Vinton arrived at NCCR on 2/3/23, taken in from an animal cruelty case in Ohio where 80 dogs were found in various states of malnourishment and emaciation, and 40 others were found already deceased. Vinton is an adult mixed breed male, guessed to be 2-3 years old. His breed mix is thought to include Hound, Retriever, and possibly Husky. He is timid around people, but warms up with some TLC (and a lot of treats!). Vinton gets along great with most other dogs and loves to play, but he does not always share his toys nicely and can be protective of his favorites toward other dogs. He will need work on his house training and general obedience skills, and will require plenty of exercise and play time every day. Vinton needs to be adopted into a home with at least one other friendly dog.

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.

Vinton is kindly sponsored by Jellybean (former NCCR resident) and Doodlebug Parker, Suzanne, Tillie Mae and Mimzie in memory of Bron Bron, Dan Courtine in honor of Brutie, Kelsey Thomas, Marilyn and Jerry Bertges in memory of Libby and by Bette Lou Wisler. Thank you everyone

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