Category: “Success Stories 2”

Little Gus

This cute little fellow is Gus, formerly Snickers. He was found in a ditch and no one claimed him. He’s a friendly guy, and oh so cute, so it wasn’t long before he found a home in February 2020. His family says, “he is doing great and has adjusted well. He is such a little character, we love him so much!”

Sassy Sadie

Little Sassy Sadie came to NCCR with two other Pomeranians, most likely from a backyard breeding situation. “‘SassySadie is doing great. She’s playful, fun-loving, sweet and good-natured, definitely wants to be included in everything and DOESN’T like to be left out of activities.

We’ve worked on completing house-training plus getting her used to the great outdoors. We call her SassySadie and mostly Sadie – she’s not really very sassy until she’s left alone. We’re working on not barking so much then – that can be a problem at times. She is suspicious of children and, not surprisingly, of certain folks she doesn’t know but we’re patient with that. She’s a willing participant in everything we do, even loving to go in stores and places in her shoulder carry bag that I use sometimes. It was actually amazing how well she fit into our household after the first 48 hours of snoozing that she did. She’s a sweetheart and we’re glad she’s with us!” Thanks, NCCR!”


“We’ve been calling him Bastion. It took him about 5 days to get himself settled in but he’s still learning our schedules. He’s very well house trained but does get bored in the few hours if nobody is home. He sleeps on either my bed or my brother’s because he’s an absolutely huge baby. Bastion loves absolutely everybody and everything, though he seems to ignore cats and dogs that are decently smaller than he is. I do think he’s loving it here and he’s definitely spoiled. Also, he goes nuts in the snow. I think it’s his favorite thing in the world.” Sebastian was adopted in February 2020.


“Harold is doing wonderful! He and my 2.5 years old daughter are like two best friends ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. He is king of the house lol and steals all of her stuffed animals but she doesnโ€™t mind ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜!”

Olive the Great Dane

She was Sweetheart and now she is Olive! “Her coat is shining like a black diamond. She had her first bath and did well. Olive gets along with all 2 and 4 legged creatures. She’s a very smart girl and quick learner…amazing girl and we love her!”

Another Lily from the Digger Dozen!

Janna, now Lily was adopted in December 2019. Her family reports that she and their cat have become best friends!

Lily from the Digger Dozen

Lily, formerly Jessa (her mom was Lotus) was adopted in November: “Lily is doing great and has completely settled in. She loves being and playing with my other dog. She is very playful and loves to snuggle. Thank you so much for allowing me to bring Lily (Jessa) home.”


“Thank you for checking on “Happy” (formerly Trixie)! She is a perfect for for our family and has adjusted so well. She is as sweet as she can be and we love her so much. We have a very small yard, so she gets daily walks in a leash around the block and neighborhood. She also visits the elderly in a nursing home and is getting more acclimated to the sights, sounds and smells there. We are so truly blessed to have her in our lives. Such a precious and lovable member of our family. Thank you for the opportunity to adopt her.”

What breed am I?

Ken now BentleyIt’s often a guessing game when puppies arrive at the Rescue as to their breeds.   The mom to Bentley here (formerly Ken) looked like a Carolina Dog (beautiful Penny who was featured in our 2020 calendar). And then the puppies had cute little boxer muzzles…well, here are the results!

Bentley’s family writes: “He’s doing great by the way.  Loves his big “sister” and enjoys being king of the house!”

Bentley was adopted in May 2019.


Freckles squareFreckles came to NCCR from an overcrowded shelter; he was adopted quickly, but returned a couple months later as he became overly protective of his “mom”.  Happily, he was readopted, and he’s still working on his people skills.  He gets along great with his “sister” Emma, even steals her little bed! His family says: “Freckles is so fast. We have a good time outside keeps me moving . He also โ™ฅ๏ธ going for rides in the big semi. Heโ€™s learning to catch, lie down, off (the furniture) and so much more. โฃ๏ธ”

Freckles was readopted in December 2019.