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Please visit our adoption page to read about applying for a New Spirit dog.  
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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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Bailey Blue is a work in progress, learning to trust people. She may have been abused or had some head injury or is just naturally extremely shy of people, but she is great with other dogs.  This girl is a flower waiting to bloom and it will take some time to see how much more progress she can make. She may never be a very social dog with people she doesn't know but it's clear she will learn to love and trust at least one or two people.  Bailey Blue is fostered in Collegeville PA. NS3780
Mangus - ADOPTION PENDING - is in the 30 pound range and presently on medical hold due to recuperation from an accident. He is approximately 8 years old and semi-velcro. He always wants to know where you are and can hear you move from two rooms away. He is totally trust worthy without a crate, but will slip into his crate periodically for a nap. He experienced some time on his own before being rescued so asks that we keep all garbage can lids closed. He does not play with toys but enjoys belly rubs while in your lap and loves hanging on the deck watching the deer and new fawns on the outside of the fencing. Fostered in Stroudsburg, PA  NS3884
Joisy Boy

Looking for a loyal, low-key best friend? Joisy Boy, a charming red & white Border Collie or Aussie mix (around 5 years old), might be your perfect match!

Gentle Heart, Big Snuggles: Joisy, with a heart as warm as his fur, gradually blossoms with new people in a calm, adult-only environment. Once comfortable, he's an affectionate cuddle bug who loves couch time and quiet moments. Don't be surprised by excited tail wags and happy dances when you return home – he lives for those moments with his favorite people!

Leash-Walking Master: Walks are a breeze with Joisy. He loves exploring the world with his nose leading the way, sniffing everything in sight (a fenced yard is a must, as he's too focused on his sniffing adventures to use the bathroom on walks).

Smart and Trainable: Joisy clearly has some past training and readily picks up on commands.
Thrives in Routine: To help Joisy blossom, we recommend multiple meet-ups to build a strong bond. He prefers the company of humans and would do best in a quiet, predictable home without small children, other pets, or loud noises.

Ready to Meet Your New Sniffing Partner? If you're looking for a loving, low-maintenance companion who enjoys calm walks, quiet evenings, and plenty of snuggles, reach out today! Due to his shyness, local adopters are preferred to facilitate a smooth transition.

Joisy Boy is fostered in Haddon Twp., NJ

Apply here for him.  NS3971
Luna Lu

Luna Lu is an incredibly sweet young lady. She is estimated to be about 2 years old and weighs around 36 pounds. Earlier this year she gave birth to seven of the most adorable little pups. Luna was the most attentive, protective, and loving mama ever! The puppies were all adopted early April, and Luna has since been adjusting to life as a single lady and letting her guard down.

With her pups around, Luna didn’t play or socialize much with the two resident dogs. Over the past few weeks she has discovered how fun running around in the yard playing chase can be! She also really enjoys playing catch or just roaming around the yard exploring all the smells. Inside she loves all thing’s comfortable. Beds, sofas, blankets, your lap. She loves to lounge and it’s even better if you are right next to her.

Luna is highly velcro and will happily follow you room to room. She does well in her crate when left home alone for a few hours. She is your typical Aussie when it comes to leash walking - meaning she loves to herd and tends to walk in circles around you. She is vocal to other dogs and people when we pass them on walks. She does take a bit to warm up to other dogs but has had no issues with humans. Men, women, and many children were in and out of the house visiting her and the puppies and she loved them all.

A perfect home for Luna would be one that is willing to dedicate time to training her as she is still a bit untrained and insecure. Potentially a home where she is an only dog for a while, or an experienced home that can navigate slow introductions. Luna has strong reactions to cat sounds, so probably best to avoid homes with real ones.

This sweet mama has been through so much the past few months and gave so much love to her babies. It’s time for her to find her furever home and get all the love she deserves.


Fostered in Telford, PA

Apply here for her.  NS3955
Dopey

Dopey is a 15 week old aussie mix. She weighs 23 lbs and is full of playful energy and endless curiosity. Very smart and eager to learn, she is well on her way to being housebroken, showing great progress every day. She is quick to understand routine and responds well to correction from humans and dogs alike. Her puppy antics and silly expressions will keep you entertained and laughing all day long. Whether she's chasing her tail, pouncing on her toys, or giving you those irresistible puppy eyes, Dopey is always up to something adorable.

Dopey loves making new friends, both human and canine. Her friendly and outgoing personality makes her a hit with the adult dogs in her foster home, and she's always ready for a game of chase or a romp in the yard. She especially enjoys playing in the baby pool, splashing around and having a blast. Despite her playful nature, Dopey also has a sweet and affectionate side, enjoying belly rubs and snuggle sessions after a fun day of play.

Adopt Dopey today and let her goofy charm, boundless energy, and clever mind brighten your days!

Dopey is fostered in Barclay, MD

Apply here for her.  NS4056
Malhon

Malhon hails from Puerto Rico where he was a young man about town, aka stray, but was picked up and fostered by a lovely lady in San Juan dedicated to helping the many strays there, or satos in Spanish. He is 2 years old, and a long haired Chihuahua mix, 25lbs. He was pretty traumatized by his flight to Dulles but within days decided it was safe to venture outside the crate and mingle with the locals. Now he is quite relaxed and friendly with his foster family, and is working hard on his English!

Malhon is fostered in Gloucester VA. 

Apply here for him.  NS4063
Hayzel


Hayzel is a 7 month old red tri Aussie that weighs 48 pounds. She loves to bounce around and play with her toys. She seems to be past the phase of chewing everything that she finds, but does need toys and bones to keep her busy. She is very kind, gentle, and very velcro. She will want to be with her owners and will follow you room to room. Hayzel settles down nicely and loves to lay on her dog bed or relax in her crate. 

Hayzel is housebroken and will sleep through the night. She is alert and interested in squirrels, cats, bunnies, and cars and pulls on the leash a bit to try and go after them. Without distractions, she walks pretty well on the leash and enjoys exploring the outside world. 

There are no known issues with men, women, children, and other dogs. Hayzel is quickly making friends with the neighborhood dogs. The perfect home for Hayzel would be one that could give this young pup the love, exercise and training she deserves. Hayzel does know some commands like sit, and appears to have been trained to wait for a command word before eating. With additional time and training invested into her Hayzel will make a truly awesome addition to any family. 

Available for adoption, located in Waynesboro, PA

Apply here for her.  NSXXXX
Hewgo

Good things come in small packages and well, BIG packages, too! Hewgo is a five year old Black Bi Australian Shepherd with crystal blue eyes (Move over Frank Sinatra, there is a new Chairman of the Board!)

This very easy-going, calm, handsome boy simply just loves being loved. He knows commands, walks perfectly on a leash, does not react to bicycles or runners. He has been friendly men, women or children when on walks on the rail trail. He is curious and friendly to most other dogs. He interacts well with children in playing fetch; he actually drops the ball on command and can't wait till the next throw!

In his previous life, it appears food was a priority. His current daily 1.7 mile early morning walks on the rail trail are getting him more fit. He can be a counter surfer, but takes correction quickly and easily. He loves meal time and patiently awaits his bowl to be set and the command to eat. He is such a gentlemen at 75 lbs and losing. 

He came to us with a very thick coat, the top of which is a bit curly. With our daily brushing, it is becoming less and less. I can tell you that the ladies love his curls and he knows it. He smiles and gives them the "side eye" with his crystal blues.

Hewgo is calm with visitors and the household in general. He does like to come to the door, but does not jump; he simply sniffs. He does not bark at the door bell; he has not barked at passers-by while inside. Occasionally, he will jump up on the furniture with you to cuddle.
This wooly lamb of a boy is also housebroken and crate trained.  He was excellent for his bath; walked right into the tub, stood still and relished the refreshing lather, rub and rinse. He shockingly laid down for the "blow out" and fell asleep.

Hewgo is a gem, deserving only of the kindest of homes. The best fit for Hewgo would be a home where daily exercise/walk(s) are a given. His energy level is medium; he is not hyper. He has sat calmly with family on a leash in the front yard watching neighborhood activity. A fenced yard would be a bonus. He loves being in the know. 

Oh, did I mention he loves to ride in the car and is absolutely PERFECT! He rides calmly in the back, and awaits command to exit. In the evening, he is content to sleep on a cool floor, or he retreats to an open kennel on his own. Although he likes to be with his person, he is content to simply be within sight.  

Are you the perfect home for this new Chairman of the Board?  Hewgo is currently being fostered in Lebanon, PA.

​Apply here for him.  NS4067
UPDATE:  Twixie will be ready for adoption mid-August.   The puppies will be ready 8/31.

Twixie started life in the south, and through no fault of her own, fell hw+. With the help of a wonderful foster, Trixie was successfully treated and is now hw-! She is the classic southern sweetheart, full of love, snuggles, kisses, curiosity and all things dog. What we didn't expect was and surprise.... Trixie had a secret. Puppies!!!!!!! Inside her were seven, yes 7 of the most adorable Aussie mix puppies growing! Trixie came into the program newly pregnant. She gave birth to 5 females and 2 males, who will grow to the appropriate age, be immunized and puppy wormed, and available for adoption come late summer. They will be socialized to humans, dogs, cats, parakeets, everything in a home, well played with and loved. We are keeping a weekly weight chart, and records of everything needed for your adoption. Trixie is extremely friendly with men/women/teens/foster home dogs of all sizes; has not been young child tested.  **Absolutely NO CATS!!** She is prey driven on cats. Foster home has dog savvy cats, and they hide from her. Due to this prey drive, we would discourage any small animals and small children. She can pull on leash or be gentle, and is learning leash manners. As well as basic commands. So far she knows sit, come, puppies, potty. She's housetrained. And absolutely enjoys having adult dog companions. Her favorite activity is lounging on the deck, watching the world go by, watching and listening to birds. She is most curious about everything, and looks at us to explain. She is a princess, and loves being brushed, excellent with nails and bath. She has a double coat, you will be required to brush weekly. And belly rubs. She could live well with another dog(s) or as an only. As stated, she really enjoys the company of dogs! She would do well with older tweens+ or active adults that will give her adventures and sniffari's, play, hike, maybe swim. She loves the outdoors and does well neighborhood walking or nature hikes. Twixie should go to basic training classes. And she would prefer to sleep with you and have couch privileges. Twixie is a smaller medium size Aussie (mix), 41#. She is losing the pregnancy weight. She is the perfect size for a female. And will melt your heart. The puppies haven't yet developed their personalities. As they do, we'll update. They do enjoy cuddling and being talked to.   Fostered south of Pittsburgh, PA  NS4026


Day Lilly  is a 2 year old girl, around 36 pounds, and came into the shelter in Bowling Green without her puppies. She's scheduled for a spay August 1. She's an incredibly sweet girl who is still very timid and gaining her confidence, but all she has to give in the meantime is affection. We're working up to outside walks, but she likes to be with you outside in the yard. She's very velcro and loves to follow you from room to room, nuzzle against your lap, and flop down nearby. She's very gentle and curious with people and other animals (dog & cat tested in the shelter, though our cats have been giving wide berth). She does perfect in her crate, especially with a Kong with frozen peanut butter! So far her energy levels are low, but she's still coming out of her shell. Once she's more comfortable and settled from her spay, she would definitely benefit from doggy training classes!  NS4062
Ginnie

Dear little Ginnie proved too much for the cat in her adopter's home and was returned with greatest sorrow. GInnie is a red girl about 30 lbs and just a doll around the house. She likes other dogs and tries to get games going but would also be fine being an only dog. She is very devoted to her people and follows everywhere, though she is not underfoot or a pest about it. 

 She's reliable in the house and likes a crate but is fine when left loose while you're out too. On leash she is quite manageable as she really only wants to be right where you are. Oh, and she said to tell you she loves to be brushed.

Ginnie is fostered in Collegeville PA. 

 Apply here for her. NS4065