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
Sunny Boy is a shy guy around 22 lbs, his foster mom is working with him and he's doing much better. He probably hasn't been well socialized and needs to learn about the world. He is good with other dogs but no cats since we don't know how he is with them. No children either, they scare him (although he's not aggressive with them).
Sunny Boy needs a loving, patient home to help him be all that he can be. A securely fenced yard is a must and another playful, friendly, well adjusted dog to pal around with and teach him the ropes. He's such a sweet guy with a lot of love to give!
Sunny Boy is fostered in Thonotosassa, FL
Apply here for him. NS3189
Blue Chaser is a friendly, happy purebred Aussie “of a certain age” who would love to find a new home. 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!!
The ideal home for Blue Chaser is a low-key home with a person or people who are looking for a very sweet and loving companion. He will need a crate for sleeping as that is his “safe place”, another dog would be fine, and a fenced yard is probably important if he is going to live in an urban setting. If Blue Chaser sounds like your perfect pal, please apply!
Blue Chaser is fostered in Birchwood, TN.
Apply here for him. NS3207
Guinness Stout is a sweet young Aussie mix. What an unusual coloring this boy has! He is about 18 months old and weighs just under 30 pounds. Poor Guinness Stout was so scared while in the shelter, but within an hour of leaving there his tail started wagging and he started to lick the volunteer’s hand asking for pets! We are just starting our evaluation of him, but so far we know that he loves people, rides well in the car, and needs time to just relax and feel safe. Unfortunately, we also know that he is heartworm positive, and so we are starting his treatment immediately – he will be as good as new in about 6 weeks! Please check back as we update our posts. Guinness Stout is fostered in Georgetown, SC. NSXXXX
Good Golly Miss Molly and Minnie Mouse
These two girls are the sweetest and loving little things once they are comfortable with you. They give the best kisses and will lay and lean on you while on the couch. Minnie Mouse ( 27 lb black tri) is a little more shy than her sister Good Golly Miss Molly (29 lb blue merle), they are around 1 1 1/2 yrs old.
They are doing well on their crate training, and sleep in separate crates now. The house training is coming along; as long as you get them out they do very well. They are doing much better on the leash, just need a little more work but they can be walked (although they may spook at things).
They LOVE to chew on bones but can not have stuffed toys or they will eat them! These girls have been a joy to foster, lots of things are new to them and they need a patient home that will continue to help them get used to different things. They love to be outside but really love being inside, they are rather lazy little things.
We do ask there be no children in the home as they will just constantly bark at them. We would love to keep them together if at all possible. The "girls" as they like to be called, are fostered in Deltona, FL.
Apply here for them NS3217 and NS3216
Checotah 2 yr old, 45 lb black tri female.. She can be a little reserved at first until she knows you (she warms up to some people quicker than others). She is a medium-to active girl that needs something to keep her busy! She loves other dogs so a doggie buddy would be great! Her former owner said she did ok with dog savvy cats., one of hers she didn't mess with, one she herded, the other she drug around the house like a ragdoll (cat loves dogs) so cats not used to dogs may not appreciate this. Loves to play fetch, likes walks, and car rides! She is nervous with children so we won't place in a home with children. Checotah would do best with someone who is experienced with dogs, she needs a strong but fair leader.
Checotah is used to being a farm dog (does not bother livestock) so can be a bit protective of her home from strangers. She does not do well in a suburban setting, too much going on and it's a bit overwhelming for her.
Checotah is fostered in Ocala
Apply here for her. NS3188
Coree is a sweet, friendly little Aussie mix who will soon need a new home. This little black tri with a full tail is about 1 year old and too thin at just over 25 pounds. She is brand new to our rescue and so we have a lot to learn, but so far we know that she is sweet, a bit shy, is good with other dogs, rides beautifully in the car and loves food. Please check back as we will be a lot smarter about Coree in a few days! Coree is fostered in Grimesland, NC. NSXXXX
Sir Walter is a 3-year-old male Aussie mix who needs a new home! This handsome boy is a red tri with a very rich red coat and striking blue eyes. He weighs a long and lean 57 pounds. Sir Walter is crate trained, housebroken, walks well on leash and rides well in the car.
Sir Walter loves everyone. He loves people and loves to be wherever you are, especially if you are cooking! He loves other dogs and can chase, wrestle and be chased. We would describe Sir Walter as a medium energy dog. He can play with the best of them, but once playtime is over Sir Walter quickly settles down and happily relaxes with his foster family. He is only mildly interested in the cats in the house.
Sir Walter is a social guy who does not do well when left alone for long periods of time. His ideal home includes a person or family who keeps a regular schedule, another dog to keep him company and a fenced yard for some serious off-leash fun! He still jumps up on people when he is feeling super happy and playful, so his ideal home does not include small children. If Sir Walter sounds like your perfect dog please apply today!
Sir Walter is fostered in Lawrenceville, GA.
Apply here for him. NS3100
Mister Custer is a sweet, curious mini Aussie whose owner died and so he needs a new home. This little purebred is 10 years old, weighs just 23 pounds and has a beautiful red tri coat. Mister Custer is housebroken, crate trained and rides well in the car. He is great with people and other dogs, loves to play, and we are still evaluating how he is with cats. We also notice that he seems to have some trouble with his night vision. Mister Custer is brand new to our rescue and we will post updates after his medical vetting is complete. Mister Custer is fostered in Elijay, GA. NSXXXX
Hobbitt is a sweet, shy-but-friendly Aussie whose owner died and so he is in need of a new home. Hobbitt is an 8-year-old purebred black tri who is a bit overweight at 45 pounds. He is housebroken, crate trained and rides well in the car. He is great with people and other dogs. He seems to be “cat curious” but not curious enough to give chase! Hobbitt is brand new to our rescue and we will post an update as soon as his vetting is complete. Hobbit is fostered in Elijay, GA. NSXXXX
Baby Kahlua is a precious little Aussie mix puppy who is a sweet as she looks. This little black tri is about 9 weeks old and weighs just over 7 pounds. She came into our rescue with a broken rear leg. We expect it to heal without any complications, and Baby Kahlua should be ready for adoption at the end of March. Baby Kahlua is fostered near Dalton, GA. NS3235
Mister Otis is a handsome, happy purebred Aussie in search of his new home. This blue merle beauty with blue eyes is about 3 years old and weighs 48 pounds. Mister Otis is housebroken, crate-trained, knows his basic commands, walks “enthusiastically” on a leash and rides very well in the car.
Mister Otis loves people and has never met a stranger. He very much wants to please and is up for anything the humans want to do. We would describe Mister Otis as a high Velcro, medium-to-high energy boy with an “off switch”. Go for a run or walk? Throw a tennis ball? Throw two tennis balls? Play in the rain? These are some of his favorite things to do with humans. Mister Otis also loves other dogs and loves to play with other dogs. He even happily shares a communal food bowl with his dog buddies! And after all the rowdy play is done, Mister Otis settles nicely for an evening of hanging out in the house, happily playing with one of his toys or cuddling with the gang.
The ideal home for Mister Otis is one that includes active adults who want to add an active, ready-to-go best friend to their family. Other dogs and a fenced yard would be perfect and older children would be welcome. Because of his high “chase” drive, a home without cats is best.
If he sounds like the dog you have been looking for, apply today!
Mister Otis is fostered in Matthews, NC.
Apply here for him. NS3236
Good Golly Miss Molly NS3216
Little Gemma is a very cute gem of an Aussie mix who is looking for a new home. She is just 3 years old and a bit overweight at 39 pounds. This little black tri is housebroken, knows a few commands, rides very well in the car and loves all people and all dogs! This very playful little girl is brand new to our rescue so stay tuned as we complete our evaluation and post updates here. Little Gemma is fostered in Decatur, GA. NSXXXX
Domino is a seriously sweet, friendly purebred Aussie in search of a new home. This handsome black tri with no tail is about 7 years old and is at a great weight at 52 pounds. He is brand new to our rescue, but so far we know that he is housebroken, crate trained, knows some commands, walks fine on a leash, rides very well in the car, is excellent with other dogs and seems to ignore cats. We have a bit more evaluation to do and we will post updates here, so please check back! Domino is fostered in Carrollton, GA. NS3238
Dear sweet Laska, (13 months old and around 44 lbs), she just wants to be with you. She loves to lay and chew her bones or play with her toys. Laska is more on the laid back side.
We don't think she's been out and about much, lots of things are new to her. She does not walk well on a leash (pulls) just needs some fine tuning there. She is ok with other dogs (she's lived with one), but will nip at dogs that go running by. Obedience/socialization classes would do her wonders. Not sure how she'd be with cats as she's not been around them in foster care.
Laska's foster mom and been working on crate training and it's going well. She is house trained! She's good with men and women, probably older children, she likes to jump some.
Laska is fostered in Apopka, FL
Apply here for her. NS3232