Jem arrived at NCCR May 14th 2021, rescued from rural West Virginia along with her siblings and mother. She is a spayed female mixed breed pup, thought to be around 1 ½ years old. Jem had been in a foster home, but escaped and proved to be very difficult to catch. She lived outdoors on her own for over 3 months before she was finally captured and brought back to the shelter! Jem gets along great with other dogs and needs a home where she will have some friendly canine companionship. It will take a lot of time, patience, and plenty of TLC to help Jem learn to enjoy human contact and to help her get used to living in a house. She needs a family that will allow her to get comfortable at her own pace and provide ongoing training and socialization using positive reinforcement techniques.

Before applying, please be sure that you have the time and energy for a young dog, the ability to provide appropriate ongoing training, and are able to provide a permanent, life-long home (13 years +) before applying.

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.

Jemma is sponsored by: Sarah Vosz, Kayme Crowell, Kevin and Barbara Kantz, Diane Weakley, Diane Mogavero, Jane and Joe McMaster, Linda Bradigan in memory of Shaleigh and Rich and Dan Courtine in memory of Plutewhistle . Thank you everyone!

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