Bruno is a 2 year old neutered male who recently arrived at NCCR from another shelter. While Bruno did arrive with a lot of reactivity to being confined to a kennel or crate, he has made wonderful progress. He is happy to play tug with a rope or even his blanket, and he loves back scratches. We believe Bruno has suffered some abuse in his past, as he is alarmed at the sight of a raised hand or a broom handle, so we won’t place him in a home with children. He is learning to trust the shelter staff and volunteers and is sure to bond closely with his new family.

He is reportedly good with other large dogs, cat compatibility is unknown. Bruno is not for a first time dog owner, but would do well with an experienced person who knows the breed or similar breeds and isn’t afraid to be in charge of their dog while also being patient and calm with him.


Arrangements to meet Bruno will be made for approved applicants, so if interested, put in your app!


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.

Bruno is sponsored by: Sarah Vosz, Kevin and Barbara Kantz, Diane Weakley, Diane Mogavero, Jane and Joe McMaster, Linda Bradigan in memory of Shaleigh and Rich and Dan Courtine in memory of Plutewhistle . Thank you everyone!

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