Peanut arrived at NCCR 8/12/23, rescued from an overcrowded shelter that ran out of room for them. He is an approximately 3-month-old male German Shepherd (mix?) pup. As with all puppies, he will require ongoing daily training, lots of playtime and exercise, and plenty of patience and love to help him become the best dog he can be!

His foster family has this to say about him: “He is doing great. He is coming along very well with his potty training and also he is crate trained now. He goes for daily walks in the woods and is good on a leash.  He sticks around us and does not leave our sides. He gets along perfect with the cat and our dogs. He also sleeps like a log through the night which is a huge plus!”

IN FOSTER CARE.  Meet and greets will be arranged for approved applications!

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.

Peanut is sponsored by Helen Baran, Sarah Vosz, 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!

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