Handsome Tico (short for Ticonderoga) arrived at NCCR on 1/20/22, rescued from life as a breeding dog in a puppy mill. He is an approximately 2 year old male Husky. Tico had not had any positive experiences of people before coming to the shelter, so he is understandably very timid and skittish. He does love other dogs and is very friendly toward them. It will take time, patience, and TLC to change his opinion of humans! Tico still needs more work on house training. He is able to climb 6’ chain link fences, so he needs a family that can leash walk him often. Tico is hoping to find a family that has other friendly dogs to play with, with a quiet daily routine, that will give him the time and understanding he needs to come out of his shell.  You can also learn more about him here: https://www.caninerescue.org/ticos-journey/.

June 12 update:  Tico is slowing coming out of his shell and starting carry on some “conversations” in the typical husky way!  He’d love a home without a lot of daily commotion, but with another dog to play with.  Here are a couple videos of him:  https://youtu.be/LUHLa2zBzf0  and https://youtu.be/ZZCN2KF6GKc

If you are considering adopting a puppy mill dog, please read: https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/puppy-mill-rescue-dogs-transition-home-life

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 adoptions@caninerescue.org. 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.

Tico is kindly sponsored by: Charlie and Deann Sist , Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, Dave and Nancy Nuzzo, Joseph Incavo, Cathy and David Ferguson, and Mo and Andrew Broadbent in memory of Kofi. Tico is also sponsored by Meg Thering..Happy Birthday Caia Felch! Thank you everyone!

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