Rescues & Shelters

Western New York is home to numerous animal shelters and rescues. Since they are non-profit organizations, they rely on donations and the proceeds from fundraisers. Many of these events are for people only, such as yard sales, restaurant events, or online shop promotions. While events that are just for people aren't really within the scope of this website, we want to help people know about these worthy causes and how they can support them. Below is a list of local shelters and rescues in the Buffalo-Niagara area. When possible, we've included links to their website, Facebook page, and direct links to their event listings so you can quickly see what's happening when. If you're looking to contribute to local fundraising events, you can probably find something happening almost every week by following the links below. Do you know of a rescue or shelter that we missed? Let us know!

Akron Canine Rescued Angels
Akron
Website
Events list
Facebook

Black Dog Second Chance Rescue
East Aurora
Website
Events list
Facebook

Buffalo CARES Animal Rescue
Buffalo
Website
Facebook

Buffalo Humane
Pendleton
Website
Events list
Facebook

Buffalo Paws and Claws
East Aurora
Website
Events list
Facebook

Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue
Alden
Website
Events list
Facebook

City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Buffalo
Website
Events list
Facebook

Diamonds in the Ruff
Lockport
Website
Events list
Facebook

Heart Animal Rescue
Hamburg
Website
Events list
Facebook

Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue
Lewiston
Website
Events list
Facebook

Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue
Cheektowaga
Website
Events list
Facebook

Joyful Rescues
Cuba
Website
Events list
Facebook

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue
Westfield
Website
Events list
Facebook

Open Arms Rescue
Akron
Website
Events list
Facebook

Our Fur Child Rescue
West Seneca
Website
Events list
Facebook

Pet Connection Programs Inc.
Marilla
Website
Events list
Facebook

Piece of Heaven Kitten Rescue
Southtowns
Website
Events List
Facebook

Pixie Mamas Rescue
Buffalo
Website
Facebook

SPCA serving Erie County
Tonawanda
Website
Events list
Facebook

Sadie's Safe Harbor Canine Rescue
Springville
Website
Events list
Facebook

Save a Pet
Newfane
Website
Events list
Facebook

Second Chance Sheltering Network
Spring Brook
Website
Facebook

Tabby Town
Blasdell
Website
Facebook

Ten Lives Club
Hamburg
Website
Events list
Facebook