Month: June, 2021

CCHS Dog Blog Featuring Gus

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Meet Gus! 



Gus is a really good natured guy who is looking for a family to call his own. He really needs to find a home without cats or children under eight. He just isn’t a fan of sharing his stuff. Gus is pretty spunky for an older feller.  He also is a bigger guy who is pretty strong. 


Click Here To Submit An Adoption Application For Gus. 

Gus was found abandoned on a porch and was brought to the Chautauqua County Humane   Society by City of Dunkirk Animal Control Officer Denize Zentz. After he came to the shelter on April 21st,  a very caring community came together to cover the costs of the necessary medical treatments needed to get him physically well and the Behavior Staff at CCHS has done a wonderful job mentally preparing him for his new home.  Lead Canine Activities Specialist Danny Reynolds talks about Gus, “Every once in a while, we get a dog whose personality lights up the room.  Gus is one of those dogs.  He is a happy go lucky boy who loves to be around people.  He plays well with most other dogs.  Currently he goes out with Fiona to play and they have a great time.  Anytime I work with Gus, he brings a smile to my face.” 

Gus really enjoys going for walks and just being with his people. If you think that you would be a good match for each other, then please click here to fill out an adoption app at

4th Of July Pet Safety

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Break out your grills, lawns chairs and plenty of food, because it’s that time of year—Independence Day is just around the corner! The Fourth of July is always a great day to celebrate with friends, family and furry ones alike. While it may seem like a great idea to treat your pet to some celebration scraps and have them join in on all of the fun, the reality is that some festive foods and activities can be hazardous to your furry friends. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) wants you to be sure to keep the following tips in mind while celebrating this summer holiday with your pets:

  • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended. It’s no secret that alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, your pet could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases.
  • Keep an eye on those chemicals. Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of certain sunscreen products could result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellents that contain the chemical DEET can lead to neurological problems. You should also keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of pets’ reach, too. 
  • Be wary of where you keep your matches and lighter fluid.Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases—if ingested. Lighter fluid comes with its own set of dangers, and can be irritating to skin. If ingested, it can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.
  • Keep your pets on their normal diet. Sudden changes in your pet’s diet (even if it’s just for one day) can sometimes lead to indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and specific nutritional requirements. Not to mention, foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes, raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals. Check out our full list of people foods to avoid feeding your pets for more information, and consider packing some of your pet’s favorite usual treats to give them something special on the holiday! 
  • Remember to keep a no-glow zone. For parties and celebrations that last into the night, glow sticks and glow jewelry are popular party favors. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestion, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers. Be sure to keep those items reserved for your human guests and avoid putting them on pets.
  • Be careful when it comes to fireworks! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals. Loud noises can also be a big concern for some sensitive pets. See APCC’s full list of fireworks safety concerns and tips for more information. 
  • Keep gates and doors closed. Given all the excitement around Independence Day parties, it isn’t uncommon for some pets to get scared and run away. Be sure that all exits are securely closed, and that your pet is inside or in your sight at all times. Also, be sure that your pet is wearing proper identification tags, and that their microchip is up-to-date should they get out.




Shop With Your Pet At 2nd Chances Thrift Store July 10th

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Bring your pet for a fun shopping trip to the Chautauqua County Humane Society's 2nd Chances Thrift Store Saturday, July 10th for big savings during the Shop With Your Pet event!
Everyone that comes in with their pet will save 25%, if your pet is a Chautauqua County Humane Society Alum, save 50%. All savings are on one item $50 or less.
You will only find these deals at 2nd Chances Thrift Store, 707 Fairmount Avenue in Jamestown.
Watch this page,, and the Chautauqua County Humane Society Facebook page for fun updates.