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Stop, Shop, Sponsor or Donate!!

Stop, Shop, Sponsor or Donate!!

Do you have some pet lovers on your Christmas list?  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

We are so thankful for your support!



Why Volunteer? Why Not!

Volunteers are the heart of the NCCR team. They generously give their time each week to care for the many dogs that arrive on our doorstep. We welcome volunteers that have a love for dogs and would like to join the NCCR team!  A training class is required and offered each month to prepare volunteers to begin hands on work with the dogs.  If you are interested, send us an email ( or stop in during open hours (Mon-Sat, 1-3 p.m.)


Janie WillieThis month we feature Janie Raynor, another wonderful volunteer that NCCR has been so fortunate to have on our team for the past seven years. Her assistance has been invaluable in so many areas of the Rescue over the years.”Growing up, my family always had a stray dog living in our house; almost always a big black dog. I started my married life with a black lab and eventually two at a time to keep each other company while I worked. When one passed in April of 2011, I went to NCCR to meet a lab named Preston and adopted him. At that time, I observed a very clean, well run shelter where the dogs seemed comfortable on their raised beds with soft blankets and they were excited to see people come in. After that visit I knew that I wanted to volunteer there and spend my time with the dogs.A few months later when I fully retired in September of 2011, I immediately began volunteering on the day shift. In April of 2012, I started the evening shift and continue to do so presently. During this time, in addition to doing shelter chores, I make adoption follow-up calls, puppy spay-neuter checks, schedule Safety Training for new volunteer applicants, update the volunteer listing, set up and attend events, rabies immunization clinics, etc. There is so much to do at the shelter and we need many volunteers to help with the care of the dogs. It is a heartwarming experience seeing the dogs have things they probably never had before and watching them come out of their shell and loving life. When trying to recruit volunteers, I’m often told “I couldn’t do that” and my response always is “Why not? Try it, you’ll like it.”

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” (author unknown).



November Shelter News

Happy November everyone!

Looks like the rain might hold off for a day; the yards at the shelter are so muddy now that the dogs haven’t been getting as much play time as usual, just road walks and play time in the Learning Center thanks to the volunteers.  October was slower for adoptions, probably due to all the rain, but more than 210 dogs and pups have found homes so far! 

We do have some adorable puppies that will be available in a few weeks.  These cuties were born at the shelter September 29th.   Their mom (who is also up for adoption) is pictured on the website too, but their dad is unknown.   We are accepting applications now; an application does not commit you to adopt, but will let us know you are interested and gives us a chance to check on your information.  Make sure you have the time, energy and commitment for a puppy.  They are so sweet, but they will need you to help them become the best possible adult dog they can be!  Many of the available dogs can be seen online too at


Are you looking for a fun event to attend next month?  Come see Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix for only $15 at the Marvel Theatre at Fredonia State December 1st with shows at 2pm and 7pm.  The link  HERE has all the information.  Use the word CANINE when ordering your tickets online to save $1; 20% of the purchase will benefit NCCR!

Have you stopped by the shelter lately?  We were very fortunate to have some local businesses donate their time, supplies and equipment to create a new parking lot for us.  Support like this is what helps keep the shelter running.  Stop by and see us at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield.  We operate independent of the weather and are open rain, sunshine or snow Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-7297.

We give thanks this month for all the support we receive throughout the year.  This small shelter would not be able to do what we do for the dogs and pups were it not for the adopters, volunteers and donors who help us out.  If you opened your home to one (or more!) of our dogs we thank you and love hearing from you.   We always have dogs available for adoption….big, small, puppies or seniors….there always is a canine looking for their “furever” home.  We thank our dedicated volunteers, who are willing and committed to giving a minimum of just 3 hours a week to help out.  Lastly, we thank you for donating, be it money or supplies like the items listed on our wish list page on the website at, or bigger items for the ever ongoing building/kennel projects that help improve the dogs’ stay at the shelter.    Your support helps keep this place running, and we thank you!

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NCCR’s 1st Annual Walk & Wag

NCCR’s 1st Annual Walk & Wag

Even though the forecast for rain looked pretty certain all week, the sun arrived just in time NCCR’s 1st Annual Walk & Wag at Lake Erie State Park! Thank you to everyone who attended, all of the dogs were well behaved and we hope that everyone had a good time! A special thank you to the Park for allowing us to hold the event there.

Here are a few photos of some of the participants.

2018 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

2018 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics




Saturday November 3, 2018

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Firemen Training Grounds

240 Harrison St, Jamestown, NY

(between Foote Ave. & Winsor St.)


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.


2018 Dog-gone Good Yard Sale

2018 Dog-gone Good Yard Sale

IMG_2030On Friday morning, opening day of the Sixth Annual Dog-gone Good Yard Sale, we were met with a long line of shoppers waiting to see what was available! Thank you to all who donated and shopped;  this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we certainly couldn’t have had such success without the assistance of so many generous people.   A huge thank you also to our wonderful dedicated volunteers who spent countless hours organizing and tagging all of the items and being on site for the sale days.

It turns out that this was our best year yet! The proceeds from this event enable NCCR to continue caring for the large number of dogs in need that enter the Rescue each year. Our heartfelt thank you for all who participated!

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2018 Deli Dog Day

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Unlike last year when it rained, it was a beautiful, very warm weather day for Deli Day at the Old Corner Deli. Pepper was our ambassador and he was so calm and well mannered (Pepper has been adopted!).



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A former NCCR resident stopped in to say hi. Taylor, renamed Abbey was adopted in May and her family thinks she’s great! We were happy to hear from others who talked with us that they had rescue dogs.





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Thank you to everyone that came to the event and to Joyce Lewallen, who welcomed us on her premises to hold this event for the 3rd year and gift certificate for the raffle basket.The winning raffle ticket was drawn by Joyce and the basket was won by Sandy Lutes. Proceeds are being used to purchase a new supply of durable toys for the shelter dogs.


2018 Putts for Mutts

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The 5th Annual Putts for Mutts was held last Saturday at the Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield and fun was had by all! Thank you to all of the players and sponsors who contributed to the great success of this event!

Gold Sponsor:
Happy Hounds Hotel

Silver Sponsors:
Paula Bobik & Family
Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate
Larry Romance & Son
Shults Auto
Walmart Fredonia

Bronze Sponsors:
Arkwright Printing Company
Barber Construction
Barnes Green Houses
Donna & Wally Carnrite
Certo Brothers Distributors
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Suites
DFT Communications
Evergreen Outfitters
Fredonia Beaver Club
Fredonia Massage Therapy
Great Tree Inn
Jack’s Barcelona Drive In
MWJ Tents
Nickel Plate Depot
The Okerlund Family
Olde Corner Deli
Ottaway’s Auto Body
Pinehurst Golf Club
Deb & Mark Puckhaber
Trish, Charlie & Angie Rexford
Shorewood Country Club
The Studio at Panterra
Subway of New Hampshire
Tammy’s Country Kitchen
Tom Rugani In Loving Memory of Chi Rugani
VFW Post 8647 Mayville
Village Veterinary Clinic
Westfield Moose
Westfield Nursery
Westfield Veterinary Hospital