Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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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
3 yr old Rocko is thriving in a house after a year of being tied to a tree. At 45 lbs. he is an energetic boy. Rocko is a very loving, sweet dog! He has stolen the hearts of his two fosters! He loves to be with his humans and loves snuggles!
Life is very exciting for him right now! He loves walks! He does still need some work on walking on a leash as everything needs to be checked out! He loves Car Rides and loves to run! He is house broken.
He has not been tested with cats or small children. He gets along great with all his foster siblings. This boy will need an active family and is a candidate for agility. A fenced yard would be good and a family with no small children.
He is fostered in Johnston SC.
Apply here for him. NS3405
John Walter AKA Frankie is an 11-month old blue merle male. Frankie weighs approximately 20 lbs and is incredibly sweet, but very shy and nervous around new people. Frankie is very comfortable with both kitties in his foster home and he has warmed up wonderfully to his two-year old female Aussie foster-sister. Frankie, being such a young pup, is very high on the energy scale and does not have great recall yet. Frankie was not housebroken when he came to us, but he is about 90% there now. Frankie is very fearful around new people and shows fear warning signs such as growling and lunging. Once he does become comfortable with a person, he?s a very sweet and affectionate pup. With his resource guarding and hesitation to strangers, Frankie has not been around children at this time. Frankie is learning quickly how to fetch and is a good walker on leash. As mentioned, Frankie is fearful of new people and has shown signs of resource guarding with food. With his limited recall, a fenced yard would be highly recommended.
Frankie would do best in a home with a mature and confident companion dog to help show him the ropes of life. Experienced prior Aussie owner also a must. Frankie is fostered in Canton, NC. NS3428
Nali is an 8 month old red merle female, she just came in so we are getting to know her. We were told she likes to play with other dogs, cats are unknown. No children, she is excitable and will nip/herd them and jump on them (she is still an untrained baby). She is reportedly house and crate trained. We will post more once we get to know her. Nali is fostered in Naples, FL. NSXXXX
Midas is a 7 yr old red tri toy male who weighs a whopping 10 lbs. We will be learning a lot about him in the coming few weeks and will post more info once we get to know him a bit better. What we do know (from owner) is he does well with women, men not so much, he's afraid of them. He is skittish of new people. Midas will be fostered in Apopka, FL NSXXXX