Month: January, 2020

CCHS Hot Dogs Cool Cats Winner Announced

Friday, January 31, 2020


                                             (see 5th through 10th after article)


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (January 31, 2020) The Chautauqua County Humane Society's (CCHS) Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest came to a close Thursday, January 30th with a Chinese Crested dog named Tommy being named CCHS Pet of the Year 2020. Along with the pet of the year title, Tommy will receive a 100 Visa Gift card, a photo session with Catherine Panebianco Photography, and will receive a blanket with his photo on it. Tommy’s Mom is Carol Johnson of Jamestown.


Tommy was adopted from the CCHS in June of 2019.  Johnson submitted this story along with a photo of Tommy used in the competition: “Tommy’s my name and I was adopted from CCHS. My mommy is a foster mom for a rescue. The day her beloved Chinese Crested Billy went to heaven, I met my new mommy. It was a blessing for me & her. I know that Billy sent me to her because he loved her so much and he wanted her happy again. He shared his love to her through me. Many thanks to CCHS & Billy for finding me a loving forever home. My mom will tell you rescue pups are the best!”


The Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Photo contest raised $7,496, with the proceeds going directly to benefit the animals at the Chautauqua County Humane Society. CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia thanked all 209 entrants who submitted photos. Papalia said “It is such a fun contest to watch, and it’s amazing to read the stories of the participating animals. Papalia also thanked the sponsors that made the competition a possibility including presenting sponsor Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa LLC., the Media One Radio Group (SE-93, My Country 101.9, 103.1 The Fox, 106.9 Kiss FM, WJTN AM & FM, and WKSN), and Panebianco Photography for their sponsorship support.


The top 10 animal participants will appear on their own warm fuzzy full or twin size blanket. CCHS will announce the date the prizes will be given after the blankets are produced. 


If you would like to learn more please visit


Don't Spend Valentines Alone - We Have The Date For You

Friday, January 24, 2020


Are you NOT looking forward to spending ANOTHER Valentine's day alone?  Maybe you feel a little bitter when you see other people out on dates and showing off how “in love” they are.  Sometimes it just makes you sick.

 According to data from the U.S. Census taken in 2010, there are 105 million Americans over the age of 18 who are single.  

At the Chautauqua County Humane Society we have the cure for those dealing with the outlook of a lonely Valentine's day - without the commitment.  We have plenty of single guys and gals that would LOVE to go out with you this Friday.  Click here to see who's available.  Have you heard of Expawditions? This is your chance to experience a great date with a four legged friend who will give you undivided attention and a bunch of kisses.  The best part about the kisses is that you don’t have to worry about things getting awkward.  


You can even make your doggie date a safe no bake Strawberry Yogurt treat. 

If you do happen to have a Valentine, three is definitely not a crowd! 

Expawditions is free, convenient and fun!  The dogs will love you for it.  Click here to sign up now! 


Show some love to all of the animals with a Pennies 4 Paws donation. 

CCHS Dog Blog Featuring Rudy

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Meet Rudy


Update: Rudy went home on 2/15/2020!


Wouldn't it be nice to have a running partner that was always ready to go?  Rudy is your guy! Rudy is a fun three year old who loves a good work out. After a good work out Rudy relaxes and loves to reward you with a lot of love. Rudy is also a super smart dog!  He is knows sit, down, shake and target. Targeting is a way to get his attention. Rudy came to the shelter as a transfer from Kentucky in December of 2018 and was adopted out twice from CCHS, but he turned out to have just too much energy for his people. It was decided the best option was for him to come back to CCHS. 

Stop by CCHS to meet Rudy soon.  If you want to get a feel for what life with him could be like, you can always take him on an Expawdition.  He would love you for it!  

CCHS Dog Blog Featuring Olive

Thursday, January 16, 2020



Olive is a sweet and loving girl!  Although she is always up for a good, long walk and enjoys playing with her toys, Olive prefers to snuggle.  Whether she is laying at your feet, or laying by your side Olive loves affection.  Sometimes she even forgets and thinks that she is a lap dog as she cuddles up on your lap.  Olive is a true buddy and likes to sit quietly in whichever room of the house you might be in, rarely if ever barking.  Olive is good on a leash, but can be very strong if she sees anything worth chasing.  Olive is still learning, but is very intelligent, obedient, cooperative, and a quick learner.

This was written by Olive's foster family.  If you are interested in adopting Olive please call 716-665-2209 ext. 200 to set up an appointment.  

Click Here To See All Available Animals at CCHS. 


CCHS Cat Blog Featuring Captain Rocky

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Captain Rocky 

Captain Rocky was brought to CCHS as a stray after a change in his living situation left him homeless in September of 2018. Captain Rocky came to CCHS with  Eosinophilic Plaque Granuloma . The condition leaves a raw, bald patch of skin and is usually found on mouth or skull of the cat.  It turned out what was causing the issue for Captain was stress. Louann Bucior who is a long time cat foster for CCHS took him into foster in August of 2019 and the issue has cleared up.  Bucior said that Captain “Plays well with other cats and is a very loving guy who is happiest when he can be laying on your lap.” Bucior also said that Captain is a fan of treats and only eats dry cat food.  If you would like to meet Captain Rocky please call the CCHS Adoption desk and to set up an appointment. Because he is being fostered he will need to be brought in to meet his potential new family. If you are interested in adopting please call 716-665-2209 ext. 200.

Click Here To See All Available Animals at CCHS. 

Cast Your Vote Today In The Hot Dogs Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest Today

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The clock is ticking.  Vote for your favorite pets now!

The Chautauqua County Humane Society's Hot Dogs/Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest is going strong.  We are excited to see who will be crowned the CCHS 20/20 Pet of the Year!   We want to thank everyone who is participating and voting to support the animals that rely on CCHS.  Director of Community Relations Brian Papalia said "I urge everyone to visit the Hot Dogs/Cool Cats page and not just look at the pictures, but to also read the stories of the animals.  There are some very touching stories of how pets came into peoples lives. There are some animals in Hot Dogs/Cool Cats contest that relied on CCHS at one time or another."

The 10 pet photos with the most votes will artfully appear on plush blankets. Papalia said “This year we thought we would change things up a bit and put the top 10 animal photos onto plush blankets.  The contest takes place during the coldest part of the year, so why not give participants something warm and beautiful to look forward to.  What’s warmer and more beautiful than a comfy blanket with your furry family member on it?”  The winning animal’s parent(s) also receives a $100 Visa gift card and a pet photography session with Catherine Panebianco Photography. There are also prizes including $75, $50 and $25 Visa gift cards for second through fourth place respectively.


Everyone is encouraged to participate. Votes are $1 each and purchased in banks of 5. The money collected through the competition benefits the animals at CCHS. Visit to learn more about the HDCC Pet Photo Contest and to vote.

We want to thank Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, The Media One Radio Group and Catherine Panebianco Photography for making the contest possible. 

The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community. 


2nd Chances Thrift Store offers Hot Dogs Cool Cats Sale

Friday, January 3, 2020

2nd Chances Offers Special Sale For Hot Dogs & Cool Cats!


The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s 2nd Chances Thrift Store is getting in on the fun of the Hot Dogs/Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest that is going on from Monday, January 6th until January 30th.  Anytime you shop in the store during the time of the contest you will save 25% off one item when you show your pet’s entered contest photo. Manager Larry Spontaneo said “We wanted to get in on the fun of the competition this year, so this seemed like a great way to give folks an extra incentive to get their furry friends involved with the competition.”

To start of 2020 2nd Chances is packed with furniture, kitchen items, holiday goods, toys and of course clothes!  Spontaneo said “We always have a great selection of clothes to choose from. Everything from jeans and t-shirts to formal wear.  The inventory is constantly changing so it pays to stop in often.” 

The Hot Dogs/Cool Cats Pet Photo contest is the first fundraiser of the year to benefit the animals that rely on the Chautauqua County Humane Society. There is no cost to enter and participants are encouraged to vote early and often to make sure their animal has the best chance at becoming the CCHS Pet Of The Year for 2020. Enter your pet by clicking here!

Learn more about 2nd Chances Thrift Store here.