Carter arrived at NCCR on 6/18/22, pulled from an overcrowded shelter where his time had run out. He is a neutered male, approximately 2 ½ years old, and weighing about 25 pounds. He is reportedly a Cocker Spaniel mix, possibly mixed with Boston Terrier. Carter was extremely frightened after his long journey to NCCR, making his way here from a kill-shelter in central Indiana via volunteer transport, which required him to be handed off to strangers several times and to ride in unfamiliar vehicles, only to arrive in a strange place with even more unfamiliar people. The entire experience was very upsetting for Carter, and he is still in the process of settling in. He would prefer a quiet, child-free home with a predictable routine, and a family that is very patient and understanding, where he can get the support and socialization he needs to become a happy, well-adjusted dog.  A cat free home is desired.

UPDATE:  July 20, 2022.  Carter spent some time in foster care, but he’s now back and rooming with Lady.  His foster mom says: Carter is slow to trust people but once he trusts you, he is a loyal, sweet cuddle bug.  He loves sleeping in bed with me or sitting with me when it’s quiet. His favorite activities include taking walks, laying in the grass, and going for rides.  He is very smart and picks up cues very quickly.  He is house-trained; he has not had any accidents ​in the house at all.

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.

Carter is sponsored by Robert Tipton, Sandra Pavlock, Jill Reese, Elaine Tschari and Ron and Brenda Johnson, Lucinda Gelsmino, Randy and Debby Ruhland and Will and Cindy Hepfer in memory of Skye and Rosa McDonald. Thank you everyone!

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