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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Wyatt is a neutered male, four and a half year old, mini blue merle Aussie with copper points. He is currently overweight at 40 pounds but is on an action plan to get fit and toned. He is not naturally at ease meeting new people and needs to be introduced in a quiet and mindful manner so that he is not provoked to react with fear lunging or bolting. He favors women over men, perhaps due to size and voice, and is not at ease with fast-moving, unpredictable, noisy youngsters., toddlers, or babies.
When Wyatt first joined his current foster home he acted scared of the three cats and did a lot of growling but has settled in well and there is harmony among them all. He plays like an Aussie with the resident Aussie and plays well with the resident Border Collie. He can be awkward when starting a play session but he is easily redirected to be a gentleman. Wyatt is very high energy and LOVES the snow and cold. He loves fetch with a ball or STURDY stuffed toy (like the ones made of firehose) and is a very rugged chewer so needs the extra heavy duty Kong toys. He does peel the fuzz off all tennis balls he finds, then shreds them. He is a sweet velcro dog yet has a personality that is independent enough to be home alone with his pet friends and not pining away for the human to return. He does not like getting into the car but once in he rides well, tethered.
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He is now fully vetted, UTD on all vaccinations, heart worm tested and tick borne disease tested, and on year round heart worm meds. Wyatt was very anxious at the vets and clearly relieved to have that event come to an end. He is sweet, cuddly, smart, dynamic and, as mentioned, high energy.
He walks well when in a harness and on a leash though I use two leashes just in case since he is prone to be surprised by the unexpected and we don't want any lost pups. Wyatt is fully housebroken and has not had one accident in his foster home. He would benefit from more socializing and desensitizing to car rides, and other social situations to quell his uncertainties. We are actively working on that. He is a quick study and a lovely soul.
Wyatt would counter surf given the chance, wouldn't most? He does not have a high prey drive but should definitely have a traditionally fenced yard where he can run, chase balls and toys, and rumpus around with a fellow dog or two. He has shown some resource guarding with coveted toys and bones but these incidents have been broken up with a quick loud NO and it's done with. As mentioned, he is a very high energy guy, a rugged chewer, and a real sweetheart.
Wyatt is being fostered in NH.
Apply here for him. NS 2712