Bruno arrived at NCCR on 6/7/22, surrendered when his owner could no longer care for him. Bruno is an approximately 3 year old neutered male, thought to be a Shih Tzu/Poodle/Terrier mix. He is small, weighing around 15 pounds. Bruno loves belly rubs and is happy to sit for treats. He gets super excited to see his favorite people! Bruno does not like to give up his favorite toys once he gets attached to them, but he can be distracted or bribed with food if it is necessary to take something away from him. He gets upset if people get too rough with him or if kids play too rough near him – a home without younger children would be strongly preferred for this reason. We’re told he gets along ok with most other dogs and cats, too. He does not like to be pulled by a leash – he will likely appreciate a harness vs. a collar. Bruno’s coat had been neglected prior to coming into the shelter. He requires regular brushing and periodic grooming for maintenance.  More info to come as we get to know him better.

UPDATE:  Bruno visited the groomer today (6/11) and doesn’t look like the same dog and must certainly feel 100% better!!

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.

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