Cleo arrived at NCCR on 10/6/21, pulled from an overcrowded shelter to give her a better chance. She is an approximately 1 ½ – 2 year old spayed female, DNA tested and found to be a 50/50 Basset Hound/German Shepherd mix, weighing in at around 40 pounds. She is very friendly toward people and playful toward most other dogs. Cleo does enjoy chasing cats, but does not seem interested in harming them. She is very lively and still has a lot of puppy in her! Cleo needs more work on house training and general obedience skills. Her house-training will require someone who is home much of the time and has the ability to keep a watchful eye (and who has a lot of patience!). Cleo does not like being crated and will whine and cry. She will also soil her crate, so crate training will likely not be helpful in house-training. She loves to play with toys and enjoys a game of fetch. A family that has the time and energy to continue her training and give her plenty of daily exercise is required.

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.

Cleo is kindly sponsored by Sarah Vosz, Barbara Fox Nellis, Dave and Nancy Nuzzo, Lisa and Jason Weaver, Dawn Tunstall and Mark Zafuto, Barbara Nodes-Nokoski, Dawn Gillian and by Meg Thering in memory Ariel, beloved dog of Marla and Matt Abrams.

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