Charcoal is a spayed female Miniature Pinscher, approximately 7 years old, weighing just over 13 pounds. Charcoal is very people-oriented and just wants to be held all the time! She likes to snuggle up in a cozy dog bed for naps. She will need some work on house training in a new home. Charcoal can be a bit yappy when she is left alone and wants attention, so a family that is home most of the time is preferred. She is an active and agile little dog who enjoys her walks, so even though she is a snuggly lap dog, she is not a couch potato! She might be a little barky for an apartment, but if minpin types are your favorite, you’ll fall in love with her!

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.

Charcoal is kindly sponsored by John and Susan Harrell, Jay and Kimberly Bishop, Kathleen Hatt, Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Peg Payne, Paula E. Stearn and Don and Joanne Pochopin.  Thank you everyone!

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