Hi there!

It’s been a while since we sent out an email; such a crazy year it has been.    Happily for the dogs it has been a good year, as many of the people who have been forced to stay home have realized that their lives were made better by having a pet stay with them.  So adoption numbers have been wonderful!  We hope that if you have adopted an NCCR dog that the dog is loved and happy and that your own life has been enriched by your 4 legged companion. 

The shelter had to stop their regular open hours due to Covid-19; we can’t afford to take the chance that people could get sick who are responsible for the daily care of the dogs.   Applications to adopt can be found online, if approved an appointment will be made to visit, and all visitors must mask up.  We thank you for your understanding! 

Several dogs have still been with us for a long time.  Copper, Phoebe, Ginger and Miley Girl have all watched as their kennel mates came and went.  All are deserving of finding their own “furever” homes too.  You can find more information on all of them online at www.caninerescue.org.   Copper just completed obedience training and Ginger has recently begun training too, all in  the shelter’s efforts to help them find good homes.  Phoebe was the dog of the week in the newspapers this week and is a personal favorite.  She isn’t good with strangers and won’t roll over for belly rubs for just anyone, but be patient, take your time, visit her several times at the shelter,  bribe her with hot dogs and ball playing in the yard and you will find yourself a loving companion.    You have to earn her affection, and it will be worth it.


Due to the virus situation several of our annual fundraisers were canceled this year.  As a result we are trying something new, an online Auction!  Please read all the details here; we are looking for donations… so if you can… be creative and make something,  donate a beautiful antique from your home,  shop local and make up a gift basket, promote your business and donate goods or a service or buy us something new and have us auction it off!  Items are needed by November 21st and bidding will open shortly thereafter.  The Rescue appreciates any support it receives; even if you can’t donate, check back and start your Christmas shopping by making a bid for an item you like!  Remember it all goes to help the dogs and pups. 

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Stay safe and healthy and thank you!

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NCCR is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, NY, 14787  716-326-PAWS.  Many of the dogs can be seen online at www.caninerescue.org.  NCCR is a New York State Registered Rescue, RR028, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Follow/like us on Facebook or on Instagram @nccrdogs