Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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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.
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
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 6 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) and has played at agility. He did well with meeting people at the various events, even did pretty good with men (still leery of them), yes, he's one of those Aussies that prefers women, a real ladies man! Truman also likes to swim, go for walks, and has gone to doggie day care. You can see he likes to live a pretty active life style!
Truman's home needs to know he is not a couch potato, that a walk is not going to be enough for him and he's really not a dog park sort of guy. We would love for Truman to have a doggie buddy to pal around with, he does like the company. Please no cats or children. A fenced yard would be wonderful so that he and his buddy could romp outside. He rides well in the car (he's a nice travel size). Truman is house and crate trained.H.S. Truman
HS Truman is fostered in Stuart, FL
Apply here for him. NS3278
Say hello to the new Duffy. When he came in his coat was so matted he had to be shaved and he was seriously overweight at 75 pounds. The new Duffy is a sleek and fit 65 pounds after his self taught game of running up and down the stairs. His coat is coming in thick and wavy. Women will be envious. At 6 years old, a black tri with a full tail, he is going to be an attention-getter.
This dog celebrates the joy of life daily, waking with a smile and ready to dance around you as you head out to walk him and do your outside chores. He is super velcro, has a brilliant recall and greets strangers by running up, giving a perfect 'sit' and waits for them to pet him. He greets visiting dogs large and small with a sniff and then runs back to his owner. He is interested in the barn cat but just sniffs and is easily redirected. Riding in a car is one of his favorite tasks and he will run to the car, begging you to get the keys. He is ready!
Duffy will thrive with a family that appreciates his bright spirit and joyful heart. You can't be sad or depressed around this dog. Once he has bonded with you, he can be allowed off leash in safe areas. He is a great traveler and a serious couch potato if you are willing to share the space. Cuddling is his favorite activity but anything you are doing will brighten his heart. He has terrific focus and would be a great candidate for obedience, Rally or agility. Due to his size and energy, small children should probably not be considered. One of his nicknames is Barge, as he will just push forward to his destination. Duffy is living the life in Johnston SC and is ready for a new home.
Apply here for him. NS3354
Scarlet Rose - ADOPTION PENDING
Scarlet Rose is purebred, mostly red with the tiniest bit of white on her chest. She is very underweight at only 32 pounds and not fixed, but we are working on getting everything straightened out health-wise for this little gal.
Scarlet Rose has so much potential. While she doesn't have a ton of life experience, she is a huge people pleaser, so giving her a job to do will give her the sense of structure and accomplishment that she so desperately craves. This girl was used to doing things her own way, but is learning how rewarding it is to follow a schedule and learn all about the world. She had absolutely no prior leash experience, but she took to it immediately, just happy to see and sniff beyond the fence. She also takes corrections in the house with minimal resistance; however, she is still learning, so we expect that she'll get with the program in no time at all.
As spunky as she is sweet, she gets along beautifully with other dogs and humans—she has never met a stranger and she gets very excited to greet new people. She does enjoy playing and wrestling, so a home with another fun dog friend would be excellent for her. Scarlet excels when she has a job, and it seems like any job where she can be physically active will work for her. She catches the frisbee like a pro, although a ball is also fine for her. She attempts to herd her foster brothers in the backyard, and her foster mom wants to bring her to a herding farm so she can be tested around cattle. She is smart as a whip, and there is no telling how much she can learn. In her first few days in her foster home, she has learned that jumping is not allowed, how to sit when she wants attention, and a couple of fun tricks. She thrives when challenged.
Make no mistake, while Scarlet Rose is well behaved in her foster home, she is on the VERY high end of the energy scale. She needs a home that has plenty of room for her to run with another energetic dog pal, as well as engage her in dog sports or something that will ensure she gets all that energy out. She is not happy just lounging around the house all day, and if left to her own devices, she will find her own job to do (most of the time, not a job you will like!). Once she is good and tired, she wants nothing more than to snuggle with you and a stuffed toy on the sofa. She is medium-high on the Velcro scale, and she follows her foster mom everywhere! Once she is bonded to you, she is okay to be off-leash in a safe area. Though she is Velcro, she has not exhibited any signs of separation anxiety. As a side note, due to her energy level and high prey drive, small children and small pets (cats, rabbits, chicken) should probably not be considered.
Put simply, Scarlet Rose is about as Aussie as they come. She just needs someone who understands the demands and rewards of the breed; someone who has the time and energy to spend with her. If that's you, please fill out an application for her.
Scarlet Rose is fostered in Stem, NC.
Apply here for her. NS3368