Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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The link to the application is at the bottom of that page.
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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.
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
Major is a 14 month old red merle male about 52lbs. He is a bossy boy who need work! No children please. Fostered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Bitty Boo is coming back into rescue after being adopted 10 yrs ago, her owner has passed away.
Bitty Boo is approx 14 yrs old and 60lbs, she is a little over weight but doing well. She has a growth on her gum that we need to get checked. She is good with all people, but due to her age I would not place with very young children. She is sweet and lovable.
She will be fostered in Gainesville, FL
Apply here for her. NS543
Tigerlily - ADOPTION PENDING
Tigerlily is a sweet mini blue merle Aussie mix with 1 ½ blue eyes and she is in search of her forever home. Weighing just 25 pounds, this little 3-year-old is housebroken, crate-trained and knows her basic obedience commands. She rides OK in a car and is getting better walking on a leash. This medium energy girl loves men and women and has good recall!
Tigerlily had a rough start in life. She was neglected to the point that when we got her she had a long term skin infection and she was heartworm positive. Thanks to some good food and excellent vet care the skin infection is nearly completely healed. She is making good progress with her heartworm treatment, and we expect that she will be heartworm free and ready for adoption in late March.
Tigerlily is pretty flexible, and would do well in a family with or without a fenced yard. She loves to play, loves humans and is fine with another dog. She has not been cat tested, and may do best in a home with older children. Tigerlily is fostered in Savannah, GA, and we are accepting applications now!
Apply here for her. NS2934
Miss Mia - ADOPTION PENDING
Miss Mia is a wonderful, gentle purebred Aussie looking for her forever home. At just 3 years old and 37 pounds, this pretty blue merle is a perfect age and size for nearly everyone! Miss Mia is housebroken, crate-trained and knows her basic commands. She has wonderful house manners.
Miss Mia is a medium energy girl who gets along great with all the people she meets and with other dogs. She also gets along just fine with the resident cat! She enjoys playtime, but she is also a Velcro girl who enjoys just hanging out with her humans.
Mia’s ideal home includes a family who would enjoy the company of this super sweet and gentle soul. Another dog would be welcome, and a fenced yard would be great.
Unfortunately, Miss Mia was not on heartworm prevention and she is heartworm positive. She has started treatment and will be available for adoption at the end of March. We are accepting applications for her now! She is fostered in Lawrenceville, GA.
Apply here for her. NS2935
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
Mr Smudge is a 1 year old, black tri Aussie mix with a cute half tail who was a stray. This quiet little guy weighs 46 pounds, rides beautifully in the car and seems to be housebroken. Mr Smudge is super sweet but super shy, and it is wonderful to watch him slowly come out of his shell. He loves other dogs, and the dogs in his foster family are really helping him gain the confidence he needs. Unfortunately, Mr Smudge is heartworm positive. We have started treatment and expect him to be as good as new and ready for adoption in late March. We will post updates here! Mr Smudge is fostered near Raleigh, NC. NS 2941
What A Trooper This guy is truly a trooper! What a Trooper is about 9 years old and 54 pounds. He appears to have been on his own for a while but was obviously someone's dog at one point. He is housebroken, cat friendly and enjoys attention from his human. He is looking for a loving family to invite him to enjoy their home. Fostered in Dalton, GA.
Turbo Boy - ADOPTION PENDING
Turbo Boy is one cute, happy, young male Aussie looking for a new home. Turbo Boy is just 13 months old, a beautiful purebred red bi with no tail, and he weighs 45 pounds. He is housebroken, rides well in a car and his leash manners are pretty good!
Turbo Boy was kept in a spare bedroom with no company for most of his life, living with an owner who had absolutely no time for him. Now that he is out of his “prison” it is wonderful to see how much he is in love with life. He loves people, adores other dogs and loves being outdoors just feeling the sun on his face.
Turbo Boy is a high energy young boy who will play all day, but has an “off switch” and settles beautifully in the house. He has learned to appreciate the after-dinner nap!
Turbo Boy’s ideal home is with an active family who is looking for another bundle of fun and is willing to continue to train him to be the best dog ever. A fenced yard and an energetic dog pal are must-haves. Turbo Boy is a bit too boisterous to be in a home with small children or cats. Sounds like your kind of guy?
Turbo Boy is fostered in Hendersonville, NC
Apply here for him. NS2948
Tully is a super happy, super handsome, full-tailed, young Aussie mix in search of a new home. Just 2 years old and 35 pounds, this little red tri was pretty neglected in his past living situation. He is a smart boy, though, and has quickly learned how to be a great companion dog.
Tully is already crate-trained and 99% housebroken. He rides very well in a car and is learning to walk on a leash. He is also making great progress in learning his basic commands.
Tully loves, loves, loves other dogs of all sizes and ages. He loves to play but then settles nicely once playtime is over. Tully is a typical young Aussie – high energy with an “off switch”! He has not been cat-tested.
Mr. Max, or just Max to his friends, is a 9 year old, blue merle, purebred Aussie who does not act his age! Max weighs 60 pounds, and he is housebroken, crate-trained, and has clearly had some very good obedience training. Max will sit, stay, lay and come, he waits at the door instead of bolting and he returns quickly when asked. He does pull when on the leash. He rides very well in a car.
Mr. Max is a medium energy, high Velcro guy. He loves people and with people he is energetic and playful. When playtime is over he is one large cuddle-bug. A good cuddle and belly rub and he is your buddy forever! He is friendly with children with no herding issues at all.
He is friendly with other dogs but Max is not a player. When it comes to other dogs Max is a strong believer in “peaceful coexistence”. He has not been cat tested.
The ideal home for Mr. Max is with an active family who loves to walk, hike and enjoys dog-friendly adventures. A home with children over the age of 12 would be fine. Mr. Max would not mind being an only dog, and he would also be fine in a home with another dog who will not insist that he engage in dog play!
This great guy is fostered in Augusta, Georgia.
Apply here for him. NS2944
Billie Blue - ADOPTION PENDING
Billie Blue is one laid-back love bug of a boy! Just 2 years old and weighing 48 pounds, this purebred blue merle guy is housebroken, crate-trained and learning his basic commands. He rides OK in a car and does well on a leash – he loves his walks.
Billie Blue is deaf but that has not held him back in any way. EVERY person who has met him loves him, adults and children, and he loves everyone back. Billie Blue loves all dogs, and although he does not yet ask to play he plays beautifully with both puppies and adult dogs when they engage him.
Billie Blue is a low-energy, medium-Velcro guy who just loves hanging out with the family, enjoying things like walks, treats, sleeping in the sun and car rides, things that are new to him. Billie Blue loves to chase cats, so a home with cats is not in his future! He has no problems with his vision.
Billie Blue’s ideal home includes a family who is welcoming of this mellow guy and is willing to continue his training with hand signals. A fenced yard is a must, and other dogs and children would be great!
Billie Blue is fostered in Wilmington, NC.
Apply here for him. NS2946
Princess Bee is a very sweet senior female Aussie mix. She is close to 13 years old and a nice size at 34 pounds. This little girl needs a medical tune-up; she is heartworm positive and she needs to have her cataract evaluated. We also need to get to know her a little better! Please check back for updates. Princess Bee is fostered in Johnston,SC. NS2958
Tully's ideal home includes a loving, active family who will continue his training and enjoy watching him blossom into the best dog ever! Regular exercise and a dog pal or two are must-haves. He has not had a lot of exposure to very small children, so a home without small children is best.
Tully is fostered near Chattanooga, TN.
Apply here for him. NS2957
Rugby is a 1 yr old blue merle male with a long, fluffy tail, approx 40-45lbs. Rugby is house and crate trained, LOVES other dogs and NEEDS a play buddy in his new home!
He also needs manners training and most of all leash training; unless you enjoy being dragged everywhere! He is a barker if he hears noises; he will bark at the neighbors or if he hears people in another room (and sometimes at them when they come out), but he is not aggressive!
He does NOT have a recall and likes to play the keep away game. If you yell he will run; he's very sensitive.
We don't know how he is with cats or children (older children used to dogs may be fine).
Rugby is, however, VERY sweet and loving and in the right home will make someone a wonderful pet.
He is fostered in Debary, FL
Apply here for him. NS2960
Star Lady - ADOPTION PENDING is a super sweet, friendly Aussie who is nearly 8 years old and is looking for a new home. Weighing just 38 pounds, this gentle lady is housebroken, laid back and friendly with all, including cats! She was turned into her local shelter with bad skin and ear infections. They are clearing nicely and she will be ready for adoption soon. Star Lady is fostered in Mt. Pleasant, SC. NS2961
Sadie May is a young, purebred Aussie who needs some medical care and then a new home! Not yet 3 years old, this blue merle beauty with blue eyes weighs in at a way-too-heavy 64 pounds. She is also heartworm positive and has a foreign object embedded in one of her rear legs. Despite all of this she is so sweet and friendly and loved by everyone who meets her. Check back, she will not be ready for adoption until the end of April – she needs a tune-up first! Sadie May is fostered in Dahlonega, GA. NS2965
Lord Tarly is on the hunt for a new kingdom! This 2-3 year old black tri Aussie mix with a full tail is way too thin at 40 pounds; he should be 45 pounds or so. He is super friendly with adults, children and female dogs. We are still testing him with male dogs and cats. Lord Tarly is brand new to our rescue but we can already tell that he is a medium energy, high velcro boy who loves to be with you and loves your attention. We will post updates as we learn more about him so check back! Lord Tarly is fostered in Kennesaw, GA. NSXXXX
Coco is a 9 year young red bi female weighing in the 48-50# range. She happily wags her nub tail and is happy to have your attention. Coco has been in daycare and gets along with other dogs but has been an only dog. She rides great in the car. More on Coco as we get to know her better. Fostered in Murrells Inlet, SC. NS2717