Am I cute or what??  Just as with anyone and anything, birth defects happen and as you can see in my picture, I was born with a couple of extra legs, neither one are usable, but they don’t bother me nor do they slow me down. I am a playful happy little 10 week old guy just waiting for someone to grow up with.  I might not be able to go hunting and chase down the rabbits, but maybe I will, we don’t know that yet.  In the meantime though I will become your best buddy, I’ll play, fetch, sit and read the paper with you and go for walks.

Before you apply, please give some thought about what raising a puppy entails.  Do you have the time, patience and energy to raise puppy?  Can you commit to this puppy for a lifetime?  Are you willing to seek professional training if problems arise?  Will dog expenses, including emergency vet care if needed fit into your budget?  If it’s a yes, to all these questions, then please send in your application!

  Baxter is in a foster home so he is not at the shelter.  Arrangements to meet him will be made for approved applicants!
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 immediately 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.  Completing an application does not commit you to adopt, but please be sure that you are serious about adopting and have the time and patience to raise a puppy before you apply.

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.

Braxton is kindly sponsored by Diane Mogavero, Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Lynn Gresham, Melford Swanson, Kathy Keller, David Grayson, David and Nancy DeLand and Phillip and Carol Baideme in memory of Sam. Thank you everyone!

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