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. 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.
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Rin is a pretty black tri female around 7 1/2 yrs old. She is probalby about 50lbs. She is an independent girl but still very loving.
Rin would probably not do well with cats, she is of higher engery but can chill. She loves to play with other dogs but may be intimidating to small dogs. She like people and is a bit exuberant when meeting them but does settle down. She might be a bit much for young children. Rin loves to go for walks, she is still a little strong on lead. She loves to go for car rides.
Rin was adopted out 5 yrs ago and is still with her family. They are an older couple and both are having medical issues which prevent them from keeping her. They are heartbroken to have to give her up but it's what's best for Rin.
She is in Orlando, FL. Apply here for her. NS 0190
Riker is a gorgeous 2 year old red tri Aussie mix with a tail. He was sent to the shelter as a result of an abandonment case with several other dogs.
Riker has not had an accident inside so we assume we're either really lucky so far or he was house trained at some point. He doesn't seem to be fearful of anything despite being abandoned & not socialized. He's fine with men, storms, & dogs. Cats are very intriguing to Riker. If a cat runs, Riker loves to chase & he won't let up however if a cat ignores him or walks up to him he walks away & leaves them alone after realizing they aren't interested in a game of chase.
Riker is still in the stages of exploring & taking in all the new things he never got to experience. He's constantly using his nose to sniff everything and does it all while sprinting around as if he thinks that he better hurry & take it all in or it will be gone. He is starting to catch on to the game of fetch but doesn't show interest in toys other than that.
Riker would benefit greatly in an obedience class to improve his manners & work on his recall & leash walking so that nose doesn't get him in trouble! We are working on not jumping up on people with the "off" command and he's making great progress. Overall sweet boy that just needs someone who promises to give lots of neck rubs!
Riker is fostered in Carrollton, GA.
Apply here for him. NS 2172
Now it's time for Deanna to focus on finding a new family for herself. She craves attention and wants to please, but is still working on brushing up her skills. She is sometimes a bit over zealous when she is excited and jumps up for attention. She is learning about not putting paws on the counter and table. Deanna does not seem to know what to do with toys or balls. She is housebroken, crates and responds well to her name. She loves belly rubs. She is very food motivated.
Deanna is a pretty solid red Aussie mix about 2 years old. Just out of puppyhood herself, she found herself abandoned with several other dogs and ready to have puppies. She had to give birth in a noisy, scary shelter. New Spirit provided a wonderful foster home for Deanna and her 4 puppies. Deanna was a great mom to her puppies and now they have all been adopted.
Deanna would do well with a canine buddy to show her good behaviors and encourage her to play but could also be an only dog. A home with older children or adults only would be a good fit due to Deanna's quick movement. Deanna does seem a bit too interested in cats, so a home without them is necessary. Deanna rides well in the car and would be more than happy to travel with her new family.
If your family would like to consider Deanna as a new family member, apply here.
Deanna is fostered in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Apply here for her. NS 2107
This little girl is a 9 years young, blue merle with lots of brown and weighs in at a slender 37 pounds.
Lady Jane loves men, women and children over the age of 6. Car rides are a treat for her. Lady Jane is housebroken and not a barker. However, she is a talker. She hums and can carry on a conversation if you hum back in a similar tonal range. She can be left safely uncrated while you are out. She ignores cats and chickens and gets along well with other dogs. On the low side of the energy range, Lady Jane wants to be with you without be annoying about it. She pulls a bit on the leash at first until she's pottied. She is better in her harness. She also has great recall, so returns promptly when called.
Lady Jane will greet your guests politely but prefers not to be crowded. It is better to let her greet people at her pace. She gets a little stressed when put into very busy situations where there is a lot of activity and commotion. She will do best with an older couple or single person with a moderately quiet lifestyle. She likes a good bone to lick/chew but otherwise is not interested in toys.
Lady Jane is fostered in Johnston, SC. Apply here for her. NS 2155
Sand dollars are a special find. This girl is no exception. Sand Dollar is 3-4 years old and sweet as can be. Coming to Murrells Inlet, SC. NS 2183
Lottie Dottie is full of affection and sugars. She is a gorgeous red with freckling hence "Dottie". She gets along well with other dogs and doesn't take a second look at the felines. Loves her treats and is getting used to basic commands. She will melt your heart. She is fostered in Wilmington, NC. NS 2184
Ingrid is a lap dog, loves to give you many many kisses. She is currently training for the mud run and has the army crawl down pat. She is a tad on the silly side. Watch for more on Ingrid as she gets to know New Spirit! She is fostered in Myrtle Beach, SC. NS 2185