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.

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

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

Julian is a happy and loving 2.5 year old shepherd mix. At 45 pounds he's a great size for a family dog. This is a dog that finds every day is an adventure and he's ready to explore it.  He loves to play, either with you or a doggie companion. Being a bit impish, he likes to steal another dog's toy and then have that dog chase him. Julian is fascinated with critters, from crickets to snakes and birds.
He might find cats a little too interesting.

Indoors, Julian settles quickly. House trained and crates well, this dog is a pleasure to have with you. While he looks for petting, he isn't demanding. He gets along with every dog he's met and really likes people, especially men. Due to his enthusiastic greetings, toddlers are not recommended.
Julian is fostered in Johnston SC

Apply here for him  NS 2636

Mylo is one sweet mini-Aussie boy!  At 23 pounds, this 3 year old black tri with no tail is as big as he is going to get.  He is housebroken, crate trained and knows some basic commands.  He loves people, gets along great with other dogs and ignores cats – what’s not to love?  Well, maybe his coat, which as you can see is one big mat due to neglect, but his upcoming grooming appointment should take care of it!  Check back for better pictures!

Mylo is a medium energy boy who loves life.  Everything is fun and interesting to him.  Above all else though, Mylo LOVES LOVES LOVES to play ball, and he LOVES to snuggle.  Mylo is looking for an active, fun family who has a fenced yard and maybe a dog pal or two.  If you are looking for an agility or flyball buddy, Mylo may fit the bill!

Apply here for him. NS2843

Mylo was diagnosed as heartworm positive, a huge risk for dogs who are not given monthly preventive medication.  He has started treatment and will soon be as good as new.  We are accepting applications for Mylo now, and he will be available for adoption in mid-October.

Mylo is fostered in Durham, NC. 
Julian loves to ride in the car and will try to look over your shoulder to see what is coming. He is fine by himself but would love to have a doggie companion or an active family.

A fenced yard is recommended.
Obie Red - ADOPTION PENDING 1 yr old red merle male with a tail, approx 30lbs NS2858
Harv - ADOPTION PENDING is a 10 mo black tri male, approx 27lbs  Needs manners, he's very much a puppy.

Meet Walter!  He is a fit 45# and waiting patiently to meet his new family.  Walter is is a black tri mix, probably part Catahoula, with one brown and one blue eye.  Walter has been having fun playing with the other dogs in his foster home, has been doing well on housebreaking and pays no attention to the chickens that wander into the fenced area.

Walter can get a little excited and jump up to greet you so will need some more work on that.  He can also use a bit more leash work.  He will be cat tested soon but we expect since he has no prey drive for chickens, he will be okay with cats.

Walter's wish list for his new home would include a nice yard to play in, possibly another dog to play with and an active family to take him on rides and walks.  Of course, Walter is always available for love and attention!  Given that he does get a little excited sometimes, a home with children over age 12 would be recommended. 

Walter is heartworm positive and is half way through his treatment.  He will be available to join his new family in mid October.

Can you make Walter's dreams come true?  Fostered in Dalton, GA

Apply here for himNS2829

Starlet is a very petite 4 1/2 year old black tri female. At 23 lbs, she needs to slim down a bit. Nonetheless, she is beautiful and cute with soft, shiny fur. She is delighted to interact with people, and she loves to play or cuddle or snuggle. She is eager for attention. Like a typical Aussie, she wants to keep up with all the people in her family, males or females, adults or children.

Starlet also interacts well with other dogs. She enjoys rough housing, but she is also very polite with them. She has a moderate energy level. She has shown little interest in cats. She walks well on leash.

Starlet was previously in a home with an 8 year old girl, and she allowed the child to carry her around and lavish hugs on her. She did not try to herd the child or her friends.

Starlet is spayed and current on vaccines. She does have a prolapsed third eyelid. Her prior family was told by the vet that it was not a concern unless it starts to bother her.

At her prior home, Starlet would dig under the fence and go play in a nearby creek. Her foster home has a privacy fence, and she has shown no inclination to dig.

Starlet is fostered in Lawrenceville, Ga.                                                                                                   Apply here for herNS2863
Tennessee Tom

Tennessee Tom is a handsome young black tri male!  This Aussie boy was one of 2 dogs turned in by his owner who could no longer keep them.  Thanks to lots of work by his many fans, Tennessee Tom was moved to Georgia! 

Tennessee Tom is very smart!  He is a medium to high energy, 50 lb, 2 yr. old.   He is house broken and crate trained but does not like to be left home alone in a crate.   He does very well loose In the house with the foster's dogs when left alone.  He Loves walks!  He does pull when first starting out, so does still need some work on the leash.  He gets along great with his foster dog buddies but does show uncertainty and barks at other dogs he encounters out on walks on a leash.  Once introduced, he usually does fine.  He doesn't seem to have had much socialization outside the home so does need some work in this area.   He does know basic commands like sit, lay down, shake hands and speak!  He's quite proud to show you his tricks so he wants to please!

Tennessee Tom's ideal home would be one with a fenced yard as he loves to be outside to chase squirrels!  He loves hikes, walks and anything outside.  He loves to cuddle!  Play with toys! 
He has not really been exposed to children so no kids at this time.  No cats or small caged animals as he has strong prey drive. 

Tennessee Tom is young so still needs a little work.   He is a wonderful dog and will make someone a great companion!!

Currently being Fostered in Powder Springs, GA 

Apply here for himNS 2824
Coop ADOPTION PENDING is a handsome 6 yy old 65lb blue merle male.  Great dog, house trained, good with other dogs.  Owner moved from property to an apartment, Coop prefers more room.
He is fostered in Riverview, FL   NS2860
Little Meekah ADOPTION PENDING is a petite, 8 month old blue merle Aussie mix just rescued from a rural North Carolina shelter.  She weighs just under 30 pounds.  She is so sweet and loves people – her little tail wags every time she sees you and she follows you everywhere.  Unfortunately, a week before her rescue Meekah was run over by a car and her pelvis was broken in two places.  The good news is that we were able to arrange immediate surgery, and we expect an excellent recovery.  We will learn a lot more about Meekah after she heals, so please check back.  Meekah is fostered in Myrtle Beach, SC. NS 2867

Little Hazelette is a petite, 2 year old Aussie mix in search of her forever home because her former owners could no longer keep a dog.  She is a very cute black tri with a full tail who weighs just under 30 pounds.  She is housebroken, crate-trained and knows her basic commands.  She has wonderful house manners.

Hazelette is super friendly, happy and healthy.  She loves people, has never met a stranger, and is friendly (and respectful) of children of all ages.  She enjoys playing with other dogs, but cats are not on her list of best friends.  Hazelette is a fun-loving little girl who loves to play, but she has an “off switch” and settles down very nicely at the end of the play period. 
When it comes to her ideal home, Hazelette is flexible!  She would do well in a home, townhome or condo, living with a person or people who would love to share their time with a little cutie.  Children or another dog would be just fine with her, and access to some daily activity – walks, dog park or play – is important. 

Hazelette is fostered in Holly Springs, NC.

Apply here for herNS 2866

Grover is ready for a new home!  Found as a stray, this 1 year old, blue merle purebred Aussie is a handsome fella!  He has a beautiful blue merle coat with copper accents, 1 1/2 blue eyes and a cute nub of a tail!  Grover is a smaller, compact Aussie who weighs 45 pounds, which is the right weight for him.

Grover is a medium energy boy who is very friendly with people of all ages, including very small children.  He is also very friendly with dogs of all sizes and cats.  He rides very nicely in a car, and he has the cutest bounce to his step when he is doing his “happy run”.
Grover is housebroken and has quickly mastered his crate (not his favorite place to hang out though!)  His adopter will need to be willing and able to continue his basic and obedience training.  Grover is a quick learner though, and it is so fun to watch him see his first TV, his first balloon, his first toys, and just relax in a home.

Grover’s ideal home includes an active family willing to train him to be the BEST dog ever.  A home with children would be great, another dog is a bonus and a fenced yard is a must.  Grover is fostered in Sanford, NC 

Apply here for him. NS 2868