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

Riles is an approx 8 yrs old, possible Aussie/Border Collie mix.  He came to us heartworm positive and underweight.  This is one special guy, good with everyone, cats, other dogs, and livestock.

He will be available in May after treatment and neuter. 

Riles is being fostered near Jacksonville, FL

Apply here for him.  NS2423
Sam Spade

Detective Sam Spade is adjusting well to his foster home and is now sniffing out his forever home!

Sam is a 5 year old neutered male. He weighs 47lbs and is UTD on all necessary vaccinations and flea/tick/heartworm preventatives.  He is completely house trained and great with other dogs, cats and kids. He has no preference for men or women-he loves everyone equally :) He is medium energy and would do well in a home that can provide moderate exercise (walks, hikes or even a romp in the yard with another dog or kids).

Detective Spade is a velcro dog. He spent the majority of his life tied up outside so now all he wants is to be near his people.

If you are looking for a happy, easy-going dog that considers the world his playground, Sam is the guy for you :)

He is being fostered in Powder Springs, GA.

Apply here for him.  NS2432

View Sam playing tug of war

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 25lbs. She is house trained, ok with other dogs, prefer no cats or small children.

Jess walks well on a leash, likes toys, loves people. Everyone that meets her falls in love with her. She does need to stay on Life's Abundance grain free food and only grain free treats, otherwise he gets and upset stomach and diarrhea.

We are looking for a home where she won't be home alone for long periods, she would like another more submissive dog as a friend to keep her company.

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

This striking black-tri aussie is a 2 y.o. playful pup. He is moderately good on the leash but pulls when he needs to potty. He is a rowdy boy who loves to chase and wrestle with another dog so would do best with an active playmate.  He's a higher energy aussie but settles well in the house. He has a high prey drive and should not be placed with a cat. However, given something to chew like a stuffie or a playmate to chase, he will do well.

He is still a puppy in his inquisitiveness. The countertop, trash bin and other dog's toys are all targets for his nose and mouth. He especially enjoys rounding up all the toys and bones in the house and storing them in his crate or on a dog bed.  He loves his crate and uses it when he's hiding toys, a little nervous or when thunder threatens. He'll also slip off to the shower or under the bed but in the usual definition of thunder-phobic dog, it is a mere bump in the day.
Jaden loves to ride in the car and snooze on the sofa. If you'll let him, he'll climb right in your lap. He's very smart and easily corrected with a sharp tone.  This boy can be very shy on first meeting people but warms up, especially when the other dogs are getting affection.  He loves marrow bones and soft toys and not as destructive as many dogs are with toys.  Jaden (aka Jade or JD) is heartworm positive and will be available after June 15.

He is fostered in Johnston SC
Apply here for him.  NS2462

Laynie is looking for her own family to give her the love, attention and pets she deserves.  She is a 40 pound black tri, about 5 years young with an adorable bob tail.  She is housebroken, crate trained (although she is fine at night without crating), rides well in the car and walks well on a leash.  Laynie gets along with the other dogs in her foster home but she can take them or leave them.  She is pretty laid back, preferring to be petted rather than play!  She is very food motivated so additional training should be easier than most.
Unfortunately, as with many dogs in the south, Laynie is heartworm positive. She has begun her treatment and should be available for adoption in early August.  However, Laynie would be happy to entertain applications and interview you now for the position of "forever family".". 

Laynie is fostered in Northeastern, NC.  NS2405

Silvie is a sweet blue merle mix about 5 years old.  She will be settling into her foster home over July 4th weekend.  Once she is spayed and we get to know her a little bit more, she will be available for adoption.  She definitely loves water, so if you are looking for a water-happy friend, stay tuned for more on Silvie!