Gator – Adopted!

Gator arrived at NCCR on 4/22/21, surrendered from a home that couldn’t give him proper care. He is a 7 ½ month old neutered male Collie/ Australian Cattle Dog mix. He is very high-energy and will need a good amount of vigorous exercise every day. Gator seems to prefer women to men. He lived in a home with children and did okay with them. Gator will need a brush-up on his house training skills. He needs to work on his door manners, as he has a tendency to bolt as soon as his kennel gate is opened! As with all young dogs and puppies, Gator will require ongoing daily training, lots of exercise and play time, and plenty of patience and love to help him become the best dog he can be! A family that has significant experience with herding breeds is strongly preferred.

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.

Gator is sponsored by: Roberta Gray Debra Beatty, Arlene DeJesus, Thomas and Elizabeth Tarpley, Amy Schmidt, Bob and Karen Davis,                            Jerry and Marilyn Bertges in memory of Mandy, Bob and Trudy Sensel, and Bob and Lorna Barrie. Gator is also sponsored by Meg Thering in memory of “Bella” Sarek Diate. Thank you everyone!


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