Available Dogs - Northeast
NY, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT
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.
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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.
Brisby, at 4 years old and 55 pounds, absolutely lives for long walks, games of fetch, and as much time with his humans as possible.
This red and white Border/Aussie mix is a "rocket dog" outside, and a "pocket dog" inside — he's energetic and intense on walks, but low-maintenance at home, where he's content to curl up at your feet. Brisby is great with people, quick on the uptake, downright majestic when he's running, and adorably cuddly in the mornings.
Brisby is calm in his New York foster apartment, but he seems just slightly bored. He could really benefit from having access to a yard, where he can run the moment he's outside. For now, one or two long walks suffice to tire him out for the day.
Brisby is food-motivated, which has made him a star student while learning to walk calmly on a leash. He has a strong prey drive, but with practice, he is learning to stay calm around squirrels, stray cats, and fellow dogs. High-value treats and lots of walking practice have helped immensely. Watching him learn to still himself has been tremendously rewarding for his fosters.
Brisby is housebroken, and quite trustworthy: Any mischief he gets into is because his humans were being careless. He'll venture a bite of food off a low table, but we hardly expect otherwise! Brisby does great sleeping in a kennel overnight, but he's not crazy about being left alone. Brisby has just the slightest bit of incontinence -- we'll notice little spots on his belly in between outings, but with a quick wipe with a rag, he's dry and good to go.
Brisby is fostered in New York, NY.
Apply here for him. NS3534
Please check back for updates.
Sweet Sadie is a 6.5 year old Red Merle Aussie with beautiful amber eyes. We don’t know much about her yet but will be learning more about her in her foster home when she arrives in early March. We are not accepting or processing applications for her at this time. NSXXXX