Buffalo Animal Shelter

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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.