Phoenix arrived at NCCR on 2/14/24, picked up as an unwanted stray. He is an approximately 10-month-old male Pitbull (mix?), and is more or less full-grown. He is a solid, stocky guy – more of him to cuddle! Phoenix loves people and enjoys getting snuggles and petting. He may be house trained, as he keeps a tidy kennel. Phoenix likes to make himself heard, and he has a lot to say; his squeaky squeal is quite attention-getting! Phoenix will be brought up to date with vet care, and neutered, prior to adoption.

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.

Phoenix is sponsored by Daniel Courtine in honor of Shiloh, Amy Courtine in memory of Izzy, Nancy DeLand, Heath Forster, Kristen Streeper and Tim and Diane Eades. Thank you!

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