Why does Lukelook so sad? Luke’s early puppy life was in a hoarding situation. Growing up, it was primarily just him and his owner. However, the dynamics shifted when another dog joined the household. Unfortunately, the two didn’t get along, leading to the scars you now see on Luke. He’s gradually acclimating to the shelter environment, and we’re hopeful that soon we’ll his happy, playful side. Luke is trained for both the house and crate, though he doesn’t require crating when left by himself.  Luke would thrive best in a loving home with adults where he is the sole pet. We’ll provide further details as we learn more about him.

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.

Luke is happy to be sponsored by Suzanne, Tillie Mae and Mimzie in memory of Bron Bron, Chelsea Barber, Heath Forster, Tina and James McCroskey and Henry Leworthy. Thank you so much!


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