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2018 Calendar Cover Dog Winner

Forty-Six NCCR dogs were submitted for the Calendar Cover Dog and the winner pulled by two young visitors to open house, is Tillie Mae Wise!  They really are all winners as they were each given a second, sometimes a third chance by each of you for which we are ever so grateful!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

It’s That Time Again!

It’s That Time Again!

The 5th Annual Yard Sale is quickly approaching! We would be ever so grateful for any usable items (no clothes please) you would like to donate. Donations can be dropped off during daily open hours from 1-3 p.m.  Evening hours are also available, give us a call to arrange a time. 716/326-7297.   Thank you!

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Dogs On Parade!

Dogs On Parade!

NCCR’s director had an idea for this years float for the 4th of July Parade in Mayville, thus the “NCCR Express” was created! NCCR dogs, current and prior adopteds did their part by riding on the train through the course of the parade.  It was a fun time and the dogs did great! Here are a few photos the Mayville and Ripley parades; click on each to see a larger photo.

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A Great Deli Dog Day!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Olde Corner Deli on June 30th for Deli Dog Day! Unfortunately the weather was a bit rainy, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of NCCR residents Chloe, Dolly & Pixie who were in attendance to soak up any attention that came their way!  A special thanks to Joyce for having us again this year and to the Deli employees for their donations. The Hot Diggity Dog basket was won by Maryann Baake.

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July Update

July Update

Hi everyone and happy Independence Day week to you!

June was a busy month at the shelter with many puppies and dogs finding loving homes. So far this year we have had 125 adoptions. If you were one of those lucky adopters we thank you and hope that all is going well with your new buddy. We want to make sure everything turns out right; if you have any questions or concerns, call us for information; we are here for you!

Dolly and PixieI am sorry to write that Dolly and Pixie who were featured in last month’s email have still not found homes. These sweet girls are house trained, like spending time with people, and are used to cats and other small dogs. Their antics together are fun to watch too! So spread the word about them and maybe July will be their lucky month.

If you like bigger dogs, we currently have 3 hounds that are availableSammi for page for adoption. You might have heard about Sammi, who was running wild for the longest time last year, became pregnant, and through the amazing efforts of our Executive Director, managed to be caught just in time to have her puppies at the shelter the end of last year. All those pups found homes, but Sammi is still here waiting her turn. She’s come such a long way, from being terrified of people, to realizing that we mean no harm to her. She needs a fenced yard, a loving family who would understand she needs time to adjust to new things, a dog companion to learn from, and a nice couch would be perfect for her!


Winchester is also available; he’s basically a puppy in a 3 year old adult dog’s body. He needs work on his house training, and he likes some dogs, but not others. He has a goofy puppy personality, and as you can see in this picture, he loves to play in the yard!




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Misty Dawn is a beautiful spayed adult female Redtick coonhound who recently arrived. She’s friendly to all people, loves attention and head rubs and seems house trained.






Do you think any of these dogs might fit into your home and lifestyle? Or perhaps you can just spread the word about NCCR and the great dogs that are available so other people can see them. The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-7297 (PAWS). Most of the dogs can be seen online at

With it being July 4th this week, PLEASE be aware of how fireworks can affect your pet or your neighbors pets. Many dogs and cats are terrified of fireworks; they basically have an anxiety attack when they hear the noise; they can panic and hurt themselves or run away. Don’t take your pet to a fireworks display; it’s just not a fun event for them. More pets are lost over the July 4th period than any other time during the year. Keep them safe indoors, in a quiet place where they can’t injure themselves or escape. Make sure they have current tags on their collars; if they do get lost it will be easier for them to be returned to you. They’ll appreciate you for taking such good care of them!

NCCR has a number of events this month we are hosting or participating in:

Tuesday, July 4 NCCR in 4th of July Parade, Mayville
Friday, July 7 “First Friday”, Main Street, Westfield, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, July 22 “Pups on the Patio”, Grape Discovery Center, Westfield, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Fri. & Sat., July 28 & 29 5th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale 9am-4pm

We are taking donations now for the 5th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale held July 28 and 29. Anything that is saleable, except electronics, mattresses and clothing can be donated. Items can be dropped off at the shelter during our open hours Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment. Go through your attic, garage, barn, wherever you have things tucked away that you no longer need/use and would like to donate. We know that there will be someone out there that will buy it! We’ve had jewelry, books, records, dvds, furniture, lawn equipment, antiques, knick knacks, sporting goods, luggage, purses, holiday items, glassware, toys, stuffed animals and kitchenware, etc donated before; the list is endless of what can be donated and what will sell. ALL the proceeds go to the care and well being of the dogs. After you’ve donated, stop back at the end of the month for the sale and bring all your friends! It really is amazing what you will find. :-)

Speaking of donations, the shelter is in need of one of those large patio umbrellas to shade part of the isolation room yard. We added the isolation room last year for dogs that needed time by themselves for peace, quiet or recuperation. The room has an outside cement pad area that’s fenced in, but we didn’t have the funds to put a roof over it, so we’d like to give it some shade with the umbrella for now. NCCR is a 501(c)3 non profit organization so your donation could be tax deductible.

Lastly, if you think you’d like to join a great group of volunteers who loves dogs and wants to help them, call for an application or go online to our website at to fill it out. We always need more help; we could use some more volunteers who can spare 3 hrs on a weekly basis to help different shifts out. You’ll be well rewarded with new 2 and 4 legged friends!

As always, thank you for your support!

NCCR Volunteer

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
We hope that you will join us for the upcoming events.
See the detailed list by clicking on the “read more” tab.

It’s all about the dogs!



June events





Hotdog! It was a success!

Hotdog! It was a success!

It was a beautiful summer day for the Third Annual Hotdogs for Homeless Dogs kickoff to summer that was held at Sears in Fredonia on June 10th.  The two raffle baskets winners were: Linda Williams (Tervis Tumbler basket) and Dan Pleszewski (Puppy Picnic Basket).

Pixie, Dolly, and Honey, three of our current residents still waiting for homes, came to help out too. They had a great time meeting everyone!

Our thanks to Sears for their continuing support, to all of those who stopped in and to the volunteers who made the event possible!

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2017 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

2017 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:.

TOWN OF ELLICOTT                              Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 – 7 p.m.

Town of Ellicott Highway Garage

East Avenue and East Mosher Street

Falconer, NY

Vet: Dr. Mary Fales

Sponsored by the Town of Ellicott.


TOWN of ELLINGTON                             Thursday August 24, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Town of Ellington Highway Garage

Rt. 62, Ellington, NY

Vet: Dr. Mary Fales

Sponsor: Town of Ellington


TOWN OF POLAND                                Saturday, September 9, 2017

1 – 3 p.m.

Town of Poland Highway Building

533 Grubb Hill Rd.

Kennedy, NY

Vet: Dr. Mary Fales

Sponsored by the Town of Poland.


Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older. All pets must be on a leash or in a cage and pet owners should bring rabies vaccination records for each animal that will be receiving a shot to ensure proper and effective vaccination.

New York State Public Health Law requires each dog, cat and domesticated ferret over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies and county residents are encouraged to be responsible pet owners by having their pets vaccinated.

Rabies is a very serious disease of warm-blooded animals caused by a virus. Raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes are the common disease carriers. The virus is transmitted to humans and animals through saliva and it can enter the body from a bite, scratch, scrape or open cut. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and can cause brain swelling and ultimately death within days of the onset of symptoms.

For more information about the clinics and rabies in general, click here or contact the Division of Public Health at (716) 753-4481.


4th Annual Golf Fundraiser Success!

4th Annual Golf Fundraiser Success!

golf4Putts For Mutts was this past weekend, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for golfing.  If you were one of those golfers, thank you so much for participating!  We hope you had a fantastic time.  Thank you too to the people and businesses that donated to all the great raffles that we had:

Gold Medal Sponsor $1000Happy Hounds Hotel, Lakewood NY
Gold Sponsor $500:  Paula Kaus and Dwayne Bobik, Westfield NY
Silver Sponsors $250:  Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate, Mayville, NY / Jill and Rob Roache, Westfield NY / Larry Romance and Son, Sheridan, NY / Shults Auto Group, Lakewood, NY
Bronze Sponsors $100: Arkwright Printing, Fredonia, NY / Julie Travis and Jack’s Barcelona Drive-In, Westfield, NY / Debra and Mark Puckhaber, Westfield, NY / Westfield Nursery, Westfield, NY / Westfield Veterinary Hospital, Westfield, NY / Donna and Wally Carnrite, Dunkirk, NY / Sandy Koehler, Port Charlotte, FL / Tammy’s County Kitchen, Ripley, NY / Shorewood Country Club, Dunkirk NY / Ottaway’s Auto Body, Westfield, NY / Advanced Windows and Siding, Erie PA / Nickel Plate Depot, Brocton, NY / Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY / Beaver Club, Fredonia, NY / Trish Rexford and Family, Fredonia, NY / Barnes Greenhouses, Dunkirk, NY / Cattauraugus County Bank, Fredonia, NY / Evergreen Outfitters, Mayville NY / The Italian Fisherman, Bemus Point, NY / DFT Communications, Fredonia, NY / Great Tree Inn, Mayville, NY / Chautauqua Suites, Chautauqua, NY / Chautauqua Wearhouse, Chautauqua, NY / MWJ Tents, Westfield, NY / Pinehurst Golf Club, Westfield, NY /

It was a successful day and you helped make it possible!

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Lake Shore Savings Bank Fundraiser

Lake Shore Savings Bank Fundraiser

Lakeshore donation


The Westfield branch of Lake Shore Savings recently had a fundraiser to benefit the dogs. The assistant branch manager, Lisa Emery, visited NCCR bringing with her the funds raised along with sheets, blankets and treats!

Our thanks to everyone at Lake Shore Savings who organized the fundraiser and to all who donated!! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!