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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.

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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!


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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!

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Hi Folks,

Sammi waitingI’m Sammi, not your everyday average coonhound I might add.  I am a very special girl that has a story,  I can’t tell you all of it,  some of my past I’d rather forget.  I ended up as a stray, basically a  feral dog that found what I discovered to be a safe place after months of wandering.  Gus, the mastiff, that was badly injured in an accident, and I met , and well, the truth is, I ended up having 8 adorable puppies!!  But, to back up a bit, during the time I was carrying these pups, I wouldn’t let anyone touch me, and they used all kinds of tactics to catch me and I could stay a step ahead of them until I was outsmarted and ended up in a crate and taken to NCCR two  days before the pups were born. I was so afraid of everything and everyone, I wouldn’t let anybody near me or my puppies. As time went by and I watched the volunteers come in to my room and feed me and get me out and not hurt my babies, I begin to think maybe they aren’t so bad after all.  I now can let them put a leash on me and take me for walks, which I love, I play with a friend in the yard and I have moved into the big room with the other residents here.   I’ve been spayed and vaccinated, so I’m now ready for a home!

I don’t think I have ever lived in a house as every new noise is a bit unnerving and yet I seem to be houseSammi and Lucy1 trained so that I can be a polite member of the family. I’ll tell you what I am looking for.  First off, someone that is very patient, I love patience, and it gets you everything.  I want a playful dog and a fenced yard, these are a must as I know that given the chance I would wander and probably be hard to for you to catch. I need someone that would be willing to start coming in and taking me for walks and spend time with me with your other dog before you take me home. I am very agile and can land on the table or the counter with ease, but I am also very smart so I would quickly learn not to do these things.

Sammi faceI’ll bet you’re wondering, “so, what do I get in return for all of this”?   I have the biggest brown eyes that when I look at you, will melt your heart and soul. I will learn to trust and in time you will have a friend for life, I will be a faithful companion that will walk by your side and when you call “Sammi”, I will be right there.

Do I sound like someone you are willing to give a chance to?  Love doesn’t always come easy, I have learned this.

By the way, I love chicken!!!



See Sammi’s video here:




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Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Inc

December Update

December Update

Hi Everyone and Happy December!

We thank all of you out there that continue to support us, through fundraisers, donations and of course adopting one of the dogs or pups that enter our shelter.  We have had over 240 adoptions so far this year!

We have a group of very dedicated volunteers who keep us going day in and day out. It takes many hours each week to complete the tasks that are to be done.  We are always looking for more volunteers if you have 3 hours a week to spare.

sammi faceThis year has brought in some unique situations. Sammi arrived over a year ago, a feral frightened stray dog; two days later she delivered 8 puppies.  The pups have all gone to homes but Sammi still continues to make her home at the shelter.  Her goal for Christmas would be to live with someone that is patient and willing to help her become their best friend.


Little Dolly and Pixie arrived in the spring when their human mom dolly pixie santa-sbecame ill and had to move where she could not take them with her.  They are a Mother and Daughter duo who are so bonded that there is no way we will separate them. A home for Christmas would be a dream come true for these two. We don’t give up on these duos that come to us every now and then and we will keep them until a home is found.


We often see many wonderful transformations at NCCR.  Grizz, an English Bullog mix, is just one example. He came to us from a cruelty case, basically a rack of bones and heart worm positive when he arrived.  He has been treated, loved and has turned into a very happy healthy fellow who just left with his new family.

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Our stories go on and on, from young to old, from abused and starved to very sick; we take them in.

Keeping up with shelter repairs and the addition of things to make life safer and better for the dogs is a continuing process. We finished the isolation room which has proven to be a blessing as we have been able to use that for dogs that really needed to be away from the general population. We have put a roof over the back door so the dogs can shelter when they are ready to come in.  Grants through Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, the Bertha Hamilton and Kenneth Scott Foundations and the wonderful donations from the community have helped make these things possible.  We always have a wish list of projects that we would like to start if we have the funds.

Unfortunately, expenses are many, and we rely on donations to keep the lights and heat on and the vets paid.  It seems like we always have our hands out for help, but the dogs count on us, and so we continue to ask.  If you have someone on your list that has everything and you don’t know what to give them, you could sponsor a dog in their name for only $10/month; we’ll even take care of sending a card to them.   We have had several children that chose to have their birthday gifts go to the dogs and so that is another possibility for Christmas. We also have attached a list below of things that we use on a daily basis, and we are currently collecting clean, not crushed, returnable bottles and cans. Or stop by and do some Christmas shopping at our small gift store!  We still have a few 2018 calendars highlighting current and past NCCR dogs (

At this time, all of us at NCCR would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all of you for your continued support. There will always be more dogs than there are homes for, but NCCR will continue to help all that we can. We will continue to get them back on their feet, to love them until they learn to trust and to get them into homes that will take care of them for the rest of their lives.

From NCCR to your house, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with health and happiness!

The NCCR Executive Director

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7540 N. Gale St. Westfield, NY 14787      716-326-7297     Open Mon-Sat 1-3pm or by appt.      Open House December 16 Noon-3pm.

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Donations Gratefully Accepted!

Donations Gratefully Accepted!

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NCCR Supports NCCF

NCCR Supports NCCF

#NYGivesDay is a day dedicated to giving back to nonprofits throughout New York State by way of a 24-hour fundraising challenge that works to raise awareness, build support, and increase shared philanthropy throughout communities that span the vast state of New York.

Community foundation grantThe Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has been a firm supporter of Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue over recent years. Through their Community Grants Program NCCR has been awarded money to complete both the interior and exterior fencing for the new isolation room, and a new roof over the exterior back door of the shelter. Both of these awards have helped us make our shelter better, safer, and more “user’ friendly for both canines and humans. NCCF also has a presence throughout the year at various community events, and they ask the public to list their favorite local non-profit on a slip of paper that goes in to a raffle box. One slip is chosen by the Foundation, to receive a check for $100. Our shelter has been lucky enough to receive a check quite a few times.

Without organizations like NCCF, we would not be able to accomplish our goals, so please come out this Tuesday the 28th and help the Foundation ( raise funds so  they are able to continue to fund local non-profits like ours, so we can all continue to do the much needed work we do!

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!


OPEN HOURS:  January 20, 2018  Noon to 3 p.m.  It is also “Collect Can & Bottle Day”.  Join us for some cake and coffee!!

Do you like dogs?

Do you like dogs?

Do you like to talk?   Do you like to talk about dogs? You may be just what who we are looking for!

DSC03176We need some volunteers that would like to spend a few hours going to places like Tractor Supply, Petsmart or other places that are pet related. All you do, is stop and pick up one of NCCR’s wonderful furry friends and take them out to meet the world.  Who knows, you might even be the one that is the reason he/she gets a home of their own!

Sound like fun?  It is, give us a call (716/326-7297) or send an email ( if this sounds like something you would like to do.

We’d love to have you join our team!

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2018 NCCR Calendar

2018 NCCR Calendar

Order your 2018 NCCR Calendar here!   The calendar features NCCR rescued dogs, from Frankie, one of our long term residents, to Sammi (who is still waiting for a home) and her eight delightful puppies.  The remaining calendars are $8 each (plus postage if mailing). Calendars are available for purchase at the Rescue or you can order below and we will mail them to you. For additional quantities to be mailed, send an inquiry to

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The proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Sampson Fund which is a separate fund that allows us to pay for veterinary care of our most urgent cases; those that are ill or arrive with infected bite wounds, mange, tumors, broken bones, burns and severe infections.  Learn more about the Sampson Fund by following the link below.


Cider and Bake Sale


A huge thank you to these wonderful children who raised over $600 and received many donations with their 3rd Annual Cider and Bake Sale! What an amazing job they did! Thanks too, to all of their “customers” who so generously donated for the dogs here at NCCR. Everyone’s help is greatly appreciated as we surely couldn’t care for the many dogs that we do without all this assistance from others.


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