Snowball arrived at NCCR on 4/1/23, rescued from life as a breeding dog in an Amish puppy mill. She is a 4-year-old female, thought to be an  American Eskimo Dog (mix?). She is good with other dogs. Snowball is shy with people, but is making progress with patience and TLC. Puppy Mill survivors have generally never received much handling or socialization to people, so they typically are slower to learn to trust, and may take longer than usual to become house trained or learn basic obedience skills. A home with a securely fenced yard is strongly preferred. A patient and understanding family with at least one other friendly dog in the home to be Snowball’s companion is required.

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.

Snowball is kindly sponsored by Sarah Vosz, Dave and Nancy Nuzzo, Lisa and Jason Weaver, Dawn Tunstall and Mark Zafuto, Barbara Nodes-Nokoski and by Dawn Gillian. Thank you!

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