Category: “Success Stories 2020”

Willow (formerly Peanut)

Peanut arrived at NCCR after being found stray. No one claimed her and she was soon adopted. “Peanut is now Willow.  She is doing great! Learning something new everyday She loves to cuddle and sleeps well every night.  We love her!” 

Willow was adopted in December 2020.


“He’s a hundred times better than I ever thought he’d be.  I am so thrilled to have him; it’s a miracle. From day one, he plays, licks, loves belly rubs, car rides. Someone trained him; he’s so smart!” 

Bear was adopted in December 2020


Priscella and two of her pals lost their home when the family could no longer care for them. Thankfully, she is now settled into her new home! “She has adjusted extremely well, just after one week she exhibits behavior that is very friendly and happy. She is very cuddly and roams the house freely. She appears to be completely house trained as she hasn’t had an accident in our house yet and we don’t expect her too at this point in time.

She loves to cuddle up to you when she sleeps. She loves our house and particular our sun room. This allows her to get a full view of the outside since it is completely glassed and screened in. ANY animal (deer, squirrel, chipmuck) gets her attention immediately! She isn’t really vocal but sometimes will be when she wants someone’s attention. The only odd thing we found is that when she hears the fire siren, she thinks it is other dogs howling and she begins to howl as well. Don’t think this is harmful and is somewhat entertaining.

She goes for 4-5 walks a day and on the weekend I take her to a park and use a long training lead to let her wander around for about an hour. Now her tails wags all the time. She appears to be very happy with her new surroundings.

We are really happy to add her to our family and completely enjoying her company.  Thanks for sharing her with us.” 

Priscella was adopted in September 2020.

Koda (Chief)

This handsome fellow was found roaming stray. When no owner came forward, he was readied for adoption and soon left for a new home. “The first week or so he would suck on his blanket from the shelter and knead. To my surprise he hasn’t done it in a few days, where when he first got here he was doing it multiple times a day. He does great when our family comes over. We have no children in our house or family so he hasn’t interacted with them yet. We walk at least 1 hour a day, and he does great. He pulls if he sees another person/dog/bird. He has sit down pat. We are working on down, recall, heal, and leave it. He’s a fast and smart learner, but husky’s like to do things on their own terms! He is a Velcro dog to me. If I go to another room, he has to follow me and know where I am. His attachment seems strongest with me, probably because I am home all day and give him training and structure.

Sorry for the novel! It’s nice to talk about our sweet boy. If you have any advice to anything, let me know!”

Koda was adopted in October 2020.

Daryl (Happy)

Daryl and his brothers were abandoned in a cemetery. After being rescued, it didn’t take long for each of them to find homes. Daryl now has a new brother, Todd, who was adopted a year ago from NCCR. “He’s doing very well. He does not like to be crated; so he has run of the house and doesn’t get into anything, but if not around he will take shoes. Daryl is good with people and kids; not timid. He’s very cute, very smart! ” 

Daryl was adopted in October 2020.

Ivy (Heaven)

After a very long stay at NCCR, it was a wonderful day when Ivy headed off to her new home! “She is doing great. She is fitting in very well and has a big personally. She a very sweet dog! She loves playing with her sister friend Gotham, and walking around the farm and investigating new sights and smells. She has fit in very nicely. She loves going for rides and jumps in the car every chance she gets even when you don’t expect it. The other day the vet was here for a one of the horses and left her door open next thing you know, Ivy jumped in the side door. Very funny!

Thank you so much for taking care of her and giving her a second chance.”

Ivy was adopted in April 2020.

Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae came to NCCR at 8 years old when her family could no longer care for her. It wasn’t too long before a special family chose her. “Maggie Mae has been a great addition to our family.  She is very sweet and we’ve enjoyed watching her grow close with our other dog, Tandy.  Maggie Mae LOVES to go on walks, she has been happy to show off her swimming skills and she is always up for tug of war contests with her new family.  She is adjusting well—housetrained, eating well, sleeping well, plays nice with our other dog, etc. ”

Our experiences with Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue couldn’t be better.  Maggie Mae has been as advertised; it is obvious the staff of NCCR took the time to get to know her during her time there.  Thank you again for everything!”

Maggie Mae was adopted in September 2020.

Hazel (formerly Cupcake)

Hazel came to NCCR from an overcrowded shelter. She needed a family who would see to it that she got plenty of exercise and just general training. From her family: “She’s adjusting really well here, she gets a little nervous around new people, but it takes a few treats and she warms up to them. She is still nervous around my husband still, but he is giving her treats and doing what the dog trainer tells us. Hazel is really fond of my daughter who is around her the most. She follows her around everywhere. My daughter, taught her how to sit, lay down and handshake. The housetraining is still a work in progress, she still has accidents sometimes but we are working on her alerting us when she needs to go. She sleeps in her crate and sleeps most nights all the way through. We really love having Hazel in our home, we are so grateful to have this opportunity to give her the best life possible. She is honestly the sweetest, silliest dog who loves to cuddle, go for car rides or running around the yard. Hazel is an absolute joy to have around and we love her so much!

Hazel was adopted in September 2020.


A very obese Molly arrived at NCCR on 4/28/20, rescued after being abandoned in a vacant apartment, where a concerned neighbor had been feeding her through a window. Fast forward to September, her adopter writes: “Just thought I’d send a quick note.  We just got back from a vet visit.  At her first visit Molly weighed 47.6 pounds with an ideal weight of 34.0.  Today she weighs 37.6 pounds.  When she is outside on the rope she will try jump up to get the squirrels and will actually get off the ground.  Of course they know to be at least a nose & a half higher.  When she catches a scent she will try to run after it, at least as much as I’ll let her with my 30 foot line.  I don’t dare walk her without one.  She can also jump up on my bed now, something she couldn’t do before.  She can be a blanket hog but we work it out.  Thanks again for everything.” 

Keep at it Molly, you are looking great!

Molly was adopted in May 2020.


Dundee came to NCCR from an overcrowded shelter in August 2020. Adopted early in September, his family says: “He’s doing phenomenal; he’s not had one accident in the house; he’s fabulous. He has no rescue issues at all.  The only quirky thing he’s afraid of anything that smokes – candles, campfires, people smoking. He’s good on leash and goes in fenced yard to run around.  Dundee loves attention; gets along with animals; he’s so even keel; he’s the best. He’s a wonderful fit; what a blessing he is!”

Dundee was adopted in September 2020.