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.
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!
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
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 NS2938
BearBear came in as a stray from a local shelter; he's pretty timid but we can tell he'll come around. He's already trusting his foster parents and is acclimating into the pack (2 other dogs). Shelter says he's about 4 but we feel he may be a bit older. BearBear was so matted the shelter couldn't even tell if he was neutered or not. Thankfully they had him shaved down and bathed for us and found that he is neutered!! He has been vetted all except a heartworm test. Right now BearBear is just taking it easy. He's not thrilled with a leash so his foster home is just letting him drag it around and be chill. They will start working with him once he's decompressed. We think he's going to be a sweet heart of a Bear! BearBear is fostered in Ormond Beach, FL NSXXXX
Little Charlie - ADOPTION PENDING is just adorable weighing in at about 12 lbs. He is 8 yrs young! This little guy is all wiggles, I'm waiting for him to fall over from all that backend motion! Little Charlie is good with people and cats, he does have a tendency to growl at male dogs. He rides well in the car, walks on a loose leash, is house and crate trained. Playing with his stuffed toys and playing chase with you is his fun time. A nice quiet home with another, small female dog might be best for him. Little Charlie is fostered in Naples, FL Little Charlie is currently heartworm positive and won't be available until July. NS3594
Update after 3 weeks and 1 week post Neuter
Aussie Mix. Koda Boy is a sweet and affectionate fellow (Male) with bundles of energy to keep your full attention on him. Unfortunately he did not know his name so we changed it and he seems to be slowly responding to it, which is good. He is a fit 62lb's of strong, lean muscle and he likes to prove it sometimes. The mask he wears is his most prominent and beautiful trait which keeps you guessing to which dog is looking at you. With a body of white and black spot on his back, it ends with his dipped caramel black bottom on long powerful legs.
Koda Boy has a big personality and is not afraid to show his emotions. Everything he experiences seems to be a new experience. Car rides are a joy though he seems to not know how to leap into the car. Koda Boy does not like the crate and does not want to go in willingly. He will bark continuously and paws at the gate. He lives alongside our other foster Riley (Golden Retriever) and they get along just fine. He wants to be Alpha, so he pushes her around and pesters. He cries for attention and wants it all to himself. Koda Boy would ideally be better as a single dog. He is very jealous and it could be a problem for another strong alpha dog.
Koda Boy seems to be a people pleaser and likes everyone so far. He loves to talk to you when he wants something or wants your attention. It sounds like a growl so don't be alarmed. It's NOT an aggressive emotion. He is just saying Hi or "Hey! Pay attention to me." We do not know how he is with kids yet, but he plays a bit rough with the human and four legged kind. We don't think small/young children would be good for him.
We walked him around the perimeter of a dog park and he seemed interested to meet. However, two dogs came up to the fence and did not see eye to eye with Koda Boy . Maybe dog parks won't be a good idea for a meet and greet. Eating is a pleasure for him, but no people food. He is fine with his dog kibble. He does surf the counter so we can't leave him alone around food. He does listen when inside to no or ehh. We have not tested whether he guards his food, but he eats pretty fast. No trouble has come up between him and our other foster at meal time. They stay separated until finished. Even with treats they mind their manners. Koda does want to be Alpha and needs constant correction.
Koda Boy seems to be house trained as he has not used the bathroom in the house on purpose. Though we are diligent in taking him out. When Koda Boy is outside he is in his element. He loves to sniff and mark his territory. Koda Boy should not be left unsupervised when outside. Even with a fence he seems to look for an escape. Koda Boy is Husky smart and he will find a way if allowed. He is very curious about everything. He wants to chase anything that is moving. Cars, cats, rodents, birds, and anything that moves. So he needs to be only around other dogs. On the leash Koda Boy will pull continuously if leashed by his collar. He has attempted to throw his collar/harness, but unsuccessfully with us. A prong collar will prevent this and he will walk better as well. For some odd reason a harness seems to settle him down too. Though be careful if he wants to chase something. Koda Boy is VERY strong and when he is excited he could rip the leash right from you when he wants to go. He needs more training on the leash. Koda Boy does not seem to be scared of much, Thunderstorms YES. He will pace and want comfort.
Koda Boy needs a physically fit, vibrant, and active owner who needs as much attention and exercise as he does. Young kids may not be the best fit because he can be unintentionally rough at times. He does have the herding trait. Small animals may be in danger since he likes to chase. Do NOT crate him for more than an hour or 2. It would cause more emotional shock for him and he does not like it at all. Koda Boy deserves to have freedom to move and be with you. He enjoys cuddling, brushing, and rub downs more than one can provide. But he does need his 2-3x daily walk/runs. Again he wants to chase things, not sure if he will harm it, but I wouldn't test it. Koda Boy is a wonderful companion that will make many memories to come.
Koda Boy is fostered in Clemmons, NC Apply here for him. NS3615
Booker is a 2 yr old red tri male. He is Masie's littermate. More info once we get to know him. Booker will be fostered in Orlando, FL NSXXXX
Rena - ADOPTION PENDING
Rena is a beautiful 3 1/2 yr old black bi female approximately 45lbs and well bred.
Rena is very sweet and somewhat timid but when she gets to know you she is a lovebug. She is learning to be a house dog; she is working on house training (doing well) and appropriate things to chew.
Lanna - ADOPTION PENDING is a 4yr old blue merle female. More info once we get to know her. Lanna will be fostered in Thonotasassa, FL NSXXXX
Koa - ADOPTION PENDING
Handsome Koa was picked up as a stray in not so good condition. He has a lot of fur missing on his backside due to FAD (flea allergy dermatitis) which will resolve itself and needs to gain a few pounds BUT what a sweetheart!!!!
Koa will follow you from room to room, just wants to be with you. He does well with people. Rides well in the car and likes his walks. He does pull a bit but it's being worked on. His foster mom is trying to get him interested in toys, poor guy has no clue. We don't know how he is with cats. Koa is house trained but does not like the crate, he'll go in but will bark. He is doing well left loose when no one is home. He's been left up to 3 1/2 hrs with no problems, he just sleeps on the couch. Sleeping is his favorite pastime.
Koa would probably prefer to be an only dog or with another laid back female. We don't know how he is with cats. Because we don't know his history we won't place him in a home with small children
Koa is around 8 yrs old and about 40 lbs (on the thin side). He is fostered in Jacksonville, FL
Apply here for him. NS3625
Rena is crate trained. She loves to chase and play with the dogs in her foster home, no idea how she is with cats. She is toy and treat motivated.
Rena would do best in a quiet home but an active one, she might enjoy hiking or going to the beach. Children over 12 may be fine but young children may be a bit much for her.
This beauty is fostered in Thonotasassa, FL
Apply here for her. NS3623
Kipper is an awesome 39lb, 6yr old male Australian Shepherd mix who is full of love. He is a red tri who is neutered hw negative, and up to date on vaccines. Kipper will kennel, but will let you know vocally he doesn't need to be because he seems to be 100% house broken. Kipper is a medium energy, medium velcro type boy who loves to be with his people. He walks very well on leash and is learning basic commands such as sit, down, coming when called by name, leave it, and off. Kipper rides well in the car also. Although Kipper hasn't met any cats while in his foster home, he has experienced a ferret and decided he'll just ignore it.
Kipper does well with other laid back females both small and medium but isn't fond of males his size. He enjoys his daily walks and would love to have a home that enjoys the casual outdoors as well. Kipper hasn't had any interest playing with toys but he loves when his humans love on him, belly scratches and ear rubs. He'll occasionally get the zoomies when his people get silly with him. He settles very nicely in the house and will just lay around if there's no excitement going on.
Kipper will do well with both adult males and females but we think small children would be too much for him. Older teens would be okay.
Kipper is fostered in Aiken SC
Apply here for him. NS3626