Update:  Smokie has spent the last couple of weeks in foster care, so we have learned more about her! From her foster home:  Smokey continues to do great! I would say she is completely housetrained as she hasn’t had a single accident in the two weeks shes been here. She is a go with the flow kind of gal and is happy to be wherever you are.  Does Smokie sound like your kind of girl?  She would love to find a permanent home asap!!

We were happy to have room to take Smokie from an overcrowded shelter to give her a better chance to find a new home.  She is very sweet-natured and friendly with people.  She appears to have had more than one litter of puppies in her life, but those days are now behind her.  Smokie was found to be heartworm positive and has been fully treated.  She will be on the “No Aerobic Activity” list which really means that her activities need to be restricted until mid October.  She will have to be kept on heartworm preventative medication to avoid reinfection.  Smokie was tested and she seems to be cat compatible and she gets along with many other dogs too!

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.

Smokie 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 and  Melford Swanson.  Thank you so much!

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