Category: “Success Stories 2019”

Monkey (Chang)

One day in September 2019, thirty-one dogs got their freedom from a puppy mill today and Monkey was one of those lucky ones. Everything was a new experience for him and here he is a year later. “Monkey is quite spunky and full of love. We’ve had some ups and down settling in but it’s all been well worth it! Here he is with best bud Bananas!” Happy Gotcha Day Monkey!

Monkey was adopted in October 2019.


Ella was adopted when she was 8 weeks old. From her family: “Ella is doing so well!!!  She loves to play ball -especially basketball; she makes a great defenseman. She is a lap dog that HAS to be near or touching one of her humans. She greats everyone with kisses and snores while she naps.   She jumps at the chance to go for a ride. She has provided us with so much love 💕”

Ella was adopted in October 2019.


Not long after Sasha (formerly Fantasy) arrived at NCCR, our population increased by five. This good little momma raised her beautiful pups and then found a home of her own. She has now been in her home for a year and just celebrated her first “Gotcha Day” with her family! “Sasha is doing great,she loves her daily walks, she also loves going to her grandma’s house to play as well as her uncle Jay’s house. She has turned into a very cuddling dog at time time during her bed time. She’s doing very well and gets a lot of love from my kids and my family members. Thank you!

Sasha was adopted in August 2019.

Bruno (formerly Jeter)

Bruno was just a year old when he was rescued with his 9 year old chocolate lab mother from an abandoned shack in the mountains. We thought he was just the sweetest fellow and his family thinks the same! He’s celebrating his first “Gotcha Day”. “Bruno is doing great! He’s super sweet and loves to cuddle more than any dog I’ve ever met. His favorite person is my son, they have a very strong bond. He is besties with our cat Tucker. He is the perfect dog for our family. The only thing we haven’t figured out is training him to stay in our yard. We keep him on a leash at all times outdoors except for the dog park. Overall I have to say he’s pretty awesome!” 🙂

Bruno was adopted in August 2109.

Gracie Mae

Gracie Mae, formerly Cleo, was surrendered to NCCR when her family was unable to care for her. She is celebrating her very first ‘Gotcha Day’! “Gracie Mae has been the perfect addition to our family!  We feel so blessed to have her she has brought us so much happiness. She is soooo good. She gets along with everyone even the kitties.  We really thank you all so much for what you do and for helping us find our Gracie Mae❤️”

Gracie Mae was adopted in August 2019.


Abby, a Border Collie mix, was surrendered by her family in 2019 as they did not have the time to devote to her that she needed. She was only a year old and had a lot of energy to burn. Abby spent about 4 months at NCCR; she had been waiting for a family that understood what her needs were and she found it! “It’s crazy to think it’s been only a year since we adopted Abby! Now that we have her, we can’t ever picture our lives without her. She has an extremely quirky and sweet personality, and we have loved every minute spoiling her and her dog brothers. She loves to chase the ball, stare at you while standing in front of the TV (haha!), and just being with her dog and human family. We love Abby, and we love NCCR!”

Abby was adopted in August, 2019.

Malley (formerly Aphrodite)

Malley was one of five puppies born shortly after their mom, Fantasy, arrived at NCCR. We received this note on her first “Gotcha Day” this year. “Hello, we wanted to give you an update on Malley (fka Aphrodite).  We adopted her a year ago today. Our 11 year old and her are the best of friends.  We are so happy we adopted her and I think she agrees.  She went on many walks during quarantine and kept our son from being bored.  She is so cute, we love her!”

Malley was adopted in July 2019.


Elroy was a stray and his owner did not come forward to claim him. He arrived with another dog, (Judy, now Ghosty) who wasn’t claimed either. Elroy was at the Rescue for many months, but he was finally chosen to join a family who patiently gave him time to settle in. He has plenty of canine companions now and a family to love him!

Elroy was adopted in July 2019,


Buster has made his way to NCCR from the reservation where it appears that he has lived his entire 5 years outside on a chain. Sadly, he suffered with fly bites on his ears and eye infections. Everything was new to Buster. We hoped he would find a wonderful person or family that would finally care for him and love him, and that’s exactly what he found! “Buster is living his best life now! We are so blessed to have this boy in our lives! It’s hard to believe he hasn’t always been here! When he is not playing with his countless toys he loves snuggling with his 2 buddy’s Bandit our 16 yr old large mix and Revo our 15 yr old toy poodle. He is just such a good boy! We cant imagine life without him! He celebrated his gotcha day with some doggie ice cream followed by a nap with his favorite blanket! He is even having a gotcha day party this weekend with his favorite playmate Maverick the standard poodle!”

Buster was adopted in July 2019.


Emma came from a puppy mill. She had no clue how to interact with humans, play with toys; everything was new and scary. Fast forward a year…. “Emma has come so far in this last year and has become a wonderful little companion. She loves to snuggle , go for walks and play together with her toys. Emma will approach other people and let them pet her; she also gets along well with other dogs. More than anything, she makes me happy and put a smile on my face everyday. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be her forever dog mom.”

Emma was adopted in June 2019.