Lucy arrived at NCCR 2/14/2023, rescued after she had been dumped at the vet’s as a 6-month-old puppy to be euthanized for being “too active and rough”. She is now an approximately 2-year-old spayed female Retriever mix. She is a sweet, affectionate, and lively dog who has learned a lot in her foster home. She is hoping for a family who will continuing her training and make sure she gets plenty of attention and playtime. Lucy gets along very well with other friendly, playful dogs, but is a little too much for cats. She is an agile fence-climber and very smart!

Her foster family has this to say about her: Lucy has come a long way from her puppy habits. At this point she is housetrained, she doesn’t chew on the furniture, but she does love chewing bones/sticks/antlers. She has gotten very good at understanding basic commands like sit, stay, stop, and down. Lucy has also become much better on her leash. She loves playing fetch and is very toy/play/treat motivated. Unfortunately, she still has a fixation on cats; she doesn’t chase them anymore, but still has a high prey drive, so we would recommend a cat-free home. She is excited to meet new people and plays well with other dogs. Lucy is a big cuddler and sensory seeker who is eager to find her forever home!


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.

Lucy is sponsored by Jill Reese, and Ron and Brenda Johnson, Randy and Debby Ruhland and Will and Cindy Hepfer in memory of Skye and Rosa McDonald. Thank you everyone!

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