Category: “Success Stories 2020”


Juneau, a 4 year old Husky, arrived at NCCR on 4/11/20, rescued from life as a breeding dog in an out of state puppy mill. She was very timid with people so was in need of a patient family to give her the time to become confident and trusting. “I  just wanted to give you a quick update on Miss Juneau as we are closing in on 2 weeks with she and I being together and she is made such great progress with going outside to the bathroom. Thank goodness she was given a Beneful treat by one of my neighbors who has a dog because she loves them so they have been a great training aid! And look who has discovered how to play with a plastic bottle with a Beneful treat in it? She is becoming a dog, and I am so happy for her!  She is content. But she still has her moments indoors with me where she is insecure.  I am confident,  however,  that we are developing a greater trust in one another.”

Juneau was adopted in April 2020.


Ruger, a 2 year old Rottweiler, was relinquished to NCCR as he and the other dog in the household did not get along. Ruger now has a new home! “

“He’s doing great. He’s good at fetch. He’s super good inside; doesn’t chew, doesn’t get on the furniture. He’ll lay down if I command; he’s very smart/ He does get startled a lot, especially with loud noises. I give him a lot of positive reinforcement and Ruger now wags his tail a lot and is getting a lot of loving. The funniest thing Ruger does is he lays down to drink water with his whole face in the bowl.”

Ruger was adopted in April 2020.

Dexter (Buster)

Buster came to NCCR from an overcrowded shelter and was quickly adopted. “My kids chose the name Dexter for him. He has been spoiled rotten with new toys and a bed to sleep on. He learned to go to the backdoor within the first 2 days to go out and does so without issue. Only two accidents in the house since we adopted him.  He is wonderful with our kids, letting my kids walk him through the yard on the leash. We have been working on commands, first one sit, which he is learning quickly if he wants his walk.  He sleeps well all night, usually going to the kitchen floor because it is cooler there but no issues with bathroom needs or finding things to get into while we are sleeping.  Thanks for checking in!”

Buster was adopted in April 2020.

Nico (Ian)

Little Ian was the tiniest of his litter of three. His mom is Bonni. “He is getting so big!! Loves the the back yard and is a snuggle bunny . Loves to sit with us on couch. He’s doing very well already; we just love him to death.”

Ian was adopted in April 2020.

Oliver (Norman)

“We decided to change Norman’s name to Oliver. He seemed to respond better when we called him that and he’s learned his named pretty quick. The first few days he was pretty quiet, nervous, and timid. But after about a week he started to show his personality off by being more playful with me, started playing with his toys more, cuddling much more, and started to bark at the neighbors some when they walk by, slowly getting out of that habit. He’s full of energy and gets along with all the other dogs he has met around the complex. Probably his favorite thing to do is try to catch the squirrels and chase away robins. He has become much better at being on a leash and never seems to tire out, we go on about a 2 mile walk every night and he probably could go many more miles. He has had a few accidents early on but I have learned his tendencies to when he needs to go out and he’s getting much better at letting me know and the accidents haven’t been for over a week. He’s adjusted rather well and definitely has made himself at home quick. Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt such a wonderful dog.”

Oliver was adopted in April 2020.

Abbi (Jeri)

“Abbi (formerly “Jeri” ) has adapted very well to both her new family as well as her new home. She is a very very friendly dog who loves to give hugs and is very affectionate in general. She loves her new sister Ginger who was also an adoptee from NCCR as well as her human sisters Emma and Ava! We have also noticed quite the improvement in Ginger as far as being active goes now that she has a sister to play with and boy oh boy do they play! All in all we were truly blessed when we were given the opportunity to add Abbi to our lives!”

Abbi was adopted in February 2020.

Waylon (Andy)

“Andy is now Waylon and he is doing great! He finished all of his medication, his wound has fully healed and has gained some good weight. He really wants to play but we’re taking it easy because of the heartworm treatment. He has a great appetite and he gets along so well with our other dog Sully! I think Sully is happy to have a sibling again, he was so lonely after we lost our Betty. We can’t wait for summer to see these boys really enjoying being outside playing together! Thank you for all that you do!”

Waylon was adopted in April 2020.

Ollie (Nelson)

“Nelson is doing great. We changed his name to Ollie. He is settling in nicely. Someone did a good job training him to walk on leash. He needs some manners which we would expect put is picking up on them pretty quick. He’s very well house broken and crate trained. Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We were getting very discouraged because several rescue groups never got back to us. It was very discouraging but we are glad it worked out in the end. Give a thanks to all involved at your rescue, you do great work. We will certainly recommend you to others looking for a dog to rescue.

Ollie was adopted in April 2020.

Finnian (Cubby)

Finnian fka Cubby came to us from a cruelty case along with two other Samoyeds. The poor dogs had improper care and lived outside in filth. “Finnian has been unwinding more in the past week. He’s shown zero interest in any toys thus far, but has started some indications of play – exuberant and jumpy. He’s continued to eat well. Breakfast usually doesn’t get finished right away, and he seems to think there’s never enough dinner. The first time out of the van, all he wanted to do was sit in snow and eat it. We put a water dish out, and he would ignore it in preference of snow. It’s still something he does on snowy walks – grab mouthfuls along the way.

We’re happy to have him in our home. All family who’ve met him love him, and the vets say he takes anything they’ve needed to do very well. Other than getting on the scale – that takes some convincing.

Finnian was adopted in February 2020.

Ryker (Reginald P. Beagle)

Ryker was a stray and no one came to claim him. It wasn’t too long before this sweet little guy found a home. “We are so happy we decided to adopt now Ryker just over two weeks ago. He’s is still very skittish but has opened up a lot already! He is eating very well and loves to play with his dog brother quite a bit! Only a few accidents here and there but nothing a little training can’t fix. It takes him a while to warm up to new people until he feels safe. He runs away from anyone, thankfully not me or my fiancé anymore. Thanks for checking in! 🙂

Ryker was adopted in February 2020.