May Shelter News


It looks like spring finally made it, and boy are the dogs and volunteers happy about that!  It’s a lot more fun for the dogs to play in the yards with nice sunny weather, and the volunteers certainly enjoying walking the dogs more when it’s not raining out!

We’ve had a great beginning to 2018; as of this weekend there have been about 100 dogs and pups how have made their way to their new homes. We thank you if you were one of those families who adopted.   If you spread the word, put up a poster, shared a Facebook post or in any way donated, volunteered or helped out then we certainly appreciate it!

Have you stopped by the shelter to see the current “residents”? We are located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, NY and are open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-7297.  Our website is or follow us on Facebook too at

We usually have about 20 dogs/puppies at any time depending on the litters that are on han  We are often bursting at the seams with several litters that bump our numbers even higher.  Dogs and pups arrive as local turnovers or strays, and we also try and help other shelters when they run out of room by taking some of their dogs.  We just took in a stray pregnant dog from a central NY shelter as her time there was running up .   She will have her pups here, and then we will carefully screen applications for them when the pups are old enough. We also have been getting more puppy mill breeder dogs.  It’s terribly sad to see some of these dogs.  They are often afraid of so many things.  samara1 Samara, a female husky, recently arrived from such a situation.  It took us several days to realize that we had to dump food on the floor for this girl to eat.  She wasn’t used to food dishes it seemed.  We work with these dogs and try to help them understand that there are good, kind, loving people in the world.   It takes time, but eventually she will be ready to be placed in a home.

The shelter has a number of events and fundraisers coming up; we also help sponsor the local free rabies clinic that is held at the Westfield Town Barns. More information about the rabies clinic can be found here:

Saturday, May 19                              Free Rabies  Clinic, Westfield, 10:00am-12:00

Saturday, May 19                              Rally to Rescue Adoption Spring Pet Expo, Lackawanna, 10:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, May 19                              Open House @NCCR, 12:00-3:00pm

Sunday, May 20                                 Gardenfest & Rescue Benefit, Windy Acres Greenhouse, Springville,  9:00am-4:00pm

Saturday, June 2                               Putts for Mutts Golf Tournament, Pinehurst Golf Club, Westfield    $60/player includes lunch

Sunday, June 10                               Dog Days of Kenmore, Mang Park, Kenmore

Saturday, June 16                             Open House @NCCR,12:00-3:00pm

Friday, June 29                                  Deli Dog Day @Olde Corner Deli, Hartfield, 11:30am-1:30pm

One of our most important fundraisers is coming up next month.  Our 5th Annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament is June 2nd at Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield.  It’s a fun day for all the golfers with lots of prizes, and anyone can stop by and buy tickets for all the great raffle baskets that will be available!  Do you work for or know of a business that can donate prizes or raffle baskets?  Any donations are very much appreciated!   More information can be found here

Save money by registering before May 15th!

We thank you for your support and hope to see you at the shelter or at one of the events.
NCCR Volunteer

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