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.


Julien is finally growing up and becoming a wonderful family pet. He is 2 years old.  He loves to ride in a car, has never met a stranger, two legged or 4, and loves to play. In the house he is a real gentleman who will come for some loving but then head off to play with whatever toy catches his interest like a stuffy, a ball or maybe a tug toy.  Julien crates well, goes to his mat to sit for his meals and can stand on his hind legs to see what critters are out there. 

This dog will thrive with an active family or a fenced yard with another dog that likes to play.  At 45 pounds, he's a nice size for a house dog. 

He is currently fostered in Johnston SC but transport can be arranged.

Apply here for him.  NS2636
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  NSXXXX

Meet Pip, a 5 yr old Black tri female, she is about 40lbs.  She is good with other dog, kids, but NO cats.  She is sweet and loving, a little cautions upon meeting new people and dogs but does warm up.  Pip is house and crate trained, spayed, up to date on vaccinations and heartworm negative (on preventative).  She knows a few commands such as sit, stay, and can catch treats!  She paws you if she needs to go outside.

Pip does like to chase things, bicycles, kids on skate boards...moving objects!  Her herding instinct just kicks in.  Best to keep her leashed around these hazards.

She is a sweetheart and will make a nice companion for someone!

Pip is fostered in Palm Bay, FL
Apply here for her.  NS2789

Tristen is a 1 yr old red merle male weighing about 48lbs.  He is house trained (no accidents) and crate trained although he may bark/whine for a minute to two when he's first put in but giving him a stuffed kong takes care of that!  His foster dad has been leaving him out at night and he's doing fine but does wake up around 6 am and starts playing!

Tristen can be mouthy with your hands and nips at ears when excited, his foster dad is working on that.  He's starting to figure out that playtime ends when that happens!  His is also working on the jumping while greeting, he's getting better about sitting politely.  Tristen is good with people, but it takes him a little while to warm up to most men. He's been instantly fine with all females so far though.   We will not place in a home with children.   He was okay with the fireworks except for the really loud ones, he barked and growled at those for a little bit and then settled back down.  He's much much better on a leash now, he only pulls at other dogs or if he catches a scent. He seems to prefer jogging to walking as he walks quite a bit faster than us and gets frustrated with having to slow down repeatedly.

Tristen is extremely playful and curious with other dogs, but pretty much ignores all of the "please leave me alone" cues they give (in other words he can be a pest).
He'd be good with another  high-energy dog that wants to play all the time, but not with any dog that needs alone time or is lower energy, they would NOT appreciate it.  He got along very well with a friend's Pyrenees that just wants to play all day also, though.  He's probably be best in a no cat home also.

Tristen is very, very sweet overall and just wants to be near you and get ear scratches all the time. He needs some training and some with patience, he's a young dog and will make someone a great companion!
Tristen is fostered in Winter Spring, FL                                                      Apply here for him. NSXXXX

Pasie is a 5 month old red tri female with a tail! She is almost 30lbs and very sweet and loving, loves attention. Right now we feel a home with no children or cats and maybe one other playful dog would be best for her (no chickens, she's gone after one). Pasie can be a bit food protective with other pets and her foster mom is working with her on that. She is working on her house and crate training which is coming along well. Pasie rides well in the car and behaved herself at the vet. She will soon start leash training! She will be spayed on 7/31 and available another two weeks after that (mid-August), as long as her training is going well!
Pasie is fostered in St Pete, FL

Apply here for her. NS2826
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 and his brother are now in Georgia! 

Tennessee Tom is 1-2 years old, weighs about 40 pounds, and is crate trained and housebroken.  He likes to cuddle and is doing well with the foster dogs in his foster home.   Tennessee Tom has a good amount of prey drive so cannot go to a home with cats.  He is working on his leash skills and learning not to pull during walks.  He has not been exposed to children yet. 
Tennessee Tom is fostered in Powder Springs, GA.

Apply here for him. NS2824
Young Bud

Young Bud is quite the looker!  This young male Aussie mix is a black bi, no more than a year old and he weighs 40-45 pounds.  Young Bud is happy, sweet, affectionate and loves people and other dogs.  He is almost housebroken and learning to walk on a leash.  We can already see that Young Bud is super smart and will be a breeze to train.

Young Bud has a lot of energy and loves, loves, loves to play.  While he would prefer to play with a human or another dog, he will throw around a Kong and chase it until he wears himself out.  He loves playing ball, and will actually return it every time you throw it!  He would probably excel at agility.  Once he gets his exercise, Young Bud settles down nicely.  He sleeps uncrated in the home of his foster mom with no issues.
Young Bud’s ideal home is an active one, with people who have the time for a fun-loving, healthy, happy young guy.  Another playful dog in the family would be nice too!  Young Bud needs a fenced yard so that he has a safe place to run off all the energy.  He would not be a good fit in a home with very small children because of his “youthful exuberance”. 

Young Bud is fostered in Signal Mountain, TN. 

Apply here for him  NS2833
Miss Ellie

Miss Ellie is a beautiful, sweet Aussie mix looking for a home.  She is about nine years old, has a soft charcoal coat with a small white blaze, and look at those gorgeous blue eyes!  She is a wonderful size at 41 pounds.  Miss Ellie is crate-trained, housebroken, loves to ride in the car and walks beautifully on a leash.
Like other dogs “of a certain age”, Miss Ellie is no longer a star athlete.  She loves long walks and loves to follow you around the house, but she does not run, jump or play like she did when she was young.  She gets along fine with dogs and cats, but usually ignores them and is not one to engage in play.   
Miss Ellie’s ideal home is with a person or people who would enjoy the company of this sweet girl whose idea of a good time is hanging out with her people. 

Miss Ellie is fostered in Hendersonville, NC. 

Apply here for her. NS 2836
Check back for updates.
Mister Logan

Mister Logan is a shy, sweet and very affectionate black tri Aussie with no tail. He weighs just under 50 pounds and the vet estimates that his age is anywhere from 3 to 5 years old. He was turned in to his local animal shelter by his owner who no longer wanted a dog.

Mister Logan is very affectionate, loves people and would accept petting all day if he could get away with it! He loves other dogs and would really love a dog pal to play with. We think he is a bit too interested in cats to feel comfortable adopting him into a home with them. He has not shown a lot of interest in toys.

Mister Logan is housebroken and he is a quick learner! In just about a week he went from being very fearful of a leash to an excellent leash walker!! He is not a fan of his crate, but we are still working on that one.

Mister Logan’s ideal home is one with a person who is home most of the day and another dog would be great.  He can get excited to see people, so we recommend that he not be adopted by a family with toddlers.
Mister Logan is heartworm positive and we have started treatment. He has no symptoms at all, and he will be ready for adoption in mid -September. Please complete an application if you are interested in this great boy - most of our heartworm positive dogs are adopted before their treatment is even finished! Mister Logan is fostered in Raleigh, NC. 

Apply here for him  NS 2827