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poetry book

NCCR has a chapbook of poetry with dog pictures about real dogs and their people. The book is written by  local author and board member Mo Ferree.  The cost of the book is $12 and ALL the proceeds will go to NCCR. To purchase this poetry book, stop in during open hours (weekdays 1-3), call 326-7297 for a time during weekend and evening hours to visit or buy now through paypal and we will mail it to you!

Poetry Book

Eagle Scout’s Project For The Dogs

Ian-eagle scoutA local Eagle Scout, Ian Pusbach, recently completed a service project with helping the dogs at NCCR in mind. He placed drop boxes at local businesses in Westfield and Jamestown in hopes of gathering donations from dog beds to cleaning supplies. Once the project was completed, he delivered a huge load of donations to the Rescue! Thank you to all who donated and to Ian for choosing a project to benefit the dogs at NCCR!

Team Member Artist

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NCCR team members bring all kinds of talents and skills to the Rescue. This beautiful painting by Jordon Nichols, is acrylic on canvas, 16″ X 20″, framed in black wood. It is available for purchase with one half of the proceeds to be donated to NCCR.  If you have any questions or would like to see the painting, please contact Jordon at (click on the photo to enlarge)

YWCA Fundraiser

The girls from the YWCA in Westfield wanted to do something for the dogs at the shelter so they had two bake sales and set up a lemonade stand. It was a successful event and they walked to the shelter to deliver the donation and spend some time with the dogs.
A big thank you girls for giving of yourselves to help NCCR.

Putts for Mutts

GolfTentThe 2nd annual golf tournament benefiting the dogs of NCCR was a great success!  Fifty two players took to the course at Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield for the two-person, 18-hole scramble on June 13th followed by a barbeque by KISS BBQ and Nickel Plate Depot.  It was an all around good day with many great golf prizes and fifty two raffles for the auction donated by generous local businesses. Golfers
We give our thanks to all of the volunteers who made it happen, the players who participated, Pinehurst Golf Club and our awesome sponsors:  Arkwright Printing Company, Barnes Greenhouses, Cattaraugus County Bank, Chautauqua Institution, Deb and Mark Puckhaber, Donna and Wally Carnrite, Fredonia Massage Therapy, Julie Travis and Jack’s Barcelona Drive In, Larry Romance and Son, MWJ Tents, Nickel Plate Depot, Peek ‘n Peak, Penny and Al Newman, Purina, Shorewood Country Club, Shults Auto Group, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Sales, Teem Electric, Tractor Supply Company, Trish and Bill Rexford, Westfield Nursery and Westfield Optical Studio. Thank you to all involved!


Hot Diggity Dog

sears eventA HOT DIGGITY DOG event was recently held at the Sears store in Fredonia. The sun came out, blue sky appeared, Beach Boys music was playing and hotdogs were on the grill! Current NCCR residents, Mitzi and Bryce attended representing the dog population at NCCR. Former NCCR kids, Beau, Sasha, Chance and Wesley (who are all very happy in their furever homes) stopped in to say hello as well.

A special thanks to Sears who sponsored the fundraiser and for all they provided. Not only was it successful, but a fun ‘kickoff to summer’ event!



Hi, my name is Mindy…at least it has been for the last year. Before I was adopted into my forever Mindy3home, I had two different names. My adoptive mom changed my name because it was the same as her grandson’s. I didn’t mind-I think she could have called me anything because I was so happy to be with her!

My start in life was rather horrible. I was kenned in an outdoor fenced in kennel (with a dog house), day and night, year round. No one really knows how badly I was treated, but to this day I am very anxious when anyone comes to visit; I especially don’t like men. I was rescued by the authorities because a wonderful woman saw what was happening with me and reported it to animal control. I ended up at Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue and boy, was I ever glad to be inside and with people who paid attention to me.

Mindys momI now live in a nice, warm home with my new “mother”. She spoils me terribly, but I love it. I love laying on the back of the couch and looking out the window. It’s wonderful when the sun comes up so I usually take a little nap while ling there. My new “mom” and I are together a lot as she is retired. She is a very busy person, but I always know she is coming back because she says “I’ll be right back. You be a good girl and we’ll play when I get home”. I love to go riding, so she will take me with her whenever possible.

I have a wonderful yard to run in, I have never known such freedom. I love to chase the ball and I play with my toys a lot. When it’s time for bed, we both snuggle down in the covers. When it’s cool, I even crawl under the bedspread. Boy is it ever comfy!

I just hope every dog, big or little, can find a wonderful “forever” home like I have to live out their life. I feel that I am a very lucky little Beagle!

Republican Committee Fundraiser Dinner

spaghetti dinner fundraiser



NCCR is the lucky recipient of the proceeds ($1,110)  from the recently held dinner fundraiser at Calarco’s Restaurant. Thank you to everyone involved and to those who attended!


Cans for Canines

Cans for Canines held on Saturday March 21st was a great success as $1,096 was raised for the dogs! The lucky winners of the basket raffle were: Here is the list of winners: Michelle Newman, Jacob Rowe, Lori Lynstrom, Dawn Murphy, Stephanie Buck, Ned Langham, Jessica Logsdon, Linda Lowes and Marcia Okerlund.

Our thanks to everyone who donated their returnable cans and bottles!

Youth Group Donations

youth group
The United Angels Youth Group from the First United Presbyterian Church in Silver Creek recently visited NCCR.  The group had held a fundraiser and brought in a wonderful assortment of items needed at the Rescue from cleaning supplies to collars, leashes and bowls for the dogs! Thank you!