Sirius arrived at NCCR on April 3, 2021.  He is a mixed breed guessed to be Bassett Hound, Spaniel and/or Cattle Dog.  He seems to be housetrained as he keeps his kennel pretty clean.  He does appear to show aggression when behind a kennel or crate door but as soon as soon as the door is open he’s in your lap asking for belly rubs! Sirius came from a home with other dogs, but now that he has a space of his own, he’s rather liking it and may do best as an “only” dog.   Sirius has been treated for Heartworm, so will need limited activities (walks are fine, just no running, jumping etc.) for a bit longer.  We are told he is 1-2 years old.

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.

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