful brown eyes and a full tail that doesn't stop wagging when you call her name. Not only does she have the cutest ears, but her white paws are covered in tan freckles. Pearly knows how to sit, lay down, give paw and rollover. Sometimes she gets so excited to show you that she knows how to rollover that she will spin in a circle instead.
Pearly is medium to low on the energy scale. She loves to go on her W-A-L-Ks. After her walk she is absolutely content with taking a nap in her crate or cuddling up next to you for a belly rub. Pearly is currently living with the resident cat and 2 other aussies and she does wonderful. She ignores the cat and enjoys just lounging around with one of the aussies. She really doesn't engage that much with the dogs or toys as she would rather just relax with her human. Pearly is both crate trained and house trained. She greets everyone very nicely, whether they are adults or children.
Pearly has a pretty good recall and wants to stay within eyesight to her foster mom. She can be a little shy at first when meeting new people, particularly men, but warms up within minutes. Her foster mom has caught her putting her paws up on the counter a few times but a quick "uh uh" will redirect her to get her paws off and to come see you. Pearly would make a wonderful companion to anyone looking for a low key aussie.
Pearly is fostered in Pelham, NH.
Apply here to meet her. NS 2148
Nickey is a pure bred, black tri Australian Shepherd who is very affectionate, intelligent and easy going. He is approximately 12 years old but his energy level is high and he appears to be young at heart. He is fully vetted and his teeth are in excellent condition.
He is housebroken, very obedient and knows how to sit. Nickey is currently being fostered in Brooklyn, NY, where he enjoys hanging out the park, saying hello to every dog he meets and taking in the views of NYC by the waterfront.
He is very friendly will all dogs and even small children where he’ll gently nuzzle his face to anyone. This dog has a very good temperament and belongs in a home that can give him the proper love and attention he deserves.
Nickey is fostered in Brooklyn, NY.
Apply here for him. NS 2137