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.
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!
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.
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 impish 19 month old puppy is a carnival in a package. His silly enthusiasms for everything will have you laughing all the time. He loves to chase balls, chase dogs or better yet, be chased by them, play with stuffies and chew on bones. Always a party boy at heart, if he can't get the resident dog to play, he may steal your shoe, just to get you to chase him.
This 35 pound active pup will thrive with a fenced yard and someone to play with...another dog, an older child to throw a ball, or you to introduce him to agility, flyball, or just running in the neighborhood. Julian hasn't met a person he doesn't like.
He's still a little mouthy and jumps up a bit so toddlers are not recommended. Dog savvy kids will find him a delightful companion. Husky on the outside, he is all aussie on the inside, medium Velcro, attached to his person and a never met a stranger. Rounds up all the toys, and hip slams the resident dog to get a game going. Rides well in cars, housebroken, crates well, can be a barker when trying to get his buddy to play, he is also quite a talker with a full range of tones. Julian is ready to bring love and excitement into some lucky person's home.
He is currently fostered in Johnston, SC.
Apply here for him. NS2636
Flossie was rescued from a humane society In poor health. She has bounced back rapidly with love and a place to call home. Flossie is a Velcro dog that LOVES affection. She is approximately a 10 year old black female. Although her sight may be impaired due to age it does not deter her from seeking attention. The hips do have some arthritis, but it does not limit her from joining her foster brothers and family up 13 stairs for bedtime at night. She is wonderful with her foster brothers ( toy , mini and standard Aussies). She is docile and sweet. This dog has the sweetest eyes and most adorable face you have ever seen. She loves to go on car rides and loves to partake in all activities that her foster brothers do.
Flossie is house trained. She has low energy and loves to lay on her orthopedic bed with her brothers. She has not expressed any interest in our cat. She also loves the attention of the neighborhood children who come often to visit her. She has never exhibited any negative behaviors while in my care.
She does have some arthritis but otherwise is as active as a senior dog can be.
Flossie is fostered in Harrisburg, SC. Apply here for her. NS2614
Miss Prissy ADOPTION PENDING is a 5 year old 30# black tri. She is housebroken. She comes to New Spirit with her brother, Little Man. She will be fostered in Powder Springs, GA. NSXXXX
Galen - ADOPTION PENDING is a 3 yr old black tri male. Shy guy. Will be fostered in West Palm Beach, FL NSXXXX
Little Man - ADOPTION PENDING
Little Man is a 6 year old mini Aussie weighing 17# who is looking for a family to snuggle with for the holidays and the rest of his life. He is housebroken and doing well with the foster home's cat and Aussie.
Little Man is not only cute, but he's smart and willing to please. He seems to enjoy children during his neighborhood walks.
Once Little Man has completed his vetting and neuter, he will be ready to join his new family.
Don't pass up this opportunity to get a snuggle bug to cuddle with this winter!
Fostered in Macon, GA. Apply here for him. NS2674
Lucie is 6-8 month old pup weighing about 24#. She has one blue eye and one brown eye and a full tail. She is learning all about life with people and in a house. Lucie is being evaluated to see what further training she will need. She will be moved to the "available" section when she is ready to interview potential adopters.
Fostered in Powder Springs, GA NS #2695
Hugo is an awesome dog. Very sweet! He is definitely the gentle giant and is patient with the kids. He leaves them alone for the most part but will occasionally stand on top of them if he thinks something is wrong. He is content to lay around and be lazy and loves long walks. He doesn't jump on the furniture, but we think this is probably due to his age; he is about 7 years old.
Hugo is not accustoed to being crated and refuses everyone else but his foster mom. If you do crate him and try to leave he will damage the crate. On the upside we've left him alone in the house for a few hours at time and he hasn't been destructive! We have left him in the fenced in yard while home and he has done OK with that too. He can be very stubborn about loading in a vehicle; he just lays down so you have to pick him up!!
He walks well on the leash but it must be a chain. He has chewed through a nylon leash and even a retractable one LOL!! Poor guy tried to chomp the one made of chain and looked at me like really, why?!
We visited my parents recently and he was not interested in the livestock. So he appears to be OK with sheep and cows but he was on leash the whole time.
Hugo is a big, fluffy lovebug who needs a home that will be patient as he adjusts to his new surroundings. That and a good diet (a little heavy at 81 lbs.), and he will be a great addition to his new home.
Hugo is fostered in Jasper, GA Apply here for him. NS2679
Gunsmoke - ADOPTION PENDING
This dog is a big (50 lb) bundle of gentle love. He is easy on the leash, a perfect gentleman in the house and while he rides well in the car, like his 'brother' Hugo, you may have to lift him in.
When properly introduced, he loves men, women and other dogs. Gunsmoke loves his food and treats so training is very easy with this food motivated dog. Due his quiet nature, he could be a good apartment dog for someone who doesn't have time for long walks and active play. He potties quickly and quietly and then gently follows you where-ever you wish to go.
In the house he finds his favorite quiet spot but if you get up and move, he'll soon follow, just to be sure he isn't missing anything...particularly petting!
Gunsmoke is Heartworm + and will not be available for adoption until after March 1, 2017.
Gunsmoke is fostered in Johnston, SC.
Apply here for him. NS2680
Brax - ADOPTION PENDING
Got time for a puppy? Then this puppy has time for you! Brax is a cute, 24 pound Aussie mix who is barely 6 months old. But don’t let his young age fool you – he is already crate-trained, housebroken, walks very well on a leash and knows his basic obedience commands!
Brax was a shy young boy when first rescued, but he has very quickly become quite the little gentleman. He loves people and gets along great with other dogs. He has not been cat-tested. He is a medium energy puppy with an off switch, and has not shown a lot of interest in chasing or retrieving balls. His idea of a good time is any time he can be in your lap. He is such a snuggler!
Sound like your kind of puppy? Brax is currently fostered in Cary, NC
Apply here for him. NS2648
Who's ready for frisbee? Jaxon is! He is an Aussie/lab mix that absolutely loves to play frisbee. Boy can he jump to catch it too! He brings it back to you to throw again and again and again.
Jaxon is a 1 year old with a beautiful tail weighing about 55#. He rides well in the car and settles right down quickly for the ride. He is crate trained, housebroken and gets along with other dogs. He has not been cat tested. Jaxon walks well on a leash but can pull a bit when he is excited about something he sees.
Jaxon should ideally have a home with a fenced yard as he is not as focused on recall when he sees something interesting in the distance. In a fenced yard he responds well to recall and is happy to follow you around with his frisbee.
Did I mention he likes water too? Spray from the hose is a great game. Not sure if he likes to swim, but catching those water drops is definitely on his list of warm weather games.
Jaxon will be getting neutered and updated on vaccines in the very near future. If he sounds like the dog for you, fill out an application today.
Fostered in SC.
Apply here for him. NS2649
Anabel - is a very sweet, happy, playful Aussie/lab mix who needs a new home! She was found in a run behind an abandoned home with no food, water or shelter, in the freezing cold. According to neighbors, the family moved away and left her behind. She is about 1 year old, 45 pounds, and has very nice house manners. We still have a lot to learn about this blue-eyed cutie, so please check back. Anabel will be fostered in Powder Springs, GA. NS2700