Breed: Hound mix Age: 4y Weight: 45lbs Sex: M (neutered) Allow us to reintroduce Jax! Many of you have been watching him for the past 4 years. He's been working hard on his anxiety issues and is finally prepared to find his family! Jax is a hound to the bone. He'll follow his nose for miles if you let him and he goes nuts for squirrels. That energy makes for a lot of fun, but ...See Jax
Hey, my Buddy’s friends! You may remember me, I'm Riley, I was recently returned due to no fault of my own. But seeing that I am back I would love once again to find my forever and final homeSee Riley
Bingo Pit/Lab Mix 1 year old 55 lbs Male Bingo will be a loving and loyal companion to someone very lucky. A very raw Dog, it has been my pleasure to work with him. He only wants to please, and his progress has been huge day to day. He responds to "No" immediately with any action you find undesirable. He will "Sit" and "Stay" upon command. Walking with him is an 8 out of 10, and does ...See Bingo
XenaHusky/german shepherd mix
Xena, the Warrior Princess, is a strong and intelligent girl and requires the same from a forever home. Besides her strength and intelligence, she is also sweet, playful and funny especially when she starts talking. True to her Husky/German Shepard nature she vocalizes and looks straight into your eyes with her icy blues. Xena requires lots of exercise, play and walks because she is still a pup at 18 months. A high strong fenced ...See Xena
Hi my name is AJ. I am around 4 years old, 50lbs and a Shepherd Mix. I love car rides, my toy’s especially my tennis ball. I love to go for ...See AJ
Hey Friends, Bailey here, I'm a Heeler Mix about 40 pounds & 7 months old male. I arrived from Texas just a few weeks ago, and I am currently seeking my soul mate/familySee Bailey
JERSEY Breed: Husky mix Age: 2.5 years old Weight: 45lbs Sex: male Hi, my name is Jersey! I recently came all the way from Georgia and looking for my new furever home. My foster mom thinks I am the most gorgeous dog shes ever seen. I love to get lots of attention! I love to take long walks and run around in the back yard. I'm a typical Husky when it comes to that and ...See Jersey
Hi friends! My name is Beast and I am an almost 6 year old Pit weighing in at a whopping 87 pounds! I am a very sweet boy, who loves to cuddle, be outside and go on walks. I walk very well on my leash, and I am housebroken. I can hold my pee until I can’t take it anymore! I am very friendly when meeting new people, but I tend to jump up to ...See Beast
Name: Benji Age: Approximately 1 year 4 months Breed: Hound mix Weight: 55 pounds Hi! My name is Benji and I am just the cutest and loving puppy there is. I absolutely love to play and run around. Tennis balls are a huge favorite of mine and I never turn down treats. I know basic commands like sit, down, paw, and stay. I am potty trained. I get a long with other dogs my size and bigger. ...See Benji
DanteLab Doxy mix
DANTE 1 year 9 months 45 pounds Make Lab Doxy mix Hi Western New York! I am a happy and lovable lab mix looking for my forever home. I am a typical lab and love water, activity, and a loyal friend. I am potty trained and crate trained. I have a fur brother in the house, and we get along great! I am up to date on shots and neutered. I would do best in a house ...See Dante
Kennedy is a young purebred male husky that is about 2 years old. He weighs about 75 pounds. He currently lives nicely with 2 other dogs. He is occasionally snarky with his brother but we think that is sibling rivalry. He is not yet neutered but will be when adopted. He is smart and curious and loves being outside. He will need a fenced-in yard with a high fence as he can be an escape artist if ...See Kennedy
Dear Darla, as Alfalfa would say, I love your stinkin guts! Darla is a very LOVING and playful 3 year old pup. She will give you kisses all day and loves to be close to whoever is in the house. Darla isn’t a strange 10 clinger, she is able to have her independent time, but when someone wants to give her attention, she is there for it! If you love to be greeted with a ...See Darla
Mowgli 5 monthsSee Mowgli
MiloMini golden doodle
Hi! I'm Milo, an 11 year old mini golden doodle. My favorite things are eating, cozying up on the couch with my human, and getting treats. I'm told I'm very smart, curious and eager to learn, and it only took me two days to learn how to sit! I came from a pretty tough local situation so I'm a little nervous around new people and it might take me a little bit to adjust to ...See Milo
NovaRetriever Doberman Pit mix
Hi friends my name is Nova! I’m a 10 month old, 64 lb, Retriever Doberman Pit mix. I am a very friendly boy, but I get a little anxious when I first met new people. I like when people take things slow at first to give me time to warm up. I am neutered, housebroken, and sleep in my bed at night. Since I am a puppy, I’m looking for a family that can ...See Nova
Hi everyone, I’m Legend!!!!! A local legend!! And boy, do I live up to my name!! I’m a one year old lab & pit mix, and a big ol ball of fun and energy!! I’m crate trained and house broken. I know sit, come, and I’m working really, really hard on stay (I just don’t want to be away from my hoomans for long). I’m VERY food motivated, ...See Legend
BronnyAustralian cattle dog/hound mix
Bronny is an Australian cattle dog/hound mix. He will be seven this weekend, but he is pretty spry for his age. He really enjoys long walks or just romping around a fenced-in yard. Bronny has had no experience with cats and does best with older children who understand boundaries. He is house trained and enjoys sleeping on a couch or snuggled in bed. He has had limited experience in a crate. Bronny's favorite ...See Bronny
Hi all. My name is Georgia but foster dad calls me Gia. He’s says I’m the cutest foster ever! Im a recent mama and my pups have already been adopted and it’s my turn to find a furever family of my own. It’s believed I was a stray back in Georgia so foster dad is teaching me so many things and how to be a real good inside pup. I ...See Georgia
Frankie & MoosePitbull siblings
Frankie and Moose are bonded pitbull siblings that have lived together all of their lives. They are going to be 8 years old and must be adopted together. Frankie is 65 pounds, moose is 80 pounds. Both are spayed and fully vetted and ready for their forever home as their Dad suddenly passed away, leaving them with family members who were not prepared to care for them long term. They are very well be haved and simply ...See Frankie & Moose
Meet Leia! Leia is the most beautiful little bundle of joy you could ever meet! She is a 10 week old Pit Mix from Laredo Texas weighing approximately 8lbs. Leia is a lovable girl that enjoys cuddling up on your lap and giving lots of kisses! She sleeps in her crate throughout the night and is catching onto basic commands and potty training quickly! Leia has so much love to share and would make a ...See Leia
Name: Annabelle Age: 4-6mo Weight: 18lb Breed: Mixed Hi everyone! My name is Annabelle. I was rescued right here in Buffalo, NY! My siblings and I were living in an attic with no fresh air, no toys, and not enough food. Because of this I am a bit skittish around new people, but I promise to warm up to you if you give me time. My foster mom tells me I am the ...See Annabelle
Age: ~11 weeks old Sex: Male Weight: ~10 lbs Breed: Pit Mix My name is Finn, I traveled all the way here from Texas. My siblings and Mama all came up together from a really bad situation. Thank goodness our foster family saved us because now we are having an amazing time playing like puppies and doing puppy things. My foster family has 3 kids, 2 resident dogs, and 2 cats. I like to go outside for the bathroom ...See Finn
Lara 8 weeks old 5-6lbs Pitbull/boxer Lara is a more quiet, gentle girl that loves to cuddle and give kisses. She also enjoys playing with her brother and foster fur-sisters. Right now she is in a pen so she’s not crate trained just yet. We’re working on the potty training with puppy pads right now. She’s very smart and is doing well with that. She would probably do best with ...See Lara
Leo 8 weeks old 5-6lbs Pitbull/boxer Leo is a funny, energetic playful puppy. He loves to creep up on his sister or chase her around. He also loves to play with his foster fur-sisters. Right now he is in a pen so he’s not crate trained just yet. We’re working on the potty training with puppy pads right now. He’s very smart and is doing well with that. He would ...See Leo
Lucy Everyone meet Lucy! She is a 40-45 pound, one year old, female, lab/pit mix. Lucy came all the way from Laredo, Texas to find her family. This sweetheart had a rough start to life. Therefore, she is lacking some confidence. With an experienced dog owner, willing to help her get proper training, she will become a confident, loving, loyal companion. She currently lives with two children and two other dogs. She is ...See Lucy
Frostbite Doodle Mix 10 years old 12 lb Female Hello everyone my name is frostbite and I came to buddy’s from Buffalo. Unfortunately I had no paperwork with me saying what breed I am but I am a doodlemix. I’m twelve pounds and 10 years old! But don’t let my age fool you I still have tons of energy. I will follow you around everywhere! I love being by someone’s side. I love ...See Frostbite
My name is Jasper! Im a 5 month old mixed breed male weighing around 15 lbs. I was rescued here in Buffalo NY where I was living in an attic with my siblings. It wasn't the best living situation as we never had fresh air, water or enough food. Im still a puppy so I'm learning to potty outside and sleep well in my crate at night. I will require patience as I'm still young and ...See Jasper
Layla! Hi my name is Layla. I am a 12 week old Black lab. I am the sweetest softest pup around! Great with kids and dogs. Learning basic commands and potty training! (81)See Layla
Greta 3 years old / probably younger Spayed 47 pounds Pittie mix Hi, I’m Geta. I am the most lovable dog you’ll ever meet. My paperwork says I’m 3 years old but my foster parents think I’m a lot younger. I’m a happy little girl and a curious George. I like to know what you’re doing at all times. I am very playful and love to run and jump despite my genetic ...See Greta
Chocolate ChipBulldog mix
Chocolate chip Age - 5 months breed - Bulldog Gender - male Weight - 25 lbs Chocolate Chip here, and I am 5 months old. I absolutely love attention and when you give it I won't want to sit still. If you're busy I understand and will just want to lounge nearby. I'm still working on sitting when asked but if you're busy I'll get the hint after a minute and I'll sit patiently and wait for ...See Chocolate Chip
Piper 5 mo. old, Bulldog Mix? Spayed, 25lbs and growing Kid, dog, & cat friendlySee PIper
Blue BellBulldog mix
Blue Bell Bulldog Mix 5 months 18 lbs Female Hello, everyone! My name is Blue Bell, and I came from Georgia to find my forever home. My paperwork says bulldog mix but I am just a petite little lady, maybe some Jack Russell in me? I have lots of energy, and I love to be outside exploring and running around. When it's time to come inside, I love playing with my toys and snuggling with my ...See Blue Bell
Joliet 5 Mo. Old. Lab Mix Spayed 24 lbs, Dog/Kid Friendly Hi there!! My name is Joliet, I have just met you but I already love you! My foster mom says that makes me a terrible watchdog, but can you blame me? I love treats, food is my favorite thing (other than you of course). I will even sit and look at you when we are on a walk for a cookie. Joliet is a ...See Joliet
Bulldog mix Male 5 months About 20 pounds Hi my name is Peter, I came from Georgia with my brother and sister and about 20 other dogs. I am neutered, UTD on vaccines for my age. I had rough start to my life, my brother and I were kept outside while my sister was in the house. I am shy and a bit hesitant when I meet new people, other dogs kind of scare me, not cat ...See Peter
Bulldog mix Male 5 months About 20 pounds Hi my name is Pickle, I came from Georgia with my brother and sister and about 20 other dogs. I am neutered, UTD on vaccines for my age. I had rough start to my life, my brother and I were kept outside while my sister was in the house. I am shy and a bit hesitant when I meet new people, other dogs kind of scare me, not cat ...See Pickle
Denver 5 Months OldSee Denver
Prissy (DEAF)Pit mix
Prissy **DEAF** 2 Years Old (June 2020) Spayed 32 Pounds Pit Mix This beautiful blued eyed girl is Prissy, who came all the way up from Georgia to find her forever home in WNY. She has been bounced around quite a bit and needs a stable and loving forever home who are willing to continue working with her on her training and confidence. Prissy is very sweet, happy and is a big snuggler. She is very well ...See Prissy (DEAF)
Oscar Shih-Tzu 4 years old 13 lbs Male It’s hard to imagine that this sweet soul’s life started in the back woods of Georgia, but that is the unfortunate truth behind Oscar. Found and trapped by a Good Samaritan, it took some time for Oscar to warm up to his new foster parents. Once he realized he was safe, this kiddos personality came to life! His smile literally says it all. Oscar made his ...See Oscar
How It Works
1. COMPLETE AN APPLICATION
When you find a dog you are interested in adopting, or if you would like to be pre-approved without a specific Buddy’s dog in mind, complete our Adoption Application.
2. A VOLUNTEER WILL CONTACT YOU
Following submission, a Buddy’s volunteer will be in contact with you. Please be patient as, at times, we have many more applications than volunteers to process them so it may take a few days before you hear from someone.
3. REFERENCE CHECK
Your volunteer will follow-up with the personal references you provided on the application.
If you have a dog(s), the volunteer will contact your vet to confirm that your dog is spayed/neutered and that your dog is up-to-date on shots/vaccinations for rabies, distemper and parvo. Before the volunteer contacts your vet, he/she will ask you to provide your consent to the vet to disclose information about your dog.
4. PET RESTRICTIONS
If you rent or are subject to homeowners’ association rules, you will be asked to provide a copy of the pet restrictions for your home. If not such document exists, the volunteer will contact your landlord to check on any animal restrictions.
5. HOME VISIT
Your volunteer will set up a home visit with you and all household members. During the visit, the volunteer will inspect the areas where the dog will reside and be active, inside and outside, to ensure there are no hazards for a dog or puppy.
The volunteer will inquire about what you are looking for in a dog: size, breed, age, sex, energy level, and will ask about any specific requirements for the dog such as having to get along with small children or animals already residing in the home.
You will also be informed about Buddy’s Rescue and our adoption process:
- Buddy’s is a 501©3 non-profit rescue group founded in 2013.
- Dogs primarily come from high-kill shelters in other states. Some are local surrenders.
- Transports arrive every 2-3 weeks and the dogs go immediately into their foster homes upon arrival.
- Dogs are subject to a 5 day decompression period, during which the dog does not meet potential.
- Usually within a few days of transport, fosters post pictures/descriptions of the dogs based on the vet information they receive and on their experience with the dogs.
- Once dogs are posted, approved applicants may put their names in for the dogs.
Your volunteer will instruct you on how to submit your name for a dog and how the adoption process works. At the conclusion of the home visit you will be given a Buddy’s Approval Card that is good for one year.
6. SUBMITTING YOUR NAME FOR A DOG
- Frequently review Buddy’s Facebook page, Instagram page and/or Buddy’s website for information on currently available dogs.
- Text your volunteer when interested in a dog.
- Approved applicants may put their name in for up to 3 dogs at a time.
- Your volunteer will check with the foster to see if the dog is still available and, if so, to ask the foster to add your name to the dog’s list, if there is a list.
7. MEETING A DOG
- The dog’s foster will then contact you either when: you are at the top of a dog’s list or if the dog is adopted.
- When top of list, the foster will schedule a meet and greet with you at which all household members must be present.
- At the meet and greet, the dog will be introduced to you and your family. The foster will tell you all he/she knows about the background of the dog and the foster’s experience with the dog.
- The foster will take the dog back to his/her home and you will have up to 24 hours to decide if you would like to adopt the dog. If it’s a yes, this is a great time to get supplies.
8. DOG ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS
- The fee for a dog is $250 if the dog is age 7 or above; $400 if the dog is under 7 years of age. The fee includes all age appropriate shots and having the dog spayed/neutered if still needed. The nonrefundable fee is due in cash or check upon taking possession of the dog
- In order to take possession of the dog, you must have a collar, leash, and tag with your address & phone number on it.