Toby arrived at NCCR on 6/3/23, surrendered when his family moved away without him. He is an 8-year-old Golden Retriever (mix?). We’re told that Toby is leash trained, good with people including children, and good with cats and other dogs. He likes to ride in the car, too. Toby has a few undesirable habits (hey, nobody’s perfect!) – he will beg for food, sometimes chews things he shouldn’t, and is prone to marking (this should improve with neutering and training). He has not received much training and doesn’t know commands, but he is a happy dog with a great personality who seems eager to please. He would do well in a home where he can be with his family most of the time, and where he can receive the training and attention he needs to become his best self!

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.


Toby is sponsored by Leanne DiNicola, Daniel Courtine in honor of Shiloh, Mo and Andrew Broadbent in memory of Benny, Amy Courtine in memory of Izzy, Joel and Rebecca Cuthbert, Peg Payne, Nancy DeLand, Kristen Streeper and Tim and Diane Eades. Thank you! 


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