Lucy arrived at NCCR 2/14/2023, rescued after she had been dumped at the vet’s to be euthanized for being too active. She is a 7-month-old spayed female Retriever mix puppy. Lucy clearly had not been receiving the exercise, training, or attention that she needed to help her become a well-adjusted adult dog. In the shelter, she has demonstrated that she will find and chew things she shouldn’t – she even seems to have a preference for things that are definitely not for dogs vs. toys that are specifically for dogs! She also won’t hesitate to knock over a trash can to see what’s inside. Lucy has also shown that she has some resource guarding behavior, and she does not want to give up the things she grabs. She is a sweet, affectionate, and lively dog who needs an outlet for her youthful energy and a patient family who will put the time into training and exercising her appropriately. Lucy will require someone who is experienced in handling a spirited and determined young dog, who will rein in her behavior appropriately and give her consistent, firm leadership and lots of play time and activity, without allowing her to run amok! She is a girl that needs to be able to burn off her abundant physical energy as well as to exercise her bright young mind! Lucy also requires a cat-free 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 Robert Tipton, Sandra Pavlock, Jill Reese, Elaine Tschari and Ron and Brenda Johnson, Lucinda Gelsmino, Randy and Debby Ruhland and Will and Cindy Hepfer in memory of Skye and Rosa McDonald. Thank you everyone!

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