May Shelter News

It’s a busy month at the shelter and lots of events. The shelter is full up, and one of the newest residents presented us with 10 puppies on Mother’s Day.  The latest poster shows most of the dogs. Plus we have more puppies at a foster home that will be ready for adoption in another week or so; keep an eye on the website at if you are looking for a puppy. We receive lots of apps for pups, so please be patient!


Remember too, that if you stop by the shelter to look at the dogs give them some patience and understanding. New people at the shelter are always greeted with lots of barking and jumping; they all want your attention! Once they know you they settle down, but it’s not always easy to tell their personality if you are just visiting for the first time. Talk to the shelter crew about the dogs and ask to have a dog taken to the Learning Center building or out in the yard for some one/one time with you. The website now shows some videos of the dogs outside of their kennels; check it out online under the Available Pets/Dog Videos heading.

A reminder

This coming Saturday May 18th is the Rabies Immunization Clinic from 10-noon at the Westfield Town Barns at 118 Chestnut Street. NCCR helps sponsor this clinic; if you have any questions call the County Health Dept. at 753-4481. More information is on the poster above. The Westfield Town Clerk will be PRESENT to license dogs from 10:00am -NOON for Village and Town of Westfield residents. The cost is $5.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $13.00 if not. Cash or checks will be accepted.

 The volunteers will be busy Saturday as not only will they be helping at the Clinic, but Open House is Saturday the 18th too from 1-3pm. Stop by, talk to the volunteers about how you can help, meet all the great dogs that are available, drop off donations like bleach, canned food, old sheets and towels or make a monetary donation. Everything helps!

And have you heard that the 6th Annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching? See the information in the poster above. The 18 hole charity event is June 1st at the Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield, but if you register by May 15th you will save money! The shelter is still looking for more hole sponsors as well as donations for the raffles. So if you just want to donate an item to raffle or have a business you’d like to promote either with a raffle item/gift certificate or by sponsoring a hole contact Kristine at 716-467-4663 or by email at It all helps the dogs!

The dedicated people at NCCR have been helping take care of stray and unwanted dogs and puppies for 20 years now. Dogs at the shelter come in as local strays or turnovers, puppy mill survivors that are no longer valuable as breeders or dogs from overcrowded shelters that get another chance here at NCCR. We almost always have big dogs, small dogs, young dogs or seniors. Something for everyone!

So if you can, please tell your friends, family and coworkers about the upcoming events or hang up the available dog poster from above. Your support is always appreciated; the dogs and the humans all thank you.

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.

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