23 dogs currently available.

Jax

Hound mix
2 years
male
40 lbs.

Hi my name is Jax or Jaxson as my foster Mom calls me. Yes you have seen me up for adoption before. I am a 2 year hound mix. I was born right here in Eden, NY with my Siblings. My foster Mom says I need to be upfront about myself so here goes..... I like to bark as do my siblings and I also have anxiety. So that means I do pace at times. ...

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Jake

Hound Mix
2 years
male
55 lbs.

Hi I am Jake, a male, 55 pound hound mix. I love snuggles and being outside. I am best friends with the foster dogs I have lived with but I sometimes growl at dogs I don’t know, so I can should be introduced slowly to new dogs. I was adopted once but was returned back to a foster home; I have a tendency to jump and lunge which would not suit all homes, especially ...

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Waldo

Boxer mix
1 years
male
42 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Possible breed: boxer mix?? Age : 7 to 12 months Weight : 42 lbs Sex : mail, neutered, UTD on shots Where's Waldo?? Here I am!! Just waiting to meet my forever family! Waldo is an adorable energetic boy with all sorts of love to give. He loves, loves, loves his toys. He even brought one of his own tennis balls up from Georgia. He has not had ...

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Tiny Tim

Lab Mix
8 months
male
45 lbs.

Tiny Tim (Timmy to foster family) is an 8 month old 45lb.neutered, Labrador mix male. He has had a rough start in his short life. In December Buddy's welcomed him to Buffalo after having surgery in Texas for two broken back legs. He is now back on all 4 feet and getting more comfortable living up North. The Dr. has cleared him to start his rehab process and he is doing well. He is great ...

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Jagger

Tree walker hound
3 years
male
40 lbs.

Male Approx 3 years old 40lbs Neutered Tri-color Tree Walker hound No small children he can knock down Jagger is a timid boy. He is very shy at first but warms up with time. Sometimes it takes him a bit longer to warm up to men. Jagger would do best in a home with another dog. He loves to play with his foster brother and his favorite place is the dog park. He enjoys running ...

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Poyer

Lab Mix
3 months
male
16 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Name: Poyer Breed Best Guess: Lab Mix Age/Weight: 12 wks/16lbs Dogs ok, kids ok, cats unknown Poyer is a fluffy ball of goofy personality that is sure to melt your heart and make you giggle with his puppy antics. When he thinks you aren’t looking, he loves to run off with a stray shoe so he will help remind you ...

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Nova

Hound/whippet mix
3 years
female
30 lbs.

hi I'm nova! I am a hound/whippet mix and approx 3 years old and weigh around 30lbs, although I am trying to beef up a bit. let me tell you more about me! I did not have a great start before coming to Buffalo, but you would never know as I am the most affectionate dog, and love to be cuddled and snuggled with! I am a couch buddy all the way. I know ...

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Jack

Lab/Pit mix
2 years
male
60 lbs.

Possible breed : lab/pit mix Age : 2 Weight : 60 lbs Sex : neutered male, UTD on all shots Who am I??? So many names...Love Sponge, Wiggle But, Trouble Maker, Land Hippo, oh yeah... JACK!!! Most of all Foster mom calls me Sweetheart. Jack is all those things and more. He loves to play with his two Foster Brothers. His favorite toy is the one they are playing with. He truly believes he is a lap dog, ...

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Lee

Lab Mix
4 months
female
25 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only My name is Lee. I am a female lab mix. I came to Buffalo with my brother Wrangler. I am 25 lbs and 4 months old. I can be shy at first but I warm up quickly. I love walks, all my toys, especially squeaky ones and I like to run and play even by myself. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE to give kisses ...

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Chuck

Terrier mix
1 years
male
50 lbs.

Say what’s up to Chuck!  Chuck is a smiley 1 year old terrier mix weighing 50 lbs who traveled all the way from Texas to find his furever family. Chuck loves to play ...

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Bellamy

Lab mix
3 months
male

Not currently accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Hi Everyone I’m Bellamy! I’m a 3 month old sweet boy and I come all the way from Texas. I’m a lab mix with a brindle coat and the biggest paws you have ever seen! I love playing with my foster brothers and sister. I also like to curl in next to my foster mom and dad for a ...

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Macy Grey

Terrier mix
3 years
female
24 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Name: Macy Grey Age: 3 years old Breed: Terrier Mix Weight: 24 lbs Gender: Female (spayed) Macy is a little gal that came up from Texas. She is such a sweetheart, and has so much love to give 

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Maggie

Lab Mix
4 months
female
20 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Maggie, 3 to 4 mos old female Lab mix from Georgia. About 20 lbs. Maggie is as sweet as they come, although definitely determined to be the leader of the pack and her brothers do not dare argue with that. Loves being outside, snow or sun, rain not so much. Any kind of chew toy is always welcome but she loves tennis balls. We are ...

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Apollo

Doberman Mix
2 years
male
35 lbs.

Howdy everyone, my names Apollo and I’m a two year old male Doberman mix from Texas. I’m on the smaller side, weighing in around 35 pounds but have the classic Black and Tan markings of my Doberman side. My story is a little sad as I was hit by a car down in Texas but my owners couldn’t afford surgery to save my life so I was surrendered to a local shelter ...

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Octavia

Border collie mix
3 months
female
15 lbs.

Not currently accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Hello everyone! My name is Octavia and I came all the way from Texas. I'm a beautiful 3 month old border ...

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Becky

Boxer mix
4 months
female
18 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Ruhroh, hi, my name is Becky, but my foster mom says I look just like Scooby Doo, but I’m a girl, boxer mix and I only weigh 18 pounds and 4 months old. So there’s a lot of a differences. My foster mom keeps telling me I’m a good girl. I am crate trained and sleep through the night without a ...

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Monroe

Boxer/bulldog mix
4 months
male

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved adopters only Hello everyone! My name is Monroe and I’m a 4 month old boxer bulldog mix. My foster mom says i’m the sweetest, most loving boy with the best manners! I tend to get spooked outside by loud noises or trucks but otherwise I love walks and playing outside. I’m a typical puppy. I love playing fetch and I need to ...

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Idar

Australian Cattle Dog Mix
3 months
male

Not accepting applications for this dog. Pre approved applicants only Idar is about 3 months old. He is a soft, fluffy, Australian cattle mix. He loves people, but can be a little shy until he get to know you. Idar loves to cuddle and is on the calmer side of a puppy. He is working on manners, and potty training. He will use puppy pads, but does have some accidents still.. Idar is ...

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Skip

Terrier mix
1 years
male
16 lbs.

Skip is a lotta personality in a small package He romps around and loves to play, then chills next to you and snuggles in for down time. Good on a leash, potty and ...

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Lexus

Lab/mountain cur mix
4 months
female
26 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Hi all! I'm Lexus. I'm a 4 month old , 26 lb, female lab/mountain curry mix. My siblings and I were found as strays from Georgia. I'm looking for a patient family as I am on the shy side. I am currently working on potty training and doing pretty good, only a few accidents. My foster mom thinks I'm very smart and quick to ...

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Presley

Shepherd mix
11 months
male
24 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Name: Presley Age: 11 months Breed: Shepherd Mix Weight: 24 lbs Gender: Male (neutered) Hi! I’m Presley! I made my way up to Buffalo from Texas where I was found as a stray. My 1st birthday is coming up next month, so I’m hoping I can find my furever home by then and you can spoil me with a cake and presents 

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Royce

Lab/mountain cur mix
4 months
male
26 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Approved adopters only Hi all! I'm Royce and I'm a 4 mo. old, 26lb, lab/mountain curr mix. My siblings and I were found as strays in Georgia. I'm looking for a patient family that will help me become the best puppy ever!! I'm very affectionate and love kisses. My foster mom thinks I'm smart, curious with beautiful dreamy eyes....as I am still just a baby, ...

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Emma

Terrier mix
1.5 years
female
14 lbs.

Not accepting applications for this pup. Pre approved applicants only Hi, I'm Emma a 1 ½ year old spayed terrier mix. My foster mom thinks maybe mixed with dachshund, but it's just a guess. At a sleek 14 pounds I'm just the right size to pick up and snuggle. I love to curl up next to my foster mom or dad in a chair or on the bed. I do the cutest little dance when ...

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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 5 or above; $400 if the dog is under 5 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.