May Update

May Update

Happy May everyone!

Let’s hope the rains have let up for a little bit anyway. Boy do the dogs and the yards get MUDDY! We’re very glad we’ve been able to afford to fence in so much of the yards for the dogs to have play time. We have a boardwalk in the first backyard that was built years ago to try and keep us out of the mud; we’re going to have to rip it up and rebuild it this year as it’s becoming too saggy and soft. Always some kind of project going on at the shelter; that’s why your donations are so appreciated!

It’s been a good beginning to the year so far. We thank you for adopting, donating or simply telling other people about the wonderful dogs we have available. The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling (716)326-7297. Open house is May 20th from Noon-3pm; stop by to talk to some of the volunteers about how you can help out. With spring advancing we are especially in need of people to help do yard work to keep the place looking as nice as it does. You can fill out an app at the shelter or online if that’s more convenient.

The shelter is full to the brim now with dogs ranging in size from 6 lb. Chihuahuas to a 110 lb German Shepherd. Plus there are two litters of puppies that will be available in about 4 weeks. One litter’s mom is Willow, a very pretty Blue Heeler mix. The other litter’s mom is Honey, a small tan terrier mix whose puppies look like they might end up about her size. If you’re interested in a puppy, get your applications in now!

We have a number of upcoming events; some of the biggest are listed below. Discounted early registration ends May 15th for the Putts for Mutts Golf Tournament. There are many great prizes and lunch is included too! Don’t golf? There will be a number of raffle items up for grabs. Keep an eye on our website; as the date approaches we will be listing the raffle items. All the details can be found online at

Saturday May 13th 11am-2pm Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Westfield Town Barns Chestnut St. Westfield. Sponsored by the Town and NCCR. Call the Dept. of Health at 753-4481 for all the details.
Sunday May 21st 9am-5pm Gardenfest Windy Acres Greenhouse and Nursery, Springville, NY Fundraiser for local rescues
Saturday June 3rd 4th Annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament Pinehurst Golf Club, Route 20 Westfield, NY, all the details are online; it’s a lot of fun!
July 28th/29th 5th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale at the shelter

Start decluttering your house, garage, barn or whatever and bring us your unwanted goodies for our 5th annual yard sale July 28th and 29th. Think about items you have sitting around that you don’t need or want or use anymore and donate them to us to help us raise money for the dogs. We will start accepting items at the shelter on July 1st; no mattresses, electronics or clothing though. Have you ever been to our yard sales? We have furniture, linens, jewelry, books, records, DVD’s, kitchen items, toys, outdoor lawn and garden stuff, sporting equipment, knickknacks, lamps, gadgets, antiques and all kinds of interesting things. Some items we don’t even know what they are, but for sure someone else will! So if it’s taking up space that you could use for something else, donate it to us to sell for the care and well being of the dogs and puppies at the shelter.

And of course, the reason for all these fundraisers and events…..the special dogs that are available for adoption!

Izzy and Bear
Meet Bear (neutered male German Shepherd) and Izzie (spayed female Newfoundland/Retriever mix we guess). These two best buddies are a 5 year old “couple” whose elderly person had to go into a nursing home and could no longer keep them. We were contacted to see if we could help out and keep them together. It made it much easier for their owner knowing that they ended up at NCCR. They’ve been together since they were pups, and we don’t want to separate them. Bear is lost without Izzie. He doesn’t like to have her out of his sight and rushes to be back with her after his walks, and he cries if she goes for a walk without him. Bear is the huge German Shepherd that was previously mentioned. He probably weighs over 110 pounds and is one of the best behaved Shepherds we’ve ever had at the shelter. Please spread the word about them; they are both great dogs….very loving, friendly and housebroken…..and easy to be around!

Thank you for your time; we hope to see you at an event or come by the shelter and see where all the magic happens!

NCCR Volunteer

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