Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome
Are you looking for a new addition to your family? You came to the right place!
The dogs featured here are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations and have been provided veterinary care, if needed, and are now ready to join a loving home.
We would love to match you with a great rescue dog. When you see a dog you’re interested in, the first step is to read through and fill out the Adoption Application so that we may find out more about you and your family. This will help ensure that you and your dog are the right fit for each other. If you have questions, please contact us.
Suggested Adoption Donations
Effective January 1, 2013
An adoption donation of $250 or $150 (7 years and older) is requested. Medical expenses incurred, breed, or specialized training may warrant higher donation requests so that we may continue to rescue other dogs. An additional $200 refundable deposit for spay/ neuter/ microchip will be required on puppies that have yet to be altered and microchipped.
Other Adoptable Dogs
Max is a 10 year old (who acts like he’s 5 yrs. old), neutered black lab who would love to find a home where he will be part of the family. He is being re-homed because his family has young children with allergies and no time for him. He is house trained and crate trained. He knows basic commands. Max would do best as an only dog and would prefer privacy fencing, but is not a fence jumper. Max got along well with his roommate, Charlie the Brittany, but he doesn’t like all dogs. He is current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and taking a heartworm preventative. He is wonderful with people, loves to play fetch and is very good about giving the ball back so you can throw it again. Weighing in at 77 lbs. he would probably be better suited with older children. His manners are very good, but he could knock over small children when he is focused on retrieving. Max is super sweet and loveable. His favorite things are his toys, a good bone, licking out a yogurt cup and cooling off in his pool.
7 years old
Princess has the sweetest personality and loves to be with her people. She gets along well with her two current small dog room mates and would be okay with some larger dogs. She prefers a home without cats and is best with school age children. She knows most of her basic commands and does okay on a leash after her initial excitement wears off. Princess is good with strangers once she’s been introduced to them and will enjoy some petting if it is offered. She likes playing with her toys and shares them with people but not other dogs. She is playful and somewhat high energy when outside and likes to curl up for a nap while inside. She is house trained, but does not do well in a crate. Princess isn’t destructive if loose in the house as long as there is no food accessible to her. She is current on her vaccinations, taking a heartworm preventative and is micro-chipped. Princess is looking for a home where she can become part of the family and spend time with them playing in the yard and going on walks. Princess is really a terrific dog who would be hard not to love once you’ve met her.
11 years old
Meet Riley, the Yellow Lab with a heart of gold. Riley is a bit shy when he meets strangers, but will warm up quickly and be your best friend. He is house trained and is not destructive if allowed loose in the home. He seems to do best with smaller dogs and is okay with cats. Riley loves to fetch a tennis ball and is in good physical condition. He enjoys going for walks and car rides and he understands his basic commands. Riley is not protective of food or toys, but would do best in a home without children. He is current on his vaccinations and micro-chipped. Riley is a very loveable dog who adores the attention of the people he knows. Riley prefers to not be left alone for long periods of time, so his ideal home would be with a retired person who is looking for a loyal companion. Riley would like a safe yard where he can chase his ball and maybe help his person with the gardening.
Shih Tzu mix
Jessi is a very laid back Shih Tzu mix who lost her home because her owner moved and couldn’t take her. She is looking for a quiet home where she can hang out with family and hopefully get a little spoiled. Jessi is friendly to strangers of any age and gets along with other small dogs as long as they are not high energy or dominant. She relates better to cats and enjoys sleeping near a sunny window, lounging and cuddling. At only 15 lbs., she makes a good lap dog. Jessi also enjoys going for walks and she is house trained. She has not spent time in a crate, but has not been destructive if left loose in the home. Jessi is current on her vaccinations and will be micro-chipped before adoption. If you’re looking for a quiet, well behaved dog who just wants to gets some snuggle time in with you and go for some walks, Jessi could be the dog you’re looking for.
10 years old
Luna is a friendly senior looking for a new home. The health of Luna’s owner had declined to the point that caring for her and her two roommates was no longer possible. Luna is a graduate of Prison Pen Pals good citizen training program, so she knows more than just the basic commands and walks well on a leash too. She is good with dogs her size (50 lbs.) and okay with smaller dogs as long as they aren’t the “in your face” variety. Luna is good with school age children, not protective of her food or toys and she does not like cats. She is a higher energy level and is playful, but her favorite place to be was napping with her owner. She is current on vaccinations, micro-chipped and heartworm negative. Luna would do well in a home where she could go for daily walks, spend time with her family and have a warm body to curl up with at night.
3 years old
At only 3 yrs old, Cali knows all of her basic commands and has been taught to ring a bell when she needs to go outside. She needs to be in an only dog home and is not a candidate for going to the dog park. Although she likes some dogs, she prefers to be with her human. Cali has jumped a 4 ft. fence, so 6 ft. privacy will be needed. She weighs about 65 lbs.,is both house-trained and crate trained and medium to high energy. Cali is cautious of strangers and prefers to meet people slowly. She would do best in a home without children. Cali loves to play fetch, but she also enjoys tearing the fuzz off of tennis balls when she can. She likes petting, but is independent by nature. Cali enjoys snuggle time once she is comfortable with you. She is current on her vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for her new home. Cali’s ideal home would have 1-2 adults, who would stimulate her high intelligence with daily training challenges and also enjoy spending quiet evenings at home with her.
5 years old
Jade is a 5 year old Pit Bull mix who loves to be around people. She is looking for a family that will incorporate her into their lifestyle as the only pet in the house initially. Jade loves to play, run and will never turn you down for a game of fetch. At around 50 pounds she is what we like to call a mini-pittie. Jade is crate trained, house trained, and knows basic commands like “sit” and “no”. She does have allergies, so Jade must be on a grain free diet. Jade is currently with a foster and improving each day adjusting from a shelter to home environment. She came to NNKCR via Council Bluffs Animal Shelter. Council Bluffs has BSL so the only way Jade could leave the shelter was to be released to a rescue and that is where Nebraska No Kill was able to help. Jade is spayed, micro-chipped and current on all vaccinations. If you are interested in Jade or have questions about her, please send us an email at .
2 years old
Korra is a 2 year old Pit Bull mix. She was found as a stray in Central Nebraska. Thanks to social media and people sharing her story, Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue was able to locate a foster home just hours prior to her being euthanized and a ‘relay for life’ of volunteers teamed up to transport her to safety.
Korra loves everyone she meets. A perfect day for her includes playing in the backyard, going for a walk/run, and then taking a nap next to you. She needs to go to an only dog/ no cats home. Korra’s favorite things are going for car rides, playing fetch and getting belly rubs. An ideal family will include her in their active lifestyle, have 6 ft. fencing and continue to work with Korra on her training. She is house and crate trained and not protective of her food or toys to people. Korra is spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all vaccinations. Korra is 60 pounds of playful energy who is looking for a home she can call her own.
Est. DOB 6/13/13
Blue is a neutered coonhound blend who needs a family who knows and understands hounds. Coonhounds can be stubborn, so patience and consistency will be needed to help Blue reach his full potential as a family member. This handsome brindle boy weighs about 50 lbs., and loves to play fetch. He's good with other dogs, but hasn't been exposed to many kids or cats. Blue is friendly and playful, so we're looking for a home where he could get plenty of outside playtime in a safe yard. He already knows a few commands and has transitioned well from being an outside dog on a chain tie-out to an indoor dog. Blue is microchipped and current on vaccinations. Blue’s ideal home would have a fenced yard, another dog to play with and a family to provide him the love and attention he needs. His adoption donation request is $250. If interested, please email us at: info@NebraskaNoKill.org.
5 years old
Oliver is a 5-year-old playful chihuahua who likes cats and some dogs. He's neutered, house trained and crate trained, but he is a bit fearful of new things. Oliver needs an adopter or foster who will help him put his protective tendencies in the past by giving clear and consistent leadership. He weighs 7 lbs., is leash trained, has medium energy and would do best in a home with older children. If you can offer Oliver the kind of home he deserves, please email us at: info@NebraskaNoKill.org. If you can't adopt or foster, please consider making a donation by clicking the "Sponsor Me" button. Oliver's adoption donation request is $250.
Bailey is a very friendly, 9 year old Chocolate Labrador who loves people. She bonds most quickly with the men in her life, but is also affectionate to women. She enjoys playing fetch and loves to go for walks. Bailey knows her basic commands, is house trained and even knows how to use a dog door. She spent a lot of time around children who were of grade school age and did fine with them. She is current on her vaccinations and micro- chipped. She does not like cats and hasn’t spent any time around smaller dogs, but is somewhat okay with larger dogs. She just likes to be the one who gets the human attention. Bailey is not possessive of her food or toys, she doesn’t try to jump or climb fences and she would love to be able to take an afternoon nap with her human. Not a nap type person? Then a walk in the park would be equally enjoyed. Bailey doesn’t like the loud noises of fireworks, thunder or sirens and these things make her nervous if she is alone. Everything is better when she’s with her human. Could you be the one she’s been looking for?
1 year old
Lucky is not as lucky as his name implies. He is being re-homed because his owner is going back to school and has no where to keep her dog. Lucky weighs about 50 pounds and is a high energy dog. He knows a few basic commands, but would do best in a home where his owners were willing to continue his training. He gets along with small dogs, is somewhat afraid of big dogs and must go to a home without cats. He is not protective of his food or toys. Lucky is friendly to everyone he meets, but may knock over young children if he gets excited. He currently lives at a home with 6 ft. privacy fencing and is capable of jumping lower fences, but it is unknown if he would. Lucky is house-trained, crate-trained, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. His dislikes are vacuums and getting his toenails trimmed. If you would like to foster or adopt Lucky, please send an email to:
1 year old
One Gambit is a comic book superhero, but our Gambit is the real thing. This handsome, friendly boy weighs in at 55 lbs. and he’s looking for someone to play ball with him. Gambit is house trained, knows his basic commands and walks well with a Gentle Leader. He is cautious of other dogs and doesn’t like things with wheels (bicycles, strollers, etc.). He is current on his vaccinations and micro-chipped. Gambit needs a fenced yard and a home without young children, cats or other dogs. He can be protective of food or toys with other dogs. He is playful, very affectionate and loves petting and being with his humans. His ideal home would have a fenced yard where he can chase a ball and owners who will set boundaries and continue his training.
Jack Russell Terrier
Mia is a super friendly Jack Russell Terrier who is being re-homed so she can have
a better life. She is a highly active 20 lb. dog who needs to be able to get regular
exercise. Mia is extremely affectionate and loves to snuggle. She gets along with
people of all sizes, but doesn’t care for other dogs or cats and will need to be
an only dog. She is house-trained, but has not been crate trained because she has
not been destructive if left loose in the home. Mia has only been protective of
her food dish around other dogs and is not protective of her toys. She needs some
work on her leash training and knows some of her basic commands. Mia’s ideal home
would be with a family who has school age children to play with, a stay at home mom
who loves to run/ walk daily and a safe yard to play in. If you could give this
little girl the attention and life she deserves, Mia is ready to come live with you.
Jack Russell Terrier
4 years old
Buckley is a whip smart, 4 year old, Jack Russell Terrier who needs to find his forever home. He is a little nervous with strangers, but he is curious and will usually come to them after he’s had time to look them over. He is very gentle when taking a treat, but possessive of his food in a bowl. He likes some dogs and does not like cats. Buckley is playful, he enjoys being petted, chasing a ball (but he doesn’t give it back) and exploring in his yard. He is up to date on vaccinations, has been neutered and tested heartworm negative. He is house trained and crate trained. He would do best in a home without small children – teenagers would be fine. Buckley is a handsome little guy who enjoys being in the company of people he knows. He likes to go for walks, rides well in a car and can be very entertaining. He’s waiting for an owner to share his love with and one who will appreciate his fun personality. Can you see him as part of your family?
We’ve got PUPPIES!
These All American pups were born on May 9, 2014
They are of mixed breeds looking for their permanent homes.
October photos of Cash.
What a handsome boy he is!
Thelma & Louise October photos
THEY’RE GROWING UP!
6 years old
Tippy Sue and her sister Brownie were given up due to BSL in their city. She is a sweet dog who just wants a home where she can be loved and not harassed or singled out because of her breed. Tippy Sue may have allergies and will need to stay on a grain-free diet. She is scheduled to be spayed and micro-chipped in October and is current on her vaccinations. She is playful and enjoys the company of her human companions and has done well when introduced to other dogs her size. She needs to go to a home without cats or small dogs. Tippy Sue weighed 67 lbs. when she was health checked by a veterinarian. She would love to go to a home where she could continue to live with her sister, but should do okay without her. Tippy Sue is house-trained and does well when allowed free roam of the house. She knows most of her basic commands, is a medium energy dog and loves to go for car rides. If you are looking for a loyal companion to share your life with, Tippy Sue could be your girl.
7 years old
Brownie and her sister Tippy Sue were given up due to BSL in their city. She is fun and playful dog who just wants a home where she can be loved and not harassed or singled out because of her breed. Brownie is a very playful and attentive dog who absolutely LOVES her toys! She is a higher energy dog who weighed in a 53 lbs. when she was recently health checked by a veterinarian. She is current on her vaccinations and scheduled to be spayed and micro- chipped in October. Brownie enjoys being around people of all sizes, dogs her size, but not small dogs and needs a cat free home. She is house trained and has not been destructive when allowed free roam of her foster home. She also knows most of her basic commands. Brownie is looking for a home with a fenced yard and an active family who will include her in their daily activities. Brownie would love to learn to be a running companion.
5 years old
Unlike his name implies, Rocky is a shy Miniature Pinscher who needs a home where he can get a confidence boost and know that he is safe. He is being re-homed because his owner hasn’t had the time to house-train him and he spends a lot of time in his crate. Rocky is friendly, barks when he first meets a new person and then settles down. He knows a few of his basic commands, but needs some work on his leash training. Rocky gets along with school age children, other small dogs and cats, but doesn’t do well with larger dogs. He weighs almost 12 lbs. and is a lower energy dog who is not protective of his food or toys. He is current on his vaccinations and will be micro-chipped before going to his new home. If you have a home with the structured lifestyle that will help this little guy to build his confidence and become part of the family, please email us at: info@NebraskaNoKill.org
Treeing Walker Coonhound
3 years old
Javier is a bit shy with strangers and cameras, but he enjoys the company of mellow dogs and people he has had time to get to know. .Javier is one of three dogs being re-homed due to the illness of his owner. It was the kind heart of his previous owner who saw the sweetness in this dog and knew that Javier would learn to trust him with a little patience…and he did. Javier is a lower energy dog who is okay with school age children, but has not been around cats. He is not protective of his food or toys and does well on a leash. He needs a little work on his house training as he has done some marking in the house, but this can be corrected with training. He weighs about 55 lbs., is current on his vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm and is micro-chipped. Javier’s ideal home would have another dog for him to play with, a fenced yard to play in and a family who will provide love, patience and training. This dog is like a budding flower who just needs the right environment to fully bloom.
Est. DOB 7/10/13
Alyssa was found running loose, late last year, when the weather was below freezing. She was afraid of men and slow to warm up to strangers, but has made great improvements at her foster home. She will still require patience to become comfortable, but once she trusts you, she is a snuggler. Alyssa is comfortable with other dogs and playful with people she knows. She is house-trained, knows some of her basic commands and is very calm when inside. Her two favorite things are chasing a ball and lying next to her human. Alyssa hasn’t met a cat yet, but we suspect she would chase them like she does squirrels. Alyssa can jump a 4 ft. Fence, so 6 foot fence will be needed. Her ideal home will have low people traffic, another dog to play with and a family who will continue to introduce her to new things and teach her to trust.
6 years old
Scooter is a gorgeous Labrador/ Hound mix who loves to go for walks. He is shy of strangers but will warm up nicely if allowed to meet slowly. He is good with dogs of all sizes and has shared his home with a cat. He is not recommended for families with children because of his tendency to not trust strangers. Scooter weighs about 65 pounds, is house-trained, knows some of his basic commands and is not protective of his food or toys. He hasn’t been trained to a crate, but is not destructive if left loose in the home. He is current on his vaccinations and will be chipped before being adopted. Scooter loves attention once he gets to know you and will lay his head in your lap for some petting and give you a soulful look with those beautiful eyes. His ideal home would have a fenced yard, another dog to play with and an adult family who would include him in their daily activities.
10 years old
Rosie is a super sweet Miniature Poodle mix. She’s very laid back and enjoys as much cuddle time as your willing to give. She will lay by your side or in her bed and is content to be near you. She understands her basic commands and is house trained, but can be a bit whiney in a crate. She is not a destructive dog, so we believe she has had free run of the house. Rosie came into rescue because her owner passed away and the family was not able to take her in. At 10 years old, Rosie is in need of a new home where she would like to be your lap dog, go for walks and spend her time with family. Rosie weighs under 12 lbs., pays little attention to other dogs and is not fond of cats. She is current on her vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for her new home. Could you open your home and heart to a senior dog in need?
Shih Tzu/ Poodle
DOB Estimated April 2014
Let the Smokey Joe sweepstakes begin! This 5-6 month old Shih Tzu-Poodle mix has been bounced around a lot in his short life, but he couldn't be much sweeter. He needs to build some confidence and has to learn not to walk into a person's path, but he has a lot of potential in the right hands. Because he could easily trip someone, we'd recommend no elderly homes for this dog, but we would like to see him adopted by a family where he won't have to be kenneled for long periods of time. He'd prefer to sleep with his person and seems to have significant crate anxiety. The crate anxiety could change if he gets comfortable in his new home and is allowed to acclimate to his crate slowly. Smokey Joe is almost fully potty trained and will be neutered in October. We're hoping the right application comes in soon for this little guy so he will finally have a place where he can settle in and know that he has found his home. His adoption donation request is $250.
Dante & Daisy
Dante and Daisy are a bonded pair of Australian shepherd mixes who need a home that has time for them. These 4-year-old litter mates are friendly to other dogs and strangers, but they have not been exposed to cats. Both could stand to lose weight, especially Daisy, but otherwise their health is good. Dante weighs 53 lbs., and Daisy weighs 70. Both are altered, vaccinated and their teeth and heartworm tests were clean. They understand basic commands, are house trained and crate trained. Daisy tends to avoid small children and can be a little jealous when it comes to getting attention. Neither dog is food or toy aggressive and both are lower energy dogs. They tend to pull on leash, but a little training and a few extra walks will go a long way with these two. Who can resist those faces?? Email us at: info@NebraskaNoKill.org if you'd like more details or would like to speak to someone about applying or meeting Dante and Daisy.
Want to see a big Pittie smile? Check out Harley! This handsome boy is another victim of BSL. He was adopted and 3 months later, his owner found out there was a breed ban where she lives and she had to give him up. When Harley came into rescue, he was afraid and shaking because his whole world had just changed again. Some couch time and petting reassured him that he is safe and loved and we’ve told him that we will find him a permanent home with people who will love and care for him. Could you be that home? Harley has a birthday coming up and we would love to give him a family for his birthday. He weighs about 80 lbs., is current on his vaccinations, house-trained and he knows some of his basic commands. He is learning to walk without pulling on a leash. Harley is friendly, good with children and with some other dogs. He can play a little rough, but he understands “No”, so he will back off when told to do so. Harley loves to curl up next to his person and get some petting and he’s very fond of belly rubs, chasing a ball and licking out a yogurt cup. He is not protective of his food or toys. Harley is young and playful and would do best with a fenced yard and a family who will continue his training and include him in their daily activities.