Rowdy arrived at NCCR on 4/14/23, surrendered when his owner could no longer physically care for him. Rowdy is a 3 ½ year old neutered male “Mini German Shepherd”, which is a mixed breed consisting of German Shepherd crossed with either a small breed Collie or Poodle. We’re told that Rowdy is friendly and loves everyone, including adults, children, other dogs, and even cats! He is crate trained, leash trained, knows some basic commands, and rides well in the car. He enjoys playing with people and will fetch. It was reported that Rowdy is “territorial” toward wild animals like deer and woodchucks when they come into the yard, and sometimes will dig, but otherwise his previous owners told us they had never had any issues with his behavior. Rowdy seems to be a real gem!

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.

Rowdy is kindly sponsored by Barb, Kevin and McSwiggan Kantz, Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Barb Smith in memory of Gary Smith, David and Patricia Nye, Tina and James McCroskey, Melford Swanson and Craig Cassaday. Thank you!

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