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Calling All NCCR Alumni For Our 2020 Calendar!

Calling All NCCR Alumni For Our 2020 Calendar!

NCCR is celebrating 20 years of second chances for roughly 3000 dogs. That is 3000 very happy tails that may never have had the chance to wag had it not been for you folks out there. Without you there wouldn’t be us so we would like you to celebrate with us by sharing a picture of the dog that became part of your family. Thank you for loving an NCCR resident!!

You can enter your NCCR adopted dog for a chance to appear as dog of the month in the 2020 Calendar by completing the form below and then forwarding your photo to Twelve dogs, representing as many adoption years as possible, will be randomly chosen on September 8th to be photographed for the calendar in the upcoming weeks. All entrants will be included in the calendar too on a smaller scale with your entered photo!

Photo should be in color, high resolution, contain just your pet(s) (no people), be in a horizontal (landscape) format as photos may be cropped to a square size and be well focused (no photos with digital overlays, photo stickers or doodles please!).

If you do not have a digital file to email, you can still enter by mailing your photo to NCCR, 7540 N. Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787 or drop it off during open hours (Monday through Saturday, 1-3 p.m.). We must receive your entries by September 7th. Send an email to with any questions!

August Shelter Update!

Hello!  There are lots of things to mention this month.

1)Thank you to all who came and supported NCCR at the Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale last month.  It was another great fundraiser for the shelter, and we appreciate all who donated or shopped.  Money raised at this event helped pay for veterinary bills for several of the dogs that have recently arrived in neglected shape.

2)Did you know that you can find us both on Facebook and Instagram?  The FB location is and you can follow us on Instagram @nccrdogs

3)Stop by the Fredonia Farm Festival this weekend August 23-26 and find our tent on the west side of Barker Commons near the beautiful fountain in the park.  You can talk to the volunteers, find out what supplies the shelter needs, check out the Available Dogs Adoption Book, purchase T’s, hats, jewelry, dog blankets and other items or buy some raffle tickets for these great raffle baskets!


4)Calling All NCCR Alumni!  Here’s your chance to be a calendar dog and help celebrate 20 years of NCCR giving dogs a second chance:

You can find copies of this form at our booth at the Farm Festival as well as our website at  Good luck to you!

5)Thanks to your support almost 200 dogs and puppies have been adopted so far this year!  If you donated, adopted, posted a flyer, told your friends or coworkers about us, sponsored a dog on the website, or in any other way contributed then you helped make those adoptions possible.

6)There are many wonderful dogs at the shelter still waiting for homes.  Stop by to see them and talk to the people at the shelter-they can give you some real insight to a dog’s personality!    We have big dogs, small dogs, young dogs and seniors who are all hoping for their 2nd chance.

Thank you again!

NCCR Volunteer

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

Farm Festival This Weekend!

Stop and visit our booth at the Farm Festival in Fredonia  starting tomorrow, August 23rd, and throughout the weekend. We are booth #36, (West of Temple St), in the middle where all the sidewalks meet, near the fountain. We have some really nice raffle baskets in addition to t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more. Hope to see you there!


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2019 Yard Sale

2019 Yard Sale

We want to extend our thank you to all who donated and shopped at the Yard Sale this year, making it another successful fundraiser.  It is our largest fundraiser held every July and we are grateful for everyone’s assistance so that we may continue to help the many dogs that need us throughout the year.

It also would not be possible without the many volunteers who spend countless hours, sorting, organizing and preparing all of the donations for the sale in an effort to make the sale an easy shopping experience!

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Foster Homes Needed (for puppy mill dogs)

Foster Homes Needed (for puppy mill dogs)

Thousands of puppy mill dogs live in terrible inhumane conditions.  They are bred over an over again until they are no longer useful.  These adult dogs, along with young dogs (no longer those cute little puppies) that didn’t have a buyer,  are  frequently killed.  The Puppy Mill Rescue Team, in coordination with two veterinary clinics,  has arranged for these cast offs to be surrendered to the clinics where they receive any necessary medical treatment. Once that is complete the dogs are given to approved Rescues for continuing care and rehoming. When NCCR has foster homes available, we have been been able to take in a few of these puppy mill dogs, but we are in need of more foster families.

Puppy mill dogs need time to make the transition from often unsanitary conditions in overcrowded cages, to life with a person or family in a real home. Some dogs adjust in days, others can take longer. NCCR supplies the food, vetting and anything that is needed for basic care. If you have the time and patience and want to help prepare a puppy mill dog for his or her forever home, just fill out the application to foster (at the link below) and we will be in touch!…/19IXJlXWb2hSmpAJqwysD6DZOGzt…/

emmas arrivalEmma was a recent puppy mill intake.  To give you an idea of what fostering a mill dog is like, this is from Emma’s foster mom.  “When the call comes out for a foster for a puppy mill dog,  you can’t help but wonder what kind of shape it will be in, but you jump in with both feet because they need you. These dogs are often filthy with urine soaked fur, overgrown nails, etc. so a much needed bath is usually step one.  Slowly and carefully you come down to their level with a soft voice and touch and try to make that first connection to let them know it’s going to be alright.

I welcomed Emma to my home on April 4th. “Ems” as she affectionately became known, had all the usual puppy mill idiosyncrasies. Most prominent,  the fear of touch and sound, engaging “lawn ornament” status with each touch. We had to work on housebreaking issues which took about 3 weeks. Understanding, patience and time brought Emma out of her shell; she began to trust! My resident dogs helped immensely in her transformation. Emma loved the outdoors, this is where her inner dog came out! Scampering around and playing with me and my furgirls.

Emma outside comfortable EmmaThe first time they approach you to explore you is a breakthrough. Then as days progress, they begin to come out of their shell wanting to see the world around them; their discovery of toys, the feeling of their body finally relaxing as they sit next to you.  The transformation may take weeks or months, but it is the most beautiful thing to be a part of. You, yourself can say job well done, but the bigger picture is how you have made a difference and changed one scarred/traumatized dog’s stars.  On June 7th,  Emma went to her wonderful furever home.”

From Emma’s new mom:  “Emma and I are doing great and making slow, steady strides each day. She is eating well, sleeping well and has been able to stay on her own without any issues. She
plays well with her toys and loves to run around in her big yard. I just  love having her here with me and look forward to each day . Thank you so much for helping me find my forever friend. Foster mom, Lynn Marie, has also been so wonderful through this whole experience.”

Here is Emma in her forever home.
Adopted Emma Emma at home“It takes a special person to adopt a mill dog, to continue their journey. Yet so worth it, the bond is unbelievable.”


We currently have a couple puppy mill dogs in foster care that will be available soon.  One is this beautiful Husky, read more about her and the Puppy Mill Rescue Team here:…/nccrs-husky-makes-her-o…/…
Would you like to help the “Emma’s” in need?  If you have any questions about fostering, please don’t hesitate to call (716-326-7297) or send an email to  We would love to be able to help more dogs.

2019 Deli Dog Day

2019 Deli Dog Day

It was a perfect weather day and despite the road work right in front of the deli,  people maneuvered around and arrived at the deli for their lunch and were most generous with their donations!  Chippy, who is waiting for a home,  was a great ambassador, so calm and receptive to all of the attention. The winning ticket for the raffle was drawn by the Corner Deli owner, Joyce, for the “Celebrate Our Colors – Red, White & Blue” hamper  which was won by Sheila Hammond. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase toys to keep the dogs busy and active while in our care.

A big THANK YOU to Joyce LeWallen, the owner of Olde Corner Deli, who has welcomed us to her premises with dogs for the last 4 years and to all who came to the event!

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Making a Difference

No matter your age, you can make a difference! These nice young ladies  had a lemonade stand over memorial weekend (held Friday, Sunday & Monday) as a fundraiser for NCCR dogs. It was  solely manned by the three: Rylan (age 9), and her two friends Khloey (age 9), and Reagan  (age 8). They came to NCCR’s Learning Center, accompanied by NCCR resident dog, Elroy, to deliver the $50.00 made from their sale to purchase dog chews/toys. What a wonderful way to help the dogs while they wait for homes…thank you!!

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  Rylan’s family adopted Annie (formerly Zoey) from NCCR in February.

Zoey now Annie

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.

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.


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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