Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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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Rita is about 1 y.o. beige and black aussie mix. At 40 pounds she is a nice medium sized dog, very affectionate and very velcro.
She loves to play chase with her foster brother who is half her size, is inclined to chase small critters like turkeys or cats so should be in controlled areas with them. She is housebroken, crate trained, loves to carry her personal toy around with her, pulls a bit on the leash but is easily correctible.
She is good with men, women and children but due to her enthusiasm, no small children please. Rita loves to ride in a car but it seems she was always kenneled during her short life so she's been learning to climb stairs, walk on laminate floors and jump into the car. She's brave and eager to learn so will make a lovely pet.
Rita is currently fostered in Johnston, SC but will be moved to a 'permanent' foster home in the next week or so.
Apply here to meet her. NS 2092
Andy is a young adult Aussie that was abandoned with two other dogs. He was confiscated by animal control and spent several months there until the court case was settled. A kind veterinarian (who is friends with a NS adopter) contacted New Spirit about helping Andy.
Andy is a wonderful boy that does extremely well with the other Aussies in his foster home. In fact, he must have a canine companion to follow and lead him. Andy is also fostered with cats and completely ignores them.
Andy is such a sweet, loving dog who wants his own person so very much.In most respects, he's the perfect dog - he's gorgeous, very smart, very sweet, loves to learn, loves other dogs, loves to play, with people and with dogs, has a nice drive (agility and herding are possibilities except for the man thing), totally ignores cats. And yet, he has such a deepset fear of men. He has a feral dog attitude when it comes to men.
Ideally Andy will require a home with no men, or one that is extremely understanding of his needs and fears and continuning his training. He will also require an Aussie experienced home, preferably one that has worked with neglect cases before and has the time and patience to help Andy transition into a new home.
Andy is fostered in Lawrenceville GA.
Apply here to meet him. NS 1992
Mazzy is a beautiful blue merle with a half link bobbed tail. She was trapped after running loose in North GA for a couple of years having litter after litter of puppies. We'll be fixing that problem. Despite this early beginning to her life, she is an absolute love and is gentle and laid back. Mazzy will be fostered in Marietta, GA. NS TBD
Ambyr is a super cute 2 year old Aussie/Border collie mix. She is a black tri with a full tail and is currently just a little thin at 43 lbs. She is housebroken and working on crate training and basic commands. Ambyr loves people, has a mellow, gentle nature and loves to be petted. She gets along well with other dogs, has a submissive demeanor, but she is not cat safe. Ambyr will need a fenced yard or walks on leash. She is being fostered near Raleigh, NC. NS 2033
Skylark is a dark blue merle Aussie mix. She has a lovely thick coat and very good bone structure. The vets can’t tell exactly how old she is, but the guesses have been 7 or 8 years old, and she weighs 44 pounds. We know nothing of her past, but we are guessing that she either has been a house dog or else she just has really good natural manners. She is housebroken and goes readily into her crate. That’s where I feed her, and that is where we send her during a thunderstorm. Yes, she is mildly thunder phobic. But when there is a thunderstorm and she goes into the crate and we cover it, she lies down and does not complain. She is just as sweet as can be and gets along with all people and dogs and cats.
Now that she has settled in at her foster home, she is looking and feeling friskier and likes to go for walks. She is somewhat shy but really likes people and attention. She will shy away from sudden movements or a hand that comes too quickly towards her, but we can only speculate about past experiences she may have had.
Skylark walks nicely on a leash and so far has learned her name and one command “sit”. She’s very food motivated. She does not seem to know about playing with balls or toys, but she does enjoy chewing on bully sticks, antlers, and rawhide rolls. Perhaps with time and patience she will come to understand and enjoy playing. Skylark would be a good choice for a family that is not extremely active or who want a calm and gentle dog. If she were the only dog, she could certainly be left to roam freely in the house when you are gone; she does not bother anything. Skylark is ready for her very own family to love and be loved.
Skylark is fostered in Fort Myers, FL. Apply here to meet her. NS 2079
Codee is a gorgeous 4 year old Aussie weighing in at 55lbs. She was rescued as a puppy and left with her owner's friend while her owner traveled overseas. Unfortunately Codee's owner did not return to the US and her current caretaker is looking for a new home for her. Codee is housetrained, leash trained, wonderful with other dogs and ADORES children.
Codee is great with women and a little nervous with men; however she does very well there too. Codee pretty much falls in love with anyone holding her leash and seems to adjust readily to change provided her person keeps her safe. She rides great in the car. Codee isn't a huge fan of the crate - and prefers to spend her nights asleep with her human foster brother.
Codee is a wonderful girl and deserves a loving home.
She is fostered in Dawsonville, GA.
Apply here to meet her. NS 2001
Birdie is a very sweet black and white female mix. She is approx. 44lbs and is around 2 yrs old. She's still very puppyish, a little tentative at first but warms up quickly.
Although we do not know how she is with cats she is great with other dogs. She loves to play and be chased...she plays hard and loves being outside (she's learned the doggie door)!
She is medium energy and can settle down in the house. Birdie is learning to play with toys but still finds stick a lot of fun. She is good with people, just a little leery at first. She did great at the groomers, they all loved her. She loves water and will splash around in the baby pool.
Birdie needs some work on obedience, knows sit but with a little work will do great, she's very smart! Birdie will make someone a great friend, she would love another playful dog for a buddy.
Birdie is fostered in Trilby, FL. Apply here to meet her. NS 2123
Denver is estimated to be between 1 and 2 years old. He came to us covered in fleas and ticks and weighing 36lbs. His coat was also in poor condition and sunburned. He is very sweet, loves his people, and enjoys playing with his foster brother, Goose. He has shown no interest (good or bad) in the cats.
Denver will be at an ideal weight after gaining 10-12lbs. Surprisingly, he is not very food motivated and is picky about his treats. Sometimes he takes a treat and puts it in his bed to save for later. He has been casually chewing on the same bully stick for 4 days now. He is getting fish oil in his dinner to help get his coat looking pretty and we will start adding in coconut oil soon.
Denver shows good energy outside when playing but isn't crazy inside. He loves to play chase and tug. We are still working on fetch. He will chase after the ball but then looks at it waiting on someone to come get it to throw again. He is extremely mouthy in his play with his foster brother but isn't mouthy with his people. He occasionally jumps up on his people when they are sitting down, but it's only to give tons of face kisses! He rides well in the car and is doing great with learning
to be on a leash. He was a sweetheart at his vet and grooming appointments. The only accident he has had in the house was 5 minutes after arriving and that's common, not one problem since then.
Denver is an all around awesome dog waiting on the right family to call his own! Denver will be ready to go to his new home August 22nd.
He is fostered in Carrollton, GA. Apply here to meet him. NS 2102
Cub is a 5 yr old black-bi mix that weighs about 50 lbs.
He really is a great guy! He is 100% respectful of the house, doesn't need to be crated, is completely housebroken, knows "sit," "down," "stay," and "beg." He is such a lover and just wants to give kisses and be snuggled all day.
He sleeps all night without wandering, and is content to stay in his bed until you wake up. He LOVES people, and seeing other dogs on leash doesn't bother him. He's a dream in the car and just stares out the window. He takes his medicine easily, is low energy, and just wants to nap in the room you're in.
Cub is HW+ and will be beginning treatment at the end of August. He is being fostered in Orlando, FL. NS2121
Donate here for Cub's Heartworm Treatment.