July Update

July Update

Hi everyone and happy Independence Day week to you!

June was a busy month at the shelter with many puppies and dogs finding loving homes. So far this year we have had 125 adoptions. If you were one of those lucky adopters we thank you and hope that all is going well with your new buddy. We want to make sure everything turns out right; if you have any questions or concerns, call us for information; we are here for you!

Dolly and PixieI am sorry to write that Dolly and Pixie who were featured in last month’s email have still not found homes. These sweet girls are house trained, like spending time with people, and are used to cats and other small dogs. Their antics together are fun to watch too! So spread the word about them and maybe July will be their lucky month.

If you like bigger dogs, we currently have 3 hounds that are availableSammi for page for adoption. You might have heard about Sammi, who was running wild for the longest time last year, became pregnant, and through the amazing efforts of our Executive Director, managed to be caught just in time to have her puppies at the shelter the end of last year. All those pups found homes, but Sammi is still here waiting her turn. She’s come such a long way, from being terrified of people, to realizing that we mean no harm to her. She needs a fenced yard, a loving family who would understand she needs time to adjust to new things, a dog companion to learn from, and a nice couch would be perfect for her!


Winchester is also available; he’s basically a puppy in a 3 year old adult dog’s body. He needs work on his house training, and he likes some dogs, but not others. He has a goofy puppy personality, and as you can see in this picture, he loves to play in the yard!




Misty Dawn face

Misty Dawn is a beautiful spayed adult female Redtick coonhound who recently arrived. She’s friendly to all people, loves attention and head rubs and seems house trained.






Do you think any of these dogs might fit into your home and lifestyle? Or perhaps you can just spread the word about NCCR and the great dogs that are available so other people can see them. 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 (PAWS). Most of the dogs can be seen online at www.caninerescue.org.

With it being July 4th this week, PLEASE be aware of how fireworks can affect your pet or your neighbors pets. Many dogs and cats are terrified of fireworks; they basically have an anxiety attack when they hear the noise; they can panic and hurt themselves or run away. Don’t take your pet to a fireworks display; it’s just not a fun event for them. More pets are lost over the July 4th period than any other time during the year. Keep them safe indoors, in a quiet place where they can’t injure themselves or escape. Make sure they have current tags on their collars; if they do get lost it will be easier for them to be returned to you. They’ll appreciate you for taking such good care of them!

NCCR has a number of events this month we are hosting or participating in:

Tuesday, July 4 NCCR in 4th of July Parade, Mayville
Friday, July 7 “First Friday”, Main Street, Westfield, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, July 22 “Pups on the Patio”, Grape Discovery Center, Westfield, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Fri. & Sat., July 28 & 29 5th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale 9am-4pm

We are taking donations now for the 5th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale held July 28 and 29. Anything that is saleable, except electronics, mattresses and clothing can be donated. Items can be dropped off at the shelter during our open hours Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment. Go through your attic, garage, barn, wherever you have things tucked away that you no longer need/use and would like to donate. We know that there will be someone out there that will buy it! We’ve had jewelry, books, records, dvds, furniture, lawn equipment, antiques, knick knacks, sporting goods, luggage, purses, holiday items, glassware, toys, stuffed animals and kitchenware, etc donated before; the list is endless of what can be donated and what will sell. ALL the proceeds go to the care and well being of the dogs. After you’ve donated, stop back at the end of the month for the sale and bring all your friends! It really is amazing what you will find. :-)

Speaking of donations, the shelter is in need of one of those large patio umbrellas to shade part of the isolation room yard. We added the isolation room last year for dogs that needed time by themselves for peace, quiet or recuperation. The room has an outside cement pad area that’s fenced in, but we didn’t have the funds to put a roof over it, so we’d like to give it some shade with the umbrella for now. NCCR is a 501(c)3 non profit organization so your donation could be tax deductible.

Lastly, if you think you’d like to join a great group of volunteers who loves dogs and wants to help them, call for an application or go online to our website at http://www.caninerescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Volunteer-Application.pdf to fill it out. We always need more help; we could use some more volunteers who can spare 3 hrs on a weekly basis to help different shifts out. You’ll be well rewarded with new 2 and 4 legged friends!

As always, thank you for your support!

NCCR Volunteer

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