Fern came to NCCR with newborns in tow. They have found their homes, so it’s time for Fern to settle down in a home of her own!  Currently in foster care,  her foster mom provides this information:   Fern is a sweetheart. She is a very affectionate, sweet, kind girl. She walks very well on a leash and is calm. She loves to go on walks throughout our woods and fields and enjoys splashing in the stream and pond. She is a very happy go lucky dog. Fern is a talker—she growls when she’s happy, excited, hungry, wants to play, at the word “no”, wants a toy, and pretty much every other scenario—she just speaks! We already have a pleasure growler so are familiar with this trait. Our dogs also understand this and get on well together. This could be an issue for other dogs who do not and could mistake it for an aggressive tendency. Fern has no problem letting you know that she would like attention. She will crawl right into your lap demand attention—she loves to snuggle and get love. She does like to sleep in her own space when she is tired and that is the only time I have seen her cranky—she does not like to be disturbed when she is ready for bed or sleeping. Fern is a chewer. Probably due to her breed, she’ll need to be busy and kept entertained, otherwise she will get herself into trouble. She will chew anything-slippers, shoes, and in particular, she seems to favor wood. She would do best with a large yard where she can entertain herself and keep herself busy. Having a large basket of toys with power chewer toys that she can choose from would be ideal as well, otherwise she’ll find something that piques her interest and chew. She also seems to favor thick ropes. Fern loves to play, explore, and chew with our one dog in particular, so another dog that understands her would be good. Fern gets on well with my children age 11 & 14 and in general seems to like everyone she meets. Fern has been living with a cat as well and is fine with her. Fern appears to be completely housebroken, as we have had no accidents in the house. She has also been trained on a electric fence and took to that right away. Fern is a very smart girl who will learn very quickly!

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 adoptions@caninerescue.org. 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.

Fern is sponsored by Daniel Courtine in honor of Shiloh, Amy Courtine in memory of Izzy, Nancy DeLand, Heath Forster, Kristen Streeper and Tim and Diane Eades. Thank you!

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