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.
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!
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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.
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Lacoda is an absolutely delightful dog. He is a beautiful blue merle with some copper accents, whose family had him shaved down, but it will grow! He has brown eyes with just a touch of blue at the bottoms and darling prick ears.

This little man is a perfect gentleman houseguest. He is house broken, good with other dogs, cats and children and loves lots of attention. He loves to play with a tennis ball and will run and chase it and bring it back to you! He is very interested in squeaky toys but maybe doesn’t have much experience with them, yet.
Lacoda is an extremely smart Aussie. He watches everything, is playful, and will rest calmly in his kennel or on the floor by his humans, he understands “no”, comes when called and just loves attention.  Beware: Lacoda is, however, a counter surfer and his foster family is working on curbing that habit and also working a bit on walking right at his human’s side rather than up ahead.

Lacoda immediately meshed into life at his foster home with his foster mom and dad and three other dogs, quickly adapted to the new schedule and things around his foster home.   He won his foster parent’s heart the second day of his visit and is very much a low maintenance Aussie, fully vetted, very healthy, heartworm negative and all ready to go to his new home.

He is fostered in Apopka, FL.  Apply here for him.  NS 2294

Noble is a 3 yr old red tri mini male.  He weighs around 40lbs but could stand to lose a couple of pounds.  He's a sweet and friendly guy with adults.

We have no idea how he is with cats but he seems to do fine with other dogs (4 in his foster home).  Noble is more of a home body, loves to be in the house but will go outside when required.  His former owner said he was high energy however he's been more low/med energy in his foster home. 

He is house and crate trained. Noble doesn't really "play" but does retrieve and bring things back.  He is good on leash, rides in the car just fine.  He can NOT go into a home with children, he doesn't care for them and they make him nervous.  He feels if they move he must nip them in the butt!  He is great with adults though.

He would be best in a home where things aren't crazy.  A lot of walks and cuddling advised!

Noble is fostered in Riverview, FL.

Apply here for him.  NS 2328


Parks is a very fluffy, 4 year old blue merle male (larger) mini.  He weighs approx. 40lbs.  Parks can be rather shy when you are first meeting him but he does warm up, he's a sweet boy who just wants to be loved!

Parks does well with other dogs (once he gets to know them since he is a little shy).  He has been ok with inside cats (dog savvy cats) but may chase them outside.  He hasn't shown any desire to herd the horses (although they are separated by a fence).  He is more of a medium energy type guy who likes to play fetch. 
Parks is house trained.  He is fine with children when introduced properly to them!  He walks well on a leash (harness). Oh and Parks LOVES to ride in the car!!

Parks does have one issue, he likes to chase cars if given the chance. This will need to be taken into consideration and for this reason he will need a securely fenced yard!

He's a sweet guy who loves belly rubs.  You just need to give him a little time to get to know you and after that he's your best bud.

Parks is fostered in Dade City, FL.

Apply here for him.  NS 2299
Happy Bear

Happy Bear is an 18 month old handsome fellow that spent most of his life on a chain in SC. He is horribly sun-bleached but the color under his ears indicates he will be a deep red-bi pure bred Aussie.  He quickly accepted household rules...no marking, no counter surfing, and plays nicely with the resident dogs. In one evening he learned the names of 2 toys, retrieved them and learned to drop them on command.  He will stand for literally hours if you'll scratch his back and head.  He corrects easily and wants to be with his person.

Sadly he is Heartworm positive and is undergoing treatment. He should be ready for adoption in mid-August.  He is 45 pounds but needs to gain weight. He settles well in the house, is medium energy outside, likes to ride in a car but hasn't yet learned to jump in on his own. 

Happy Bear is being fostered in Western SC. 

Apply here for him.  NS 2264