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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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
Mister Bling - ADOPTION PENDING is a wonderful young purebred male Aussie looking for a home. He is about 2 years old, weighs 45 pounds and is housebroken. Mister Bling loves other dogs and REALLY loves people. Unfortunately, Mister Bling is heartworm positive and we have started treatment. When finished, he will be as good as new! Mister Bling is fostered in Wilmington, NC and will be available for adoption in late June. We will update this post as we learn more about this heartbreaker!  NSXXXX
NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE:  Effective June 1, our adoption fees are $300.00 for dogs up to and including 9 years old, and $200.00 for dogs 10 years old and over.
The ideal home for Tennessee Blue includes a loving family who will include him in their activities and continue his training. It is important that the home includes one or two other dogs for him to play with, and a fenced yard would be ideal. 

Looking for a charming southern gentleman? This may be the one!  

Tennessee Blue is fostered in Dahlonega, GA.

Apply here for him.  NS3031

Saydee is a truly sweet young female Aussie mix looking for a new home. She is 1 ½ years old, has a very colorful blue merle coat and is too thin at 50 pounds. Saydee is housebroken, crate trained, walks nicely on a leash and rides quietly in a car. She has not had any real obedience training but her foster mom is working on this with her and she is a fast learner!
Saydee is a high Velcro dog who absolutely loves people and gets along very well with other dogs. She is fine with cats and enjoyed her time around cattle! Saydee successfully weaned a large litter of puppies and she is tired and thin. She is recovering beautifully, though, and based on what we can see so far, we expect that she will be a medium energy girl who will enjoy runs around the yard, hanging out with a dog pal and gentle play with toys.  
Saydee is pretty flexible when it comes to her ideal home, but she would appreciate a home with another dog, a fenced yard and a family who is looking for a sweet, faithful companion.

Saydee is heartworm positive. We have started her treatment and expect her to make an excellent recovery. 

 Saydee is fostered in Apopka, FL. We are accepting adoption applications now, and she will be available for adoption in late June. 

Apply here for her.  NS2969
Rosie Jo - ADOPTION PENDING is a super sweet little spitfire of an Aussie! At 27 pounds and 8-9 months old, this pretty little purebred mini-Aussie is a black tri with no tail and prick ears. Rosie Jo is super smart and quickly learning her house manners. She loves people and loves to play with other dogs. We have a lot more to learn about this little one, so please check back! Rosie Jo is fostered in Augusta, GA.  NSXXXX
Bo Diddley - ADOPTION PENDING is a very sweet Aussie mix who has been neglected for a while! Too thin at just 33 pounds and heartworm positive, this little guy is about 3 years old. Bo Diddley passed all of his temperament tests and seems to get along just fine with dogs and cats, but this is his first day in our rescue. He needs a bath, some good food and some medical treatment. Bo Diddley will be ready for adoption in late July. Check back for updates on his progress! Bo Diddley is fostered in Kennesaw, GA.  NS3043
Norman - ADOPTION PENDING Looking for a super cute, SUPER affectionate 1 year old male purebred Aussie? Norman is a red merle with a half blue eye and no tail. He clearly was a stray for a while and is way too thin at 36 pounds - he should be about 5 pounds heavier. He is brand new to our rescue but so far we know that he loves people, has never met a stranger, gets along with other dogs and believes that the front passenger seat is the best seat in the car! Norman needs basic obedience training and heartworm treatment, and he will be available at the end of July. We will post updates here! Norman is fostered in Dallas, NC.  NS3046

Nessa is a very happy, sweet, purebred Aussie looking for a new home. This little black tri with no tail is about 7 years old and is a nice size at 40 pounds. Nessa is housebroken, crates easily, knows her basic commands and rides nicely in the car. She walks very well on leash and is good off leash too! She is food motivated and loves her breakfast cookies and chewing on hooves. Additional training will be easy.

Nessa gets along great with people, dogs and cats. She is always happy to see everyone, and her little nub wags a million miles an hour! She loves to go on long walks, get brushed by her foster mom, sit on the porch to watch her world go by and romp a little in the yard. Nessa is very good at taking her cues from other dogs: if they want to play she engages, and if they just want to hang out side-by-side she does not press them to play. She is a fun, easygoing dog partner and we would describe her as a high-Velcro, medium-energy dog.  
Nessa is pretty flexible when it comes to finding her ideal home. Most important to her, she is looking for a home where she will be welcomed as part of the family and a happy participant in future adventures. A home with another dog or cats would be fine with her. She is not a jumper at all, but a home with children older than toddlers would be best. Any room at your house?? 

 Nessa is fostered in Birchwood, TN. 

Apply here for her.  NS3042

Dixie Belle is a beautiful red and white female Aussie who is 4 years old. At 45 pounds, she needs to shed just a few pounds before reaching her ideal weight. She is the quintessential Aussie: very smart, very people focused, and eager to stay busy and to have a job. She is house trained, crate trained, loves to ride in the car, and walks beautifully on leash. She gets along with other dogs she has encountered. She is very interested in the resident cat but is respectful of its space. She loves to play with toys, either with people or by herself. She likes all kinds of toys: stuffies, chew toys, balls or tug toys.
Dixie Belle’s ideal family needs to be one who plans to include her in a variety of activities that will give her mental and physical stimulation and satisfy her desire to interact with people. She is a good candidate to be a performance dog because of her intelligence, focus on people, and athletic abilities; obedience or agility or herding are good possibilities. 

Dixie Belle might be too enthusiastic for small children, so families with older children are preferred. She is comfortable with men and women. 
Dixie Belle is spayed, current on vaccines, heart worm negative, and current on flea and tick preventive and heart worm preventive. She is fostered in Lawrenceville, GA. 

Apply here for her.  NS3048
Tennessee Blue

​Tennessee Blue is a charming southern gentleman in need of a new home. This gorgeous, healthy blue merle with copper accents and a full tail is about 2 ½ years old and weighs 55 pounds. Tennessee Blue is housebroken and walks pretty well on a leash. He is learning his basic commands and rides well in a car.
Tennessee Blue is a very smart, very curious boy who loves to be with his people. He is also well socialized with other dogs and is great at reading their cues – his foster mom calls him the “dog whisperer”. He ignores cats – a real gentleman! Tennessee Blue is a medium Velcro, medium energy guy who enjoys playing with other dogs and going for long walks with his people. And, when things quiet down, he loves his chew toys. Tennessee Blue is on the shy side in new situations but gains great confidence from other dogs. 
Gentle Bear is true to his name – he is such a gentle soul and he is a bear of a dog! This sweet, shy Aussie mix is about 7 years old and weighs 70 pounds. When his family moved and left him behind, he was fed by a very kind neighbor until he could be rescued. Gentle Bear is sweet, gentle, friendly, great with adults, children and other dogs, and wants nothing more than to be part of a loving home. He walks great on a leash, rides very well in the car, and LOVES to be petted. We will post more about him in the next few days. Gentle Bear is heartworm positive, and so he will be available in late August, at the end of his treatment period. Gentle Bear is fostered in Macon, GA. NS3078
Annie Belle is a beautiful, sweet, 7 year old black tri Aussie. She weighs about 50 pounds and is housebroken, crate-trained and knows her basic commands. Annie Belle walks well on a leash, has very good recall off leash, and rides well in a car. When her owner died she was taken to her local shelter and now she is looking for a new home! ​Annie Belle is a happy, easy-going girl who gets along great with dogs and cats, adults and children. She easily slipped into the rhythm of her foster family’s routine, letting others be the center of attention. She is pretty perky! Annie Belle really enjoys romping around with her dog pals and the children in her foster family, and then happily chills out when it is nap time. She loves to go for walks and is learning to appreciate toys. Annie Belle’s ideal home includes happy, loving adults looking for a family companion who will make them smile every day. Children and a dog pal or two would be great, and sharing a home with cats would be just fine with her! A fenced yard would be icing on the cake.  Annie Belle is heartworm positive, and so it will be mid-August before she is available for adoption. Annie Belle is fostered near Raleigh, NC.  NS3030

Say hello to Boombox, a 2 y.o. aussie/border collie cross. Don't let that cross scare you! While looking like a border collie, he is 100% aussie in temperament. Boombox is a blue merle, about 55 slim pounds. He is sweet on a leash and hasn't met a man, woman or dog he doesn't love. 
Boombox will be fostered in Augusta, GA and available for adoption towards the end of August.

​Apply here for him.  NS3080
Like many aussies, he can be a bit reserved on first meeting, but shows his concern by just sitting down to figure out the situation. Once properly introduced, he is everyone's best friend. Boombox is on the low end of the energy scale. Picked up as a stray, he has discovered the joy of the bed or the sofa and must sometimes be coaxed to go out after a long nap. 

This gentleman is a dark blue merle aussie/BC cross who is about 2 years old and skinny at 52 pounds. He is house and crate trained, walks nicely on leash and gets on well with men, women and other dogs but is unknown with cats and children. 

Think Sir Percy might be the perfect gentleman for you?

Apply here for him. NS3054

Pretty Piper

This girl easily lives up to her name. She is a beautiful red and white Aussie mix, about a year old. She weighs 43 pounds and has a gorgeous plume of a tail. She is smart and sweet and eager to engage people that she encounters. Piper is very playful and loves interacting with people, other dogs, and toys. She hardly paid attention to the cats in a foster home. 

She has the energy and enthusiasm of a young dog, but she is quick to settle down for a snuggle if offered the opportunity. She is most definitely a Velcro dog and wants to be a part of whatever the people in the house are doing. She is so attuned to people and eager to please. 
She is housebroken, crate trained, loves riding in the car, and walks well on leash. She appears to be fine with both men and women; her previous owners had young children, and they reported that she did very well with them. She does enthusiastically jump up on people, so she would be best in a home with older children who will not be accidentally knocked down. 
Piper’s previous family reported that she has separation anxiety when left completely alone. In her foster homes, she has been fine being left with other dogs in the house. For this reason, a home with another dog is a requirement for her. 

Piper will be spayed in mid July and will be available for adoption after that. She is fostered in Cumming, GA.

Apply here for her. NS3056 


This good boy is a very cute, 1 year old, red tri, purebred Aussie in search of his new home. This little guy was a stray for two months and clearly was not good at finding enough to eat. Tooloose weighs only 40 pounds and really needs to weigh closer to 50. Tooloose is housebroken, crate-trained, doing better on a leash and rides very well in the car. He has just started his obedience training.

Tooloose is a bit skittish in new situations, but who can blame him? He was probably not welcome in many places as a stray running the streets. He gets over it quickly, though, and he loves people and other dogs. He has not been cat tested. His foster family describes Tooloose as a “sweet goofball” because he acts so much like a puppy – never quite sure what to do in any new situation but happy to try and happy to learn! Playing with his dog pals is his favorite thing to do, and when they are not playing he loves to shadow his foster mom around the house.

The best home for Tooloose would be with a family who will continue his basic training and have fun watching him grow from “big puppy” to the best dog ever. A fenced yard is a must. Tooloose takes his cues from his dogpals as he learns that the world can be a happy, friendly place, so another dog in the home is very important. A home with children over the age of 8 would be best. Are you and your dog looking for a new best friend??? You may have found him! 

Tooloose is fostered near Raleigh, NC. 

Apply here for him. NS3055
My Buddy - ADOPTION PENDING was a horribly neglected BIG, purebred red merle Aussie whose story now has a happy ending. My Buddy is 6 years young and obese at 75 pounds, and when he was rescued from a rural shelter he could hardly walk because of the huge, hard mats all over his body. Three hours of shaving later we were able to get enough old mats and debris off that we could bathe him and know that the shampoo would make it to his skin! And during all the uncomfortable skin and coat care he passed the time licking our faces and pawing us for more pets. In just one day he went from not being able to run and barely being able to walk to prancing in the yard!! My Buddy’s foster mom says that he is the happiest foster dog they have ever hosted in their home. Time to get My Buddy started on a diet and learn more about this friendly lug of a guy. We are also starting treatment for his heartworms. Please check back for updates. My Buddy is fostered near Raleigh, NC and will be available for adoption at the end of August.  NS3069

Little Ruby is true to her name – little! This purebred, red bi Toy Aussie is 16 months old and weighs just 11 pounds. She is slim and leggy and just a little thin – she should weigh about 12 pounds at her best weight. Little Ruby is crate-trained, housebroken, walks OK on a leash and rides well in the car. She has not had basic obedience training and so she is just starting to learn commands such as sit and stay.

Little Ruby is reserved with adults until she gets to know them and she is good with children. We would describe her as a high energy, high Velcro youngster and the good news is that she has an off switch, settling nicely when playtime is over. Little Ruby is good with small dogs and dog savvy cats! She loves to play fetch and play with her dog pal, and when she is not playing or chasing squirrels her other favorite thing to do is to sit in your lap. Very cute.
Little Ruby’s ideal home must come with a person or family who has the love, energy and patience (and sense of fun) to add this little munchkin to their lives and enjoy giving her the companionship and training that she needs. A fenced yard and a small dog pal who loves to play are important – she has energy to burn! Ready to romp?  

Little Ruby is fostered in Bonneau, SC.  

Apply here for her. NS3059
Rosabelle - ADOPTION PENDING is a sweet, gentle, happy little Aussie mix. This little brown and tan girl was a stray in rural North Carolina. She is about 1 year old and weighs just 37 pounds, which is the right weight for her! Rosabelle is submissive around other dogs and very friendly and easygoing around people. We are still evaluating her so please check back for updates. Rosabelle is fostered in Hendersonville, NC.  NSXXXX
Codyman is a very handsome, friendly 5 year old purebred Aussie. Codyman’s owner died about a month ago and he is in need of a new home. He weighs about 35 pounds and should weigh 40 pounds, a great size! We are just starting to evaluate him, but we believe that Codyman is good with other dogs, housebroken and has good off-leash recall. We will be a lot smarter about little Codyman in the next few days so please check back for updates. Codyman is fostered in Williamsburg, VA.  NSXXXX
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

Tonkster is a 4 yr old red merle male (52lbs) who just happens to be deaf. This does not bother him at all! His foster parents are teaching him some sign language and he's like a sponge, just soaking it all up. 

This is a VERY nice boy who does well with other dogs, he does prefer to be the boss dog (so no other boss dogs please). He does well with older children (13 and up), he does ok with younger children but will growl if they get in his face, so for everyone's peace of mind no younger children for this guy. 
Tonkster is a lover sponge! He wants to be in your lap, loves cuddles and attention. He is house trained and crate trained. 

Tonkster is fostered in Thonotosassa, FL

Apply here for him.  NS3068

Tonkster in action
Meadowlark is a happy, healthy young female Aussie mix who is excited to be looking for a new home! This 1 year old, 43-pound, blue merle cutie is housebroken, knows her basic commands, loves water, loves other dogs and is just happy! Meadowlark is brand new to our rescue so we still need to learn more about her and get her spayed. Please check back! Meadowlark is fostered in Harrisburg, NC.  NSXXXX