Lancaster Animal Shelter

Find Lancaster 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.


Lancaster Dog Pound 3789 Walden Avenue Lancaster NY 14086 716-683-5129


Reptile Adoption, Rehabilitation Education, Inc. 739 Borden Road Cheektowaga NY 14227 2.7 miles from Lancaster 716-656-7273

Buffalo Greyhound Adoption, Inc. PO Box 1096 Cheektowaga NY 14227 4.2 miles from Lancaster 716-873-1165

Angel PAWS Rescue 21 Schuster Avenue Buffalo NY 14225 4.3 miles from Lancaster 716-683-7546

R.A.R.E. Reptile Adoption, Rehab & Education, Inc. 60 Bright Street Buffalo NY 14206 5.8 miles from Lancaster 716-895-0285

Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue, Inc. 12405 Clinton Street Alden NY 14004 7.6 miles from Lancaster 716-805-8314

Buffalo Humane 90 Thatcher Avenue Buffalo NY 14215 8.0 miles from Lancaster 716-862-9183

Akita Rescue of Wny, Inc. PO Box 428 East Amherst NY 14051 8.3 miles from Lancaster 914-747-4252

Aurora Dog Control 5 South Grove Street East Aurora NY 14052 9.5 miles from Lancaster 716-652-7944

Adopt-A-Pet, Inc. 100 Sullivan Road Alden NY 14004 9.6 miles from Lancaster 716-633-9997

Unfurrgetable Small Animal Rescue and Adoption PO Box 157 Buffalo NY 14224 9.7 miles from Lancaster

Pet Connection 12935 Williston Road East Aurora NY 14052 9.8 miles from Lancaster 716-652-0192

Amherst Animal Control 500 John James Audubon Parkway University at Buffalo NY 14228 9.9 miles from Lancaster 716-689-1311

City of Buffalo Animal Shelter 380 Oak Street Buffalo NY 14203 10.2 miles from Lancaster

Citizens for Humane Animal Treatment 455 Ellicott Street Buffalo NY 14203 10.2 miles from Lancaster 716-847-0181

Dalmation Rescue Referral In Western New York 283 McKinley Avenue Kenmore NY 14217 10.6 miles from Lancaster 716-877-7692

Buffalo Animal Control 1835 Sheridan Drive Buffalo NY 14223 11.4 miles from Lancaster 716-879-6656

Tonawanda Animal Control 205 Ensminger Road Tonawanda NY 14150 12.8 miles from Lancaster 716-875-7360

SPCA Serving Erie County 205 Ensminger Road Tonawanda NY 14150 12.8 miles from Lancaster 716-875-7360

East Aurora Animal Shelter 1714 Emery Road East Aurora NY 14052 13.0 miles from Lancaster 716-208-7747

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.