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.
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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
Apply here for him. 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
Blue Chaser Blue Chaser is a friendly, happy purebred Aussie “of a certain age” who was surrendered to our rescue by his owner who could no longer care for him. He is a beautiful blue merle with copper trim, weighs 45 pounds and is 10-12 years old. Blue Chaser has slightly diminished hearing and vision, but hey, he is not a youngster!! He gets around fine and can hear when you call. Blue Chaser is housebroken, crate-trained, walks very well on a leash and loves to ride in the car. He is just starting to learn his basic commands. Blue Chaser spent most of his life alternating between a small, dirt-floor kennel and a very small crate, and so he is just learning about the world. He loves people and gets along great with other dogs. He has not been cat tested. Blue Chaser is a lower energy guy who does not play games or run after balls, but he loves to take walks, loves to roll in the grass, and loves to just stroll around and sniff in the yard. And of course, Blue Chaser loves to be wherever the humans are, especially if they have a dog cookie or two!! Blue Chaser still has some medical problems that require treatment. We are placing him on medical hold while we work to make him as healthy as possible. NS3207
Gramaussie is the sweetest little old lady ever, and at age 15 finds herself without a home. This little 35 pound Aussie girl is hard of hearing, can't see quite as well as she used to and walks a bit stiffly thanks to some arthritis, but she can still find those dog biscuits, loves everyone and enjoys a daily nap in the sunshine. We have started treatment for her “aches and pains”, we are monitoring her progress and will post updates here! Gramaussie is fostered near Ocala, Florida. NS3283
Bravo is coming back into the program after a very long time due to the presence of a new baby in the family. There have been no incidents, but the baby makes him nervous and it will be increasingly difficult to keep them separated. At 9 years old, this red tri is not slowing down a bit! Fetching a Frisbee is his absolute favorite activity and he will carry it for an entire walk to the park and back home after playing. The current family describes him as a great dog and says "He has a cat's personality, but plays and loves like a dog." Bravo is currently in Powder Springs GA NS1814
3 yo Rocko is thriving in a house after a year of being tied to a tree. At 45 pounds, he is an energetic boy that loves to run.
Rocko gets along with his foster siblings and ignores the horses. He hasn't met the barn cat yet so cat behavior is unknown. He hates birds in the yard and wants to chase them away. He is shy on first meeting men but warms up quickly.
At a small local park he runs like the wind. He's learning to chase a ball and has a taste for playing with the swings. He is becoming better walking on a leash and loves riding in a car. This boy will need an active family and is a candidate for agility. A fenced yard would be good.
Rocko is heartworm positive so won't be available until the 3rd week in January.
He is fostered in Johnston SC.
Apply here for him. NS3405
Newton Jack - ADOPTION PENDING
Newton Jack is a very handsome 3 yr old blue merle male mini approximately 33 lbs. Newton is house and crate trained, loves everyone including kids and cats (he likes to lick and cuddle)! Newton is a very active guy and needs a home that can keep up with his energy.
Newton does have a tendency to bark at other dogs on his walks and he pulls on lead (a gentle leader may help with this), nothing training won't fix. He also has a tendency to want to chase bikes and cars so can not be off leash outside of his yard (he's a herding dog after all). He loves to play with his foster buddies, loves to be chased and loves to chase! Due to his barking we won't place him in an apartment. He would love a home where someone is home more often than not, and a big fenced yard!
Newton is a great dog but he also has things that need to be worked on (see above). He has a strong herding instinct that needs to be harnessed. If you feel you are up to helping him become the best he can be (training!!) then you may be just the home for this boy you loves with all his heart!
Newton Jack is fostered in Orlando, FL
Apply here for him. NS3386
Samborn (Sam) is such a cool dog! He's approx 8 yrs old and 85 lbs, he's most likely an Aussie/Border Collie cross. Samborn is house trained, he does not like the crate. This big guy is good with Adults and children, and other dogs (so far). We do not now how he is with cats. Samborn seems to have some training under his belt, he sits when asked, he shakes, he walks fairly well on a leash, rides well in the car, rarely jumps on people (if at all). He likes to lean on you and loves attention, he's a lover boy.
Samborn has only been with us for a few days so we are still assessing him, more will posted soon along with new photo's.
Samborn is fostered in Orlando, FL
Apply here for him. NS3414
Trent, a former NS dog, has returned as a beautiful 8 y.o. boy, fully up to date and so well trained. He knows come, sit, stay/wait, walks beautifully on leash and is house and crate trained, though he doesn't need a crate. Trent gets along well with everyone he has met so far and if he hears new folks in the area, he will bark and pull you over to say hello. If he really likes the person, he might put his paws on them. This black tri looks like he is wearing a tuxedo, right down to the white gloves and spats. He especially likes riding in the car and each time you go out, he will give a little tug toward the car. He gets along with dogs, large and small.
Trent is a special needs dog. He has been returned to us with diabetes that must be controlled with a shot every 12 hours. It is an easy task and he is accepting of it. In addition, because the diabetes was not caught early enough, Trent has cataracts and is totally blind. Don't let that worry you though because, besides a bit of leash support on stairs, his recall is so good that he is allowed off leash on his foster home's property. He does have a strong desire to try to herd the horses but that is too dangerous for a dog who can't see the horse reaction.
Trent is looking for a family that understands his medical support needs and periodic blood glucose checks at the vet. He is low energy but will happily take a 2 mile hike with you if you are up to it. He loves being groomed and cuddled. When being petted, he closes his eyes to express his bliss. With proper care, Trent will live the expected life span of an aussie.
He is fostered in Johnston SC
Apply here for him. NS1991