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King arrived at NCCR on 12/11/20. He is a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever, surrendered when the landlord refused to allow him to stay. He weighs around 100 pounds. King is STRONG and can be extremely rough. He sometimes exhibits “arousal biting” (playful but very forceful biting and grabbing from overexcitement, etc.), and he likes to jump up on people. He needs continued work on his leash manners as well as general obedience skills. He does walk nicely on a leash using a prong collar, and he knows some basic commands. King cannot live with cats. He was nearly house trained, but is becoming more careless about having pee accidents in his kennel the longer he is at the shelter. He is still really just a big puppy that didn’t get enough training when he was smaller. He will need a family that is willing to work with a professional trainer and be extremely patient while he learns. King is a smart boy; he learns fast with consistency and proper handling. A home without small pets or young children is required.

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.

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King is sponsored by Fredonia Middle School Art Club Service Learning Project, Phillip and Carol Baideme in memory of Sam, Heath Forster, Roberta Gray, Victor and Gloria Armes, Kayme Crowell, Daniel Farnham and Ann Odell. Thank you everyone!