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
Jack Russell Terrier
Jax is a 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier with plenty of energy to play. He weighs 19 lbs., is neutered and good with other dogs. He doesn’t share his toys or food with other dogs though and needs a feline free home. He loves people of all sizes, 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 and plays fetch with a tennis ball so a fenced yard is preferred. After a good run, he likes to come inside for some relaxing and petting. Jax is very well behaved and learns the rules quickly. 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?
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. 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.
9 years old
Max is a 9 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 current 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. He is super sweet, affectionate and loves to play in his baby pool!
Schnauzer/ Miniature Poodle
What’s soft and fluffy, house and crate trained and in need of a home? It’s a Dragon! Dragon is a cross of Schnauzer and Miniature Poodle and as dragons go, he’s on the light side at only 18 lbs. He is use to going on walk/ runs 5 days a week and is good on a leash. He is 5 ½ years old and friendly, but doesn’t immediately trust strangers. Dragon likes other dogs and is good with cats, but as with people, he needs a little time to get use to them. Dragon is not recommended for a home with young children. He is playful, enjoys playing fetch and is very much a lap dog. He knows only a few basic commands and should be in a structured environment where he will continue to learn and recognize his owner as his leader. Dragon knows a few of his basic commands, is not protective of food or toys and is a medium energy dog. He will be micro- chipped and current on vaccinations before going to his new home.
3 years old
Buzz was surrendered because her former owners had a baby. Buzz is a shy girl and it takes a little bit for her to warm up, but she seems to really love people. She loves going for walks and gets very excited so she needs to improve her leash manners. Buzz enjoys playing with toys and knows a few basic commands, but should go to a home where her training will continue to make her a valued member of the family. She needs to go to a home with a fenced yard and ideally would be the only dog, but would probably do okay with a calm, laid back dog who is submissive like she is. If there are children in the home they should be older so they don’t get knocked down her 65 lbs. of exuberance when she’s playing. Buzz is in need of a foster or adopter as soon as possible, so if you are able to help, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
8 - 9 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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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 60 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 and enjoys only short snuggle times. 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.
Chihuahua/ Chinese Crested?
Tiny’s owner recently passed away and now this 4 pound Chihuahua mix is looking for a new home. He was very attached to his owner and spent a lot of his time on her lap where they provided comfort to each other. He is shy of strangers, but has gotten along with other dogs he’s met. Tiny has not been around cats, so his reaction to them is an unknown, but we suspect he wouldn’t want to share a lap with one. He is house trained and had free roam of his home. He is a low energy dog who would be happy to resume is place on someone’s lap in a quiet home. Tiny is current on his vaccinations and not protective of his food or toys. He doesn’t know a lot of tricks, but comes when called and understands to be quiet if told. Tiny would not do well in a home with young children. If you are looking for a little cuddler to keep you company, Tiny could be your boy.
1 ½ years old
Korra is a 1 1/2 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. An ideal family will include her in their active lifestyle, have a safe fenced backyard 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.
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 .
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’s ideal home will have a 6 foot fenced yard to play in, low people traffic and a family who will continue to introduce her to new things and teach her to trust.
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.
Zoey will steal your heart! Zoey is a 4 month old Pit Bull puppy who loves human attention. She is looking for a family who will dedicate time, one-on-one training, and handle her puppy behaviors. Zoey is all puppy and loves to play but after playtime she wants nothing more than to fall asleep next to you or in your arms. She is currently in a foster home where she lives with other dogs but has not been around cats. Zoey is crate trained, working on being house trained, and learning basic commands. She is current on all vaccinations, micro-chipped, and will be spayed at 6 months. A home where this little girl will be included in daily activities along with a fenced yard would be an ideal fit. If you are interested in Zoey, adoption applications can be found on the top left side of this page or for more information email .
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.
10 months old
Blue is a neutered 10-month-old coonhound blend who needs a foster or adopter with a willingness and the time to help him reach his full potential. 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'd get to be a full member of the family. He has been living outside since March with a dog house and 100-foot cable to keep him from roaming, so this youngster also needs people who can help him master the arts of being an indoor dog and walking better on a leash. He already knows a few commands, is microchipped and current on vaccinations. His adoption donation request is $250. If interested, please email us at: info@NebraskaNoKill.org.
3-4 years old
Rio is a 3-4 year old long-haired Chihuahua who loves to cuddle. She gets along with other small dogs, but likes to take it slow to get to know them. She’s a little girl who weighs less than 6 lbs., so she has not been around larger dogs or young children. Rio has met a cat and she had no interest in him. She is a lower energy dog who would be content to sit on your lap and get some petting and she is especially fond of belly rubs. She is house trained and crate trained and will also use a piddle pad. Rio is not protective of her food or toys and can be playful when she’s in the mood. She is current on vaccinations, micro-chipped and ready for her new home.
Bailey is a 9 year old Chocolate Labrador who is very friendly and loves people. She bonds best 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 and is house trained. She spent a lot of time around children who were of grade school age and did fine with them. 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?
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.
6 years old
Scooter is a gorgeous Labrador/ Hound mix who loves to go for walks. He is a bit 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. Scooter weighs about 65 pounds and he 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 family who would include him in their daily activities.
6 years old
Marty is a happy White Labrador with an appetite for playing ball… and also for food! This 90+ pound girl needs a home where she can work off a few pounds and have some fun doing it. Marty is friendly and gets along with children, other dogs and with cats. She knows her basic commands, but needs some work on a leash. She is use to being able to run loose on a farm and if she moves to the city, a fenced yard would be needed. Marty is very food driven, so continuing her training with some low calorie treats as rewards should prove to be very successful. She is current on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Marty is being re-homed because her owner’s health has declined and he is no longer able to care for her. A good description of Marty is that she loves everyone and everything and has an overall happy disposition. You just can’t help but to smile when you meet Marty!
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:
DOB: September 2013
Astro is definitely a star in the making. He is a handsome 11 month old Pit Bull who is very social. Astro comes to us as his previous owner moved into housing that doesn't accept his breed. He is great with other dogs, great with kids, and very well behaved. He knows basic commands such as sit, shake, stay, and will go in his kennel when told. Astro has certainly had some good training. At less than a year old he is still very much a puppy with a lot of energy. Astro would excel with a family dedicated to seeing that his daily exercise needs are met and who will continue his training. A home where Astro will be included in daily activities along with a fenced yard would be an ideal fit. He is house trained, crate trained, current on vaccinations, neutered, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Astro, an adoption application can be found at NebraskaNoKill.org or for more information email .