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
Big Buddy

Since Buddy was pulled from the shelter a year ago, he has grown his fur out and transformed into a stunningly handsome dog. He was successfully treated for heart worms and had no problems during the treatment.

Buddy is a Senior Citizen (around 9) who is blind and who thoroughly enjoys life. He gets along with other dogs and ignores cats. He LOVES people. Whenever visitors come to the house, he makes his way over to them and stands politely waiting for them to notice him and pet him. He loves attention and affection, but he is not pushy about getting it.


This 2 y.o. 40 pound bundle of energy is looking for a loving family that will provide him with lots of exercise...running, playing ball or having a dog buddy who loves to play. Julian is the happiest dog in the world and greets the day with a smile and a wish for you to play.

He does well with other dogs but has a high prey drive and will NOT be placed with anyone with cats or other small animals. Because he's still a bit of a puppy, older children are recommended.  Julian rides well in a car, is moderate on a leash (pulls if there is something he's really interested in or really needs to potty). He is perfect in the house and is crate trained.

A fenced yard is strongly recommended unless you are willing to give him the exercise he loves.  At home he'll ask you to throw a toy or will chill out on the sofa if he's had enough exercise.  This love-bug needs a good home that enjoys an active lifestyle and is willing to give him additional training. His athleticism makes him a great candidate for agility, flyball or parcour. 

He is currently fostered in Johnston SC

Apply here for him.  NS2636
Galen - ADOPTION PENDING is a 3 yr old black tri male.  Shy guy.  Will be fostered in West Palm Beach, FL  NSXXXX

Hugo is an awesome dog. Very sweet! He is definitely the gentle giant and is patient with the kids. He leaves them alone for the most part but will occasionally stand on top of them if he thinks something is wrong. He is content to lay around and be lazy and loves long walks. He doesn't jump on the furniture, but we think this is probably due to his age; he is about 7 years old.

Hugo is not accustoed to being crated and refuses everyone else but his foster mom.  If you do crate him and try to leave he will damage the crate.  On the upside we've left him alone in the house for a few hours at time and he hasn't been destructive! We have left him in the fenced in yard while home and he has done OK with that too. He can be very stubborn about loading in a vehicle; he just lays down so you have to pick him up!!

He walks well on the leash but it must be a chain. He has chewed through a nylon leash and even a retractable one LOL!! Poor guy tried to chomp the one made of chain and looked at me like really, why?!
We visited my parents recently and he was not interested in the livestock. So he appears to be OK with sheep and cows but he was on leash the whole time.

Hugo is a big, fluffy lovebug who needs a home that will be patient as he adjusts to his new surroundings.  That and a good diet (a little heavy at 81 lbs.), and he will be a great addition to his new home.

Hugo is fostered in Jasper, GA                                                                                                  Apply here for him. NS2679

Who's ready for frisbee?  Jaxon is!  He is an Aussie/lab mix that absolutely loves to play frisbee.  Boy can he jump to catch it too!   He brings it back to you to throw again and again and again.

Jaxon is a 1 year old with a beautiful tail weighing about 55#.  He rides well in the car and settles right down quickly for the ride.  He is crate trained, housebroken and gets along with other dogs.  He has not been cat tested.  Jaxon walks well on a leash but can pull a bit when he is excited about something he sees.

Jaxon should ideally have a home with a fenced yard as he is not as focused on recall when he sees something interesting in the distance.  In a fenced yard he responds well to recall and is happy to follow you around with his frisbee. 

Did I mention he likes water too?  Spray from the hose is a great game.  Not sure if he likes to swim, but catching those water drops is definitely on his list of warm weather games.

Jaxon will be getting neutered and updated on vaccines in the very near future.  If he sounds like the dog for you, fill out an application today. 

Fostered in SC.

Apply here for him. NS2649
Spritz ADOPTION PENDING is a seriously cute, 1 year old, 45 pound purebred Aussie who was dropped off at his local shelter by the breeder.  He gets along great with other dogs and is as sweet as can be, but give us a little more time to really get to know this little guy.

He is fostered near Dalton, GA.  NSXXXX

This three year old neutered male has had a challenging past, but with love and support he is looking forward to his bright future with a loving family.  He is a stunning red Merle with two captivating blue eyes.  His sight and hearing are intact.  
Cinch is approximately 54 pounds and extremely docile with other dogs and humans. He has to learn to trust and gain self confidence.

He has been enjoying many kisses accompanied with lengthy massages.  Currently he is learning how to enjoy his environment that he is sharing with the foster families three other Aussies.

Cinch is fostered in Harrisburg NC

Apply here for him. NSXXXX

Since he has been in foster care, he has had limited experience with children; he did fine with them, however. He moves slowly and carefully in his familiar environment so that he does not get hurt bumping into anything. He really enjoys strolling in the backyard.

Buddy cherishes a simple life with an established routine. He exudes peace and contentment. He is truly a Gentle Soul.

Buddy is fostered in Lawrenceville, GA.

Apply here for him. NS 2557

Sweet, young Alu is a stunning blue merle female Aussie with a lovely tail. Two years old.  She is friendly with people and other dogs; she's great on a leash.

Alu would like a home with a fenced yard; she is still working on house-training. She prefers a home without cats.

Alu is fostered near Marietta, GA.

Apply here for her. NS 2699

Roxnar is a fluffy-coated bobtail Aussie mix puppy. He is an extremely clever boy who seems ready for adventure at a moment's notice.

Roxnar has been working on basic commands and house-training. He is eager to please and particularly willing to work for treats. He will be a shining star in puppy class! Roxnar is exceptionally brave and would likely enjoy herding or agility as he matures.

He is going to making a loving adopter very happy!

Roxnar is fostered in Atlanta, GA.

Apply here for him. NS 2724

Torien is a natural bobtail Aussie mix puppy with a short, but silky-soft, coat. He is a confident and athletic boy who is super smart and super sweet!

Torien is learning basic commands with ease. Torien enjoys rough-and-tumble playtime with his littermate but definitely prefers cuddling with people.

Torien is a real cuddle-muffin! Predicting he's going to grow into a Velcro dog who enjoys hikes and outings with his favorite humans.

Torien is fostered in Atlanta, GA.

Apply here for him. NS 2725
Lady Blue is a very sweet 10 yr old blue merle female.  She is new to us and is being medically evaluated before being available for adoption.  LadyBlue will be fostered in Jacksonville, FL NS2729
Leila - ADOPTION PENDING This is Miss Leila, and can you believe that she was picked up by animal control as a stray?  This sweet little beauty is a red merle, about 30-35 pounds, and we are moving her to a foster home near Raleigh, NC.  Please check back as we learn more about Leila!  NS2733

Young Marlow is looking for his forever home.  This beautiful, healthy black and tan Aussie mix is no more than a year old, weighs about 60 pounds and has the cutest half tail.  This big fluff-ball is crate-trained, housebroken and is learning his basic commands.  His leash-walking is improving every day – he is a quick study!

Marlow has never met a stranger; he loves people of all ages.  You could not ask for a friendlier dog.  He also loves other dogs, hikes, neighborhood jogs, playtime, food, naps, snuggling, you name it.  Well, OK, maybe he doesn’t love a bath and we don’t know about cats yet…..but everything else, he’s game!

Marlow is a medium energy, medium Velcro guy.  His ideal home would include an active family, maybe a running partner, and a playful dog pal would be great.  Sound like you? 

Marlow is fostered near Boone, NC 

Apply here for him. NS2730

Dulcinea is a petite 25 pound, 11 y.o., visually impaired girl (cataracts) who doesn't care that sometimes she has to use her nose or her paws to sort out her world. She wants to sleep on the bed, walks on a leash like you don't have a dog there, knows come and sit but wants to be in your lap in the car. 

She gets along (ignores) the bigger dogs in the house, is house trained and crate trained. She was attacked by another dog and it took the previous owner 7 days to get her to the vet when the maggots developed. Now, however, the vet has cleared her for adoption.

She is fostered in Johnston SC. 

Apply here for her.  NS2713

Annabelle is a Blue-eyed Beauty!  She is about a year old,  weighs about 50 lbs.  She is crate-trained.  She is not fully housebroken yet but doing very well!  She sits on command and walks well on a leash.

Annabelle is a very  sweet, happy, playful Aussie/Lab mix.  She is very friendly and loves everyone!   She gets along well with other dogs.  She does well with cats.  She loves to go for walks, play ball, and play with other dogs!  She loves to snuggle on the sofa!

Annabelle is high-energy and would love to find a home with an active family!  She loves walks, hikes and running in the backyard! 

She is being fostered in Powder Springs, GA 
Apply here for her. NS2700

Kyley was retrieved as a stray with an acute flea allergy. Her beautiful red merle coat is devastated but will grow back.

This silly about 3 y.o. girl is house and crate trained, a joyous friend to the other dogs and a snuggler, given the chance. While a puller on a collar, she is well behaved on a harness.

She gets along great with her doggy companion, loves to play hard in a safe space and is a social butterfly, loving any one who will pay attention to her. Kyley is interested in horses but more as friends than as prey.

She developed kennel cough from an ill-timed KC shot,  so her spay has been delayed. She will be available after March 1.

She is fostered in Johnston SC
Apply here for her. NS2727
Tad is one little kissing machine!  This cute little red merle Aussie/Houla mix is 6 months old.  Tad weighs only 20 pounds and will not be a very big guy when full grown.  He was rescued in the nick of time, and we know there is a perfect home for him out there.  If you are looking for a cute, playful, happy lap-dog, or lap-puppy, check back or send us your application!  He will soon be ready for you!  NSXXXX

Baylie is a 7 year old red bi female weighing about 25 pounds.  She came to New Spirit with Bayla due to health issues with the owners.  She is an energetic girl who loves being outside.  Baylie crates well but really loves to sleep on the couch.  She is doing well with the other foster dog who is a much bigger dog. She rides well in the car.

Baylie had some flea dermatitis and is missing some patches of hair.  She is on flea control now and her coat will begin to grow back nicely over the next several weeks.

Like many of our new dogs, Baylie is a bit timid at this point as her life has been changed.  She is starting to settle in and enjoy life. 

Baylie is fostered in Dallas, GA.

Apply here for her.  NS2732

Bayla (aka Bella) is a 7 year old petite Aussie, about 40 pounds, who is low energy.  She absolutely loves other dogs so she'd be thrilled to have a canine pal for life.  She loves being with her people and wants to know what you are doing at all times.  She is sweet as can be and rides well in a car, settling down nicely once the car is moving. While she has not officially been cat tested, it doesn't appear she is interested in chasing them.

Bayla is food motivated and knows sit, stay, down.  You can take her food bowl from her with no problem.

Bayla came to New Spirit from the same home as Baylie, due to health issues with the family.  She has some flea dermatitis with some patches of missing coat, but this should improve with flea medication. 

If you are looking for a great addition to your family, check out Bayla.

She is fostered in Griffin, GA

Apply here for her.  NS2731

Miss Lucie is a spirited 6-8 month old Aussie mix pup who is now taking applications for her new best friend!

She is incredibly smart, having picked up house training and some basic commands very quickly, despite being on her own in the Georgia wilds for her first few months of life :) She is very observant and picks up on the moods of other dogs and people easily.   In addition to beauty and brains, Lucie loves to play and explore her world.  She is happiest playing outside with her friends on a nice day.
Lucie's soulmate would be a dog savvy person with an active lifestyle, who is kind and patient and who understands she will need a little extra time to adjust and learn to trust. She would also really love if there was a confident, easy going dog in the household to show her the ropes.

Lucie is fostered in Powder Springs, GA

Apply here for her.  NS2695