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.

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.
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Referral Dogs

Penuche is an adorable low rider, she is an aussie/corgi/?? mix. We pulled her mother a few months ago, Wiglet, who was a corgi/aussie mix (dad was aussie/mom was corgi).  Penuche is around 1 1/2 yrs old.  She is very terrified of people as she was pretty much ingnored and left to her own devices.  She does well with other dogs and is trying to play with the foster's dogs!   Her foster parents are working with her and she seems to be doing better with the husband (her former owner was a woman).  We will update when we have more.  She is fostered in Thonotasassa, FL  NS2745

Kozmo is 5 yrs old, he's an Aussie/Border Collie cross. Kozmo is a bigger boy, weighing in at 70 lbs.  

He is fostered in a home with 2 other dogs; he's having a blast with one but the other is deaf/blind and pushy, something Kozmo isn't appreciating.  

According to his previous owner he's good with men/women/children and cats (foster doesn't have cats). He is still new to us so more info as we get to know him.  

Kozmo is fostered in Tampa, FL

Apply here for him.  NS2938
BearBear came in as a stray from a local shelter; he's pretty timid but we can tell he'll come around. He's already trusting his foster parents and is acclimating into the pack (2 other dogs). Shelter says he's about 4 but we feel he may be a bit older. BearBear was so matted the shelter couldn't even tell if he was neutered or not. Thankfully they had him shaved down and bathed for us and found that he is neutered!! He has been vetted all except a heartworm test. Right now BearBear is just taking it easy.  He's not thrilled with a leash so his foster home is just letting him drag it around and be chill. They will start working with him once he's decompressed. We think he's going to be a sweet heart of a Bear! BearBear is fostered in Ormond Beach, FL  NSXXXX
Blue Chaser Blue Chaser is a friendly, happy purebred Aussie “of a certain age” who was surrendered to our rescue by his owner who could no longer care for him. He is a beautiful blue merle with copper trim, weighs 45 pounds and is 10-12 years old. Blue Chaser has slightly diminished hearing and vision, but hey, he is not a youngster!! He gets around fine and can hear when you call. Blue Chaser is housebroken, crate-trained, walks very well on a leash and loves to ride in the car. He is just starting to learn his basic commands.  Blue Chaser spent most of his life alternating between a small, dirt-floor kennel and a very small crate, and so he is just learning about the world. He loves people and gets along great with other dogs. He has not been cat tested. Blue Chaser is a lower energy guy who does not play games or run after balls, but he loves to take walks, loves to roll in the grass, and loves to just stroll around and sniff in the yard. And of course, Blue Chaser loves to be wherever the humans are, especially if they have a dog cookie or two!!  Blue Chaser still has some medical problems that require treatment. We are placing him on medical hold while we work to make him as healthy as possible.  NS3207
Gramaussie is the sweetest little old lady ever, and at age 15 finds herself without a home. This little 35 pound Aussie girl is hard of hearing, can't see quite as well as she used to and walks a bit stiffly thanks to some arthritis, but she can still find those dog biscuits, loves everyone and enjoys a daily nap in the sunshine. We have started treatment for her “aches and pains”, we are monitoring her progress and will post updates here!  Gramaussie is fostered near Ocala, Florida.  NS3283
H.S. Truman

Meet H.S. Truman (Truman), a very cute 5 yr old blue merle male mini. Truman is all of 20 lbs! This boy is pretty versatile, he's been lure coursing, dock diving, ok he had to jump from the dock to a float and then into the water to retrieve, but with a little practice who knows! He's also gone to an UP DOG disc dog competition and scored 9 points in 4-Way (game). He did well with meeting people at the event, even did pretty good with men, yes, he's one of those Aussies that prefers women, a real ladies man! He also likes to swim, go for walks and his weekly day at doggie day care. Truman is a nice size to travel with and does well too!
Truman would love a home with women (he loves women) or a man that will help him trust men (treats go a long way with this guy), no children please and we don't know how he is with cats. He would also do well with another dog, someone he could run and play with. Truman is house and crate trained.  

HS Truman is fostered in Stuart, FL

Apply here for him.  NS3278

Sweet little Evy is an approximately 1 year old Aussie mix who still acts like a puppy. She's a little thing right now weighing in at about 17lbs., she does need to gain some weight! Evy is working on her housetraining and doing well, just make sure you are consistent in letting her out, she is also crate trained. Evy does sleep with her foster mom and has no potty issues at night. If you baby gate her she WILL jump over it, she's very athletic! She's been caught on the wrong side of the fence (baby gate) without any issues in the home, no destructiveness but I still wouldn't trust her.  

Evy LOVES her toys and insists her new home have plenty. She also loves other dogs, but she does NOT want a cat in her home. Children over 12 may be ok, she is a little mouthy and a little one might not appreciate it. This girl is high energy and will need lots of exercise, she loves to go on walks, she may be a good jogging buddy. Obedience training is a must since she is so young acting. Evy might like to try agility and it's a great outlet for all that energy. This is not a lazy, stay at home and just play in the back yard sort of girl.

If you feel you have the time and energy for this sweet girl let's talk! Evy is fostered in Jacksonville, FL

Apply here for her.  NS3269

Addie - ADOPTION PENDING is an adorable 4 yr old blue merle female approx 45 lbs. Addie is pretty new to us so we are getting to know her. She is doing well in her foster home so far. More when we learn more about her. Addie is fostered in Ormond Beach, FL  NSXXXX
Miss Maple

 Miss Maple is a sweet, happy, full-of-life dog and she is ready for her new home! She is about 1 ½ years old, weighs 48 pounds, and has a nice red tri coat and full tail. Miss Maple is housebroken, crate-trained and knows her basic commands. She is learning to be a great leash walker and she loves to ride in the car. She is easy to train and eager to please.

Miss Maple loves people and is a high Velcro dog. She loves to be right by her person or family. She still jumps a bit when she gets excited, so she would do best in a home with children over the age of 10. Miss Maple also loves other dogs and loves to play with other dogs. She is a higher energy girl who can play or run with ease, but she will settle down for a nap or at bedtime. And what does Miss Maple love to do? You name it! Tug-of-war, training, walking, jogging, water (even baths!) – they are all on her “favorites” list. She has shown some interest in cats but has not had a lot of interaction with them in her foster home.

The ideal home for Miss Maple is an active one, with a person or family ready to include her in their active lifestyle. She will need a fenced yard with room to run, and another dog would be great to help her burn up that energy! Miss Maple is ready to be someone’s happy, devoted best friend, and if she sounds like the dog you have been looking for apply today!

Miss Maple is fostered in Savannah, GA.

Apply here for her. NS3327

Butler is a 9 yr old black tri male who weighs 48lbs.

Butler does very well with people and most dogs, he just doesn't care for dogs that get in his face. He's doing great with the female dog in his foster home. Owner reported he was good with cats however we've not seen how he is with them ourselves.  

He is nicely house trained and crate trained, rides well in the car. Butler has a nice recall in the yard and likes to go on walks but can pull some. 

Butler is fostered in Apopka, FL

Apply here for him. NSXXXX
Miss Sadie

Miss Sadie is a sweet, gentle Aussie who would love to find a forever home. She is 12 years old, about 5 pounds too heavy at 50 pounds, and has the most gorgeous and unusual blue merle coat with red tints throughout. She also sports a full tail. Miss Sadie is housebroken, crate-trained, rides nicely in the car and walks well on leash.

Miss Sadie loves everyone, all the time! She is a medium Velcro girl who appreciates your attention but leaves you alone when you are busy doing other things. She is also a low energy girl whose favorite pastime is lying on her dog bed, relaxing the day away. She does have some arthritis in her hips and rear legs, and we expect that as her arthritis medicine takes hold she will be more comfortable walking with her family. Miss Sadie gets along great with other dogs but is not playful, preferring “peaceful coexistence”. She has not been cat-tested, but our guess is that given her age, and somewhat limited mobility, any cats she meets are safe!!

The ideal home for Miss Sadie is with a relaxed, easy-going family, who has room in their hearts and lives for this loving, easy-to-care-for girl. She is not picky – other dogs, children, cats, fence – any combination works for her. A short daily walk to work off those 5 extra pounds, continued access to her arthritis medication, and life will be perfect! If Miss Sadie can hang out at your house apply today! She is fostered in Yulee, FL. 

Apply here for her.  NS3329

Topher is a super fun, happy young Aussie who is ready for his new home! This 7 month old weighs 45 pounds and has a beautiful black bi coat and a white-tipped tail. Topher is housebroken, crate-trained, knows some basic commands and walks very nicely on a leash. He is also a great passenger in the car.

Topher absolutely loves people and has never met a stranger. He is a medium Velcro dog who wants to be in your lap anytime you will let him, but he is also happy just being in your general area. Topher is still quite the puppy and does get excited around people, so he would be too much puppy for very young children. Topher loves to play and he really loves to play with other dogs. He is a medium energy puppy – he will play hard and then he naps hard! Topher loves water, walks, chew toys, pretty much everything! He has not shown too much interest in cats, but we are not sure you can trust a lively, curious puppy like Topher with cats.

Topher’s ideal home is with an active family who is ready for lots of fun, and who will also continue his training so that he moves easily from being a great puppy to the greatest dog ever! A fenced yard and another dog to play with are also at the top of his wish list. If Topher is exactly the dog you have been looking for apply today! 

This fun guy is fostered in North Augusta, SC.

Apply here for him. NS3334

Jeff is a handsome, fun-loving purebred young Aussie who is ready for his new home! Just one year old, he is just a bit too thin at 45 pounds, and has a gorgeous black tri coat with no tail. Jeff is housebroken, crate-trained, & rides great in the car. Jeff is still working on his leash manners. He knows a few basic obedience commands but would greatly benefit from additional obedience training.

Jeff loves people. He is very good at reading other dogs & is playful with playful dogs but respectful of dogs who would rather not engage. He has his Velcro moments but is comfortable spending time away from the people in his home; he enjoys finding a window or door to gaze out of when not right by his people. His most favorite, second most favorite, third most favorite, you get the picture, thing to do is play ball with the humans! If you will play fetch with him, he will last as long as you can. He also likes to play tug, go for car rides, and play in the water. He is a medium energy dog who has great energy outside but settles nicely inside if he gets enough exercise & play time. He does chase cats.

The ideal home for Jeff is an active one, with a person or family who is ready for an energetic, ball-playing, water-loving pal. He would be a great candidate for a sport such as agility, flyball or even dock-diving. A fenced yard is a requirement as Jeff still needs to work on his recall off leash. Older children are fine, but Jeff is mouthy in play & jumpy when he is excited & needs people who understand how to work on this with him. If you are looking for a dog who will be your best playful friend, Jeff may be your guy so apply today! 

Jeff is fostered in Carrollton, GA.

Apply here for him.  NS3336
Cocoa Belle is an adorable, sweet and happy young Aussie mix who is looking for a new home. This little red merle girl is about a year old and weighs 40 pounds. She is housebroken, crate trained, knows many obedience commands and walks nicely on leash. She LOVES to play with other dogs and she LOVES people! We need more time to finish our evaluation so please check back! Cocoa Belle is fostered in Decatur, GA.  NSXXXX
Peedee is a sweet, handsome Aussie mix who is brand new to our rescue. He is 3 years old, weighs 50 pounds, and has a very nice black tri coat with a full tail. We are still evaluating him, and so far we have found that he rides nicely in the car, walks very nicely on leash, loves people and is great with other dogs. We also know that he is heartworm positive. We are starting treatment now and he will be as good as new and ready for adoption in mid-to-late August. Please check back as we will post updates here. Peedee is fostered near Greensboro, NC.  NSXXXX
Welcome to New Spirit Billy! This handsome 10yr old boy is as sweet as can be. Billy does well on walks, rides well in the car, likes to fetch and has been great with the other dogs in his foster home. He was tested with cats at the shelter and ignored them, one swatted at him and he was scared so stayed away! He's a little wobbly on his feet when he first gets up but once he's up he's fine. Billy will chase a ball and pick it up but doesn't always bring it back. So far he's proving to be a lovely boy!! More info as we get to know him. Fostered in Thonotasassa, FL.  NSXXXX
Coming soon, Fergie  is a 9 yr old red tri mini female with a tail who weighs 25 lbs. Fergie is a wonderful girl, fully trained. She is of medium energy, good with all people, walks on a loose leash, rides quietly in a car, and is house trained. She is ok with other dogs but does not play with them, she's been an only dog for the past 7 yrs.. NO CATS!! We'll post more once we get to know her again. Fergie will be fostered in Fort Pierce, FL  NS1334