Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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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
Apply here for him. 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
Blue Chaser Blue Chaser is a friendly, happy purebred Aussie “of a certain age” who was surrendered to our rescue by his owner who could no longer care for him. He is a beautiful blue merle with copper trim, weighs 45 pounds and is 10-12 years old. Blue Chaser has slightly diminished hearing and vision, but hey, he is not a youngster!! He gets around fine and can hear when you call. Blue Chaser is housebroken, crate-trained, walks very well on a leash and loves to ride in the car. He is just starting to learn his basic commands. Blue Chaser spent most of his life alternating between a small, dirt-floor kennel and a very small crate, and so he is just learning about the world. He loves people and gets along great with other dogs. He has not been cat tested. Blue Chaser is a lower energy guy who does not play games or run after balls, but he loves to take walks, loves to roll in the grass, and loves to just stroll around and sniff in the yard. And of course, Blue Chaser loves to be wherever the humans are, especially if they have a dog cookie or two!! Blue Chaser still has some medical problems that require treatment. We are placing him on medical hold while we work to make him as healthy as possible. NS3207
Little Gypsy is a sweet little female purebred Aussie in need of a new home. She is 6-7 years old, weighs 36 pounds, and her coat is a beautiful deep mahogany color. She is housebroken, loves her crate, rides nicely in the car and walks very well on leash. Little Gypsy is respectful of the furniture in her foster home (no furniture jumper here!) and knows some basic commands.
Little Gypsy loves people! She is a little shy in new situations but once she is comfortable she has the cutest, happy wiggle-butt. Little Gypsy is a low-to-medium energy girl who loves to explore – the house, the yard, everything is interesting to this cutie. And when the exploring is done she loves to hang out with her foster mom, getting belly rubs, napping and watching the world go by. Little Gypsy is fine with other dogs but she is not interested in play, and she completely ignores the cats in her foster home.
The ideal home for Little Gypsy is a quiet one, with a person or family looking for a happy, quiet little Aussie to be their best friend. Other dogs and cats are fine, but young children would be too much noise and energy for her! If this little gem sounds like the perfect addition to your family please apply!
Little Gypsy is fostered in Hendersonville, NC.
Apply here for her. NS3284
Gramaussie is the sweetest little old lady ever, and at age 15 finds herself without a home. This little 35 pound Aussie girl is hard of hearing, can't see quite as well as she used to and walks a bit stiffly thanks to some arthritis, but she can still find those dog biscuits, loves everyone and enjoys a daily nap in the sunshine. We have started treatment for her “aches and pains”, we are monitoring her progress and will post updates here! Gramaussie is fostered near Ocala, Florida. NS3283
Meet H.S. Truman (Truman), a very cute 5 yr old blue merle male mini. Truman is all of 20 lbs! This boy is pretty versatile, he's been lure coursing, dock diving, ok he had to jump from the dock to a float and then into the water to retrieve, but with a little practice who knows! He's also gone to an UP DOG disc dog competition and scored 9 points in 4-Way (game). He did well with meeting people at the event, even did pretty good with men, yes, he's one of those Aussies that prefers women, a real ladies man! He also likes to swim, go for walks and his weekly day at doggie day care. Truman is a nice size to travel with and does well too!
Truman would love a home with women (he loves women) or a man that will help him trust men (treats go a long way with this guy), no children please and we don't know how he is with cats. He would also do well with another dog, someone he could run and play with. Truman is house and crate trained.
HS Truman is fostered in Stuart, FL
Apply here for him. NS3278
Young Boomer - ADOPTION PENDING
Young Boomer is an amazing purebred Aussie who will soon be looking for a new home. This handsome red merle with blue eyes is 3 years old and weighs 50 pounds. Young Boomer is housebroken, crate-trained, rides nicely in the car and is still learning to walk on leash without pulling.
Young Boomer loves people of all ages, and he is great with children! He is a medium Velcro guy who loves to be near you but will also move to another room and toss a toy to himself if you are busy. Young Boomer loves other dogs and really enjoys a good romp in the yard. He is a medium energy dog with an “off switch” – outside he will play hard with his dog buddies and then settle nicely inside the house. He has not been cat tested.
Young Boomer is heartworm positive. He has started treatment and it is going very well! We expect that he will make a full recovery with no lasting effects, and he will be available for adoption later in June. We will be looking for a home for Young Boomer that includes an active person or family, another playful dog and a fenced yard, and children would be welcome. We are accepting applications now!
Young Boomer is fostered near Greensboro, NC.
Apply here for him. NS3295
Evy - ADOPTION PENDING
Sweet little Evy is an approximately 1 year old Aussie mix who still acts like a puppy. She's a little thing right now weighing in at about 17lbs., she does need to gain some weight! Evy is working on her housetraining and doing well, just make sure you are consistent in letting her out, she is also crate trained. Evy does sleep with her foster mom and has no potty issues at night. If you baby gate her she WILL jump over it, she's very athletic! She's been caught on the wrong side of the fence (baby gate) without any issues in the home, no destructiveness but I still wouldn't trust her.
Evy LOVES her toys and insists her new home have plenty. She also loves other dogs, but she does NOT want a cat in her home. Children over 12 may be ok, she is a little mouthy and a little one might not appreciate it. This girl is high energy and will need lots of exercise, she loves to go on walks, she may be a good jogging buddy. Obedience training is a must since she is so young acting. Evy might like to try agility and it's a great outlet for all that energy. This is not a lazy, stay at home and just play in the back yard sort of girl.
If you feel you have the time and energy for this sweet girl let's talk! Evy is fostered in Jacksonville, FL
Apply here for her. NS3269
Marlin is a handsome 1 yr red tri male weighing 36 lbs . Marlin is a pretty active guy and will need some basic manners. He plays well with other dogs but can get a bit excited and start playing a bit rough. He is reported to be good with kids (we shall see). We are getting to know him and will post more as we learn more. Marlin will be fostered in Yulee, FL NSXXXX
Billy Boy - ADOPTION PENDING
Billy Boy is a friendly, happy Aussie mix who needs a home. He is 1 ½ - 2 years old, weighs just under 50 pounds and has a handsome light red tri coat. Billy Boy is housebroken, crate-trained, walks nicely on leash and rides very well in the car. He has nice manners and is quite gentle. His nub tail never stops wiggling!
Billy Boy loves people! He is a medium-energy, easy-going guy who enjoys going for walks, sniffing around the yard and just hanging out with his people. He loves to roll in blankets and sleep upside down with his feet in the air. He has not shown a lot of interest in chasing a ball but he is a bit interested in playing with toys. He gets along great with other dogs but will chase cats.
Billy Boy had a rough start with us. As soon as he was rescued from a local shelter he was taken to the vet for surgery to remove a wad of plastic pieces and fibers that were caught in his stomach. He has recovered from his surgery very well and is looking for his forever home.
The ideal home for Billy Boy includes a loving person or family who is looking for an easy-going, happy-go-lucky young pal. Billy Boy's gentle personality would mesh well with everyone from children to seniors. A fenced yard would be ideal and another dog is nice but not required. If Billy Boy sounds like your guy, apply today!
He is fostered near Myrtle Beach, SC.
Apply here for him. NS3301
Sir Henry is a funny, happy young mini Aussie in search of his new home. He is about 3 ½ years old, weighs 30 pounds and sports a very nice black tri coat. He has no tail. Sir Henry is housebroken, crate-trained and is just starting to learn his basic obedience commands. He walks very nicely on leash and rides beautifully in the car.
Sir Henry loves people! He is still a bit unruly though, still acting like a teenage dog by being a little mouthy and demanding of your attention, and so he would not be the best choice for a family with young children. Sir Henry rates medium-to-high on the Velcro scale – he loves to be with you but won’t trip you by always being underfoot. He is also a medium-to-high energy guy – outside he loves to play ball, run around the yard, fetch sticks and find gophers, but inside he settles nicely. We have no information about his background but he is very unsure about other dogs. He does fine meeting dogs while walking, but inside his foster home he still finds it stressful to be around other dogs. He has not been cat-tested.
The ideal home for Sir Henry is with a person or family who is looking for a best friend, and has the time to continue his training to be the best dog ever. A fenced yard would be perfect, and older children would be fine. If you are looking for a best friend Sir Henry may be your guy, so apply today!
Sir Henry is fostered in Efland, NC.
Apply here for him. NS3315
Jedi - ADOPTION PENDING is a very handsome and sweet 20 month old red tri male who weighs approx 34 lbs. So far he's been good with everyone and everything he's come in contact with. He is a little shy at first. Jedi has been great wit the female dog in his foster home. He needs to be neutered and vetted and we also need to get to know him a bit since he's so new to us. More info as we get to know him. Jedi is fostered in St Petersburg, FL NSXXXX
Reggie is almost 3 yrs old and about 45 lbs. This blue merle boy is as cute as a button. He is doing well in his foster home. Reggie is crate trained (home is crate), he sits, gives paw, shakes and loves to play with chew toys... get the ball is becoming his favorite game. He also comes to you to put the leash on for walks. We are still getting to know him, he's a bit shy. Former owner said he was good with cats but foster home does not have cats so we can't say for sure. He is fostered in Melbourne, FL NS3318
Addie is an adorable 4 yr old blue merle female approx 45 lbs. Addie is pretty new to us so we are getting to know her. She is doing well in her foster home so far. More when we learn more about her. Addie is fostered in Ormond Beach, FL NSXXXX
Miss Tess is a very shy and sweet Aussie who is ready for her new home. She is 3-4 years old and weighs just 34 pounds. She sports a tri-colored coat and has no tail. Miss Tess is housebroken, crate-trained and is just starting to learn her basic commands. She walks nicely on leash and rides great in the car.
Miss Tess is shy when meeting new people but warms up nicely. She loves to be petted and is just starting to learn how to play. She has not been around children while in our rescue, but she is afraid of sudden, loud noises so a home with small children would not be a good match. Miss Tess enjoys the company of other dogs and is learning what do to with dog toys! We would describe her as a medium energy dog – she enjoys prancing around outside and she loves her walks, but once inside Miss Tess is ready to divide her time between getting pets and watching the family from the security of her open-door crate. Miss Tess has not been cat-tested and does not seem to have a prey drive.
The ideal home for Miss Tess is a calm, loving one, with a person or family who has room in their lives for this sweet, shy young girl who is just starting to learn how great the world can be. If the people in her new home are gone for much of the day, another dog would be nice to keep her company. If you are ready to share your home with this little sweetie apply today!
Miss Tess is fostered in Winston-Salem, NC.
Apply here for her. NS3322
Little Bob - ADOPTION PENDING
Little Bob has a big happy, friendly personality stuffed into a little dog body! Weighing just 20 pounds, this little black tri Aussie mix with a full tail is less than a year old. Little Bob is housebroken, crate “experienced” (not a fan but he is fine in the crate) and knows a few commands. He rides nicely in the car and walks fairly well on leash.
Little Bob has never met a stranger. He loves people of all ages, including children. He is a Velcro little guy – he is pretty sure that he is the life of every party and needs to be where the action is! Little Bob also loves other dogs and approaches every dog he meets with a friendly total body wag and invitation to play. We would describe him as medium-to-high energy – he loves to race around outside, doing the “zoomies” and playing with gusto, but once inside he settles nicely. Little Bob has not been cat tested.
The ideal home for this special little guy is with a happy family who will make room in their active lives for this fun-loving dog, and continue his training so that he becomes the best dog ever. A fenced yard and another active dog are on his wish list, and children are welcome. If you are looking for lots of fun in a small package, apply today! Little Bob is fostered near Greenville, NC.
Apply here for him. NS3324
Little Sprig is a cute mini female Aussie in search of her new home. She is about 3 ½ years old and is just a couple of pounds too thin at 19 pounds. Freckle-nosed Sprig recently had a litter of puppies and so her red tri coat is a little dull and dry, but in a few months she will be even more gorgeous than she is now! Sprig is housebroken, crate-trained, rides nicely in the car and walks easily on leash.
Sprig is a bit shy when she meets new people, but give her a few minutes and you will see that she is a master cuddler. She is a very high Velcro girl who will always be close by, following you everywhere. Sprig has shown no particular interest in playing with toys, but chewing on a marrow bone – now that is the best thing ever! Sprig is on her best behavior around children, and while we have been told that she is good with cats we have not cat-tested her.
Sprig’s ideal home is a quieter one, with people who have time to spend with her. Another dog and a fenced yard are nice but not mandatory. Visiting children or grandchildren would be fine. She would make a delightful travel companion. If Sprig sounds like the dog you have been looking for apply today!
Sprig is fostered in Johnston, SC.
Apply here for her. NSXXXX
Gracie Allen is a fun-loving Aussie ready for her new home. She is a beautiful blue merle with no tail and mostly blue eyes, is 4 years old, and is a great size at 44 pounds. Gracie Allen is housebroken, crate-trained, knows her basic obedience commands and rides quietly in the car. She does pull when she is walked with a leash.
Gracie Allen loves people of all ages. She does jump up on people when first meeting them, so she should probably not be in a home with very small children. Her favorite game with people is to hold a toy or ball in her mouth and try to get you to chase her. Gracie Allen also loves to play with other dogs, and she loves a good run and game of chase with a tennis ball in her mouth! We would describe Gracie Allen as a medium energy dog who loves to run and play outside but settles nicely indoors. She is also fine with cats.
The ideal home for Gracie Allen is a fun-loving, active home with time for a smart, friendly dog like her. She is a bit of a diva and prefers to be the only female dog in her home, but she would love to find a home with one or more happy-go-lucky males for play and companionship (she is fine with female dogs outside her own home). Cats and children over the age of 10 are welcome. Ready for fun? Apply today!
Gracie Allen is fostered in Wilmington, NC.
Apply here for her. NSXXXX
Miss Sadie is a gracious, friendly senior Aussie who will soon be looking for a new home. This delightful 12-year-old girl has a black tri coat, a full tail and weighs in at an overweight 58 pounds. She should weigh closer to 45 pounds for her frame. We are just starting our detailed evaluation of Miss Sadie and will post our updates here, so check back! Miss Sadie is fostered in Yulee, FL. NS3329