Category: “Success Stories 2”

A new name and a new life for Xena!

Esme for webXena (formerly Esme)  is a French Bulldog, a puppy mill girl, saved from the life of a puppy mill dog.  Her family writes:  “We changed her name to Xena, she’s a little warrior princess. She’s sleeping eating and getting along great. She’s house trained already and adjusted well. She gets a few shy moments around others, nothing that seems a threat to herself or others. Xena and Zeus are like best friends( neutered male french bulldog),she loves playing with him and snuggling up on the couch and watching TV. My daughter is doing a school project on puppy Mills and how Xena has came alive with love and attention.”

Xena was adopted in November 2019.



Chesney squareChesney and his 6 siblings arrived at NCCR when they were just 8 weeks old. Their mom was a purebred English Setter, father was unknown.

This handsome fellow was adopted in 2018.  His “mom” is a runner and Chesney runs with her when she’s training. His family thinks he’s a great dog and they love him to pieces!


Jack (formerly Larry)

LarryLovable Larry arrived at NCCR on 11/16/18, along with his siblings, Moe and Carly. We are told the dogs were given to an Amish family, most likely for breeding purposes.
Larry, now named Jack! was adopted on December 15th.  His family tells us, “Jack has settled in well. He is happy all the time and gets along well with kids and other adults. Our 13-year old lab Shadow tolerates him but Jack wishes she was more playful. He and our 3-year-old grandson wear each other out. Jack loves walks and is happiest when he is in a room with us. He loves  to chew on his elk horn or chase his green squeaky ball.
Overall he seems to have adjusted well! Thank you for helping us find a home for him!


Tucker collageTucker was rescued from a puppy mill where he had lived for all of his 7 years.    He was adopted in September 2019 by a family who came quite a distance to adopt him.  His family writes shortly after his adoption, “We are in love!! These are Tucker‘s new brothers, Oliver and Baron.  He’ll
always be Tucker, and we are learning so much about Malamutes.  I think Tucker would adjust anywhere, he’s quite amiable.”  In December we received this message: ” Merry Christmas from our lovebug Tucker!! We are all so in love with him!” And we couldn’t be happier for Tucker!


Nelly collage

Nelly was adopted in early December 2019.  From her family: “Nelly is doing great! She LOVES to play outside in her pen with our daughter. She tolerated many people over at our house for a birthday party her 1st weekend home! She is great with our daughter and just wants to say “hi” to everyone who comes over. She rides well in the car,  taking trips to Petsmart but gets overly excited/overwhelmed by everything in the store.The only negative is she has some separation anxiety or boredom when alone, but other than that, she’s great!”