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.
Minnie Pearl

Sweet senior Minnie Pearl (known as Tai Tai by foster mama) has been diagnosed with a high grade hemangiopericytoma (a malignant tumor). The vet was unable to remove all the bad stuff and believes that it has spread.

She will remain with her foster mama and her foster sibs, Dailola, where she will be loved unconditionally, kept safe, warm and cozy with every day filled with hugs and kisses until she gives foster mama a sign that it’s time.

Currently she seems happy and pain free. Paws crossed she gets to enjoy some upcoming warm weather this spring and summer.  NS 2117
Van Gogh

Van Gogh is a two and a half year old blue merle neutered male that weighs about 35 lively pounds. He is bouncy, sweet, goofy, loving, playful, impetuous, and adorable.  He may seem timid, hand-shy, and wary at first.  After trust  is gained and confidence is built, he is a bundle of joy who just won't stop being the delight of your day.

Van Gogh has recently been introduced to cats in his foster home and has had two accidental run-ins that scared  him (his exuberance sometimes translates to clumsy, step on tails...) and the cats suffer no fools, so he was terrified at their swift and solid scoldings.
He is wonderful with my two dogs, an Aussie 4 year old and a Border Collie 7 year old. They are great foster dogs to all incoming guests.  His prey drive is medium. His recall is good but we have a fenced yard and due to NS protocols he has not been loose to test his recall in the big world. He is typically reserved with strangers but getting better about being scared of them.  He does not resource guard anything.  He is UTD with heartworm testing and meds, and flea and tick prevention. 

Van Gogh has a need to be exercised a lot and his energizer bunny body has benefitted greatly by having a young Aussie foster brother and my other healthy active dog there to work off his emotional, mental, and physical energy.  He is a riot when it comes to playing games.  Not ball or frisbee driven but loves games of chase and tug of war with stuffies.

He needs and loves a ton of attention, needs a GENTLE hand, and a soft tone.  Van Gogh is a treasure who deserves to be loved and appreciated infinitely! His love of a companion Aussie will be taken into account in terms of where he goes to live forever.
Van Gogh is being fostered in Seacoast, NH.Apply here for him. NS 2363
Want to help with Minnie Pearl's expenses?


Male Blue Merle, 3 yrs old (being neutered)  Active and would love a job. He is crate trained and house broken.

He likes to chase cats if they run but he is not aggressive. He is great with other dogs. He is a people boy. He will bark at a stranger in the house then settle down.

Rockie is a herder and needs some direction with that. He loves his toys. He is a busy boy and needs an active home. He is ball driven and food motivated.
Rockie is being fostered in South Windsor, CT.

Apply here for him. NS 2517
Watch Rockie explore here!