September Shelter News

Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone! 

Hope you are enjoying it with your family, friends and of course your pets :-)

Definitely still in the dog days of summer according to the weather channel forecast.  Whew, it’s a steamer out there!  The shelter dogs don’t like too much yard time or too many walks when it gets this humid.  The shelter has a number of fans running to circulate the air; we do have a portable a/c unit for the isolation room which is great as we just took in 7 English Setter mix pups that are enjoying that a/c and are now ready to find loving homes:










They are adorable and will probably be mid sized to large adults who will need lots of exercise, attention and TLC to make them become the best possible adults they can be.  To help keep them healthy and traffic down in their room, they will be seen by approved applicants only.  Completing an application and having it checked out and approved does not commit you to adopt, but please be sure that you are serious about adopting before you apply.  You can find applications online for them under each dog’s photo at

So far this year NCCR has adopted out over 175 dogs and puppies!   We would like to point out a dog that we feel is being overlooked at the shelter.  She’s a beauty, and we are surprised she hasn’t been adopted yet.

Nikki is a 3 1/2 year old spayed female Retriever/Shepherd mix who seems to like all people she meets.  She’s dog friendly to most dogs and house trained too.  She is very energetic so an active home would be best for this sweet girl.  More information on Nikki can be found here:


Have you been by the shelter recently?  It’s  located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-7297.   We are working on several projects to improve the facilities.  One of which is the windows in both offices have been replaced.  Boy could you feel the winter drafts through the old ones that were there.  This should definitely help save on the HUGE heating bills we have in the wintertime as well as allowing windows that can now be opened during the warm weather.  It’s a win/win all year round!

Do you live in the Warren/Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania area?  We’ve been seeing reports of medium to large sized dogs disappearing down there, and we wanted to pass the information along.

Can you help us try and win a grant from Petco?  The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting more than $750,000 to animal welfare organizations like ours during their annual Holiday Wishes campaign.  Share your story of love!  Click on the image below for more
As always, thank you for your support.  If you are an adopter, a donor, a volunteer or just someone who spreads the word about us, it is all appreciated!

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