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7th Annual Yard Sale-Donations Needed!

It’s that time of year about for NCCR’s Annual Yard Sale!  We will start taking donations beginning July 1st, daily between 1 & 3 p.m.   Beginning July 20th through the 24th, donations are accepted anytime.  Wednesday, July 24th will be the last day to bring in donations.

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Please note that we cannot accept books, clothing, electronics, televisions or mattresses, but we do appreciate all other donations that are in good working order!

Everything that is left over after the sale is distributed to several Chautauqua County non-profit organizations.

6th Annual Putts For Mutts

6th Annual Putts For Mutts

NCCR’s 6th Annual Putts for Mutts Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 1st brought out so many wonderful golfers, donors, and community sponsors! We had a fabulous turnout and despite a couple of weather delays, a great time was had by all!  Along with being co-sponsored by Happy Hounds Hotel, cheers to our extra special sponsors.  Thanks to all for making this fundraiser a huge success!

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June Shelter News


Hard to believe it’s been almost two weeks since the Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament. Time does fly at the busy shelter. We had a great turnout; thank you to all the sponsors, golfers, people who donated items and people who bought raffle tickets. It was a success, and we appreciated all the support!

Open House is this Saturday June 15th from 1-3pm. Have you have been thinking of a 4 legged addition to your home? We have big dogs and small dogs, puppies and older dogs too. Some dogs like Judy, Elroy, Sammi and Rio might need some time to warm up to strangers, others like Abby, Mitch, Jill or Arthur are bouncing bundles of happiness with everyone they meet. So far this year over 125 dogs and pups have found their “furever” homes. Perhaps your newest friend is waiting at the shelter now for you!


We also have a great patriotic raffle basket that is on display at the shelter. Stop by during our open hours, Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm to purchase tickets. We are selling tickets for it through June 28th. The winner will be drawn at NCCR’s Deli Dog Day Event, 11:30-1:30, at the Olde Corner Deli in Hartfield. There is more than $100 worth of items in this prize! Bring one (1) Nylabone, tough Kong toy, or a destructive-proof plush dog toy (made in USA) to the Deli and receive one (1) raffle ticket for free. An appreciative shelter dog(s) will greet you at the picnic table!


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As always, the volunteers thank you for your support (we know the dogs do too; we are their voice!)



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NCCR is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, NY and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-PAWS.  Many of the dogs can be seen online at

All 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.


NCCR is a New York State Registered Rescue, RR028, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

(You’re receiving this email because you’ve either donated to us, adopted from us, are an animal related business or have given us your email at one of our many events.  If you’d prefer not to receive these emails in the future, please just email us back with a note that you want to be removed, and you will be.)

Dog Days of Kenmore

Volunteers and Ivy recently attended Dog Days of Kenmore. Nearly every breed of dog imaginable was there. Dogs in strollers, dogs in hats protecting their eyes from the bright sun, dogs wearing outfits for their outing. It was heartwarming to see the love and pride so many people felt for their dogs and the dogs for their people. A former NCCR dog, Elsa, stopped by to visit with her family.

Ivy, who has since been adopted, was a perfect ambassador for NCCR!


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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Linda Mickey sWould you like to volunteer at NCCR? The next volunteer safety training session will be held on June 29th at 11 a.m. at the Rescue. Please complete the volunteer application found by following this link and forward it on to us: and we will let you know when the next volunteer training session is. While on that page, read about some of the volunteers and why they give their time to the dogs!

Please share the training information with any interested friends, family, or co-workers; new volunteers are always welcome!

Lost and Found

If you have lost or found a pet, please first check with your local dog or animal control officer to see if the pet has been reported lost or if you have lost your pet the officer may have been contacted by the person who found your pet.  Click here for the Dog & Animal Control officers.  Please also check with the local veterinarians, shelters and one of the best resources in our area, the Facebook page “Chautauqua Missing Pet Alert”. 

2019 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

2019 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics


 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!


DOG DAYS OF KENMORESunday June 9 from Noon – 4pm at Mang Park in Kenmore


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VOLUNTEER SAFETY TRAINING, June 29thth at 11 a.m. at the Rescue.  If you have a few hours to spare each week and would like to spend it with some dogs in need, sign up for the volunteer safety training class!

FOURTH ANNUAL PETPALOOZA, Sunday, June 30th from Noon to 4pm at Hull House in Lancaster

Sampson: A Lasting Legacy

Sampson: A Lasting Legacy

3 5 8 Productions has produced a short film with the help of filmmaker Ashley Baron on NCCR, focusing on the help we provide for dogs in need, some of the challenges we face and how the Sampson Fund enables us to care for the ill and injured dogs that arrive at NCCR each year. We hope you will take a few moments to watch the film here:

In addition to the film, Logan Alexander of 3 5 8 Productions, recently delivered their very generous donation of over $1500 from their sale of limited edition hoodies. Thank you to all who took part in making the film and to those who sold and purchased the hoodies. We could not help as many dogs as we do year after year without the support of so many community members!