Simba arrived at NCCR on 4/23/22, surrendered because his family did not have the resources to care for him properly. He is an approximately 1 year old male Retriever/Border Collie/??? mix. We’re told that he is house trained and very friendly with everybody, including young kids and other dogs (but not cats!). He does not like loud noises and is afraid of big trucks. Simba rides well in the car. He is leash trained, but pulls some, so he could use more training for good leash walking skills. Simba knows a few basic commands. He is reported to be well behaved in the house if left alone. Simba is hoping to find a loving forever home that can continue his training, and give him lots of space to play and run around. As with all young dogs, Simba will require lots of exercise and plenty of patience and love to help him be the best dog he can be!

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.

Simba is sponsored by by Meg Thering in memory of Klio, beloved companion of Carlos Quintero and Cinzia Mandati. He is also sponsored by Chelsea Barber, Elaine Tschari, Paula E. Stern, Lisa and Jason Weaver and Matthew Fowler, Diane Mogavero, Don and Joanne Pochopin, John and Susan Harrell, Tom and Betsy White and Wanda Hardy. Thank you everyone!


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