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Pancake Breakfast-April 27th

Pancake Breakfast-April 27th


Join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast!  The food is always delicious and the proceeds all go to NCCR’s dogs.  Hope to see you there!

2019 flyer

In addition to the breakfast, there will be three raffle baskets:

2019 Pancake Raffle Baskets

And a free drawing for this wonderful basket donated by Subaru!

2019 Subaru Basket

April Shelter News

Hello and happy April from the dogs and the volunteers!

The shelter is hopping this month with Open House this coming Saturday the 20th from 1-3pm. Stop by to drop off donations, meet the volunteers and learn how you too can help, or most importantly meet the dogs who are hoping to find homes.

Wonderful Dogs: Please take a look at this collage.ehlmahbgfpegkcib These are all super dogs with the volunteers who they know and trust, but they often don’t display well in their kennels to new people who come to see them. These happy go lucky dogs probably show best if potential adopters would have a volunteer go with them and the dog out in the yards or the learning center. Just ask us; we would be happy to show off a dog for you. We think these dogs are great; we want you to see that too! :-)

 Who doesn’t love pancakes???? Call your friends up and come to our annual pancake breakfast April 27; by feeding yourself, you will help feed the dogs as well! Plus NCCR will be raffling off three great prizes and Subaru will have a free drawing for a dog themed basket as well. Check out the images for all the details. Stop by, try your luck with some raffle tickets and put your name in for the Subaru prize!

2019 flyer 2019 Subaru Basket

2019 Pancake Raffle Baskets






NCCR will also have volunteers at the Greystone Nature Preserve Expo at the Fredonia State University Science Center Saturday April 27th from 9-4 helping to celebrate Earth Month.

The shelter has a lot of dogs right now as well as two litters of puppies that will be available in May. Keep an eye on the website if you think you have the time, love, patience, and ability to help a puppy become the best possible adult it can be!

We thank you for all your support and would love to receive any updates if you have adopted from us in the past!

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 716-326-7297.

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.

2019 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

2019 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics


TOWN of POLAND Saturday May 04, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Poland Highway Barn
533 Grub Hill Rd. Kennedy, NY
Vet: Dr. Mary Fales
Sponsors: Town of Poland

TOWN of WESTFIELD Saturday May 18, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
Town of Westfield Highway Building
118 Chestnut St., Westfield, NY
Vet: Dr. Katie Ball
Sponsors: Town of Westfield &
Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue

Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older. All pets must be on a leash or in a cage and pet owners should bring rabies vaccination records for each animal that will be receiving a shot to ensure proper and effective vaccination.

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!


OPEN HOUSE:  April 20th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at NCCR

ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  Saturday,  April 27th from 8-11 am at the Methodist Church in Westfield.

GREYSTONE NATURE PRESERVE EXPO at the Fredonia State University Science Center Saturday April 27th from 9-4 helping to celebrate Earth Month. NCCR will also have volunteers there!

FREE RABIES CLINIC: Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town of Westfield Highway Building, 118 Chestnut St. in Westfield. This clinic is sponsored by the Town of Westfield and Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue. Dr. Katie Ball will be the attending veterinarian.

Rabies poster 2019


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

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

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to volunteer at NCCR? 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.  hile 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!

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!

We are thankful!

Shelby - CopyAll 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.  If you volunteer they thank you for their walks and playtime, cuddles and pats on the head, kind words and loving touches.   If you adopt or tell others to adopt then you’ve helped make a home for a very lucky dog and in turn made a space at the shelter for another dog to get a second chance.  We would not be able to do what we do without your help.  We all are grateful!

NCCR is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day) or by appointment  by calling (716)326-7297.



Sammi recently passed her two year anniversary at NCCR. Many of you know her story and if not you can read about her here:  She has come a long way during her stay, but she would benefit greatly from the one on one attention that a person or family could give her.  Sammi loves her daily walks and she keeps her kennel very neat. If  you have the time, patience (and a fenced yard), she just might be the one for you!  Sammi has seen hundreds of dogs come and go during her stay, maybe it will be her turn this holiday season?

We welcome you to stop in and get to know Sammi. We are open Monday through Saturday from 1-3 p.m. or  call 326-7297 and make an appointment to visit her.

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NCCR Newsletter

NCCR Newsletter

It has been another very busy year at NCCR.  Learn more about what NCCR does in our latest newsletter.

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8.504 x 10.984


Stop, Shop, Sponsor or Donate!!

Do you need a gift for the petlover in your life?  We have a nice selection of sweatshirts, long and short sleeve t-shirts, hats, fleece pet blankets, handmade jewelry, magnets and more!  The prices are reasonable and the proceeds benefit the dogs, a win/win situation! Here is the link to see some of the items that are available

Or if you’d like to sponsor a dog or donate items or even cash, check out some of the options Here is a list of needed items or more suggestions at


We are so thankful for your support!