The volunteers have been working with Prince. See his latest videos here:


Prince made his way to NCCR on 2/1/21 after being picked up by the Dunkirk DCO. It soon became apparent that he had suffered significant mistreatment and abuse, and it is strongly suspected that he experienced extended exposure to a toxic environment in a home drug lab during his puppyhood that is likely to have affected his neurological development. Prince is now around 2 1/2 years old, and he has been waiting a long time for just the right person to come along and notice his many good qualities. He loves playing fetch more than just about anything, and is happy to trade one tennis ball for another to keep the game going. He really enjoys going for long walks that let him explore his environment – he is very bright and curious, and loves to learn. Prince has learned a number of commands and behaviors, and will happily do as he is asked for praise or treats. He also loves getting belly rubs and back scratches from the people he knows well and trusts. Prince has been noted to have significant resource guarding behavior toward other dogs, and toward people, although this has diminished dramatically over time with behavioral modification training and is very manageable with some pre-planning. The right person for Prince will have substantial experience with dogs and a solid understanding of canine behavior and body language, lots of patience and understanding while he settles in (this can take several weeks to several months while Prince adjusts and bonds with his new person), and the time and energy to train and exercise a young, active dog who has an independent, exuberant personality. Prince would do best in a home that can manage and continue to work on his resource guarding and anxiety-based behaviors, has no children, and has plenty of time and energy to spend training, exercising, and playing with this one of a kind canine!

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.

Prince sponsored by Joe and Kate Greulich in honor of Sam and Sarge, David Grayson, Anne Odell, and Melford Swanson. Thank you everyone!

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