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 $200 or $125 (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
Pit Bull Mix
7 months old
Terkish is a 7 month old Pit Bull mix who weighs about 40 pounds. He is very social and playful. Turkish knows sit, down, stay, and comes when called. He's young and will benefit from an experienced owner who can provide training and guidance. Terkish needs a fenced yard to run and play in and owners who will include him in their daily activities. He is neutered, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped.
2 years old
Justice is a 2 year old Pit Bull who weighs around 50 pounds. She came in as a lost dog and was not claimed. Justice is a friendly and smart girl who enjoys squeaky toys and playing in a fenced yard. Justice knows sit, down, shake, stay, speak, comes when called, and is house trained. She does not do well with other dogs or cats, so she requires a home without any other pets and a fenced yard. Justice is spayed, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped.
Pit Bull Mix
2 years old
Sammy is a 2 year old Pit Bull mix who weighs around 90 pounds. He is a happy boy that acts like a pup. He was so happy the day we photographed him, it was like Sammy knew we were there to help him find his forever home. When a volunteer started to pet him he just melted into her arms. Sammy is definitely a lover who just wants a family of his own. He has a long scar on his back but it doesn’t bother him, we are unsure what this is a result of. Sammy gets along with other dogs but needs a home without cats. He knows sit, shake, down, stay, come, and is house trained. Sammy is looking for a home with a fenced yard so he can run, play, and fetch with his family. Sammy is neutered, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped.
Walker Coonhound/ Labrador
Chloe is a 11 month old Walker Coonhound/ Labrador mix who loves people of all sizes. She enjoys the company of other dogs, but is currently recovering from leg surgery due to an injury when she was only a few months old. Chloe recently met her first cat and was curious, but not overly interested in him. The cat had the same opinion. She loves attention and petting and often vocalizes her appreciation of a good neck scratch. Chloe is house trained, crate trained and micro-chipped. She knows several commands and would love to learn more. Chloe is looking for a career at being a “tough toy” tester, because although she will play fetch, she enjoys chewing on toys more than chasing them. Chloe would love to go to a home where she can go for daily walks to build up the strength in her healing leg, spend time playing in her yard and spend her evenings curled up with someone who loves her. Could Chloe be the one for your family?
Chihuahua/ Pomeranian Mix
2 years old
Morocco, or "Mo" as he is known by his friends, is an 8 lb. Chihuahua/ Pomeranian mix. He was born on 12/15/2011 and he has been neutered. He is crate trained and will need a regular schedule and work on his house-training. He understands several commands, but can be possessive of some toys so would do best in a home without small children. He is not protective of his food. Mo is playful and high energy, so regular exercise is needed. He likes playing with small dogs, but has not been in the company of large dogs or cats. He is initially fearful of strangers and does best when he is allowed to come to them at his own pace. Mo has long silky hair and regular brushing will keep it looking good. He is current on vaccinations, heartworm negative and micro-chipped.
2 yrs. Old
Daizee is a 2 year old Pit Bull mix who is truly versatile. She is looking for an active family that will incorporate her into their lifestyle. Daizee loves to play, run, and is always up for a game of fetch. Just so happens she is a big cuddler too. This 60 pound girl is a big fan of having her belly rubbed, ears scratched, and being by your side. Daizee has lived with another dog and does ok with cats. She is great with children and not protective of her food or toys. Daziee is crate trained, house trained, and knows basic commands including sit, lay down, come, and leave it. She is a well trained and very affectionate along with being spayed, micro-chipped, and current on all vaccinations. An ideal family for Daizee will have a fenced backyard and commit to exercising her daily. If you are looking for a best friend who is versatile Daizee might be your girl.
NNKCR is teaming up with the in what we are calling “Pit Bulls without Parents”. Our goal is to provide exposure to some amazing Pit Bulls & Pit Bull mixes looking for their forever homes that are up for adoption at the Capital Humane Society. Through February 16th their adoption fee is half price and some do not require a fenced yard. We are looking for adopters or fosters. As a foster all supplies, food, and medical expenses are covered. If you are interested in either adopting or fostering one of these Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixes call Capital Humane Society at 402.441.4488 or email email@example.com for more information.
Pit Bull Mix
6 years old
Angelique is a 6 year old “mini pittie” Pit Bull mix who weighs around 30 pounds. She has a unique look with her one blue eye. Angelique is very friendly and can be shy at first but after she meets you she will be your best friend. She knows sit, down, come, and is house trained. Because Angelique can get nervous we would like for h er to find a home without small children. She would love a fenced yard to play in and owners who will include her in their daily activities. Angelique is spayed, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped.
10 years old
This sweet senior is Annie. Estimated to be 10 years old, Annie was turned in as a stray and never claimed. She was not in very good shape, but the staff at Bethany Animal Clinic fell in love with her and got her all fixed up before she came into rescue. She is diabetic, so twice daily insulin injections are needed, but they’re not difficult to give and Annie is very cooperative. She is friendly and enjoys the company of other dogs, cats and people. She does well on a leash and knows several commands. Annie is a happy dog who enjoys going for walks and car rides and is always happy to meet new people. If your lifestyle isn’t too hectic and you’d like to have a great companion to love and share your time with, Annie could be the one.
Border Collie mix
5 ½ years old
Angel's come in many different forms. This 44 pound angel has paws instead of wings. Angel was born October 4th, 2007 and is a beautiful, fluffy, black and white Border Collie mix. Her primary exercise had been on a tie out in the backyard, but her most recent exercise plan was going through the training program with Second Chance Pups. Angel is crate trained and understands many commands such as sit, lay down, outside, no, water, and food. She is friendly and is only fearful of fireworks and thunder. She currently lives with a large dog and when we tested her, she ignored the dogs who ignored her, but barked back if they barked at her. Angel isn't bothered by cats, children, or most other dogs. She doesn't really like to share her food with others but she doesn't mind letting others borrow her toys. She is current on her vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm and is micro-chipped. Angel is most comfortable in the presence of her family and wants a home where she can spend some quality time with them.
Jack Russell Terrier
7 years old
Jax is a 7 year old Jack Russell Terrier with plenty of energy to play. He weighs 19 lbs., is neutered and is good with other dogs as long as there are no toys or food items around and he must go to a feline free home. He loves people of all sizes and is house trained, crate trained and also does well on a leash. Jax knows all of his basic commands and would love to go to a home where he can be in charge of the entertainment. He enjoys getting out to run, so a fenced yard is preferred. After a good run, he likes to come inside for some relaxing and petting. If you are looking for a friendly dog who doesn’t require training and will be your loyal companion, Jax could be the dog you’re looking for.
Husky/ Malamute mix
7 years old
Do you love biking and jogging? If so, we know the perfect running buddy for you! Aurora is a beautiful 7 year old Husky/Malamute mix who would do best as an only dog in a home without small children. Aurora has an alpha personality and should have an owner who sets boundaries and see that she adheres to them. Weighing in at over 90 lbs., she is a low energy dog who needs to have regular exercise. She knows her basic commands and after her initial excitement wears off, will heel on a leash. Aurora can jump a low fence if there is something worth the effort on the other side. She is house trained, crate trained, micro-chipped, tested negative for heartworm and is current on all her vaccinations. Just imagine yourself snuggled up with this beauty on a cold winter night. Could you be the one she’s been looking for?
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.
4 years old
Need some Bear hugs? We've got your Bear! This loveable boy weighs in at 85 pounds and is looking for his forever home. He is 4 years old and we believe he is a Belgian Tervuren mix. He does well with most other dogs if properly introduced, but would prefer not to live with them. Bear doesn't care for feline company. He enjoys going for long walks or runs and spending time with his family while keeping a watchful eye on them. He knows several basic commands, walks well on a leash and is both house and crate trained. Bear is not immediately trusting of strangers and wouldn’t do well in a home with high people traffic. Bear is current on his vaccinations, heartworm negative and taking heartworm and flea preventatives. Bear's ideal home would be with a quiet family who has a safe area for him to play and would take him for walks.
Pit Bull mix
3 years old
Luna is a lovable 3-year-old pit bull mix. She is a parvo survivor with a positive outlook, and she is happy enjoying life. Luna was named for her beautiful green eyes that are as big as the moon. She is up to date on all of her shots, crate trained, micro-chipped, spayed and house trained. She is an active dog who loves fetch and running out in the yard; but her favorite activity is cuddling on the couch. She knows all her basic commands including sit, stay, down, leave it and off, and she walks well on a leash. Luna is a stuck-on-you kind of dog; she prefers to be wherever people are in the house and loves to snuggle up next to them whenever she can. She is often wary of strangers and would do best in a quiet home with someone who can continue building her confidence and trust.
Jack Russell Terrier
3 years old
Buckley is a whip smart, 3 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 if he is ignored. 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, 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 waiting for the owner who will love him for his smart mind and love of fun. Can you see him as part of your family?
9 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
Annie is a beautiful brindle dachshund who has classic doxie traits - she’s loyal, loving, tenacious, and quite entertaining! She loves to play fetch with her ball, go for walks and is devoted to her humans. Annie is currently living with an older lab, and enjoys competing for the ball with her dog friend. She has a dominant personality and can be protective of her people, so she needs an owner who will be loving, consistent, and firm. When Annie warms up to you she’ll cuddle in beside you and work her way into your heart! She usually gets along with large dogs, but can be bossy around smaller dogs and cats. Annie is 7 years old, 19 pounds, crate trained, micro-chipped, and up to date on all shots. Can you give this sweet girl a good home?
9 years old
Max a 9 year old, neutered black lab who would love to find a family who wants him living in the house as a part of their family. He is being re-homed because his current family has young children and no time for him. For the last few years he has been living in an outdoor kennel. He was house trained, prior to moving outside and he is crate trained. He knows basic commands. Max has lived with Charlie, the Brittany, most of his life and if at all possible, would like to continue to live with him in his new home. If that isn’t possible, then Max would do best as an only dog. Max is current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and taking a heartworm preventative. He is wonderful with people, but because he weighs in at 77 lbs., he may knock small children over. He is super sweet and loves to play in his baby pool!
6 ½ years old
Charlie is a 6 1/2 year old Brittany Spaniel. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and micro-chipped. He has been living in an outdoor kennel and would love an adopter
who wants him in the house and part of their family. He is being re-homed because his current family has young children and no time for him. Charlie has lived with Max most of his life and if at all possible, would like to continue to live with Max in his new home. Charlie was house trained, prior to moving outside and he is crate trained. He knows basic commands, and is very intelligent! He has learned how to open gates, and an electric fence doesn't phase him. He doesn't climb fences, and gets along with all dogs and children. Charlie weighs 44 lbs., is low energy and not protective of his toys or food.
If you could provide a home for Charlie and his bff Max, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Korra is an 8-10 month old Pit Bull mix who is all puppy. 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. Her start to life was rough as evident by her scars but we believe they add to her character. Despite her past, 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 lives with another dog in her foster home but has not been around cats. An ideal family will include her in their active lifestyle, have a safe fenced backyard and continue to work with Korra on her training. Korra is not fully house trained but is improving. She is crate trained and not protective of her food or toys. Korra is spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all vaccinations. This 45 pound lover is looking for her fairy tale ending going from rags to riches.
< > 8 years old
Maggie is a very sweet natured Basset who is estimated to be about 8 years old. When her owner passed away, Maggie and her best buddy LeRoy found themselves homeless. Maggie is current on her vaccinations, mostly house-trained and well mannered. She is not food or toy possessive, she knows several basic commands and is pretty good on a leash. She enjoys chasing a ball, but prefers to let LeRoy chase it and then takes it out of his mouth. She loves to lay in the sun and is an expert at using those big, sad Basset eyes to get you to pet her. Maggie and LeRoy do not have to be adopted as a pair, but they do very well with each other and would like to stay together if possible. Watching them play is guaranteed to make you smile. Maggie’s ideal home would have a safe yard to sniff out and a family who loves her. She would be very happy to have LeRoy share her space.
Irish Setter/ Golden Retriever
8 years old
LeRoy is a friendly Irish Setter mix who is estimated to be about 8 years old. When his owner passed away, LeRoy and his favorite girlfriend Maggie found themselves homeless. LeRoy is current on vaccinations, house-trained and happy to be with people. He is not food or toy possessive, knows his basic commands (although sit usually turns into laydown, roll over and scratch my belly), but he needs some work on his leash skills. He loves to chase a ball or rope toy and he enjoys playing tug-of-war with Maggie. LeRoy’s ideal home would have a fenced yard so he could chase his ball and play with his family. He would be very happy to have Maggie join him if possible.
9 years old
Scruffy is actually a very handsome Miniature Schnauzer . Born 11/9/04, this friendly 17 lb. sweetie has been forced to find a new home after his elderly owner went into new living arrangements. Scruffy likes people and dogs of all sizes, but has not been around cats. He is a low energy dog who would be happy to keep someone company and go for occasional walks. He is house trained and has not needed to be in a crate when his owner was away. Scruffy is not protective of his food or toys and will make a wonderful companion for someone lucky enough to adopt him. He is neutered, current on vaccinations and will be micro-chipped prior to being adopted. Take a good look at this boy and then picture how enjoyable it would be to wake up to this cute face every morning!
7 years old
Lionel, a male rat terrier, is ready for Halloween and a new home! He does tricks (sit and shake) for treats and he loves to go for walks and spend time outside. Lionel has kisses and tail wags for everyone and loves to cuddle on the couch too. He didn’t do well in a shelter, so the Central Nebraska Humane Society in Grand Island released him to our care. Lionel is a good boy in his crate and his house training is almost perfect. He weighs 15 pounds and vets are estimating his age at 7 years. He does great with other dogs, cats and children, so if you are looking for a smart and friendly little buddy, Lionel just might be your man!
White German Shepherd/ Labrador
2 ½ years old
At only 2.5 yrs old, Cali is a very well trained dog who would love to be a running partner. She knows more than her basic commands and has been taught to ring a bell when she needs to go outside. She can play too rough for small dogs and would probably do best in an only dog home. Her response to cats depends on the cat; she is likely to chase if it runs. Cali has jumped a 4 ft. fence, so 6 ft. will be needed. She is both house-trained and crate trained and medium to high energy. Cali is friendly to most people and if you’ll throw the ball for her, you’ll be a best friend. She would do better with older children and is quite the snuggler when inside. Her favorite spot is curled up next to her owner. Cali is current on her vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for her new home. Her ideal home would be with an active family who will include her in their daily activities.
Walker Coonhound/ Labrador
Clare is a 11 month old Walker Coonhound/ Labrador mix who loves people of all sizes. She is generally submissive to other dogs, but likes to play once she gets to know them. When Clare met her first cat, she was curious and not overly excited about it. Clare loves attention and petting and is learning not to jump on people. She is a smart dog who needs someone who will continue her training. At 55lbs., she is still a puppy, but Clare knows several commands and is highly motivated by treat rewards. Clare is house trained, crate trained and micro-chipped. She is not protective of her toys, but can be somewhat possessive of her food around dogs she doesn’t know. Clare enjoys running in the yard and will fetch certain toys like a Labrador. Then the Hound in her takes over, so she finds them boring after a few throws and will start looking for a new and more entertaining toy. Clare would love to go to a home where she can go for daily walks, play in a safe yard and spend her evenings curled up next to someone who will pet her. Could Clare be the one for your family? .
8 years old
We’ve got a Lemon who is as sweet as honey! This 8 year old Beagle is a special needs dog because she requires twice daily insulin, but having diabetes hasn’t slowed her down or made her any less lovable. Lemon is friendly with everyone she meets, including cats. She loves attention, petting and snuggling. She also likes to spend time outside just exploring her yard and enjoying the sunshine. When inside, she likes to be near her family and is quite comfortable to settle down for a nap. Lemon is crate trained and house trained. She is current on her vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for her permanent family. Lemon will make a wonderful companion for a family willing to open their hearts and commit to her care.
7 months old
Diego is a Chihuahua mix and we’re pretty sure he’s mixed with cuddle bunny! This 5 pound sweetie was born on July 12, 2013 and he is very close to being fully house trained. He loves to play and gets along with dogs and cats, even though the current cat he lives with doesn’t want to play with him. He likes children, but we recommend at least school age because of his size. Diego knows a couple of commands and would enjoy learning more. He is not aggressive or protective of his toys or food and is a little shy when he meets new people. He will go in his crate, but may whine if left for long periods. Diego likes to sleep with his human and has had no accidents when allowed to do so. He is a good listener and would enjoy sitting on your lap while you tell him how your day went. He loves his chew toys and bone and is very content to lay nearby and entertain himself while inside. Outside he would like to have a place to run and play and would very much like to have a 4-legged playmate to run with. Diego is current on his vaccinations and will be neutered and micro-chipped when he is 6 months old. If you’re looking for a lap dog with a great personality, Diego could be the one for you.
German Shepherd mix
3 years old
Herbie is a 3 year old Shepherd mix that has a beautiful red coat and a fun personality. He loves to run and play in the back yard, but is very calm when inside. Herbie is being rehomed due to his family not having enough time for him. He currently lives with a small dog and plays well with him, but he would prefer to be an only dog. Herbie would do best around children 10 years or older. He is smart and knows his basic commands. The best part about Herbie is that he is a lover and will snuggle all evening with you on the couch. He is both house and crate trained, micro-chipped, current on vaccinations and not possessive of food or toys. An active home where this 45 pound boy will be included in daily activities along with a fenced yard would be an ideal fit.
7 years old
Romo is a handsome Labrador mix who is being re-homed because he’s jealous of the owner’s baby. He is a playful dog who gets along well with most other dogs, is fine with older children, but would not do well in a home with a cat. He knows his basic commands, plus a few tricks and is both house-trained and crate trained. At 7 years old and 65 lbs., this loveable Lab still thinks he’s a puppy and his favorite place to be is cuddled in his owner’s lap. He enjoys playing fetch, spending time outdoors and loves to go for walks although he will pull some on the leash. Romo can be a high energy dog while outside playing, but calms down when inside. He can be protective of his food to other dogs, so if his new home has a dog, they would need to eat in separate areas. Romo also has some toys he prefers not to share with other dogs. His perfect home would be with an active family who would include him in their daily activities and make him part of their family. He currently lives in a home with invisible fencing and he knows and respects his boundaries. Romo is current on vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for his new home.
This friendly Shepherd mix was raised on a bottle and very loyal to his family. When their toddler tripped over Baxter while he was sleeping and was nipped, so Baxter wasn’t invited to go with his family when they moved. Baxter loves to play and gets along with most other dogs and he was comfortable living with cats. He is somewhat high energy, especially if he sees a squirrel! He walks well on a leash and knows sit, down, shake, high five, speak and kennel. At 70 lbs., Baxter doesn’t see himself as a big dog and still loves to cuddle on your lap if he is allowed. He is afraid of storms and fireworks and takes medication to ease his anxiety in those situations. He loves to go for walks/ runs and was running 3 miles on a regular basis at one time. Baxter is house-trained and was crated several years ago before he was allowed free roam of the house. He is current on his vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for a forever home.
3 ½ years
Hot Ziggity Dog… We have the Ziggy for you! This playful, friendly Sheltie mix is looking for a family with an active lifestyle where he can be included. He loves going to the dog park, he’s good with school age children, but not toddlers and he lives with a cat. Ziggy is both house trained and crate trained and he knows his basic commands. He needs a refresher on proper leash etiquette, because he has started to pull when he sees something of interest. He is not protective of food or toys and he enjoys the company of most adults. Ziggy prefers to avoid the vacuum and the mower, …but who doesn’t. Ziggy is current on vaccinations and will be micro-chipped prior to adoption. He has a great personality and he’s ready to fill your order for 75 pounds of loving.