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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.

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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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Helen Keller  Helen Keller is 6 years old and has been blind since birth. She is super sweet and affectionate, and navigates very well. Her coat is soft like mink and we think she is really a cross with a Jack Russel but anyone's guess is as good as ours. Kelly loves toys and will carry them around and stash them in her bed.  At only 29 pounds, she is a very nice small size. Kelly is reliable in the house but she needs to take Proin which is a chewable tablet, twice a day, to help her keep bladder control. Unfortunately, Kelly still leaks urine when at rest, and she is on the highest dose allowed her little body. We are researching alternative treatments, but for now she will stay with New Spirit.  NS2399
Grandpa is a 4yo, 45lb purebred red-tri Aussie who will soon be looking for a new home. Grandpa is a friendly boy who likes adults, children, cats, and other dogs. He was previously adopted and is being returned to NS by no fault of his own. Grandpa would do great in a home that can offer him a lot of attention and positive training, as well as a traditionally fenced in yard. Grandpa ran away from his previous home when he got nervous and a door was left open, so he’s looking forward to getting back to home life and being spoiled in his foster home. Please keep checking back for updates on this sweet boy! NS3331
Thidwick is a handsome 4yo double merle Aussie who weighs 50lbs. He seems to have some hearing and vision loss.  He loves to be with his people; if it was up to him, he would rest his head on your leg all day! He was pulled from a Southern shelter intact, so we’re neutering him and helping him gain a bit of weight before he’s ready for adoption. Please keep checking back to learn about his progress!  NS3401
Little Linus

Little Linus is a spry fun seeker with a winning grin and quick play bows. In happy mode, his rear end wiggles like a can in a hardware store paint shaker.  Watch his moves here!

This adorable black tri was born February 2019. He was rescued and neutered in November. That's when life started to look up and potential peeked through.

Linus is a focused training partner with good attention and strong treat motivation. Sit and recall were easy. He is shy around new humans, but he can be won with firm shoulder rubs and sweet talk. He lifts easily at just 29lbs and his long, roiling curls are a joy to comb.
Kentucky Casey

Kentucky Casey is a 5 1/2 year old male Aussie who is on the large side, both weight and height. He weighs in at 65 lbs. which is mainly bone and muscle. Kentucky Casey is a black tri, being predominantly black with small areas of tan and white. He is a shy boy, and he does take a little while to warm up to new people. However, once he warms up to you, you will have a friend for life. Once you become a friend to Kentucky Casey, he will follow you around the house.

He is great with other dogs, both small and large. Kentucky Casey is a medium energy dog, as he likes to just lay around but he will get a burst of energy and want to play with another dog or with his person. He isn't much into playing with toys. Kentucky Casey walks very easy on a leash (until he sees a squirrel), and will sit when attaching his leash and taking it off. He does like to venture while out walking, and loves checking the smells on the trails in the woods. Kentucky Casey is not completely housebroken, but we are working on that and he is coming along pretty quickly. He does have a tendency to drool, especially when nervous and when meeting new people.


Kentucky Casey's new home will have to have a fenced in yard. I do recommend at least a 5' fence as Kentucky Casey does know how to climb a fence, as well as dig under. Kentucky Casey has a small pry drive in that he will chase cats, squirrels, rabbits, etc. Kentucky Casey is great with women and children but, he can be a little nervous with some men. He will bark and give a little growl when meeting men for the first time. I recommend a home with children over the age of 10, due to Kentucky Casey's size.  

KY Casey is fostered in Gloucester, VA!


Apply here for him. NS3427
Arnie Boy - ADOPTION PENDING

Arnie (answers to Rusty) is a 5-6 year old red tri who weighs 52 pounds. Despite his size, he is happiest when he is sitting in your lap. He loves his humans more than anything, but does get along nicely with other dogs. He is very well behaved on the leash and, for the most part, ignores others walking past. He will whine if he wants to play with a dog passing by. 

He has a pretty good understanding of basic commands, but would benefit from some refresher courses. He greets anyone entering the house by jumping up on them and giving them a hug, so we have been working on teaching him to not jump. He does fine in the crate, but is quick to realize when he is about to be put in it and will try to run away and hide. He has not had any accidents in the house, and sits nicely by the door when he wants to go out. He loves riding in the car, but only rides shotgun - no back seat for this guy!

Due to his size and his strong prey drive, he should not be in a house with cats or smaller dogs. He loves to play, but is a bit of a bulldozer so would love a dog comparable to him to play with. He has growled a few times at his teenage foster sibling but no intent to harm. He calms down as soon as you say stop or enough. For this reason, he would do best in a home without children. Arnie has so much love to give and is looking for his forever home!

Arnie is fostered in Telford, PA.

Apply here for him. NS3432
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Fresh is an 11 month old male Aussie who weighs 42 lbs. He is primarily light brown with some white accents on his feet and chest. We are told he is as sweet as can be! We will not be accepting applications for Fresh until he comes up north, in several weeks time. NSXXXX
Graham is a 1.5 year old Aussie male who weighs 55lbs. He has one brown eye and one blue, and has a tail. Graham is described as sweet and shy. We will not be reviewing or processing application for him until he comes north.NSXXXX
CocoPuff - ADOPTION PENDING

CocoPuff is an approx. 4-5 year old Aussie mix who is black and white, and has a tail. Coco is big at 87lbs but she is truly a gentle giant who wants to put her head on your knee or try to get in your lap. She is the definition of a true lap dog. CocoPuff was adopted about 7 months ago, and is being returned by no fault of her own. You see, Coco just wants to be with her people and loves attention, so she has developed a bad habit of trying to escape from her adoptive home any time a door opens, or when she is not on a leash in the yard. When on a leash, she walks perfectly. She has been successfully crated in the past and is house trained.

We think CocoPuff deserves to be in a home where her people are home a lot, if not most of the time. At the very least, she would love to be in a home where she can go places with her family, as she loves to ride in the car. She also might not be getting enough exercise currently, even though she is low energy. She is wonderful with all animals and people alike, is playful with other dogs, and loves children. Coco's only fault per her adopters is that she has a desire to be outside and to roam, which has led to the escapist behaviors. When she escapes, she seeks out people. 
Because of Coco's tendency to escape from yards, a hard, reinforced fence will be required for her unless she were adopted into a farm setting where she would have the space to roam. We actually think she could do well in a busier environment as long as being leashed was an expectation for her - she doesn't try to run when leashed. 

Overall, CocoPuff is a snuggly lover who deserves all of the time and attention she deserves. We know there is a perfect home out there for CocoPuff, so please apply for her if she sounds right for you! 

CocoPuff is fostered in Northampton, PA. 

Apply here for her. NS3350.
Tucker James is a 1.5 year old Black Tri mini Aussie weighing in at 25lbs. Tucker James is brand new to the rescue, and will be undergoing a behavioral assessment as well as some medical treatment before he will be ready for adoption. He's a pretty nervous, shy, undersocialized dog, so we will not be accepting or reviewing applications for him at this time. We expect he will need some weeks to months in foster care to get him ready for his forever home. NSXXXX
Razz is an approx. 5 month old black tri male mini Aussie who was found as a stray and pulled from Philadelphia animal control when no one claimed him. He’s about 20 lbs and will probably be around 25-35 full grown. Razz is full of excitable puppy energy and loves humans and all dogs alike. Razz enters our rescue with a back leg injury that we will have to diagnose and get him treatment for; but in the meantime, he’s kicking it in his foster home. Because of his medical needs, Razz will remain on hold until he is healthy enough for adoption. We will not be processing or reviewing applications for him until he gets the all clear on his health. NSXXXX
Oliver Twist

This is Oliver Twist, a gorgeous 2 year old red tri boy with a 3/4 tail. He's a 60 pound package of love-- just adores people and is very oriented to being with them, but also really likes other dogs. He's lived a pretty limited life so he is just loving getting used to being a dog in a home with other Aussies to play with. He is very mannerly and has never even offered to lift his leg in the house, and will crate up like a charm.  But he is great in the house so he's only been crated when his foster mom is going to be out of the house for a couple of hours.

Oliver is very exuberant and enthusiastic but he doesn't jump on people. He rides great in the car and just generally is looking to please you and interact with you all the time. He knows a few commands and would love to work with you to learn more.

Oliver Twist is fostered in Collegeville PA. 

Apply here for him.  NS3447

Good human contact has been new for Linus. He came from a barn that was overcrowded with 50 other pups and little exposure to humans. That's why his first months in rescue were spent mostly hiding behind furniture. But, Linus' confidence has been steadily building and now he is looking for a home with a dog buddy or two, and calm handlers who know about positive training.

While it might take some work to make him a "Walmart Greeter," Linus is full of fun and he is ready for his next big leap. 

He is fostered in DC.

Apply here for him.  NS3402