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.

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.
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Referral Dogs

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 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
Tassie- ADOPTION PENDING is a 3 yr old, 36lb Black Bi female. Shes a sweet, shy girl. We are getting to know her. Tassie will be going through heartworm treatment soon so not available at this time. Fostered in Brandon, FL   NS2985

Lady Belle

Lady came in as a stray in GA. She is about 10 and a solid 50 pounds. But she is a true lady who rides well in the car and is polite on leash.

This girl has been shaved due to excessive matting. When the hair grows in, she will be a gorgeous blue Merle. She enjoys a quiet stroll through the garden or gentle walk around the neighborhood. She is ready to find her perfect snuggle person, male or female.

Lady is good with other dogs, men and women. She will be content in a less active home where she can share quiet time with love.

Fostered in Trenton SC

Apply here for her.  NS3904


Hello Link, welcome to New Spirit!

We don't know much about this handsome black tri boy, he came into the shelter as a stray. Link was micro chipped, owner was contacted, sadly they gave him away and didn't want him back. We've been told he's 3 yrs old, he's thin at around 36lbs (needs to gain at least 10lbs) and had some fur missing, probably from fleas. Link looks to be an Aussie x Border Collie?? Has a long beautiful tail. 

So far Link has been a nice boy, loves to lay on your lap. He is a little anxious in the house but doing better, probably hasn't been allowed in much. He needs some manners and training - he's a quick study and will come along quickly. He does well with the other dogs in the home.
He's new to us so we are getting to know him....will have more info once we get to know him better. 

 Fostered in Thonotasassa, FL

Apply here for him.  NS3918

Frappe is a 4 yr old (shelter estimate), 36 lbs (under weight) blue merle male. Frappe came to us via a FL shelter where he was picked up as stray, possibly hit by a car (limping/not using his right rear leg). The shelter vet took x-rays and no breaks or fractures were noted. His foster mom took them to her vet, he suggested 30 days crate rest and then rehab. On top of that he's come down with kennel cough!  
Frappe is such a good boy, he's house and crate trained. He's very affectionate and loves to be petted. It's going to be a long boring 30 days, he'd love to have something to keep himself busy. Donations are welcome so we can buy him something to help him stay mentally occupied. Thanks!  Fostered in Apopka, FL  NS3919

Kaii is an adorable little black tri guy weighing in at 12.6lbs! He is 7 yrs old, house and crate trained although he can be a little whiny at times. This boy LOVES to play fetch and will only stop when you do! He has a cute little wiggle butt and sometimes spins in circles, it's all very cute. He rides quietly in the crate in the car. He does pull some on the leash.

Kaii doesn't seem to do well with dogs bigger than himself, he does fine with the fosters toy aussie but he growls and snarls at her bigger Aussies. He would probably do best as an only dog. He was reported as not doing well with men but he's loving his foster dad. I think it's going to depend on the man. Older children may be fine as long as they are gentle. He's a good watch dog and will let you know if anyone is outside!
Kaii does have a grade 3 heart murmur, he's had extensive blood work and xrays done and there is no indication of CHF. He was cleared for anesthesia and neuter (done at the shelter).

Kaii will make a nice little companion for the right home! 

He is fostered in Apopka, FL

Apply here for him.  NSXXXX
Noble Jones

This handsome Southern Gentleman has completed his heartworm treatment and is ready to share your home and life. At about 50 pounds and about 10 years old, Jonesy has perfected the art of snuggling on the sofa. He has learned to use a dog door and lets himself out to do his business in a fenced yard. But we have learned he is an escape artist so perhaps that is how he landed at a shelter. Before you let him out in a fenced yard, go around and be sure every escape option is secured. He even found a gate that was improperly installed and lifted the gate off the hinges. In this home, he just checks to see if foster mom is in the front yard and if not, wanders down to visit the neighbors.


Maggie is a 2-1/2 year old black and white girl weighing about 45 pounds - she could stand to lose about 5 pounds - is up to date on shots, and is heartworm negative. She is shy when first meeting people but then warms up quickly and wants to become your best friend. She is extremely velcro, following you around the house asking for attention or a belly rub. Her natural nub tail goes continuously and she is very good about asking to go out to do her business and has quickly learned our home routine.

Maggie has no experience with cats, but gets along with our three girl dogs just fine - starting play and responding to play gestures from our older Aussie girl. She has medium to high energy, glad to play ball/fetch any time. She probably needs a fenced yard to run around in, but always comes when she is called. She needs some more experience walking on a leash which we are working on. She goes quietly into her crate at night and sleeps throughout the night. So far, we do not know how she will react to children.
Maggie is food motivated but listens when we warn her to stay clear of the other dogs while eating. She does whine for attention if ignored for a short time - we are working on redirecting her toward other activities.

She is being fostered in Maryville, TN.

Apply here for her.  NS3997
Sassy Cassie is a striking 5 yo black tri with merling on her shoulders, miniature Aussie weighing in at all of 28 pounds. Cassie comes from a hoarder situation where she lived in a crowded kennel for most of her life. Currently she has gotten comfortable enough to share a sofa but is terrified when outdoors. On leash she hurries to do her business then pulls to get back to the safety of the house. She has been spayed, is heartworm negative and up to date on all shots. We hope she is ready for adoption after March first. Any adopter must be ready to help Cassie find her inner strength to become sassy. Fostered in Edgefield SC  NS4005