Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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.
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Rita is about 1 y.o. beige and black aussie mix. At 40 pounds she is a nice medium sized dog, very affectionate and very velcro.
She loves to play chase with her foster brother who is half her size, is inclined to chase small critters like turkeys or cats so should be in controlled areas with them. She is housebroken, crate trained, loves to carry her personal toy around with her, pulls a bit on the leash but is easily correctible.
She is good with men, women and children but due to her enthusiasm, no small children please. Rita loves to ride in a car but it seems she was always kenneled during her short life so she's been learning to climb stairs, walk on laminate floors and jump into the car. She's brave and eager to learn so will make a lovely pet.
Rita is currently fostered in Johnston, SC but will be moved to a 'permanent' foster home in the next week or so.
Apply here to meet her. NS 2092
Andy is a young adult Aussie that was abandoned with two other dogs. He was confiscated by animal control and spent several months there until the court case was settled. A kind veterinarian (who is friends with a NS adopter) contacted New Spirit about helping Andy.
Andy is a wonderful boy that does extremely well with the other Aussies in his foster home. In fact, he must have a canine companion to follow and lead him. Andy is also fostered with cats and completely ignores them.
Andy is such a sweet, loving dog who wants his own person so very much.In most respects, he's the perfect dog - he's gorgeous, very smart, very sweet, loves to learn, loves other dogs, loves to play, with people and with dogs, has a nice drive (agility and herding are possibilities except for the man thing), totally ignores cats. And yet, he has such a deepset fear of men. He has a feral dog attitude when it comes to men.
Ideally Andy will require a home with no men, or one that is extremely understanding of his needs and fears and continuning his training. He will also require an Aussie experienced home, preferably one that has worked with neglect cases before and has the time and patience to help Andy transition into a new home.
Andy is fostered in Lawrenceville GA.
Apply here to meet him. NS 1992
Mazzy is a beautiful blue merle with a half link bobbed tail. She was trapped after running loose in North GA for a couple of years having litter after litter of puppies. We'll be fixing that problem. Despite this early beginning to her life, she is an absolute love and is gentle and laid back. Mazzy will be fostered in Marietta, GA. NS TBD
Ambyr is a super cute 2 year old Aussie/Border collie mix. She is a black tri with a full tail and is currently just a little thin at 43 lbs. She is housebroken and working on crate training and basic commands. Ambyr loves people, has a mellow, gentle nature and loves to be petted. She gets along well with other dogs, has a submissive demeanor, but she is not cat safe. Ambyr will need a fenced yard or walks on leash. She is being fostered near Raleigh, NC. NS 2033
Skylark is a dark blue merle Aussie mix. She has a lovely thick coat and very good bone structure. The vets can’t tell exactly how old she is, but the guesses have been 7 or 8 years old, and she weighs 44 pounds. We know nothing of her past, but we are guessing that she either has been a house dog or else she just has really good natural manners. She is housebroken and goes readily into her crate. That’s where I feed her, and that is where we send her during a thunderstorm. Yes, she is mildly thunder phobic. But when there is a thunderstorm and she goes into the crate and we cover it, she lies down and does not complain. She is just as sweet as can be and gets along with all people and dogs and cats.
Now that she has settled in at her foster home, she is looking and feeling friskier and likes to go for walks. She is somewhat shy but really likes people and attention. She will shy away from sudden movements or a hand that comes too quickly towards her, but we can only speculate about past experiences she may have had.
Skylark walks nicely on a leash and so far has learned her name and one command “sit”. She’s very food motivated. She does not seem to know about playing with balls or toys, but she does enjoy chewing on bully sticks, antlers, and rawhide rolls. Perhaps with time and patience she will come to understand and enjoy playing. Skylark would be a good choice for a family that is not extremely active or who want a calm and gentle dog. If she were the only dog, she could certainly be left to roam freely in the house when you are gone; she does not bother anything. Skylark is ready for her very own family to love and be loved.
Skylark is fostered in Fort Myers, FL. Apply here to meet her. NS 2079
Mariah is a bouncy, high energy, 50 lb., 1 year old female Aussie with a big heart and a lots of determination. She loves to walk on a leash - does not pull, ride in a car, follow you through the house, and overall, she is happiest when she is right by your side. She has already taken to performing tricks in the backyard, and seems to have an aptitude for agility work.
She was housebroken when she came to us but did not come with many other house manners. She is quickly learning the ropes and had sit down on day one. She is a bossy aussie, who will stand her ground with other dogs but wants to please her humans. She needs someone who knows Aussies and is clearly the pack leader to show her the way. She is a sweetheart, full of kisses, great with children, men, and women alike.
Mariah is fostered in Atlanta, GA.
Apply here to meet her. NS 1999
Codee is a gorgeous 4 year old Aussie weighing in at 55lbs. She was rescued as a puppy and left with her owner's friend while her owner traveled overseas. Unfortunately Codee's owner did not return to the US and her current caretaker is looking for a new home for her.
Codee is housetrained, leash trained, wonderful with other dogs and ADORES children.
Codee is great with women and a little nervous with men; however she does very well there too. Codee pretty much falls in love with anyone holding her leash and seems to adjust readily to change provided her person keeps her safe. She rides great in the car. Codee isn't a huge fan of the crate - and prefers to spend her nights asleep with her human foster brother.
Codee is a wonderful girl and deserves a loving home.
She is fostered in Dawsonville, GA.
Apply here to meet her. NS 2001
Birdie is a very sweet black and white female mix. She is approx. 44lbs and is around 2 yrs old. She's still very puppyish, a little tentative at first but warms up quickly.
Although we do not know how she is with cats she is great with other dogs. She loves to play and be chased...she plays hard and loves being outside (she's learned the doggie door)!
She is medium energy and can settle down in the house. Birdie is learning to play with toys but still finds stick a lot of fun. She is good with people, just a little leery at first. She did great at the groomers, they all loved her. She loves water and will splash around in the baby pool.
Birdie needs some work on obedience, knows sit but with a little work will do great, she's very smart! Birdie will make someone a great friend, she would love another playful dog for a buddy.
Birdie is fostered in Trilby, FL. Apply here to meet her. NS 2123
Looking for a smaller, pure bred female Aussie with a big personality? Drifter may be your girl! Drifter is a 6 year young, black tri female, who at 25 pounds is about 10 pounds too thin. Drifter was brought to a rural shelter because her owners had no time for a dog, and being a cheerful, optimistic kind of girl, Drifter is sure that there is a next family out there for her.
Drifter is happy, friendly, very good with other dogs and great with people. She is also great with kids, but very young children may find her a bit too much to handle. Drifter walks well on a leash and is a quick learner when it comes to house manners. She is also crate trained and rides very well in a car.
Drifter has a high prey drive, so she will need a fenced yard that is free of cats and squirrels!
Drifter is fostered near Greenville, NC. Apply here for her. NS 2126