Sirius arrived at NCCR on 7/3/21, pulled from an overcrowded shelter to give him a better chance. He is a neutered male mixed breed, thought to be approximately 2 years old. His breed mix is guessed to include Chihuahua and possible some type of small terrier. Sirius gets along ok with at least some other small dogs – he is doing very well with his roommate, Rhys! Sirius may need a little work on house training in a new home. He is very nervous with new people and in unfamiliar situations, but with time and patience, he comes out of his shell. He will alarm-bark when he hears someone coming into the driveway or the building. Sirius would prefer a quiet child-free home with a predictable routine.

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.

Sirius is currently sponsored by: Roberta Gray, Debra Beatty, Arlene DeJesus, Thomas and Elizabeth Tarpley, Amy Schmidt, Bob and Karen Davis, Jerry and Marilyn Bertges in memory of Mandy, Bob and Trudy Sensel, and Bob and Lorna Barrie. Thank you everyone!


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