Available Dogs - Southeast

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.
NS4AR Florida Chapter
NS4AR Southeast
Big Buddy

Buddy was spared from euthanasia in a Georgia animal shelter by a New Years Eve miracle, cobbled together by volunteers from several rescues who saw the hidden gem in the blind, senior dog with urine soaked, matted fur. Once he was rescued and cleaned up, Buddy quickly proved us right.

Buddy is a sweet, loving, easy going gentleman, probably about 8 years old. He has little or no usable sight, but this doesn't seem to bother him. He adjusted easily to his foster home; he quickly established familiar routes around the house and yard. He gratefully accepts any kindnesses and creature comforts offered to him: scritches and hugs, soft beds, meals and treats, dog bones to chew on.

Buddy had to be shaved because his fur was so badly matted. When his fur grows back, he should be a handsome black dog with tan and white markings. In the meantime, he is content to wear a sweater to keep him warm.

Buddy has perfect house manners. He has had no accidents. He does not chew or do anything else destructive. He is very interested in food, but he does not get into the garbage or counter surf. He gets along with the other dogs and ignores the cats.
There has been no opportunity to assess Buddy's behavior with children. He is currently being treated for heartworm and will be available when this treatment is complete.

Buddy is being fostered in Georgia.
Apply here for him. NS 2557
Gracey - PENDING

Can you believe this beauty was a stray?   Gracey is an approx 8 yr old red merle female.  Gracey needs to lose about 20lbs!  She's a sweet girl who just needs a diet and exercise. 

She's good with other dogs but can get a little grumbly with youngsters that won’t stay out of her face.  She is house trained.   We haven't had her spayed yet as we'd like her to lose a little weight.  That can be taken care by us when she’s able to have it done.

If you feel you have the time and patience to help Gracey become the girl (size) she should be and reap the rewards of a loving companion, please complete an application.

Gracey is located in Navarre, FL (the Panhandle) but we can get her closer if need be.

Apply here for her.  NS2435

Jess is a sweet 6-8 yr old blue merle mini, she weighs about 26lbs. She is house trained, ok with dogs her size but NOT small dogs; however, we prefer to place her in a home with no other dogs so she can have all the attention, she would love that.

Jess walks well on a leash, likes toys, loves people. She plays ball and frisbee and brings them back, still a very active girl. Everyone that meets her falls in love with her. This is one very special girl who will make someone a very loving and loyal companion. Her foster mom just adores her.
Jess has EPI (Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency), she needs to take digestive enzymes daily and stay on a grain free diet and only grain free treats. It's very treatable and she is doing just fine, with no problems at all.

We are looking for a home where she won't be home alone for long periods of time and a nice fenced yard. She might like to do agility, obedience, or just be your walking partner!

Jess is fostered in Wesley Chapel, FL

Apply here for her.  NS1380

Silvie is a sweet blue merle mix about 5 years old.  She absolutely LOVES car rides and would make a great traveling companion.  Silvie is ready for about anything.  She is quite athletic and would enjoy going on hikes and long walks.  She enjoys a good romp with other dogs so would be glad to have a canine sibling.

Silvie is housebroken and crate trained.  She shows some interest in toys, enjoys marrow bones and likes to cuddle.  A fenced yard would be recommended for Silvie.  She would be best suited for an active individual or family with children over 10. 

Silvie is being fostered in Hiram, GA

Apply here for her.  NS2591
Laynie - PENDING

Miss Laynie is a beautiful, happy 5-6 year old Black Tri with no tail, a nice size at close to 45 pounds, who is ready to start looking for her forever home.  She is housebroken and crate-trained, but she does not need crating as her house manners are excellent. 

Laynie is NOT a high energy Aussie.  She is fine with other dogs but is not really playful.  She is a low-energy girl whose perfect day is a walk, maybe a dip in a wading pool, and then some quiet nap time at the feet of her humans.  She does love food, and when it is time to eat she does a little tap dance!  Very cute!

Laynie’s perfect home is with a family who is looking for a laid back gal who is more than happy to be a loving, quiet companion. 
She will probably do best in a home without very small children, as their idea of fun is a lot more energetic, and loud, than hers!  Other dogs in the home are fine but not required.  Laynie is finishing her heartworm treatment now and will be available for adoption in mid-August. 

She is fostered in Greenville, NC.

Apply here for her.  NS2405
Callieann - PENDING

Callieann is a young girl of about 8 months old with a full tail.  She is doing well on crate training and housebreaking.  She enjoys playing with the other dog in her foster home and does not appear to be dominant. She is typical of an Aussie "teenager" being goofy and full of fun.

Callieann is respectful of the babygate and looks curiously at the family parrot.  She has not been cat tested yet.

She is fostered in Georgia.

Apply here for her.  NS2484

Eliza is a Beautiful Tri-color Female Aussie Mix.  She is 3 yrs. old and spayed; small at about 30 lbs.

Eliza was saved from euthansia by volunteers at an Alabama Shelter.  She is a very sweet dog!  She loves to sleep with a shoe or a sock; she doesn't chew them - just likes to have one! 

Eliza gets along well with everyone!   Men, women, other dogs and cats. She was not around children but would probably do well with them too. She is crate trained and walks well on a leash. She is a medium energy dog. She loves to cuddle! Eliza is now housebroken and does her business outdoors.
She is heartworm positive and, once she finishes her treatment, will be available for adoption in October. 
Eliza is being fostered in Johnston, SC.

Apply here for her.  NS2611
Please check back for updates.

This cute black tri came in as a stray so we don't know his exact age. However, his behavior is that of a dog from 9-15 months old...pure puppy! Julian is a smaller dog, around 30 pounds.

He loves to play with toys, bones and especially tug-of-war.  A very busy and active pup, Julian will thrive with someone who is willing to take him running, spend time with a ball or Frisbee and especially attend obedience classes and maybe even agility. 
He's a bit mouthy just  now and we are working on that. Because he's very bouncy and affectionate, he should probably be with older children.

Julian will be available after October 10.  He is currently fostered in Johnston, SC.

Apply here for him.  NS2636
Iris Lil Iris will melt your heart!  She is a seriously cute, 10 week old, red merle mini-Aussie who weighs in at all of 5.5 pounds.  She has very limited sight, just 10% in one eye and totally blind in the other, but that has not stopped her from playing with her dog pals, mastering crate training and housebreaking, and just loving life. 

Stay tuned for updates!  Lil Iris is fostered in Cary, NC.  NSXXXX