This very good boy arrived at NCCR 7/29/23, rescued from an overcrowded shelter that ran out of room for him. He is a 2 year old neutered male, and he weighs around 70 lbs. Stewie is very friendly with people, and gets along with some other dogs, although he can be choosy about his canine friends. He was clearly not used to walking on a leash, but is learning this new skill and adjusting to being restrained on walks instead of running loose. He is a strong dog, and can pull forcefully if he sees an interesting critter, so continued training for leash walking and other basic obedience skills is recommended. It seems that Stewie didn’t receive much training or socialization to new experiences in his previous life, but he is smart and ready to learn! Stewie loves stuffed toys, but sometimes unstuffs them. He likes to carry a toy with him wherever he goes!

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.

Stewie is kindly sponsored by, Dave and Nancy Nuzzo, Lisa and Jason Weaver and by Dawn Tunstall and Mark Zafuto. Thank you!

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