Erie County Animal Shelter

Find Erie County 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.


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


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

All Bassets Cherished Basset Hound Rescue PO Box 463 North Collins NY 14111 585-392-0193

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

Angel PAWS Rescue 21 Schuster Avenue Buffalo NY 14225 716-683-7546

Aurora Dog Control 5 South Grove Street East Aurora NY 14052 716-652-7944

Buffalo Animal Control 1835 Sheridan Drive Buffalo NY 14223 716-879-6656

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

Buffalo Humane 90 Thatcher Avenue Buffalo NY 14215 716-862-9183

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

Chipper Chirpers PO Box 95 East Concord NY 14055 716-592-9254

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

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

East Aurora Animal Shelter 1714 Emery Road East Aurora NY 14052 716-208-7747

Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue 48 Buffalo Street Hamburg NY 14075 716-821-1915

Hope for Cats, Inc. PO Box 243 North Boston NY 14110 716-997-8106

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

Pet Connection 12935 Williston Road East Aurora NY 14052 716-652-0192

Precious PAWS Rescue Group 39 Long Avenue Hamburg NY 14075 716-512-5521

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.