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2018 NCCR Calendar

2018 NCCR Calendar

Order your 2018 NCCR Calendar here!   The calendar features NCCR rescued dogs, from Frankie, one of our long term residents, to Sammi (who is still waiting for a home) and her eight delightful puppies.  The calendars are $12 each (plus postage if mailing). Calendars will be available for purchase at the Rescue beginning September 11th, or you can order below and we will mail them to you. For additional quantities to be mailed, send an inquiry to

2018 Calendar


The proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Sampson Fund. which is a separate fund that allows us to pay for veterinary care of our most urgent cases; those that are ill or arrive with infected bite wounds, mange, tumors, broken bones, burns and severe infections.  Learn more about the Sampson Fund by following the link below.


Cider and Bake Sale


A huge thank you to these wonderful children who raised over $600 and received many donations with their 3rd Annual Cider and Bake Sale! What an amazing job they did! Thanks too, to all of their “customers” who so generously donated for the dogs here at NCCR. Everyone’s help is greatly appreciated as we surely couldn’t care for the many dogs that we do without all this assistance from others.


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Pet Appreciation Day

Our Dolly, Pixie and Bronto recently represented NCCR at Tractor Supply’s Pet Appreciation Day. Many stopped to meet the dogs, talk to the volunteers and to bring donations. Four adopters brought their NCCR dogs to visit!

Thank you Tractor Supply for inviting us to this event and to those who visited!

           Stormy now Ammo                   Kona & Andy, now Dixie and Bo

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          Ruger now Beaudreaux                             Lucy, still Lucy!

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Adopt, don’t shop and this is why…

Adopt, don’t shop and this is why…

Have you ever wandered through one of the pet stores and  played with or laughed at the adorable little puppies in their cages?  Most of these puppies carry a horrendous story with them. Most are puppy mill dogs. The term seems harmless but behind the scene lies a horror story. The parents of these pups are kept in cages 24/7; their only purpose in life is to produce puppies to be sold.  The cages are small and dirty, there is no play time, nor is there any time to live in a home and learn what it is like to be loved. Typically, they are little money machines and when the owner deems that the parent either is to old, or not capable of carrying a litter of pups, they are destroyed.  Any puppy that is not what the owner deems as “perfect” is also killed.  Many of these pups have minor problems that can easily be remedied or they are able to live a long and happy life with a “handicap”

NCCR has just joined with a puppy mill rescue team that is working with vets in Ohio to change the plight of some of these dogs and puppies. The “millers” have agreed to bring in the dogs no longer considered useful or puppies born with defects instead of killing them. They are then checked for health problems, spayed/neutered and any fixable defect is repaired.

shippooLittle Libby is one example of a puppy that would never have been able to live her life if not for rescue. She was born with one eye that is smaller then the other and there is no sight in it. She deserves a full life filled with love and being sightless in one eye is not going to change her lifestyle at all.  The adult dogs are nervous of all new things and have to learn what it is like to live in a home, learn house training, they have never seen stairs or know what it is like to walk on a leash or curl up in someones lap. They do come around and their lives are changed forever.

These dogs and pups have to go into a foster home instead of the shelter to begin acclimating to life outside of a cage. If you are interested in making life better for one of these furkids by fostering please contact us. A few hours spent can make all the difference in the world to one of these pups and in the process can melt your heart.

September Update

September Update

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend with some 4 legged friends!  We just had the best news here….Pixie and Dolly, our highlighted dogs from the last several emails found a home together.   Everyone at the shelter is overjoyed at this; we all hoped that eventually the right person would come along who would be willing to take these two bonded dogs into their home.  Now if we can just find the right home for Sammi.  She’s the feral coonhound who arrived last year after our Executive Director spent days tracking her down.   She was found just in time for her to be safe at the shelter and have her 8 puppies.  Here’s Sammi’s current picture from the Dunkirk Observer and her story


Once she becomes familiar with you, she would be a faithful companion; the reality is, it’s going to take a special person with time to become her friend.  A dog playmate and a fenced yard would also be best for her.



Are you ready to start your Christmas shopping?  Sammi and her 8 beautiful pups are just two of the wonderful photos you can see in our 2018 calendar which will be hot off the presses this week.   As seen below,  Miss Tillie Mae won the right to be the covergirl in a drawing that was held at the shelter.


The calendar features photos taken by our volunteer photographer; you’ve probably admired her work on the website anytime you’ve looked at the available dogs.  The calendar is outstanding, and all proceeds go to the Sampson Fund for the care of ill dogs that arrive at the shelter.  The Sampson Fund is described in more detail here  If you’d like to buy a calendar for $12 they will be available starting the 11th at the shelter which is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment.  If you need us to mail you the calendar the details/pricing can be found here .  If you have any questions, please call the shelter at 716-326-7297 (PAWS).

As all of you have heard, Hurricane Harvey did some serious damage recently.   NCCR is helping Ginelle Baker deliver pet supplies down to Houston.  If you would like to donate  supplies they need to be at the shelter before Wednesday September 6th.   We all thank you for your generosity to those who are currently in a crisis situation. 
Here is a list of items that are needed:

bleach, disinfectant cleaners/spray, catch poles, leashes, bowls, cat boxes and litter, blankets, dog food,                         

cat food (wet and dry), gift cards (i.e. Wal-mart, Tractor Suppply, pet stores), large wire dog crates, large plastic dog carriers

Thank you too for supporting us here at NCCR by adopting, donating or telling your friends and coworkers about us.  Our current list of adoptable dogs and puppies is attached; please if you can, print it out and hang it up somewhere for others to see.  Your help makes a huge difference in their lives!

NCCR Volunteer

September poster

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!

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5th Annual Yard Sale….

5th Annual Yard Sale….

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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!

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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