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

Buddy was spared from euthanasia in a Georgia animal shelter by a New Years Eve miracle, cobbled together by volunteers from several rescues who saw the hidden gem in the blind, senior dog with urine soaked, matted fur. Once he was rescued and cleaned up, Buddy quickly proved us right.

Buddy is a sweet, loving, easy going gentleman, probably about 8 years old. He has little or no usable sight, but this doesn't seem to bother him. He adjusted easily to his foster home; he quickly established familiar routes around the house and yard. He gratefully accepts any kindnesses and creature comforts offered to him: scritches and hugs, soft beds, meals and treats, dog bones to chew on.

Buddy had to be shaved because his fur was so badly matted. When his fur grows back, he should be a handsome black dog with tan and white markings. In the meantime, he is content to wear a sweater to keep him warm.

Buddy has perfect house manners. He has had no accidents. He does not chew or do anything else destructive. He is very interested in food, but he does not get into the garbage or counter surf. He gets along with the other dogs and ignores the cats.
There has been no opportunity to assess Buddy's behavior with children. He is currently being treated for heartworm and will be available when this treatment is complete.

Buddy is being fostered in Georgia.
Apply here for him. NS 2557

Dorie is a cutie!  She is an Aussie mix, a red bi with a little nub for a tail, about 10 months old and weighs just over 30 pounds.  She was turned in to a local shelter as a stray.  We know that she loves other dogs, but she is VERY shy and has had no real socialization.  We are going to hold her in foster while she learns that she can trust people.  Please check back for updates!!  Dorie is fostered near Raleigh, NC.  NS 2461

Can you believe this beauty was a stray?   Gracey is an approx 8 yr old red merle female.  Gracey needs to lose about 20lbs!  She's a sweet girl who just needs a diet and exercise. 

She's good with other dogs but can get a little grumbly with youngsters that won’t stay out of her face.  She is house trained.   We haven't had her spayed yet as we'd like her to lose a little weight.  That can be taken care by us when she’s able to have it done.

If you feel you have the time and patience to help Gracey become the girl (size) she should be and reap the rewards of a loving companion, please complete an application.

Gracey is located in Navarre, FL (the Panhandle) but we can get her closer if need be.

Apply here for her.  NS2435

Jess is a sweet 6-8 yr old blue merle mini, she weighs about 26lbs. She is house trained, ok with dogs her size but NOT small dogs; however, we prefer to place her in a home with no other dogs so she can have all the attention, she would love that.

Jess walks well on a leash, likes toys, loves people. She plays ball and frisbee and brings them back, still a very active girl. Everyone that meets her falls in love with her. This is one very special girl who will make someone a very loving and loyal companion. Her foster mom just adores her.
Jess has EPI (Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency), she needs to take digestive enzymes daily and stay on a grain free diet and only grain free treats. It's very treatable and she is doing just fine, with no problems at all.

We are looking for a home where she won't be home alone for long periods of time and a nice fenced yard. She might like to do agility, obedience, or just be your walking partner!

Jess is fostered in Wesley Chapel, FL

Apply here for her.  NS1380

Four y.o. Xavier (locally known as Haby or Habanero) is so filled with love he can't stand to be far from his person. He is a magnificent cuddler, very Velcro and loves everyone he meets.  He's developing great recall and allowed off leash in some areas (We aren't fenced). He loves to play and would do well with another dog who likes to run and wrestle.  Chewing on a stuffie or marrow bone brings him great joy.

He's decent on leash, at least after he's pottied. He loves to chase moving things from crickets, frogs and bees to rabbits and deer, so would do better without a cat or small critters in the house.  He celebrates your coming home or even getting up in the morning by bouncing up and down.  It is like getting a standing ovation when all you've done is enter the room!  He crates well and settles extremely well in the house.  While he's probably an aussie/hound cross, he exhibits all the things we love about aussies. Being very smart, he learns easily. He sits for his dinner and also sits for his leash and does a down to have the leash removed.  He rides well in the car and gets along with all dogs and people he's met so far.
Haby is being treated for heartworm and will be available for adoption after June 15. Don't miss this chance to have the greatest couch cuddler you can dream about. Haby has a lot of love to share and would enjoy people and other dogs in the household.

He is being fostered in Johnston, SC.
Apply here for him.  NS2463

Riles is finished with his heartworm treatment and is good to go!  This handsome 8 yr old Aussie/Border Collie (?) mix is one special guy!  He is house trained, does not need to be crated.  Loves to be outside with is people.  Has been fine with the farm animals he has come in contact with (with a reminder).  Seems fine with other dogs, ok with the cats. 
Riles is fostered in Callahan, FL

Apply here for him.  NS2423
He is good with adults (loves men), not sure about kids so will not place in a home with small children.  He would be a great walking buddy (not a high mile hiker).  Definitely a sweetheart.
Wiglet - PENDING

Wiglet is an adorable 2 yr old Aussie/Corgi cross. Wiglet is still a puppy in so many ways. She is house trained. As long as you puppy proof the house she is good when left alone (at least with other dogs around and a doggie door).
Wiglet loves to play and tries to get the other dogs in her foster home to play. She's been good with everyone she's met, even small children. Wiiglet is good with cats also!

Wiglet is fostered in Thonotasassa, FL

Apply here for him.  NS2477

Check back soon for updates.

Silvie is a sweet blue merle mix about 5 years old.  She absolutely LOVES car rides and would make a great traveling companion.  Silvie is ready for about anything.  She is quite athletic and would enjoy going on hikes and long walks.  She enjoys a good romp with other dogs so would be glad to have a canine sibling.

Silvie is housebroken and crate trained.  She shows some interest in toys, enjoys marrow bones and likes to cuddle.  A fenced yard would be recommended for Silvie.  She would be best suited for an active individual or family with children over 10. 

Silvie is being fostered in Hiram, GA

Apply here for her.  NS2591
Laynie - PENDING

Miss Laynie is a beautiful, happy 5-6 year old Black Tri with no tail, a nice size at close to 45 pounds, who is ready to start looking for her forever home.  She is housebroken and crate-trained, but she does not need crating as her house manners are excellent. 

Laynie is NOT a high energy Aussie.  She is fine with other dogs but is not really playful.  She is a low-energy girl whose perfect day is a walk, maybe a dip in a wading pool, and then some quiet nap time at the feet of her humans.  She does love food, and when it is time to eat she does a little tap dance!  Very cute!

Laynie’s perfect home is with a family who is looking for a laid back gal who is more than happy to be a loving, quiet companion. 
She will probably do best in a home without very small children, as their idea of fun is a lot more energetic, and loud, than hers!  Other dogs in the home are fine but not required.  Laynie is finishing her heartworm treatment now and will be available for adoption in mid-August. 

She is fostered in Greenville, NC.

Apply here for her.  NS2405
Callieann - PENDING

Callieann is a young girl of about 8 months old with a full tail.  She is doing well on crate training and housebreaking.  She enjoys playing with the other dog in her foster home and does not appear to be dominant. She is typical of an Aussie "teenager" being goofy and full of fun.

Callieann is respectful of the babygate and looks curiously at the family parrot.  She has not been cat tested yet.

She is fostered in Georgia.

Apply here for her.  NS2484

Nate is happy to be out of the shelter.  He's about 2 years old with a full tail weighing about 42 pounds.  He will be stocking up on groceries as his weight should be more in the 55 pound range.  Nate is heartworm negative. 

More to come as we get Nate settled into his foster home. 

Fostered in Murrells Inlet, SC.

Apply here for him.  NS2592