Find Buffalo New York animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Angel PAWS Rescue 21 Schuster Avenue Buffalo NY 14225 716-683-7546
Buffalo Animal Control 1835 Sheridan Drive Buffalo NY 14223 716-879-6656
Buffalo Humane 90 Thatcher Avenue Buffalo NY 14215 716-862-9183
Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment 455 Ellicott Street Buffalo NY 14203 716-847-0181
City of Buffalo Animal Shelter 380 Oak Street Buffalo NY 14203
R.A.R.E. Reptile Adoption, Rehab & Education, Inc. 60 Bright Street Buffalo NY 14206 716-895-0285
Unfurrgetable Small Animal Rescue and Adoption PO Box 157 Buffalo NY 14224
Dalmation Rescue Referral In Western New York 283 McKinley Avenue Kenmore NY 14217 5.0 miles from Buffalo 716-877-7692
Buffalo Greyhound Adoption, Inc. PO Box 1096 Cheektowaga NY 14227 5.6 miles from Buffalo 716-873-1165
SPCA Serving Erie County 205 Ensminger Road Tonawanda NY 14150 6.8 miles from Buffalo 716-875-7360
Tonawanda Animal Control 205 Ensminger Road Tonawanda NY 14150 6.8 miles from Buffalo 716-875-7360
Reptile Adoption, Rehabilitation Education, Inc. 739 Borden Road Cheektowaga NY 14227 7.7 miles from Buffalo 716-656-7273
Amherst Animal Control 500 John James Audubon Parkway University at Buffalo NY 14228 9.5 miles from Buffalo 716-689-1311
Lancaster Dog Pound 3789 Walden Avenue Lancaster NY 14086 10.1 miles from Buffalo 716-683-5129
Akita Rescue of Wny, Inc. PO Box 428 East Amherst NY 14051 12.0 miles from Buffalo 914-747-4252
Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue 48 Buffalo Street Hamburg NY 14075 12.2 miles from Buffalo 716-821-1915
Precious PAWS Rescue Group 39 Long Avenue Hamburg NY 14075 12.3 miles from Buffalo 716-512-5521
Aurora Dog Control 5 South Grove Street East Aurora NY 14052 15.0 miles from Buffalo 716-652-7944
Hope for Cats, Inc. PO Box 243 North Boston NY 14110 15.4 miles from Buffalo 716-997-8106
Ten Lives Club PO Box 253 North Boston NY 14110 15.4 miles from Buffalo 716-646-5577
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.