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.
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!
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.
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.
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 NS2745
Starlet - ADOPTION PENDING
Starlet is a very petite 4 1/2 year old black tri female. At 23 lbs, she needs to slim down a bit. Nonetheless, she is beautiful and cute with soft, shiny fur. She is delighted to interact with people, and she loves to play or cuddle or snuggle. She is eager for attention. Like a typical Aussie, she wants to keep up with all the people in her family, males or females, adults or children.
Starlet also interacts well with other dogs. She enjoys rough housing, but she is also very polite with them. She has a moderate energy level. She has shown little interest in cats. She walks well on leash.
Starlet was previously in a home with an 8 year old girl, and she allowed the child to carry her around and lavish hugs on her. She did not try to herd the child or her friends.
Starlet is spayed and current on vaccines. She does have a prolapsed third eyelid. Her prior family was told by the vet that it was not a concern unless it starts to bother her.
At her prior home, Starlet would dig under the fence and go play in a nearby creek. Her foster home has a privacy fence, and she has shown no inclination to dig.
Starlet is fostered in Lawrenceville, Ga. Apply here for her. NS2863
Coop ADOPTION PENDING is a handsome 6 year old 65lb blue merle male. Great dog, house trained, good with other dogs. Owner moved from property to an apartment, Coop prefers more room.
He is fostered in Riverview, FL NS2860
Camden ADOPTION PENDING is a 2 year old 45 pound wiggle butt. He had been attacked by another animal when found, but is now healed up nicely. Camden gets along with other dogs and loves people. He is a high energy boy and since he is such a wiggle butt, small children might get knocked down in his joy, so older children are recommended. NS2873
Obie Red is almost 18 months old, he weighs 32lbs (smaller boy). He is good with children and other dogs. He does bark at people when they first come into the house and is a little nervous at first.
Obie Red is submissive and will do a little submissive peeing if approached too quickly or if you try to grab him. Obie is also a flight risk, he needs to learn not to bolt out the door and needs recall training.
He is sweet and loving and needs soft and consistent handling. He will make someone a great pet, his foster home adores him and he's great with their kids!
He is fostered in Dade City, FL
Apply here for him. NS 2868
Taches - ADOPTION PENDING
Taches is a VERY friendly, VERY happy, frisky young female Aussie looking for a new home. Found as a stray, Taches is estimated to be about 2 years old. She weighs a compact but sturdy 44 pounds. Taches has the most beautiful very deep red merle coloring, a half tail and gorgeous blue eyes. She is housebroken, crate-trained and is quickly learning her basic obedience commands – she is a smart little cookie! She does need more practice walking on a leash without pulling.
Taches is a medium energy girl who can still act like a “puppy”, who loves a romp in the yard but who also loves to be at the side of her humans. She gets along great with other dogs and is tolerant of cats. Taches rides beautifully in the car and settles down nicely in the evening. And did we mention that she is always happy?
Taches' ideal home includes a fun family who will bring this little girl into their active lives. A fenced yard is important and a dog pal would be icing on the cake. A home without toddlers would be best, as she could knock them over with her happy “body wag”! Taches has started treatment for heartworms, the unfortunate result of not receiving monthly preventive medication. She is a very young and healthy girl, and we expect that she will bounce right through her treatment with no long term effects at all. Taches will complete her treatment by the end of December, and we are accepting applications for her now.
Taches is fostered in Hendersonville, NC.
Apply here for her. NS2881
Sherlocke - ADOPTION PENDING
Sherlocke is an absolute teddy bear of a dog; extremely sweet and cuddly! He is a 4-year-old black tri aussie/border collie mix with dark brown eyes and a beautiful tail! Although he weighs 70lbs, this boy is as gentle as they come. Sherlocke is housebroken, crate trained, walks okay on the leash (could use a little more training), and we are currently working on his basic obedience commands.
Sherlocke is super friendly and gets along with every person and dog that he meets! He has not been cat or child tested, but because he is a low energy guy we think he would do just fine with both. Sherlocke is a quiet soul, hardly ever barks, and rides perfectly in a car. Although he enjoys chewing on an antler from time to time, he doesn't seem that interested in toys.
Sherlocke's ideal home includes a family that has lots of love to give, and he will surely give it back! He LOVES giving kisses! A fenced-in yard would be nice, but not absolutely necessary. Sherlocke would love to live with another doggy friend, but he would also do fine as an only dog. Unfortunately, Sherlocke is heartworm positive, but you would never guess it because he is always so happy with his tongue hanging out! He has started his treatment, we know he will be "better than new" when he is done, and he will be ready for adoption in early January! We are now accepting applications for this wonderful boy. Sherlocke is fostered in Winter Springs, FL.
Apply here for him. NS2885
Calab - ADOPTION PENDING is a young Aussie/Catahoula mix who is enjoying his new life with New Spirit. He is smart, lovable, gets along with his foster brothers and is low-medium on the energy level scale. Fostered in Murrells Inlet, SC