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Guess what breeds Phoebe is!

Guess what breeds Phoebe is!

We’ve wondered that since her arrival over a year ago. While we wait for the results of Phoebe’s DNA test, enter your guess below in this post. List what you think her main breed is first, followed by what other breeds you think she could be. Whomever guesses the closest, will win a NCCR t-shirt! (if more than one correct guess, the winner will be drawn from the correct guesses). Just go to our facebook page and enter your guess!

Phoebe would love a quiet home where she is your one and only. Learn more about her here:


Not long after Sasha (formerly Fantasy) arrived at NCCR, our population increased by five. This good little momma raised her beautiful pups and then found a home of her own. She has now been in her home for a year and just celebrated her first “Gotcha Day” with her family! “Sasha is doing great,she loves her daily walks, she also loves going to her grandma’s house to play as well as her uncle Jay’s house. She has turned into a very cuddling dog at time time during her bed time. She’s doing very well and gets a lot of love from my kids and my family members. Thank you!

Sasha was adopted in August 2019.

Lily (formerly Iris)

Lily’s stay at NCCR was short; she quickly left to start a new life! “We have changed her name to Lily, and she is doing amazing! She walks beautifully and is adjusting very well!”

Lily was adopted in August 2020.

Bruno (formerly Jeter)

Bruno was just a year old when he was rescued with his 9 year old chocolate lab mother from an abandoned shack in the mountains. We thought he was just the sweetest fellow and his family thinks the same! He’s celebrating his first “Gotcha Day”. “Bruno is doing great! He’s super sweet and loves to cuddle more than any dog I’ve ever met. His favorite person is my son, they have a very strong bond. He is besties with our cat Tucker. He is the perfect dog for our family. The only thing we haven’t figured out is training him to stay in our yard. We keep him on a leash at all times outdoors except for the dog park. Overall I have to say he’s pretty awesome!” 🙂

Bruno was adopted in August 2109.

Gracie Mae

Gracie Mae, formerly Cleo, was surrendered to NCCR when her family was unable to care for her. She is celebrating her very first ‘Gotcha Day’! “Gracie Mae has been the perfect addition to our family!  We feel so blessed to have her she has brought us so much happiness. She is soooo good. She gets along with everyone even the kitties.  We really thank you all so much for what you do and for helping us find our Gracie Mae❤️”

Gracie Mae was adopted in August 2019.

Laika (Gina)

Beautiful Laika wasn’t at NCCR very long before she found a new home. From her family: “Thanks for checking in, it really shows that you care about the animals! Gina wasn’t responding to her name very well so I changed her name to Laika. She’s named after the first animal in space which is a story I find myself telling much too often now! She was understandably a little nervous for the first few weeks but has really been coming into herself lately! She seems to have adapted to the new routine pretty well! She has been great with other dogs and other people and has been a great walking buddy for me! I can hardly make it a block without someone stopping me and telling me how beautiful she is. this makes a short walk into a long one!

I would like to thank NCCR for everything they are doing for both the dogs, and for the adopters. You are running a fine organization and have brought a lot of happiness to myself and for everyone else that steps into my home.  Keep up the good work!”

Laika was adopted in August 2020.

Dog Gone Good Sale Results

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year the BIGGEST AND BEST Dog Gone Good Yard Sale EVER!

June Adoptions

We are pleased announce that nineteen dogs were chosen and sent off to their new homes in June. Thank you to all of the adopters who were willing to give each of them a second chance!


Hi there!

The heat is arriving early it seems this year, but the dogs at the shelter are all well taken care of by their human helpers. We have an air conditioning unit in the isolation room and one in the puppy room to help cool those areas down and fans scattered throughout other areas. There aren’t any puppies in the puppy room currently, but there are adult dogs that certainly appreciate the extra cooling! Don’t forget about the safety of your own dogs. Several short nosed breeds have difficulty breathing in these hot temperatures; at the shelter, we make sure those ones have access to the a/c rooms. We also shorten walk times and yard times for their well being.

Covid-19 has really affected the shelter in many ways these past few months. On the down side, we had to cancel two big fundraisers, our annual pancake breakfast and what would have been our 7th annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament. The shelter has also closed the doors to visitors, except by approved appointment, and our weekly transports of dogs from overcrowded shelters to NCCR often could not be arranged. BUT, on the plus side, adoptions soared as people were home all the time to help welcome a new four legged companion into their home! The volunteers were often commenting on how empty the shelter seemed as dogs seemed to leave daily for new homes and new lives. The list of available dogs on the website was changing so fast! If you were one of those people who have adopted in the past few months we hope this time with your new friend has been fun, eye opening and just the start of a life long bond for you.

Luckily for the shelter, NY has eased their restrictions on certain events and that allows us to once again have our Annual Dog-Gone Good Yard Sale! If you’ve been to it before, you know what kind of bargains there are to be had. We pack the learning center, yards and at least two big tents full of kitchenware, sporting goods, furniture, jewelry, antiques, toys, holiday items, linens, lawn and garden equipment, lamps, knickknacks, and many other items.

Your support helps some of the current dogs like Cassie Marie, Phoebe and Miley Girl pictured below.

We need to make this a super successful fundraiser since we weren’t able to hold our other events these past few months. Have you been decluttering your home, garage or barn these past few months? Unfortunately we can’t take books, clothes, mattresses, tvs, electronics, car seats, cribs or computers, but if you have some other good, clean, saleable items we are happy to take them off your hands to turn them into money for the dogs! We are accepting donations daily from 1-3pm through July 20th at the Learning Center at the shelter. We do require you to be masked for the benefit of the volunteers who will help you unload items.

Clear some space at your home, then mark your calendars and come back for the sale on July 24th and 25th from 9am-4pm to buy things to fill those empty spaces back up. We will be requiring masks at the sale and will be having social distancing requirements too, so please be patient as we work our way through all of this; remember, every penny goes to help take care of all the dogs and puppies that pass through our doors. We hope to see you there!

Stay safe and healthy and thank you!

NCCR Volunteer

NCCR is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, NY, 14787 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. Follow/like us on Facebook or on Instagram @nccrdogs

Buy A Brick!

walkwayWe’ve recently added a beautiful brick walkway between our parking lot and our front door and you can now buy an engraved brick in memory or in honor of a pet or person for the walkway!  It’s also a great idea for a gift for the pet lover in your life.

Each brick is $50. Just complete the form below and choose submit. A confirmation message will be sent to you.  If you do not receive a confirmation message, please let us know.  Payment can be made through Paypal (the button is below).

If you prefer, click on this link, buy a brick for the dogs,  to print out the form. Mail the form along with your payment to:  NCCR, 7540 N. Gale Street, Westfield, NY  14787.  We accept payments made by check (payable to NCCR), cash or by Paypal (button is below).

If you have any questions, please let us know. (