Salvatore arrived at NCCR on 1/26/20 after being found roaming stray on the reservation. He is a young male mixed breed, approximately 2 years old and weighing around 45 pounds. His breed mix is thought to include Boxer. Sal arrived at the shelter significantly underweight and very sick, but he has gotten back to good health with some extra meals and a lot of TLC. Sal is very friendly with people and loves attention and petting. However, he may be too rough a playmate for young children. Sal can be reactive to other dogs if they are very animated or noisy, which may pose a safety concern and will need to be addressed with continuing training. He is an energetic young dog that will need a lot of daily exercise and ongoing work on basic obedience skills and good behavior.

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.

NYS Registration #RR028

Salvatore is kindly sponsored by:  Barb Smith in memory of Gary Smith, Dan Courtine in honor of Amy Peterson, David and Patricia Nye, Tina and James McCroskey, Melford Swanson, Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Dave and Nancy Nuzzo, Joseph Incavo, Cathy and David Ferguson, and Mo and Andrew Broadbent in memory of Kofi. Thank you everyone!