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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Nessie is a sweet 6 year old black tri Aussie lady with a docked tail weighing in around 40-45 lbs. She is spayed, heartworm negative and current on vaccinations.
If you love the wonderfully loyal and comical Australian Shepherd personality, but not all the energy that comes with it, then Nessie is the perfect dog for you. She has excellent house manners and gets along great with both cats and dogs, although she does value her "posessions". She is house trained and does fine when left out or in a crate while alone. She travels well in the car and is very polite in public.
She enjoys comfy beds (and couches), chewing on bones/toys, being pampered and of course meal time.
The ideal home for Nessie would be an adult household (children older than 12 would be ok too) with another calm dog.
Nessie is being fostered in Powder Springs, GA
Apply here for her. NS2401
Trevor - PENDING
Trevor is a 6 year old black tri male weighing about 45 pounds. He is completely housebroken, heartworm negative, neutered and up to date on shots. He's a velcro boy, wanting to be with his person. He rides well in the car and walks nicely on a leash. Like his offspring, Puggy, he collects the bones and sleeps among them!
Trevor is not high energy but he likes to be "in motion" when there is activity around. Once the other foster dogs settle down, he does too. He will pick up a ball but doesn't really follow through more than that.
Trevor has excellent recall to his name. He is very comfortable in the house loose as well as in a crate. Trevor does not seem to want to get on the bed, but he will get up on the recliner. He's quite happy to curl up on the rug and sleep all night.
While Trevor came from a home with Nessie and Puggy, he would probably do fine as an only dog or with other dogs. He does steal the bones, so a dog that is tolerant of sharing toys and bones would be needed. We would suggest a home with children 12 or older or an adult home. He would be suitable for retirees also!
Trevor wants to start the new year in his forever home. Apply today if Trevor would be a great addition to your home.
Fostered in Murrells Inlet, SC
Apply here for him. NS 2402
Sweet Indigo is still so much a puppy at a year old. She’s a small girl weighing in at 36lbs and has a lovely fluffy tail. She’s a happy go lucky kind of girl, has never met a stranger. She’s great with other dogs, knows her place in the pack. We are working on house training and crate training and it’s coming along. Indigo sleeps in a crate in my room and is quiet as a church mouse. She is a little vocal when first put in but settles down. She also spends time outside with the other dogs exploring or snoozing on the porch dog bed.
Indigo needs to be crated when not supervised, I have already lost a pair of socks to her chewing. She doesn’t chew on the furniture! She loves to lay on the couch with you or lay on the doggie beds. She’ll go after a ball and may bring it back to you but she loses interest quickly. We’ll see how she is out and about once she’s over kennel cough and feeling a little better. She also needs to be vetted and spayed before going to a new home. Indigo is fostered in Deltona, FL
Apply here for her. NS 2569
Eight year old Leila is a dream of a first foster dog. If they were all like her, then everybody would foster. She has the cutest little face and she likes to talk and vocalize. I don’t mean barking because I don’t think I have heard her bark yet. She probably is not a watchdog because she loves everybody and everything. My 3 males have gotten along fine with her and she plays with them as much as her little overweight body will allow. She has to lose about 10-15 lbs yet. When she greets me she curls her body so her nose is almost touching her nubbin which is going a mile a minute and she squeaks and talks and if you reach down to pet her it’s likely that she will flop on the ground so you can rub her tummy.
I have no problem leaving her in the house loose. She is housebroken and she does not steal things or nose around or chew or anything a younger dog might do. I can also crate her but she would prefer not to go in the crate,
When she is excited she might jump up and put her paws on you. I think that would be easily trained out if you wanted to. I tend to like it. She is smart and biddable and wants to please. Leila does not mouth and she takes treats ever so gently. As overweight as she is, she is not too keen on kibble. But she eats it. She is not a dog that guards toys or food and would rather walk away than have any type of conflict. She might not really know what a toy is because she has not picked any up that are lying around here.
but when she is in it she is totally quiet and relaxed. We have taken a few rides to the vet and at first she salivated a lot, but now she jumps in the car and seems fine. She likes to be outside with the other dogs, but she loves to be inside with me too. She has the run of a 2 acre property and I am never worried she will try to go over or under a fence. Her manners are impeccable.
She has a very thick coat that will need some grooming weekly. There is a not of undercoat that needs to come out but it will take some baths and brushing to get it out. She is fine with baths and grooming and I did her nails with no problem. This little dog is better behaved than my show dogs and whoever takes her home will be getting a little gem. Leila is fostered in Morriston, FL
Apply here for her. NS 2565
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
This 6 y.o. black tri boy with a tail is a big boy at 58.6 pounds. When he knows you and your friends, he is a big, soft goober of a love dog, waiting for pets, following you around and wanting attention without being a pest. His chocolate eyes follow you all the time and his full tail is ready to wag at every opportunity. He settles well in the house after a good walk.
Baxter pulls a bit on the leash but is easily corrected. He is not much interested in toys so doesn't try to steal from the resident dog. Gets along well with other dogs, even smaller ones, rides well in the car, knows sit and is working on stay and come.
He's on the low energy level so good walks or a fenced yard would help but because of his size, he could get fat if you don't get him out to move around.
Baxter was turned in because he just couldn't handle toddlers...they don't listen when a herding dog tells them to move over. So no children under age 10, please. Younger than that who come to visit, please crate him. That herding instinct could make him a risk to cats who don't stand their ground.
Baxter is shy and takes a little time to warm up. However, once he decides you are OK, he might try to climb in your lap. He is startled by sudden loud sounds so should be kept fenced or on leash while outside. Baxter will stay in his foster home for a short period to determine if there is anything else we should know.
Baxter is fostered in Johnston, SC.
Apply here for him. NS 945
Bud Lite is looking for a family that hikes, runs, walks, possibly does agility, just about anything that involves activity. He loves doggie daycare and visits to the dog park. He is 2-3 and is most likely an Aussie/Golden mix. He has the wavy tufts of a Golden Retriever but the head, ears and herding instinct of an Aussie.
Bud Lite rides well in the car, crates quietly and enjoys chewing on marrow bones and Nylabones. He likes to play ball and tug. He is working on his leash manners. With a Sporn halter he does fairly well but on just a collar he still pulls, partly from his enthusiasm for everything!
Bud Lite would be glad to review applications for a new family. If Bud Lite sounds like a good fit for your family, apply today!
Bud Lite is fostered in Murrells Inlet, SC.
Apply here for him. NS2403
McFlurry This gorgeous boy is McFlurry, so named because he looks like the oreo McFlurry at McDonalds. He is about a year old and evaluated well. Once McFlurry gets settled in his foster home, we will update his bio. Fostered in Powder Springs, GA. NSXXXX