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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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?
Lucky is a sweet tempered Boxer Mix. His owner moved to go back to school and had no place for Lucky to live. At 1.5 years old he is eager to learn and to be loved. It is easy for this dog to form close bonds to you and become loyal. Lucky is highly adaptable and alert to your feelings. He knows many basic commands and is just looking for a calm, confident leader who will continue his training. More of an athletic dog, he would love a playmate. Is that you or your family? Lucky is super potty trained, kennel trained and good with all types of people. He is extremely sweet and seems to have a mothering instinct towards babies. Toddlers and young children would find him a little too bouncy to play with, so older children are preferred. He has had no issues with any size dogs. Be prepared if you take him to the dog park for he is ready to get amped up! He is not aggressive towards cats, but better without them. Lucky really enjoys going on runs and is working on matching his pace with his handler. Lucky loves people, so he tends to be very excited when he first sees a new person. He is very quiet and usually only barks when he feels you may be in danger. He will politely lay by the door and wait for you to notice that he needs to go outside. This boy is super submissive; ready to share toys, food, people and mostly love. Don't pass this sweetheart up! Please contact us to meet this happy go 'Lucky' dog!
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
Buckley is a smart and playful, Jack Russell Terrier who needs to find his forever home. He can be a little nervous with strangers, but 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 can be possessive of his food in a bowl. He likes some dogs and does not like cats. Buckley enjoys petting, chasing a ball (he’s learning to 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 spending time with his family. 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 Buckley as part of your family?
October photos of Cash.
What a handsome boy he is!
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.
8 yrs. Old
Marley is a very friendly, 8-year-old Chihuahua who loves people and dogs of all sizes. He enjoys playing with toys and is very playful and outgoing. He is not fond of cats and will chase if he gets the opportunity. He is current on his vaccinations and micro-chipped. Marley just had his teeth cleaned, so he’s ready to have his picture taken with his new family. Marley only weighs 10 lbs., is house-trained, crate trained and comes when called. He lived with another Chihuahua and they were good friends, so he would likely enjoy another friend his size. Marley tries to talk when he wants to tell you something and we do mean “talk”, not bark. If you are looking for a fun loving little entertainer to keep you company, Marley could be the one for you.
11 years old
Koko Is an 11-year-old Pomeranian who is looking for people who can show him love and appreciate his delightful personality. He has had his share of bad luck and is learning to trust and accept being loved. He loves to be outside investigating a safe surrounding. He tags along with his fosters as they do things around the house or outside. He is currently living with another small dog and a big cat (declawed in front). He doesn’t have teeth, but he loves to EAT! He is currently on soft food and cooked hamburger. Koko responds to his name and eagerly comes to see what you want him to do. He is learning to walk on a leash...he likes to go slow and not very far. He is current on his vaccinations. When he came to us, he was having seizures and is now taking Phenobarbital which is working marvelously. Since going on the meds, Koko is more alert, active and playful. Koko LOVES to have his back scratched and does a little happy dance while you scratch it. He is house trained, but needs regular trips outdoors and would probably not be able to hold it though an 8 hour work day. Koko would be an excellent dog for someone who spends most of their time at home and wants a companion to keep them company.
Only one pup from the May 9th litter is still in need of a home.
Louise is now spayed, micro-chipped, current on her
vaccinations, house-trained and crate trained.
Louise Oct. & Nov. photos
SHE’S GROWING UP!
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
5 years old
Henry is a 5-year-old, neutered male terrier mix who weighs 30 lbs. He is protective of children, so would do best in a home where there are no kids to guard. Henry does fine at the dog park, knows a variety of commands and tends to ignore cats. He's more of a low-energy dog, but he is playful with adults, and his wirey coat only needs to be groomed every 3-4 months. The mailman and being boarded are at the top Henry's list of dislikes, so we're hoping to find him a home where his people will understand his needs and won't leave him in the care of strangers. For more details, please send your application or inquiry to: info@
Yellow Labrador Mix
6 years old
Blade is a 6-year-old Yellow Labrador mix whose favorite thing in life is chasing a tennis ball. He is a high energy dog who is currently being treated for heartworm. Blade is looking for a home to call his own, with a family who will love him and make sure that he gets the vet care all dogs should have to keep him from ever having to go through a heartworm treatment again. He will be on low activity, no playing ball, until mid January and that has been very difficult for him. Blade pays little attention to most other dogs and stays focused on his human. He is curious about cats and seems to love every person he meets. He is working on his leash skills, is completely house trained and knows some of his basic commands. Blade is not food or toy aggressive. He is current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and we hope he will be heartworm negative soon. Blade’s ideal home would have a fenced yard where he could play fetch, older children to play with him and adults who will continue to teach him new skills.
Shih Tzu/ Jack Russell
Oscar is a friendly, 1 ½-year- old Shih Tzu/ Jack Russell Terrier mix who would love to go to a home where he can play with children. He gets along with dogs and people of all sizes, but at only 10 lbs., he needs to be handled with care. Oscar has never met a cat, so we don’t know how he would react. We suspect he would want to play with it. He is current on his vaccinations and scheduled to be neutered on December 23rd. Oscar was lucky enough to get the low-shed, low dander trait from his Shih Tzu heritage, as well as the need for regular grooming to keep him looking like the handsome dog he is. He is a higher energy dog who is house trained and crate trained. Oscar does well on a leash, comes to his name and understands “outside”. He is not protective of his food or toys. If you are looking for a small, low shed dog and enjoy the comfort of having one on your lap, Oscar could be the one for you.
Cena was named after a famous wrestler, but he is a very gentle and friendly dog. He gets along with everyone he meets, including dogs of all sizes and cats. He has not been exposed to children and has been known to cower at sudden movements, so older children would likely be the better fit. When playing with other dogs, he is very bouncy and energetic, so if there is another dog in his forever home, they should be able to handle enthusiastic playtimes. Mostly, Cena is a medium to low energy dog who loves to snuggle (like most Pit Bulls do) and is happiest when he is with his people. He knows his basic commands and is a very well mannered dog. Cena is house-trained and will go in his crate, however, the crate door has been left open in his current home. He would enjoy a fenced yard and love to be someone’s jogging partner. He is current on his vaccinations, not protective of food or toys and usually only barks if someone is at the door. At 61 lbs.,this boy is a real sweetheart and he is ready to become part of a family.
Under all that hair is Billy, the Goldendoodle. He’ll be getting a haircut soon, but we wanted to be able to show you the before and after pictures. Billy was born on August 15th of 2014 and is still very much a puppy. He is playful and friendly to people and other dogs and he is ready to learn some commands. Billy demonstrated how smart he is by learning to “sit” within 10 minutes of meeting him! He is current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for a family who will finish up his house-training. He will use his crate, but would rather be with his people. His energy level is about average; higher outside and lower inside. He is not protective of his food or toys and he still needs to be neutered, but we would like him to be a little older before that happens. Billy is looking for a home where he can have a safe yard to play in, possibly another dog to play with and a family who will continue his training and include him in their daily activities.