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.



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?

Check out the Facebook group below and Share it!

Let's Reunite Love!


Chautauqua Missing Pet Alert




Chautauqua County Humane Society

Chautauqua County Humane Society

Pets of the Week


This week we are featuring “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:

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 cutie is Felix, who is approximately 3 years old. He's an affectionate little guy who previously lived with 2 other cats and doesn't seem to mind dogs. His favorite hobby is playing in his water dish. He is a black tuxedo with an inverted white V on his face.



Welcome Summer into your home. This tortoiseshell female is about ten months old. She was rescued as a seven month old with a littermate, Autumn.  The two were close companions and now that Autumn has been adopted, Summer needs her forever home. She is an orange and black mix with white feet, muzzle, and vest.  Although a little shy, she has become shy and plays with the other older kittens in her cage. 



This beautiful young male was found behind a local restaurant. He has short, light tawny fur, is about 10 months old, and is still a little shy, so he will need patience and love. A home with other cats would probably work well, but being the only pet with lots of attention and love would also be fine. Pretzel is neutered and up to date on his shots. We are offering a special discount on his adoption fee to ensure that he gets his forever home before his first birthday, half the usual adoption fee. He is neutered and up to date on his shots, so he is ready to go.

This beautiful cat is approaching his third birthday.  He is short haired, color of honey or caramels, with beautiful white accents.  He was surrendered by his owners and hates being caged.  He is friendly unless he doesn't get enough free time, then he gets pretty feisty about being kept in or returned to his cage, so he really needs a home where he can move about.  He seems to get along with  the other cats fine.  Neutered and up to date on his shots, Caramel is a wonderful pet-to-be. 


   This attractive three year old cat has lots of reasons not to trust humans.  She was abandoned and left locked in without food and water for an unknown length of time.  However, Vanna has not lost her sweetness and her love for people, and comes right up to be petted as soon as anyone comes near her cage.  She has medium fur, white with splotches of black, with a scalloped black "cap" on her head. Spayed and up to date on her shots, this gal gets along fine with the others in her cage, and is a favorite with many of our volunteers due to her friendly, loving disposition.  She needs a home where she can be sure she will always have food and water, as well as lots of love.


These two guys were adopted as kittens 10 years ago, and recently returned.  Fortunately, they are adjusting well after losing their lifetime home.  Both are large cats that are very good with children and dogs, have been neutered, and are up to date on all shots.  Tigger is a striking dark orange with bits of white on his face, vest and tips of some of his toes. BamBam is a long haired gray with a touch of white.  Although they need a special diet, they are very active and involved.  We are hoping they can get a forever home that really is forever, and since they have been together their whole lives, we will offer the pair for only one adoption fee.  



        Flynn was born in spring 2016, and is presently in a foster home where he gets along great with other animals and the children.  He is neutered, up to date on his shots, and really needs to get to his forever home soon.  A short haired tabby, he has lots of white markings and is very attractive and also sweet and friendly.





Dante: If you like a cat with a little personality, Dante might interest you. Feral when he arrived in our custody, he settled down, but he still has that "spark" He's always watching you with those big green eyes. Dante is going on 4 years old, mostly black with interesting white highlights, and is neutered and up to date on his shots. 





  Tidy and Lucky: These are two of three buddies that were taken in together from an unfortunate situation. Their short brown tabby fur is enhanced with wonderful white markings and accents.  They are neutered and up to date on their shots, and make wonderful housemates because they are such good pals.  If you adopt them together, we will give you a special lower adoption fee.  If you have room for a third cat, their buddy, we will be glad to negotiate a very special rate so they can have a home together!



"Pick a Pair"


Dora and Cora

These two littermates are almost mirror images. Both are short hair tuxedo cats with white feet and an inverted white triangular face, and each has black dots next to her nose. They were in a family with a dozen and a half cats until their owner passed away. Now ten years old, spayed and up to date on their shots, they need a new home, and it would be best if they can be kept together. Dora is very friendly and loves attention; Cora likes to be petted but is a little shy. To facilitate their finding their new forever home together, we are offering these two lovely ladies at a very special adoption fee, only $40 for both.


  Tiger and Dante came from different places, but they have become good chums and affectionate towards each other. Dante, a black and white longhair, is about 3 1/2 years old, and came to us quite feral.  He is used to people now, but still has a bit of an attitude.  Tiger is about four years old, and is a friendly short haired brown tabby.  Both cats love to be petted.  They are neutered and up to date on shots, so ready to go to a forever home. To cement their friendship, we are offering a special adoption rate, ($50 for both.)




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



 Aries: When you look into the sad eyes of this extraordinary dog, you can see how much he wants you to take him home and make him a part of your family. Aries was purchased off the streets as a two week old puppy in a horrible snow storm. He was bottle fed and cared for by an amazing family who couldn't keep him. Aries is a top dog and needs to be the only dog in the household. He is used to being the protector for his people and becomes very easily attached. He needs a strong handler who can bond with him and teach him how to be in a pack environment. Aries, having a lot of energy, suffers from anxiety in the kennel environment. He enjoys car rides, hiking and being close with his owner, and he is learning. Due to his anxiety in the shelter Aries is losing weight and has broken his teeth chewing at the kennel. He needs a home where he can uncaged and hang out with his people.  Because of his size and level of energy we recommend that he be in a home with older children., and a fenced yard would be great. 



This  very sweet seven year old female Pit-bull, who is a gorgeous brindle color, was bred constantly before we got her. A sweet, gentle, loving animal, she is about 7-8 years old, and just loves people and attention.  She is good with cats and kids, but needs to be the only dog in the household.  She may need some training to become housebroken, as she spent most of her time in a crate.  All references will be checked including the veterinarian’s, and a pre-home visit is mandatory for all dog adoptions.  She is spayed and up to date on her shots. 


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!


Dora is a well-behaved seven-year-old black lab. She has a comically deep voice for a lady, and isn't shy about letting you know she wants attention! She exhibits the typical lab qualities: she is intelligent, observant, and quick to learn. She also loves everyone she's met so far! Unfortunately, Dora has issues with her legs--she has hip dysplasia and her front legs get tired easily from carrying her body weight. She will be on medication for the rest of her life for joint support and arthritis, but she doesn't let that get her down! She will need frequent but easy exercise to keep her healthy.

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


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!

Hello everyone!

So far it's been a pretty good winter at the shelter; the snow hasn't come down as much as some years which is a good thing because then the gates in the yard get snowed in, and there is only a handful of the dogs who really love being out in the cold weather.  Most dogs prefer to stay inside on their Kuranda beds and blankets just like Rex did when he was recuperating last year.  Thank you to all the people who donate beds and blankets!

January was a good month for adoptions;   26 lucky dogs went to their new homes!  The revolving door never stops though; the shelter always has more dogs barking to come in.  We took in 3 labs from a terribly overcrowded shelter in Louisiana, a number of puppies from another overcrowded shelter in Indiana and local turnovers whose people went into hospice care or just didn't have time for their dogs anymore.   The sad reality of overcrowded municipal shelters is that many dogs don't get a chance of rescue before their fate is decided and their time runs out; we do what we can, when we can to help out.

If you saw our December newsletter about Sammi and her pups, all of the pups found homes; we are getting reports that they are growing by leaps and bounds.  Our focus has shifted to Sammi, and she is making wonderful strides in overcoming her fear of people.  Sammi was truly a feral dog when she was found; it has taken weeks for us to gain her trust and be able to leash her and take her for walks or yard time.  It's helped enormously that she's dog friendly and has paired up well with several other hounds that we have at the shelter.    The volunteers are determined that they will get her to the point of being able to place her in her own home so that she can have the good life she deserves.

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.

We wanted to thank everyone for their generosity over the holidays; we were fortunate to receive a number of donations.  Just a reminder if you send us a memorial donation, please put down the name and address of the family that the memorial is for; we want to make sure that your generosity is properly recognized. 

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!






We believe Millie is at least 7 years old. These little dogs can live through their teens so she has many years left hopefully! She's a sweetheart who loves to lie under her blankets- she just burrows away! Millie is in foster care and an appointment would be needed for you if you would like to meet this sweet little snuggler. He foster mom says this about her: "Typical of many small dogs, she is possesive of her person and doesn't like other dogs to be around her person; rat terriers were bred to be tough little fighters, and she has an 'I am the queen' personality when it comes to other dogs. Besides that, she's a sweet, affectionate dog who loves attention. It's still unknown if she tolerates cats or kids, as I have neither. I think her perfect home would be one with an older person or couple, with no other pets. She's playing fetch with a favorite toy right now. I think she'd make a great companion for someone who's willing to take on an older dog that still loves to play!"






Meet Peaches! She's a 15lb. pug doxie mix. This little girl would prefer a quieter home and one where a lot of attention was lavished on her! Peaches is a little timid at first, but really wants to be your loving companion. She's very afraid of men for some reason and would do best in a quiet home preferably with only a frmale. She gets very attached to the female in the home and becomes territorial with that person. She bonds very well with someone and loves that person with all her heart!



Westfield Stray Cat Rescue


Bonnie: Bonnie is about two years old. She is a tiger with white/gray and is a real love bug! She really enjoys cuddling with visitors and would make a wonderful companion. Bonnie is up to date on all her shots. Call 326-2404 to see Bonnie!






 Scotty: He is a very playful and engaging young kitten who is looking for an active family to be part of.



This is Olive who is very sweet natured & loves to cuddle! Olive would make a great companion - she loves to socialize with people!




This is Ducky who loves to play games with the other cats. Ducky is about 6 -8 months old and is waiting for his forever home!



Boots is a very pretty black and white female with mitten toes!!  She is shown here lying in the sun and purring - her two favorite pastimes!! Boots will be four years old on June 25 and the only thing she wants for her birthday is for you to adopt her!  Please consider opening your heart - and your home - for "BOOTS"!  Come visit "BOOTS" and our other cats at "The Thrifty Kitty" or call 326-2404 to schedule an appointment.



Josephine is a four year old Tortiseshell female who gets along well with other cats and wants to be your new BFF!!!  Come visit us at 59 E. Main St, Westfield, NY or call for an appointment at 326-2404.




NINA who is a five year old female Calico.  Nina is spayed & current on her shots.  She is very affectionate & was probably someone’s pet who was abandoned.  Call WSCR @ 326-2404 to see NINA.



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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