From Cupcake’s foster mom:  Cupcake is wonderful….lots of great things about her.  She is an absolute love of a dog.  She seems to love all people universally and loves to give cuddles and kisses.  She will climb right into your arms for some snuggle time, she’s definitely not shy, she’ll plop into your lap and demand your attention by pawing her face , which is absolutley adorable!  She will crate, but would rather curl up in bed under the covers with her pack.  She gets along well with my dogs, they love to romp and play.   She seems to love bouncing through the snow chasing snowflakes and digging in the snow.   Cupcake appears to be mostly housebroken, goes right out with my dogs to do her business, wrestle, and then comes in and sits and waits patiently for her treat for doing her work.  She is a quiet indicator for needing to go potty, so we are working on bell training.  She loves to chew on toys, so make sure there are plenty of items for her to chose from!  She does have a mild bit of guarding behavior with the other dogs not towards people…I am working on trying to adjust this.   She will wait for others turns politely, it’s just she doesn’t like others interrupting her turn!  Cupcake is very interested in cats, so I am not sure I can label it as not liking cats, it actually appears that she likes them a little too much, our cat is not assertive enough to address her, our dogs basically ignore him so he’s not sure of what to make of the extra attention. I am trying to condition her to not overwhelm the cat with her energy to say hi and move on but a cat-free home might be best.  She is a moderate energy dog, would love to go on adventures with her pack.   Cupcake also is a minimal barker!   She usually spends her time trying to figure out what my dogs are barking at!   Cupcake also know a few basic commands, sit, down, come, ect.  Working on expanding those as well.  She is very food motivated, so training should be fairly easy for someone who continues to work 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.

Cupcake is kindly sponsored by: Charlie and Deann Sist , Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Dave and Nancy Nuzzo, Joseph Incavo, Cathy and David Ferguson, and Mo and Andrew Broadbent in memory of Kofi. Thank you everyone!


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