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.
NS4AR Florida Chapter
NS4AR Southeast

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 1997

Cub is a 5 yr old black-bi mix that weighs about 50 lbs.

He really is a great guy! He is 100% respectful of the house, doesn't need to be crated, is completely housebroken, knows "sit," "down," "stay," and "beg." He is such a lover and just wants to give kisses and be snuggled all day.

He sleeps all night without wandering, and is content to stay in his bed until you wake up.  He LOVES people, and seeing other dogs on leash doesn't bother him. He's a dream in the car and just stares out the window. He takes his medicine easily, is low energy, and just wants to nap in the room you're in.
Cub is being fostered in Orlando, FL. Apply here to meet him.  NS2121

Phoenix is a 14 month old 28lb mini Aussie. She was purchased from a pet store by a young woman in Long Island. After a week, her owner realized that Aussies aren't the right fit for everyone, and placed Phoenix with her parents - who were not wanting a dog and asked that rescue take her.

Phoenix is a beautiful little girl. But please don't let her size fool you. She has grown up in a very loving home, but was also allowed to rule her own and her foster home is working very hard to set some boundaries for her. Phoenix is more responsive to men than she is women and does very well with other active dogs. They help in draining her high energy, but they also overstimulate her a bit, so play sessions need to be structured.

Phoenix is housetrained, rides well in the car but does pull a bit on leash. She did live with a cat previously and did well; however she must go to a home with cats that are accustomed to high energy dogs and can stand up for themselves and set boundaries with her. She must have an Aussie experienced home. One that is dedicated to training and setting boundaries for Phoenix or she will take over the home. She can also be a bit standoffish when meeting new people and needs and owner that can assist in her continued socialization. She is fostered in .   

She was given up by her owners who could no longer care for a dog.Drifter is spayed, up to date on all shots, crate trained and house broken.  She has had some training, but she is so smart we are sure she will do well with additional training opportunities.  She enjoys her rides in the car.

Drifter loves people of all ages but may be too "busy" for very small children, however she sees older children as wonderful play opportunities! She is very affectionate and loves attention.  She does not want to share her space with cats, squirrels or birds. She seems to enjoy the company of male dogs but not females – what a diva! 

Meet Drifter!  Drifter is a 6-years-young, happy and healthy black tri.  This high energy little purebred weighs just 28 pounds.
She would also be a great only-dog.  Drifter’s ideal home is a home with a male dog or no other pets, humans who love her, a fenced yard and lots of opportunities for walks and exercise.  Do you do agility? Want a jogging buddy? This little lady can keep up with you!

Drifter is being fostered near Greenville, NC.  Apply here for her.  NS 2126
Phoenix is fostered in
Dallas, GA
. Apply here to see if
she is right for your home. 
NS 2103


Sport is a gorgeous 4 year old Aussie with a big beautiful tail.  He was rescued as a stray in TN and brought to GA for adoption.   He has a little scar on his nose that is in the perfect shape of a heart. Sport is a gorgeous boy and must have belonged to someone at some point because he walks wonderfully on leash, is crate trained and knows how to sit.  He completely avoids cats actually he's terrified of them.  He does very well with other laid back dogs and his personality is showing more and more as he settles in.  He also has great recall. Sport can be talkative and is a "grinner".  The untrained person might think he's snarling, but he's actually smiling in a submissive way. Sport has a little anxiety about grooming and being lifted into a car but otherwise is extremely affectionate and loves hugs and scratches.

Sport is fostered in Cumming, GA.  NS 2106

Rin is a pretty black tri female around 7 1/2 yrs old.  She is probalby about 50lbs.  She is an independent girl but still very loving.

Rin would probably not do well with cats, she is of higher engery but can chill.  She loves to play with other dogs but may be intimidating to small dogs.  She like people and is a bit exuberant when meeting them but does settle down.  She might be a bit much for young children.  Rin loves to go for walks, she is still a little strong on lead.  She loves to go for car rides.

Rin was adopted out 5 yrs ago and is still with her family.  They are an older couple and both are having medical issues which prevent them from keeping her.  They are heartbroken to have to give her up but it's what's best for Rin.

She is in Orlando, FL.  Apply here for her.  NS 0190
This little guy is Louis the Love Bug, and he has a great story to tell.  He is about 8 years old, an Aussie mix with a tail, and a little on the thin side at 22 pounds.  He has wonderful house manners, loves people of all ages, dogs and cats, and is grateful for any attention.  He lived a neglected life for most of his 8 years with absolutely no vet care and was confined indoors except for potty walks.  The day before we took this picture he had 16 teeth removed because they were so decayed, and he needed additional surgery to close a hole in the roof of his mouth that exposed his sinuses to a massive dental infection.  So why is this a great story?  Because Louis the Love Bug is safe, happy, healing, and looking forward to a great second half of his life!  Louis is in foster care in Wilmington, NC.  NS TBD