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4th Annual Golf Fundraiser

4th Annual Golf Fundraiser

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Sign up by May 15th and save! Here is the form….Putts-for-Mutts-registration_double_2017

Lake Shore Savings Bank Fundraiser

Lake Shore Savings Bank Fundraiser

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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!

Pitching For Paws

Pitching For Paws

If you haven’t signed up for this fundraiser yet, the registration deadline is May 26th or when the 14 team limit has been met, whichever comes first, so don’t delay or you might miss out! Local shelters and rescues benefit from this fundraiser!!

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May Update

May Update

Happy May everyone!

Let’s hope the rains have let up for a little bit anyway. Boy do the dogs and the yards get MUDDY! We’re very glad we’ve been able to afford to fence in so much of the yards for the dogs to have play time. We have a boardwalk in the first backyard that was built years ago to try and keep us out of the mud; we’re going to have to rip it up and rebuild it this year as it’s becoming too saggy and soft. Always some kind of project going on at the shelter; that’s why your donations are so appreciated!

It’s been a good beginning to the year so far. We thank you for adopting, donating or simply telling other people about the wonderful dogs we have available. 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. Open house is May 20th from Noon-3pm; stop by to talk to some of the volunteers about how you can help out. With spring advancing we are especially in need of people to help do yard work to keep the place looking as nice as it does. You can fill out an app at the shelter or online if that’s more convenient.

The shelter is full to the brim now with dogs ranging in size from 6 lb. Chihuahuas to a 110 lb German Shepherd. Plus there are two litters of puppies that will be available in about 4 weeks. One litter’s mom is Willow, a very pretty Blue Heeler mix. The other litter’s mom is Honey, a small tan terrier mix whose puppies look like they might end up about her size. If you’re interested in a puppy, get your applications in now!

We have a number of upcoming events; some of the biggest are listed below. Discounted early registration ends May 15th for the Putts for Mutts Golf Tournament. There are many great prizes and lunch is included too! Don’t golf? There will be a number of raffle items up for grabs. Keep an eye on our website; as the date approaches we will be listing the raffle items. All the details can be found online at

Saturday May 13th 11am-2pm Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Westfield Town Barns Chestnut St. Westfield. Sponsored by the Town and NCCR. Call the Dept. of Health at 753-4481 for all the details.
Sunday May 21st 9am-5pm Gardenfest Windy Acres Greenhouse and Nursery, Springville, NY Fundraiser for local rescues
Saturday June 3rd 4th Annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament Pinehurst Golf Club, Route 20 Westfield, NY, all the details are online; it’s a lot of fun!
July 28th/29th 5th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale at the shelter

Start decluttering your house, garage, barn or whatever and bring us your unwanted goodies for our 5th annual yard sale July 28th and 29th. Think about items you have sitting around that you don’t need or want or use anymore and donate them to us to help us raise money for the dogs. We will start accepting items at the shelter on July 1st; no mattresses, electronics or clothing though. Have you ever been to our yard sales? We have furniture, linens, jewelry, books, records, DVD’s, kitchen items, toys, outdoor lawn and garden stuff, sporting equipment, knickknacks, lamps, gadgets, antiques and all kinds of interesting things. Some items we don’t even know what they are, but for sure someone else will! So if it’s taking up space that you could use for something else, donate it to us to sell for the care and well being of the dogs and puppies at the shelter.

And of course, the reason for all these fundraisers and events…..the special dogs that are available for adoption!

Izzy and Bear
Meet Bear (neutered male German Shepherd) and Izzie (spayed female Newfoundland/Retriever mix we guess). These two best buddies are a 5 year old “couple” whose elderly person had to go into a nursing home and could no longer keep them. We were contacted to see if we could help out and keep them together. It made it much easier for their owner knowing that they ended up at NCCR. They’ve been together since they were pups, and we don’t want to separate them. Bear is lost without Izzie. He doesn’t like to have her out of his sight and rushes to be back with her after his walks, and he cries if she goes for a walk without him. Bear is the huge German Shepherd that was previously mentioned. He probably weighs over 110 pounds and is one of the best behaved Shepherds we’ve ever had at the shelter. Please spread the word about them; they are both great dogs….very loving, friendly and housebroken…..and easy to be around!

Thank you for your time; we hope to see you at an event or come by the shelter and see where all the magic happens!

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Amazon Smile gives when you shop…

Amazon Smile gives when you shop…

AmazonSmile, automatically donates 0.5% of your purchases to the charity you select, which hopefully is Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue!  It costs you (and the charitable organizations) nothing, and it’s just like shopping on Amazon normally, but you get to do a world of good.

 The only real catch is in order to make it count, you have to start your shopping at (which means you have to update your bookmark if you want to do this).  Just click on the icon below and get started.  The volunteers and dogs thank you!!
Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Inc


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:

  •  Saturday May 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town of Westfield Highway Building, 118 Chestnut St., Westfield, NY. The attending veterinarian will be Dr. Katie Ball and this clinic is sponsored by the Town of Westfield and Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue.


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.


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!


For a complete list, follow this link: NCCR EVENTS (May thru August, 2017)

Rabies Clinic, Saturday, May 13, 2017
in Westfield, 11-2 pm.


2017 Gardenfest, Sunday, May 21, 2017
Windy Acres Greenhouse and Nursery, Springville

Putts for Mutts, Saturday June 3, 2017
Pinehurst Golf Club, Westfield

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Hot Dogs Kickn’ off Summer, Saturday, June 10,  2017  11:30-1:30
Sears, Fredonia

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Spartans WILL.POWER Global Day of Service

Spartans WILL.POWER Global Day of Service

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April 8th was MSU Global Service Day and the Spartans set out to make an impact by serving their communities all over the country. Spartan volunteers arrived at NCCR and got right to work cleaning, painting, installing and organizing, taking care of many of the tasks on NCCR’s “to do” list. Our thanks to everyone who gave of their time and energies today, we are SO grateful for your assistance!



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Our hearts wait for you…

Our hearts wait for you…

At any given time, most shelters and rescues have that one or two dogs that  just get overlooked.  Other dogs come and go, but they remain patiently waiting for their chance to be chosen. Sure, some of them have unique personalities, but for some it’s because of their breed,  their age, or they are ordinary looking or have a special need.

This page is to highlight a dog or two from each of our local rescue groups who could use the extra exposure with hopes that they will soon find a home. Each one of these dogs will be a wonderful family member if given the chance.


Introducing Sammi!  With a lot of effort, actually weeks of effort by NCCR’s Director and some kind people, Sammi was trapped and brought to NCCR two days before her puppies were born. She was feral, but with time and alot of patience from the volunteers, she has been undergoing a slow, yet amazing transformation.  Read more about Sammi here:

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Meet Chino! This handsome fellow is available for adoption at Because You Care. More information and an application can be found here:


Who could resist the adorable face of Rocky!   He is a gentle, lovable boy waiting patiently for a home.  Rocky is available for adoption at Lakeshore Humane Society. More information and an application can be found here:


Pancake Breakfast Success

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy a delicious breakfast and to our wonderful hard working volunteers who made this fundraiser a possibility!

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