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Hi Folks,

Sammi waitingI’m Sammi, not your everyday average coonhound I might add.  I am a very special girl that has a story,  I can’t tell you all of it,  some of my past I’d rather forget.  I ended up as a stray, basically a  feral dog that found what I discovered to be a safe place after months of wandering.  Gus, the mastiff, that was badly injured in an accident, and I met , and well, the truth is, I ended up having 8 adorable puppies!!  But, to back up a bit, during the time I was carrying these pups, I wouldn’t let anyone touch me, and they used all kinds of tactics to catch me and I could stay a step ahead of them until I was outsmarted and ended up in a crate and taken to NCCR two  days before the pups were born. I was so afraid of everything and everyone, I wouldn’t let anybody near me or my puppies. As time went by and I watched the volunteers come in to my room and feed me and get me out and not hurt my babies, I begin to think maybe they aren’t so bad after all.  I now can let them put a leash on me and take me for walks, which I love, I play with a friend in the yard and I have moved into the big room with the other residents here.   I’ve been spayed and vaccinated, so I’m now ready for a home!

I don’t think I have ever lived in a house as every new noise is a bit unnerving and yet I seem to be houseSammi and Lucy1 trained so that I can be a polite member of the family. I’ll tell you what I am looking for.  First off, someone that is very patient, I love patience, and it gets you everything.  I want a playful dog and a fenced yard, these are a must as I know that given the chance I would wander and probably be hard to for you to catch. I need someone that would be willing to start coming in and taking me for walks and spend time with me with your other dog before you take me home. I am very agile and can land on the table or the counter with ease, but I am also very smart so I would quickly learn not to do these things.

Sammi faceI’ll bet you’re wondering, “so, what do I get in return for all of this”?   I have the biggest brown eyes that when I look at you, will melt your heart and soul. I will learn to trust and in time you will have a friend for life, I will be a faithful companion that will walk by your side and when you call “Sammi”, I will be right there.

Do I sound like someone you are willing to give a chance to?  Love doesn’t always come easy, I have learned this.

By the way, I love chicken!!!



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Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Inc

NCCR Supports NCCF

NCCR Supports NCCF

#NYGivesDay is a day dedicated to giving back to nonprofits throughout New York State by way of a 24-hour fundraising challenge that works to raise awareness, build support, and increase shared philanthropy throughout communities that span the vast state of New York.

Community foundation grantThe Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has been a firm supporter of Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue over recent years. Through their Community Grants Program NCCR has been awarded money to complete both the interior and exterior fencing for the new isolation room, and a new roof over the exterior back door of the shelter. Both of these awards have helped us make our shelter better, safer, and more “user’ friendly for both canines and humans. NCCF also has a presence throughout the year at various community events, and they ask the public to list their favorite local non-profit on a slip of paper that goes in to a raffle box. One slip is chosen by the Foundation, to receive a check for $100. Our shelter has been lucky enough to receive a check quite a few times.

Without organizations like NCCF, we would not be able to accomplish our goals, so please come out this Tuesday the 28th and help the Foundation ( raise funds so  they are able to continue to fund local non-profits like ours, so we can all continue to do the much needed work we do!

Do you like dogs?

Do you like dogs?

Do you like to talk?   Do you like to talk about dogs? You may be just what who we are looking for!

DSC03176We need some volunteers that would like to spend a few hours going to places like Tractor Supply, Petsmart or other places that are pet related. All you do, is stop and pick up one of NCCR’s wonderful furry friends and take them out to meet the world.  Who knows, you might even be the one that is the reason he/she gets a home of their own!

Sound like fun?  It is, give us a call (716/326-7297) or send an email ( if this sounds like something you would like to do.

We’d love to have you join our team!

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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.

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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