Denver arrived at NCCR on 2/26/22, pulled from an overcrowded shelter that ran out of room for him. He is an approximately 9-12 month old neutered male, and appears to be a purebred German Shepherd. Denver is young, very active, and has oodles of energy, so he will need a family that can give him plenty of vigorous exercise every day. He seems to be very friendly with all the people he has met, and he is nice to his canine neighbors, too. It is unknown how he feels about cats, little dogs, or small kids. He will still need work on house training, as he sometimes has pee accidents in his kennel. He likes to jump up on people – a real “no-no” for such a big boy! – so he will need ongoing training to learn better manners and some new obedience skills. But don’t tell him that he doesn’t know “sit” – He does! As with all young dogs, Denver will need lots of activity, play time, exercise, and plenty of patience and love to help him become the best dog he can be!

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.

Denver 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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