Gavin arrived at NCCR on 9/28/23, returned when is owner no longer had time for him. He is a neutered male mixed breed, now approximately 1 ½ years old. Gavin lived with another dog and they got along well. He is house trained and knows some other basic commands. Sorry, no felines for this fella.

Here’s a video of Gavin that shows his happy personality!

His owner had this to say: “Gavin loves playing with tennis balls. He is usually mellow, but often playful and likes to run and sniff for other animals. He would do best in a house with a med-large fenced in yard. Gavin loves blankets and pillows but the tends to rip them up, so he has an indestructible cot bed. He often chooses the floor in a sunny area to nap. He knows basic commands like sit, stay and come. He listens best with his training collar on (beeps and vibrations used only) in addition to treats for appropriate behaviors. Gavin has a wild side and loves to run. He can play a little too rough sometimes, and should not live in a house with cats or be unsupervised with young children. Gavin loves to walk but he needs more work on not pulling. He likes to say hello by putting his paws on your shoulders and kissing your face. He loves pets, scratches and belly rubs.”


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.

Gavin is sponsored by Brantley Greenough, Sarah Vosz, Kevin and Barbara Kantz, Diane Mogavero. Stacey Curry, Leanne DiNicola, Chelsea Barber and Suzanne, Tillie Mae and Mimzie in memory of Bron Bron. Thank you!

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