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February Shelter News

Happy February everyone!

So far 32 dogs and puppies have found homes this year. That’s fantastic! We hope that those numbers just keep getting better and better as the year progresses. Our thanks to you if you were one of those lucky adopters, hung a poster, gave a donation or spread the word about the shelter.

Love is in the air this month and the shelter Open House is this Saturday the 17th from Noon to 3pm. Bring some treats, bring some toys, bring a donation or just bring yourself. You never know who you will find there; after all, who says your soul mate has to have 2 legs? Ask about volunteering; you’ll be well rewarded by spending time with all the shelter sweethearts at NCCR.

If you aren’t aware, the shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, NY and is normally open Monday through Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716- 326-PAWS (7297). Many of the available dogs and puppies, as well as shelter information can be found online at or our Facebook page at

We can’t let the month of love go by without showing some personal ads for a few dogs in particular.


sammi faceSingle, brown-eyed, active female seeking long-term companion, preferably with a fenced in yard. I enjoy
long walks and spending time exploring the great outdoors. The right
person for me will be patient, kind and respect my personal space.
Must love dogs. I’m waiting for that special someone who will take
things slow and let us really get to know each other and gain my trust
and affection. Good things come to those who wait, and I’m worth it. Get
to know me and I’ll be sure to win your heart! Be my valentine and
I’ll be your loyal sweetheart!



RocketAs you can see, I am a handsome young man, friendly and outgoing. My hobbies are long walks, curling up with my favorite person and I certainly wouldn’t mind a dinner out once in a while. I am looking for a very long term relationship, I have tried a few but they just didn’t quite work out. I’ll admit that I do have some quirks, but then, don’t we all?? I can play a little hard to get, and I know that I send some conflicting messages; I have a tendency to snuggle and roll over indicating that I am looking for a belly rub, well sometimes that is not the case and I will take your arm in my mouth to let you know enough is enough, I also do not want anyone trying to wipe my feet off or dry my belly with a towel, there are some things that a guy just should not have to tolerate. I’m also seeking from my companion a fenced yard that I can wander about in knowing that if I get the urge to run too far, I will be reminded that I can’t do that. I’m really just your average guy looking for a home, doesn’t have to be fancy, I don’t need a lot to make me happy, mostly just some time and a lot of love. How about you come in and meet me, friends first and then I might go home with you.


Posey 2Young attractive spayed female who is energetic and very smart is looking for an active home with a couch to curl up on at night after I’ve worn us both out playing outside. I’d probably share you with a bigger dog, maybe not a cat though. I’m fairly well educated but would like to have time to continue my training so that I can be the best behaved dog ever.





pitty pups



The shelter has had a number of puppies recently; in fact we currently have a litter of adorable Pitty pups that will be available for adoption in 4 weeks. As a result we are terribly low on old bath towels (not washcloths or hand towels) and old sheets. Any donations of those are very much appreciated!





Keep an eye out on FB or the website for a pancake breakfast fundraiser to be held next month; the date is to be determined. Plan ahead too for the 6th Annual Dog Gone Good Yard Sale to be held July 27th and 28th at the shelter. We will start collecting items July 1st. Thank you again for all your support!

NCCR Volunteer


NYS Registered Shelter/Rescue #RR028

2018 Calendar Sale!

There are still a few 2018 Calendars featuring NCCR dogs, past and present available now on sale for $8. If you can’t stop in, we can mail a calendar to you; just go to this page  The proceeds from the calendar benefit the Sampson Fund ( which enables us to cover costs for medical emergencies and illnesses.

We welcome you to stop in and visit our “store” during our open hours Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Some of the available items are pictured below.

2018 Calendar dogs


You’ll also find some beautiful handmade jewelry, bracelets, key chains and a few lockets. The jewelry was made for and generously donated to NCCR by Tillie’s Trinkets. The bracelets are $15 and are available with different color hearts as well; please specify the color you would prefer when you submit your order. All are available at NCCR’s gift shop which is open Monday through Saturday from 1-3. Let us know if you would like to come at a different time. All proceeds all go to the dogs!

Aren’t able to visit NCCR?   We can mail the bracelets to you (key chains are now sold out!)   There is a drop down menu below to make your choice and quantity, add to your cart and check out with paypal. It’s easy shopping!


bracelets bracelets


We have just added these cute charms ($2 for the colored paw print/$3 for “I love my human”) for your canine pal’s collar and these adorable holiday bandanas!!


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We also have t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more all reasonably priced! Stop in, meet the dogs and get some shopping done!

tshirts sweatshirt polo shirt koozies