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!
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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NS4AR Southeast

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 Powder Springs, GA.  

Apply here for him. NS 2402

Big Buddy

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
Bud Lite

Bud Lite is looking for a family that hikes, runs, walks, just about anything that involves fun and activity.  He loves doggie daycare and visits to the dog park.  He is 2-3 and is most likely an Aussie/blonde BC.  He has a full tail and tufts of golden hair with eyes that melt your heart!  He always has a happy face and a wagging tail.
Bud Lite rides well in the car, crates quietly and enjoys chewing on marrow bones and Nylabones.  He likes to play ball and tug.  His favorite game is to push is bone onto the floor and look at you until you pick it back up...kind of like playing hide and seek but nothing is hidden! He is working on his leash manners.  He is enthusiastic about being out for adventures and does best with a Sporn halter. 
Did I mention that Bud Lite likes to cuddle but is also happy to curl up and relax. He would love to have a playmate who enjoys some basic roughhousing before a nice nap.

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

Tinsel is a fun loving energetic girl who would love to have a family that she can be active with. She loves going on hikes, playing at the dog park, and belly rubs. If a dog does not want to play with her, she leaves them alone and does not push the subject. Tinsel knows sit, down, wait, heel, and her recall is coming along nicely. She would excel at agility. Tinsel is great with kids. She is up to date on all of her vaccines, spayed and weighs 43lbs.

At just over 1yr, in some ways Tinsel is very much a puppy. If I am not watching her I keep her crated because she is not completely house trained yet. She whines for a few minutes in her crate; but then is quiet. She does like to jump up on people, but is learning that it is not an acceptable behavior. 

Tinsel has a high herding drive which can be a pro or con because she would excel at herding trials. She tried to herd my horses but with only one correction she has left them alone. Tinsel would do best in a home without cats. Even though Tinsel can be puppyish at times, she is very smart and catches on quickly. 
Tinsel is fostered in Athens, GA.

Riles is an approx 8 yrs old, possible Aussie/Border Collie mix.  He came to us heartworm positive and underweight.  This is one special guy, good with everyone, cats, other dogs, and livestock.

He will be available in May after treatment and neuter. 

Riles is being fostered near Jacksonville, FL

Apply here for him.  NS2423
Mr. Sinatra

Sinatra  is a 2 year old blue merle. He is good with cats, dogs and children. He really just loves everyone! Sinatra is great in the house and really loves his crate. He is mostly deaf but will recall to loud sounds and is proving to be a quick learner when it comes to signs. He is what some would call a Velcro dog and wants to be where his people are.

Sinatra is fostered in Dallas, GA

Apply here for him.  NS2437
Sam Spade

Detective Sam Spade is adjusting well to his foster home and is now sniffing out his forever home!

Sam is a 5 year old neutered male. He weighs 47lbs and is UTD on all necessary vaccinations and flea/tick/heartworm preventatives.  He is completely house trained and great with other dogs, cats and kids. He has no preference for men or women-he loves everyone equally :) He is medium energy and would do well in a home that can provide moderate exercise (walks, hikes or even a romp in the yard with another dog or kids).

Detective Spade is a velcro dog. He spent the majority of his life tied up outside so now all he wants is to be near his people.

If you are looking for a happy, easy-going dog that considers the world his playground, Sam is the guy for you :)

He is being fostered in Powder Springs, GA.

Apply here for him.  NS2432

View Sam playing tug of war

Darling Diva has been treated for her heartworm problem and is now looking forward to finding her forever home. A slim 40 pounds, this striking 9 y.o. red merle with one blue eye and one brown eye is a sweet girl who loves men, quiet time by the sofa and a nice walk on leash.  She rides well in a car and gets along with dogs of all sizes.  She seems to be afraid of horses so probably has a fairly low herding drive.  She is spayed, micro-chipped and up to date on all her shots.

Part of her final treatment is quiet walks on leash and no active play so her true energy level isn't able to come out. At this time she seems content to be a medium-low energy girl who enjoys cuddles and grooming.
Her first foster home says she likes a tennis ball but she hasn't been allowed to demonstrate that skill as she is on crate rest until after April 24 and not really until mid-May.
Adopters willing to follow through on her treatment protocol are invited to apply now.  Otherwise she'll be available after May 15.

Diva is currently fostered in Johnston, SC.

Apply here for her.  NS2404

Cowpoke is a 6 y.o. 60 pound loving boy who enjoys his family, rides in cars well, stays close for scritches and knows basic commands like come, sit and wait. Due to his size, older children would be best. He is not good with small animals. 
He is Heartworm + so is being treated and will not be available until early June.

He is fostered in Hiram GA.  NS2436
Sweet Peaches

Sweet Peaches is proving to be as sweet as her name!  She is a 40 pound tri-color Aussie mix with short hair and a naturally docked tail, and is about 5 years old.  She is friendly, healthy and VERY happy, housebroken and she knows many commands.  She is very food-motivated, so additional training will be a breeze.

Check back for updates.   She is fostered in Savannah Georgia.  NS 2438


Dorie is a cutie!  She is an Aussie mix, a red bi with a little nub for a tail, about 10 months old and weighs just over 30 pounds.  She was turned in to a local shelter as a stray.  We know that she loves other dogs, but she is VERY shy and has had no real socialization.  We are going to hold her in foster while she learns that she can trust people.  Please check back for updates!!  Dorie is fostered near Raleigh, NC.  NS 2461