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.
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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.
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
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
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
Meet Duffy, a big love bug who spent all of his 6 years living out doors. His coat was so matted he had to be shaved but new hair is growing in nicely and has a little wave to it. Duffy has initiated his own fitness program, running up and down stairs several times a day. He has dropped 4 pounds and now weighs 70 pounds but is working on losing a few more. He is house and crate trained and loves to ride in the car.
In the house, Duffy is looking for love and will cuddle on the sofa if allowed. While enthusiastic about life, he will settle. High on the velcro scale, he will follow you everywhere and can be off leash in a safe area once bonded to you. He gets along with the smaller resident dogs and learned that cats are to be ignored. He has also started to chase a tennis ball and return it. He walks better with a harness than with a leash on his collar.
This sweet and loving boy is looking for an active family with long walks and maybe a jogger. Due to his size and enthusiasm, older children would be preferred. He will want to be an active participant in all family events. A fenced yard is nice but not required. He is ready for adoption and residing in Johnston SC
Apply here for him. NS3354
Dewey - ADOPTION PENDING
Dewey is a 7 year old, male Aussie mix with a full tail. At 80 pounds, this big boy is all love! He loves to be snuggled, and his tail is always wagging. And he has a gorgeous merle coat to boot! Dewey came to us as an owner surrender, and we are so lucky to have this sweet boy.
Dewey has done great with his foster brothers. Occasionally, he will engage in play, but he mostly prefers to do his own thing when he's in the backyard. He does not care much for fetch but LOVES the water and playing tug of war with his stuffed alligator. Dewey would love a home with someone who will let him splash in a kiddie pool to his heart's content, then let him snuggle on the couch when he's dried off. He is reported to be good with all people, big and small, as well as with cats, but we have not yet had a chance to test this. He is very well behaved in the house and has not shown any exciting jumping or destructive behaviors. In the past, Dewey has enjoyed the occasional joy ride or two and he doesn't have great recall when distracted, so he requires a home with a physical fence. He likes to greet you at the front door when you're entering, and a simple "back up" deters him from running outside. He walks okay on the leash, but tends to get excited when he sees another dog or person. He also has not had any obedience training (but he's excited to learn!), so he will need someone who is committed to helping him learn how to be his best self.
Dewey knows just how cute he is and would really love to be the center of your world! For this reason, we think he would do best as an only dog or with another dog who doesn't mind letting Dewey have the spotlight.
Dewey is available for adoption now, and he's being fostered in Stem, NC.
Apply here for him. NS3363