Sage arrived at NCCR on 8/13/22, pulled from an overcrowded shelter where her time had run out. She is an approximately 5 year old spayed female mixed breed, thought to be a wire terrier/miniature schnauzer mix, weighing around 20 pounds. According to her transfer paperwork, she was surrendered to the out-of-state shelter for not getting along with other pets, she is good with children but will jump on them, is afraid of loud noises like thunder and fireworks, will run off if left untethered or outside of a fence, cannot tolerate eating table scraps, and loves cuddles and kisses.

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.

Sage is sponsored by Ronald and Brenda Cobb Johnson, Carol Spring and Meg Thering in memory of Klio, beloved companion of Carlos Quintero and Cinzia Mandati. Thank you!


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