Bonnie arrived at NCCR on 4/1/23, rescued from life as a breeding dog in a puppy mill. She is an approximately 5-year-old recently spayed female “Golden Doodle” (Golden Retriever/Standard Poodle mix). Puppy Mill dogs generally have never received the normal training and socialization to people that most dogs get, and as a result they are slow to trust humans, and typically take longer to adjust to living in a home and learning new skills like house training and basic obedience skills. A home with a securely fenced yard is strongly preferred. A patient and understanding family with at least one other friendly dog in the home to be Bonnie’s companion is required.

If you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.  *After you have completed your application, you will get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you.   If you have a question, please email your question to It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Bonnie is sponsored by Kim Joslyn, Bob & Dawn Hunt in memory of Laurie Robbins. He is also sponsored by Meg Thering for Susan and Kevin Felch as a thank you for watching Deja, Ronald and Brenda Cobb Johnson, Carol Spring, John and Susan Harrell, Jay and Kimberly Bishop, Kathleen Hatt, Peg Payne, Paula E. Stearn and Don and Joanne Pochopin. Thank you!

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