Big Ricks One Stop

Big Rick's One Stop would like your help

finding homes for these adorable cats and

dogs. Below you can see the featured pets

from the Chautauqua County Humane

Society, Lakeshore Humane Society,

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue and

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue.


 Also help us find the owners of these lost pets below.



Lost on March 6th-7th, in Portland around Fair Road, two female dogs. CASH REWARD! One is a medium-sized pitbull-rottweiler-lab mix, light brown with a little bit of white up near her nose and short hair.  Also, white on her chest.  Not wearing a collar.  

The other is a 6 month old dark brown chihuahua and jack russell terrier mix with spots on her feet and chest.  She is wearing a collar.  There is a $25 dollar reward being offered for the return of these dogs.  If you have seen them, please call (716) 544-5792. 




FOUND Beagle on Swede Rd, Brocton

Friendly, well-behaved, not neutred.

Call Troy 716-753-0656


Lost Black And White Tuxedo Cat 
 Reward Offered

His name is Fitz.  He is neutered, has been missing since Saturday October 22nd.  He was last seen in Dunkirk's 4th Ward. Call 785-8787 if you see Fitz.



Buddy is a very large cat. (about 17pounds)

He is very skittish, but loving at home. 

He was lost in the Dunkirk area. Please contact Sabrina if found!






 - “Saving one animal will not change the world, but surely

for that one animal, the world will change forever.” 


 Missing a Pet? Found One?

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Chautauqua Missing Pet Alert




Chautauqua County Humane Society

Chautauqua County Humane Society

Pets of the Week



This week we are featuring “Cinder” and “Rosie”. Cinder is a beautiful long hair gray 8 year old boy that can be a little bit shy, but does warm up. He does not like to be picked up, but likes to lay by you so you can pet him. Rosie is 1 year old hound mix. She is sweet and likes just about everyone she meets. She can be a bit high energy because she is young, so a home with kids over 5 might be best. If you would like to meet either of these 2 “best friends”, stop at the Strunk Road Adoption Center. They are waiting for you! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.


 “Reilly” and “Panther”.  Reilly is a 2 year old Border Collie mix that is ready to play. He is very energetic and really needs a job. He might be a great candidate for an agility course. Because of his energy we think he would be too much for smaller kids. Panther is a 2 year old shorthair cat that really rules the roost. He would be best in a home where he is the only male kitty as he knows that he is “all that”. Because he has an in charge personality, he needs a home with no little kids and people that can respect his need to be boss. He loves attention and is not shy about letting you know he wants it. If either of these sound like a pet that would fit into your home and life, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them or any of the other great pets waiting for their 2nd chance at a great life. For questions or more information, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 




 “Alec” and “Clare”. Alec is a spunky 7 year old Jack Russell Terrier that loves attention and will take all you give him. He does ok with most other dogs but does not do well with cats or other small pets. Clare is a beautiful 2 year old shorthair that is a special kitty looking for a special home. Due to an untreated infection or injury, she had to have an eye removed once she got to our shelter. Her remaining eye is scarred and she has no vision so she is blind. She is very lovable and will play with toys with bells in them as she can hear them. Both of these wonderful pets deserve a forever home of their own. If you think that either will fit into your heart and life, or any of the other pets waiting for their chance at a great life, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them. You will be glad you did. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 


 “Snoopy” and “Tipster”. Snoopy is a 6 year old terrier that knows his mind. He is a bit quirky and needs a calm home with no cats. He is fine with calm dogs and kids over 13 years old. He is looking for someone that understands him and will be patient as he settles in. Tipster is a 5 year old kitty that would do best in a quiet home. He knows who he likes and loves attention from his friends. Tipster has been here for almost 2 years and is really ready for a forever home of his own. If you have a special place in your heart and home for either of these pets, please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet them. All the pets at the shelter are waiting for the 2nd chance they deserve. For information or questions call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 




Hello my name is Lila! I am currently the longest staying resident at CCHS. I'm a friendly girl who loves to play fetch with tennis balls. I know sit and down and I am eager to learn more. I would do best in a home with kids who are 8 years and older because I can get jumpy when I'm very excited. I would also do best if I was the only dog in the home. If you're looking for a lady to bring love and vitality into your life, I'm the gal for you! Come by and meet me today!



“Jack”. Jack is a very friendly 5 year old kitty that can be quite the talker. He will need to stay on a special diet of prescription food to keep him healthy. If you have room in your heart and your home Jack, or any other, great pet awaiting their 2nd chance for a great life, stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center to meet your new best friend! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200,



 “Tinkerbell”. Tinkerbell is a nice 6 year old kitty that would really prefer the quiet life in a forever home. Shelter life is a bit stressful for her, so she will need time in a new home to adjust and patient people to give her that time. She is truly a diamond in the rough. If you have the place in your heart and home for either of these, or any of the pets at CCHS, please stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200.


“Joplin” and “Missy”. Joplin is a 5 year old pit bull mix. She is a sweet and mellow girl that likes taking walks. She seems to like everyone, but might be too much for cats. Missy is a beautiful 2 1/2 year old gray kitty. She is missing an eye, probably due to an old injury. Because of this, it would be best if she was an inside only cat. Both of these great pets are waiting for their 2nd chance at a great life. If you have room in your heart and your home for either of these, or any of our other great pets, please stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center. You will be glad you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 


“Tipster”   Tipster is a beautiful 5 year old kitty that has been at the shelter for over 1 1/2 years. He likes attention, but only on his terms. He would do well in a home where he can be his own guy. He does well with other kitties as long as he has space.   If Tipster sounds like a fit for your home (and heart), please stop by the Strunk Road Adoption Center at meet him or any of the other wonderful pets waiting for their 2nd chance at a great life. For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200. 


  “Aster”. This bunny came to us as part of a large cruelty case. She is very nice and ready to move to forever homes. She is spayed and is a  young adult. If you have what it takes to care for this “honey bunny”,  stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center to meet them. You will be “hoppy” you did! For more information or questions, please call (716) 665-2209 ext. 200


Lake Shore Humane Society


The Next Adoption Days are:

May 20th

June 3rd

June 10th 


Noon - 4 PM


Please come to our semi-monthly adoption days from noon until 4pm at 431 East Chestnut Street, Dunkirk. You can make a special appointment to see any of our adoptable dogs or cats by calling 672-1991, visiting our Facebook page (Lakeshore Humane Society), or contacting us through our website: 


 This black and white spayed female is a favorite with some of our volunteers. Although she does not like to be picked up, she is super friendly and sits at the door to her kennel just waiting for someone to play with her.  Like any young animal, she can get overstimulated, so you need to read and respect her signals. Although she is reputed as not being good with children or dogs, she was fine with the grandchildren of one of our volunteers, so it probably depends on the approach. You are welcome to bring your family to interact with her to see if she is the right pet for you.


This older cat needs a special loving home, and a peaceful, stress free life.  .  Ricky's fur is medium long charcoal with distinctive stripes.  Sometimes he gets scared and growls, but he doesn't mean it.  He has no teeth or front claws, so he couldn't hurt anyone even if he wanted to, which he doesn't. He really just wants to be loved and petted, and purrs when he feelssafe a nd calm and loved. Ricky has tested positive for FIV, (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)  but FIV cannot be transmitted from cat to human or to dogs.  Because he is a "special needs" pet, his adoption fee has been reduced. 

Otis, a Puggle approximately 8 years old, was captured after being on the run in a winter storm.  He had a severe untreated skin and ear infection, but he's better now and ready for his new home.  He still has pep in his step and enjoys romping around the yard, playing and going for walks. This sweet and friendly dog loves being with people and would be a perfect companion for a senior.

  Ruger is a three-year-old shepherd mix looking for his forever home. He is graceful like a deer, and would be a great jogging or hiking buddy for an active person or family. He doesn't like being alone, and needs to work through some anxiety issues. He is also selective about which dogs he seems to like. 



Little Moe  Recently trapped in a vacant storage building, Moe was literally wild with fear about being caged, and his attempts to escape made a mess of his cage and the entire room.  Food, petting, and conversation helped him calm down, and he quickly realized he was in a good place. Soon everyone was holding and petting this cute little guy. He grew rapidly and we were surprised to learn that he was about a year old. Little Moe has short black fur with a spot of white on his underside.  He has become very friendly and healthy and has grown into a very nice cat

Moffitt~This beautiful black tuxedo cat was found with a collar around her neck and leg about a year ago. Efforts to find her owner have been unsuccessful, so she needs a new home. She is estimated to be about four years old, is friendly and pleasant, and seems to get along well with other cats.

Gwen: This very friendly young mother and her kittens came to our care shortly before Christmas. Now that her offspring have been adopted, she is ready for her forever home. Gwen is a short haired brown tabby with white feet and underside, and a distinctive brown spot left of her nose.  She is very friendly and loving, spayed, up to date on her shots, and ready to go. 

Mittens: This big guy is named for his big paws.  He has extra toes, is mostly white with a black cap and other trimmings, beautiful clear green eyes. He is extremely calm and friendly.  He gets along well with the other cats in his pen. Mittens will make a great pet for a family.


 Dogs are available for adoption: All dog adoptions require a pre-home visit and references will be checked.



Yara is a 55-pound Staffordshire Terrier, all muscle and love. She has one brown ear and one poka-dotted ear, which she quirks up in the air when she is listening to you. --she keeps her kennel clean and wants nothing more than to be with people.  Yara is selective about which dogs she likes, but did live with a small male dog in the past. She cannot be in a home with cats--they are too tempting to chase!


Rocky is a 2-year-old boxer mix, and he also has polka dots! He is very playful, and needs to learn a few basic manners. He loves balls, hugs, treats, and playing tag (if he tackles you, you're "It"). We are still getting to know Rocky, as he was brought to us after being picked up as a stray.




Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue



You can visit any of our dogs at the shelter at

7540 N. Gale Street in Westfield. We're open from

1-3pm Monday through Saturday or you can make

an appointment by calling 326-PAWS or emailing

All the dogs can also be seen on the web at


Happy May everyone!

Let's hope the rains have let up for a little bit anyway.  Boy do the dogs and the yards get MUDDY!    We're very glad we've been able to afford to fence in so much of the yards for the dogs to have play time.  We have a boardwalk in the first backyard that was built years ago to try and keep us out of the mud; we're going to have to rip it up and rebuild it this year as it's becoming too saggy and soft.  Always some kind of project going on at the shelter; that's why your donations are so appreciated!

It's been a good beginning to the year so far.   We thank you for adopting, donating or simply telling other people about the wonderful dogs we have available.  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.  Open house is May 20th from Noon-3pm; stop by to talk to some of the volunteers about how you can help out.  With spring advancing we are especially in need of people to help do yard work to keep the place looking as nice as it does.   You can fill out an app at the shelter or online if that's more convenient.

The shelter is full to the brim now with dogs ranging in size from 6 lb. Chihuahuas to a 110 lb German Shepherd.  Plus there are two litters of puppies that will be available in about 4 weeks.  One litter's mom is Willow, a very pretty Blue Heeler mix.   The other litter's mom is Honey,  a small tan terrier mix whose puppies look like they might end up about her size.  If you're interested in a puppy, get your applications in now!

We have a number of upcoming events; some of the biggest are listed below.  Discounted early registration ends May 15th for the Putts for Mutts Golf Tournament.   There are many great prizes and lunch is included too!   Don't golf?  There will be a number of raffle items up for grabs.    Keep an eye on our website; as the date approaches we will be listing the raffle items.  All the details can be found online at

  • Saturday May 13th 11am-2pm Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Westfield Town Barns Chestnut St. Westfield. Sponsored by the Town and NCCR.  Call the Dept. of Health at 753-4481 for all the details.
  • Sunday May 21st 9am-5pm Gardenfest Windy Acres Greenhouse and Nursery, Springville, NY Fundraiser for local rescues
  • Saturday June 3rd 4th Annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament Pinehurst Golf Club, Route 20 Westfield, NY, all the details are online; it's a lot of fun!
  • July 28th/29th 5th Annual Doggone Good Yard Sale at the shelter

Start decluttering your house, garage, barn or whatever and bring us your unwanted goodies for our 5th annual yard sale July 28th and 29th.  Think about items you have sitting around that you don't need or want or use anymore and donate them to us to help us raise money for the dogs.  We will start accepting items at the shelter on July 1st; no mattresses, electronics or clothing though.   Have you ever been to our yard sales?  We have furniture, linens, jewelry, books, records, DVD's, kitchen items, toys, outdoor lawn and garden stuff, sporting equipment,  knickknacks,  lamps, gadgets, antiques and all kinds of interesting things.  Some items we don't even know what they are, but for sure someone else will!  So if it's taking up space that you could use for something else, donate it to us to sell for the care and well being of the dogs and puppies at the shelter. 

And of course, the reason for all these fundraisers and events.....the special dogs that are available for adoption!


Meet Bear (neutered male German Shepherd) and Izzie (spayed female Newfoundland/Retriever mix we guess).  These two best buddies are a 5 year old "couple" whose elderly person had to go into a nursing home and could no longer keep them.  We were contacted to see if we could help out and keep them together.    It made it much easier for their owner knowing that they ended up at NCCR.  They've been together since they were pups, and we don't want to separate them.  Bear is lost without Izzie.  He doesn't like to have her out of his sight and rushes to be back with her after his walks, and he cries if she goes for a walk without him.     Bear is the huge German Shepherd that was previously mentioned.  He probably weighs over 110 pounds and is one of the best behaved Shepherds we've ever had at the shelter.      Please spread the word about them; they are both great dogs....very loving, friendly and housebroken.....and easy to be around!                        

Sammi is the special dog to be highlighted this month; you might have heard or seen about her already as she's been with us for several months.

        Sammi has gone from being a very scared soon-to-be-mom to a much more confident, dog friendly, people friendly girl who is now spayed and ready for a home of her own.  You can read her story here   Her friend Jessie, pictured below is also still looking for a home!



Maybe you can't adopt but have extra time on your hands? Go to the website and fill out a volunteer application or stop by the shelter during open hours from 1-3pm Monday-Saturday and pick up an application there.   There are a number of ways you can help out either hands on with the dogs weekdays, evenings or weekends or with events, fundraising or other things.   The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and their phone number is 716-326-7297.       You'll make new two and four legged friends for sure!


Have you wondered about how you can help the dogs?

We are always looking for volunteers to work shifts, help at events, even just do yard work.  Haven't got the time to volunteer?  How about helping financially and donating your empty nickel deposit cans and bottles.   Several of the local redemption centers such as Get Your Nickel Back in Fredonia, Don's Car Wash in Lakewood and Farm Fresh Variety Store Bottle & Can Redemption in Jamestown will even take your returns and send us the money!

Another painless way is by shopping via Amazon Smile and designating Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue as your charity of choice.  Amazon donates .5% of your purchases (at no additional cost to you!) to the charity you've chosen.  Every penny counts!

If you followed Frankie's stay with us during the many months we had him, you'll be pleased to know that he was one of those lucky 44

  Frankie happily sleeping in his adopted Dad's chair at home.

For those that remember Neesa, she was a much older dog who arrived in very tough and neglected shape.  With lots of vet care, special baths, volunteer TLC and finally a perfect home, Neesa (or Neat as she has come to be called) is enjoying her senior years and absolutely loving her snow time.  Her adopted family say she is happiness on 4 legs.

Many of the dogs can be seen online at  The website lists upcoming events, fundraisers, adoption successes, rabies clinics and other things.  Be sure to check out our Facebook page too; you can easily spread the word about NCCR dogs by liking/sharing their images; it costs you nothing and yet might mean everything to that dog if it helps it find a home.    Dogs can change very rapidly, so if you're looking for something specific, keep checking back!

Lastly, we have several FUNdraisers in the works; maybe something will fit your schedule (all events have more information on the website):

April 29th 5pm-9pm Casino Night at the Fireman's Club in Silver Creek, event hosted by Client Solutions Group. $25 donation.  There will be music, a Chinese auction, blackjack, and other fun things.

June 3rd Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament.  Pinehurst Golf Club, Westfield.  Get your clubs ready and your group together!  NCCR is looking for sponsors and golfers for this always fun event.  There's prizes, food, raffles and more!  Email or call for more  716-467-4663.

We hope to see you at some of these events, and  we thank you for all your support!

Come find a new friend, be it a couch potato or a running buddy, we have all shapes, sizes and colors waiting for you!  If you haven't been by the shelter lately, stop on in!  We're located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and are open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-7297.  Most of the dogs can be seen online at or check out our Facebook page too.

As always, we love to hear about any of our dogs that you adopted.  If it was last week, last year or 10 years ago, please drop us an email and a photo.  This is NCCR's 18th year of "helping dogs adopt a human"!  We remember many of the dogs that pass through the doors; your notes, emails and photos help make it all worthwhile!




Jessie may be a mix of Australian Shepherd and Terrier...really just a guess on our part, but whatever her breed, she is a very unique looking girl! She is approximately 2 years old and is very friendly and playful. She's in a playgroup with other dogs and they get along wonderfully, actually, Jessie gets along with just about any dog, be it her size or larger. Come and meet this cute little girl!


Pixie and Dolly

These sweet girls arrived at NCCR on April 15th, when their 
senior owner moved to a place where she
was not allowed to
bring dogs.    Dolly (mostly brown) is a senior female Chihuahua
mix and Pixie
(brown with white) is her daughter.  They are both
housetrained.  As they have spent their lives together,
a home
where they can stay together would be ideal.  They have lived with
cats.  Pixie and Dolly are currently in foster care.  They will be
spayed soon and then will be all set for a new home.


Bear and Izzy

Meet Bear (male/Shepherd) and Izzy (female/Newfie mix), a 5 
year old "couple" who have been together since
Sadly, their elderly "dad" had to go into a nursing home, but
he is thankful knowing they are safe and
cared for until they
find a new home. Ideally these two could stay together, but
we will consider separate homes. 
As the dogs lived with an
older gentleman and we do not know if they have been with
children, we will not place
them in a home with young children. 


Westfield Stray Cat Rescue






Dust Bunny: This girl is about 10 years old and shy, but with love and patience, she would blossom into a wonderful pet!




Allie is a beautiful white & gray DSH female cat who is very friendly and enjoys socializing with people.  She gets along with other cats, has had her shots & is spayed.


Annabelle is two years old and is a very soft, fluffy cat who loves to vocalize!  She enjoys playing with toys and chasing the other cats!

Diego is a very handsome fellow!  He is a black & gray tiger mix with white fur; Diego is 3 years old.  Diego has a great personality - he has all his vaccinations & is neutered.


Lily is a Dark colored Tortoiseshell & is about two and a half years old.  Lily enjoys running around the shelter & playing games with the other cats.




Rhett is a gorgeous buff & white colored cat - he is around 2 years old.  He likes to sit in the sunshine & is a very gentle boy.




There are 8 kittens at the Stray cat rescue! These are 3 of them! They are tiger striped, some with white on the face and legs.  They have been given their initial shots, given worm & flea medicines.  They are about 7 –8 weeks old and very cute.



If you are interested in adopting any of these cats or any of our other many felines in need please call (716) 326-2404 or email us at Feel free to see our other kittys at our website also please visit our Facebook page at

which contains a link to petfinder that lists the WSCR cats that are available for adoption.

You can visit any of our cats Monday-Friday from 10AM to 5PM and Saturdays 10AM-2PM at the Thrifty Kitty located at 59 E. Main St. Westfield, NY.

The cats at Westfield Stray Cat Rescue are up to date on all their vaccinations and have been tested negative for both Feline Leukemia and FIV.



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