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We are thankful!

Shelby - CopyAll the shelter dogs past and present, big and small, young and old would like to thank everyone for their donations over the past year.  There will always be dogs and puppies waiting for good homes, and your donations help feed them, keep them warm and pay for all their veterinary bills.  If you volunteer they thank you for their walks and playtime, cuddles and pats on the head, kind words and loving touches.   If you adopt or tell others to adopt then you’ve helped make a home for a very lucky dog and in turn made a space at the shelter for another dog to get a second chance.  We would not be able to do what we do without your help.  We all are grateful!

NCCR is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day) or by appointment  by calling (716)326-7297.



Sammi recently passed her two year anniversary at NCCR. Many of you know her story and if not you can read about her here:  She has come a long way during her stay, but she would benefit greatly from the one on one attention that a person or family could give her.  Sammi loves her daily walks and she keeps her kennel very neat. If  you have the time, patience (and a fenced yard), she just might be the one for you!  Sammi has seen hundreds of dogs come and go during her stay, maybe it will be her turn this holiday season?

We welcome you to stop in and get to know Sammi. We are open Monday through Saturday from 1-3 p.m. or  call 326-7297 and make an appointment to visit her.

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NCCR Newsletter

NCCR Newsletter

It has been another very busy year at NCCR.  Learn more about what NCCR does in our latest newsletter.

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Stop, Shop, Sponsor or Donate!!

Do you need a gift for the petlover in your life?  We have a nice selection of sweatshirts, long and short sleeve t-shirts, hats, fleece pet blankets, handmade jewelry, magnets and more!  The prices are reasonable and the proceeds benefit the dogs, a win/win situation! Here is the link to see some of the items that are available

Or if you’d like to sponsor a dog or donate items or even cash, check out some of the options Here is a list of needed items or more suggestions at


We are so thankful for your support!



NCCR’s 1st Annual Walk & Wag

NCCR’s 1st Annual Walk & Wag

Even though the forecast for rain looked pretty certain all week, the sun arrived just in time NCCR’s 1st Annual Walk & Wag at Lake Erie State Park! Thank you to everyone who attended, all of the dogs were well behaved and we hope that everyone had a good time! A special thank you to the Park for allowing us to hold the event there.

Here are a few photos of some of the participants.

2018 Dog-gone Good Yard Sale

2018 Dog-gone Good Yard Sale

IMG_2030On Friday morning, opening day of the Sixth Annual Dog-gone Good Yard Sale, we were met with a long line of shoppers waiting to see what was available! Thank you to all who donated and shopped;  this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we certainly couldn’t have had such success without the assistance of so many generous people.   A huge thank you also to our wonderful dedicated volunteers who spent countless hours organizing and tagging all of the items and being on site for the sale days.

It turns out that this was our best year yet! The proceeds from this event enable NCCR to continue caring for the large number of dogs in need that enter the Rescue each year. Our heartfelt thank you for all who participated!

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2018 Deli Dog Day

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Unlike last year when it rained, it was a beautiful, very warm weather day for Deli Day at the Old Corner Deli. Pepper was our ambassador and he was so calm and well mannered (Pepper has been adopted!).



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A former NCCR resident stopped in to say hi. Taylor, renamed Abbey was adopted in May and her family thinks she’s great! We were happy to hear from others who talked with us that they had rescue dogs.





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Thank you to everyone that came to the event and to Joyce Lewallen, who welcomed us on her premises to hold this event for the 3rd year and gift certificate for the raffle basket.The winning raffle ticket was drawn by Joyce and the basket was won by Sandy Lutes. Proceeds are being used to purchase a new supply of durable toys for the shelter dogs.


2018 Putts for Mutts

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The 5th Annual Putts for Mutts was held last Saturday at the Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield and fun was had by all! Thank you to all of the players and sponsors who contributed to the great success of this event!

Gold Sponsor:
Happy Hounds Hotel

Silver Sponsors:
Paula Bobik & Family
Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate
Larry Romance & Son
Shults Auto
Walmart Fredonia

Bronze Sponsors:
Arkwright Printing Company
Barber Construction
Barnes Green Houses
Donna & Wally Carnrite
Certo Brothers Distributors
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Suites
DFT Communications
Evergreen Outfitters
Fredonia Beaver Club
Fredonia Massage Therapy
Great Tree Inn
Jack’s Barcelona Drive In
MWJ Tents
Nickel Plate Depot
The Okerlund Family
Olde Corner Deli
Ottaway’s Auto Body
Pinehurst Golf Club
Deb & Mark Puckhaber
Trish, Charlie & Angie Rexford
Shorewood Country Club
The Studio at Panterra
Subway of New Hampshire
Tammy’s Country Kitchen
Tom Rugani In Loving Memory of Chi Rugani
VFW Post 8647 Mayville
Village Veterinary Clinic
Westfield Moose
Westfield Nursery
Westfield Veterinary Hospital

301 Animals Immunized at Free Rabies Clinic in Westfield

The May 19th Rabies Clinic sponsored by NCCR and the Town of Westfield was a great success.  93 dogs and 208 cats were vaccinated.  This is up from last years clinic where a total of 222  (60 cats and 162 dogs) were vaccinated.

Vaccinations were provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older. 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, visit or contact the Division of Public Health at (716) 753-4481.

Pancake Breakfast Success!

Pancake Breakfast Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to NCCR’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. A huge thank you to those who donated supplies to make the event possible; Big Rick’s One Stop, Brazil’s, Dennis & Sandy Lutes, Anne Moelk and Marcia Okerlund and of course the NCCR volunteers who did the cooking, serving and clean-up. We also had some great raffle baskets donated by Toni Naeser, Barb Kosierb & Lynn Gresham. We are so grateful for everyone’s support, over $1100 was raised and it’s all for the dogs!

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