36 dogs currently available.

Penny

Boxer/terrier mix
2 years
female

Penny is a 2 year old boxer/terrier mix. She has plenty of energy. Loves to travel in the car. She has been camping and loves to go on walks, (tends to pull you along). She’s selective on her doggy friends. Has never been around cats. Little children have just been introduced to her and she is very good with them. She loves cuddles and will keep you warm at night. She tends to ...

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Marcy

10 months
male
40 lbs.

Marcy 10 months old spayed 40 lb. Marcy is a love! She loves people and is happy to give kisses and cuddles. She likes to work on training and improving her doggy skills. She also loves to run around the yard. She is trained on the electric fence. She is housebroken and crate trained. She sleeps in her crate all night. Marcy is a sweet girl, but she doesn't get along well with other animals so ...

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Jax

Hound mix
4 years
male
40 lbs.

Jax Breed- Hound Mix Age- 4 years old Weight- 40ish lbs  PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING 

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Sasha

Lab/dalmation mix
3 years
female
45 lbs.

Sasha 3 years old Lab/Dalmatian Mix? 45 pounds Hi I'm Sasha and I came all the way from Laredo, Texas. My paperwork said I am 3 years old but my foster mom thinks I'm even younger as I act very much like a puppy still. No one knows my history but my foster mom thinks I lived in a home as I know basic commands and am crate trained. I also am housebroken. I like to ...

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Kai

Shepherd mix
1.5 years
male
50 lbs.

***Special boy here!! Please read complete bio before applying*** Hi there!!! I’m Kai and I’m very pleased to meet you! I’m here searching for the perfect family to call my own 

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Cooper

2 years
male

Hi there! My names Cooper, but I also answer to “good boy” and “want a cookie?” I’ve been a little down on my luck lately as I’ve been living at a motel for dogs. The people are really nice here, but it can get a little noisy. What I really want is a nice, quiet couch to crash on and unwind. Since I’m two years old, I figure it’s about ...

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Java

Lab mix
5 years
female

Hi! My name is Java aka Mama Java. I came to NY with my 16 babies on January 22. Since my babies are all weened I am ready to find my furever home. I am a lab mix and approximately 5 years old. My shots are current and I have been spayed. I am a very shy girl and take a while to warm up to you. I need a home with a family with patience to ...

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Pepper

Lab/hound mix
7 months
female
30 lbs.

Pepper 7 months old 30lb Lab/hound mix Female - Spayed Current with shots Hello everyone! My name is Pepper and I'm only 7 months old. I was born in Texas but I'm a Buffalo girl at heart! I love exploring and boy oh boy playing out in the snow with my resident pup. I love long cuddles and sharing my chew toys. My foster mom says I'm very shy. I've never growled at my humans ...

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Wilma

Pit mix
7 years
female

Hi! My name is Wilma, I’m a 7 year old female pit mix looking for my forever home. I’m a low key, low maintenance kinda girl. If you have a couch and a squeaky toy, I’m happy! I don’t love being put in a crate but the good news is, when I’m left home alone I do just fine. I’ve met dogs, cats, even kids and liked them, but ...

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Diego

Black lab mix
2.5 years
male
50 lbs.

I am Diego, a 2.5-year-old male black lab mix looking for a quiet, forever home. I am extremely sweet and VERY well behaved. A quiet family would be a great match for me as I can be a little nervous. It might take me a while to get used to a new place and new routine. Routines make me feel safe. Someone who is working from home or home most of the time would ...

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Rose

Lab/pit mix
4 months
female
20 lbs.

Hi, my name is Rose (female) . I am a 17 week old lab/ pit mix who came from Texas in January . I love company as I have 12 brothers and sisters. My favorite thing to do is snuggle by the fire place. I'm about 20 lbs and don't expect to be very big. I have a lot to learn just yet such as walking on a leash and potty training. Apply today if you would like to ...

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Tulip

Lab mix
4 months
female
20 lbs.

Hey Buffalo! I'm Tulip! A.K.A Tutu!! I came all the way from Texas to find the best home for me!! I am a lab mix, 18week old girl and 20lbs! I'm very Sassy and full of energy. I love children especially when they feed me treats! Every night I sleep in my crate. and use puppy pads during the day. I'm working on potty training and leash walking. Please contact my foster ...

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Jaws

Black lab mix
4 months
male
20 lbs.

Hola! I would like to introduce myself. I am Jaws (Male) My name was given to me by my tiny human foster who has an obsession with Sharks. I was born in Texas in December and traveled to NY on January 22nd to find love and a cozy home. I'm a black lab mix weighing about 20lbs. I love to chase the mop and sometimes even become the mop if I don't let go ...

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Poppy

Lab mix
4 months
female
18 lbs.

Hi, my name is Poppy. I am a female, Lab mix and weigh 18 lbs. My foster mom says I'm about 17 weeks old and says I'm ready to spread my wings and find my forever home. My fur is very soft and cuddly for late night snuggles. I love to sit by the fire and watch a movie . I'm pretty shy at first but I do eventually come out of my shell! Texas was the ...

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Smiles

Lab/husky mix
3 years
male

•Smiles  •3 years old •Possible Lab/Husky Mix •Male •Neutered Hi! I’m Smiles, but you can call me Miles for short because that’s what I respond to. I’m presumed to be ...

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Hugo

Mixed breed
4 months
male
20 lbs.

I’m a mixed breed pup, 4 month old, and crate trained! I’m working on potty training. Ooo and toys I love toys. But it would be even better if I had a play mate to play with. I'm not super high energy, but not not calm either! I’m some where in the middle. I need to learn some manners though as I’m like a toddler in a dog world. I’m ...

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Patience

Lab/bully mix
2 years
female
45 lbs.

This sweet little hippo is Patience, AKA Patty Cake. She is a 2 year old lab/bully mix who is about 45lbs, spayed, up to date on shots and very well behaved. Little Ms. Patty Cake currently lives with two dogs, two cats and two teenagers that she does amazing with! She is medium energy, 99% housebroken (she likes a consistent schedule) and sleeps in her crate all night without a peep. She currently goes outside ...

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Kumo

Husky
7 years
male
45 lbs.

Name- Kumo Breed- Husky Gender- male Age- 7 Weight- 45 lbs Hi I’m Kumo  I made the long haul from a high kill shelter in Laredo Texas. I currently live in a foster ...

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Rip and Buster Moon

Terrier mixes
6 months
male
12 lbs.

Bonded pair Hey Hey! I’m Rip, yes like the guy from Yellowstone! I am a little guy weighing in at 12lbs. I am a terrier mix and I love to snuggle and bond with my person. I am also very attached to my foster brother, Buster Moon. I get along with dogs, cats and kids! Hello Buffalo my name is Buster Moon, and i am just that… a busta. I am 6 ...

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Chewy

Shepherd mix
4 months
male
45 lbs.

Name- Chewy Age- 4 1/2 month Breed- shepherd mix Weight- 45 lbs Hi Buffalo! My name is Chewy and I came all the way from Texas to find my new home. I LOVE other dogs and would love to have a friend in my forever home, but if not, it's okay too. I did some cat testing and they don't bother me..I'm more afraid of them. I take a few minutes to warm up to people ...

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Charlie

Lab mix
1.5 years
male

Hi! My name is Charlie, my foster Mom calls me Love Bug because I love to follow her around and cuddle with her on her lap. I am a mixed lab and I’m 1.5 yrs old. I came from Georgia in January and since have been working on my doggo skills… I walk well on a leash and I sleep through the night in my crate (with an exception of a time or two ...

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Hope

Lab mix
4 months
female
20 lbs.

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Stormi

PItt mix
1 years
female
47 lbs.

Stormi Age: 1 year Breed: Pitt mix Weight: 47lbs Gender: Female (spayed) Have you always dreamed of having a baby cow to snuggle on the couch with? Or maybe a land seal who follows you everywhere while wagging her tail? If so, then this cutie is for you! Stormi is a ball of energy who always wants to be with her human, and she will be sure to let you know how sad and anxious ...

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Felicity

Lab mix
4.5 months
female
25 lbs.

Meet Felicity, a 4 1/2 month female Lab mix. She weighs approximately 25 pounds and is up-to-date on her vaccinations. She will need to be spayed but that will be covered by BSCR. If you are looking for the perfect addition to your family, look no further. She is the sweetest little girl. She is still a little timid from her trip up here from Texas but she is just looking to be loved. She would be ...

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Boston

Lab mix
1 years
male
45 lbs.

Boston Male Lab mix 1 year old 45 pounds Let’s go Buffalooooooo! My name is Boston, but don’t worry, I’ll be your Buffalo sports fan for life! I came from Laredo Texas to find my forever family. I am a fun loving, carefree boy! I love to play and I love to be with my humans! I enjoy running and playing with my dog friends in the backyard, and I’ll also play ...

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Belle

Chihuahua mix
8 years
female
20 lbs.

She’s the Belle of the ball! Meet Princess Belle, a female chihuahua mix who is approximately 8 years old and 20 pounds. She loves to snuggle, go for brief walks, sunbathe, and fall asleep with a blanket stuffed in her mouth. She is not a big fan of the crate or being left alone as she may have a little separation anxiety. She hasn’t had any accidents in the house, and she gets along ...

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Yogi

Shepherd mix
3 months
male
15 lbs.

Meet Yogi a 12 week old male shepherd mix weighing around 15lbs who made the trip up from Georgia to find his forever family. Yogi enjoys playing chase and exploring the outdoors. He is a little timid so loud noises and new things are scary to him at first but it doesn't take long for him to warm up and feel comfortable in his surroundings. Yogi is always excited to see his people and give ...

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Kasper

Bulldog mix
2 months
male
12 lbs.

Hi, my name is kasper I am a 9 week old, 12 lb male bulldog mix puppy all the way up from Georgia to meet my forever family! My foster mom says I am the cutest, feistiest little guy who loves a good evening cuddle. I am doing good with my potty training, but I am still a baby so it will take a little more time! I sleep in my crate most of the night, ...

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Heidi

Shepherd mix
4 months
female

Heidi 4 months old Shepherd Mix Spayed Hi everyone, my name is Heidi. I came all the way from Georgia. I am very sweet tempered and I love to play. I love to have my belly rubbed and I enjoy taking naps. I would love to have a big yard to romp around in and soak up the sun. I’m currently in a home with another dog and we play together very well. I ...

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Sammy

Husky
2 years
male
60 lbs.

Sammy Hi! My name is Sam and I came here all the way from Laredo Texas! I am a 1-2 year old male Husky weighing in at around 55-60 pounds. I am currently not neutered, but do have an appointment set in a coiled of weeks! I am a super sweet and friendly boy and I absolutely love every human and dog I meet! My mom tells me I am a “typical husky” because ...

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Lavern

4 months
female

 AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION IN SOUTHERN TIER ONLY 

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Bert

Lab/terrier mix
1 years
male
30 lbs.

Bert: Hey there, my name is Bert and I’m a 1 year old, 30lb lab/ terrier mix from GA. I was rescued from an abusive home and when I arrived in Buffalo I was very scared. Over the last week I have started to come out of my shell. I love people and other animals but my past makes me a bit skiddish, so you’ll need to move slowly and understand that it ...

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Fawn

Hound mix
1 years
female
40 lbs.

Fawn: Hi there my name is Fawn, my foster family thinks it’s because I have the coloring of a deer. Anyways, I am a 1 year old, 40lb hound mix who came from GA. I was found as a starving stray. I recovered in GA before I came up here. I get along with humans of all sizes, dogs and cats. I do get nervous but am a super playful, joyful pup! I am ...

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Tahiti

Terrier/Chihuahua mix
9 months
female
15 lbs.

My name is Tahiti and I came here from Texas. I’m a Terrier/Chihuahua mix, 9 months old, weigh 15#, and I’m spayed. I’m very shy and will need time to trust and explore my surroundings. Toys are my favorite and I love to bring them all into my crate where I sleep at night. I do need to live with another dog because they help me with socializing and confidence. I’m ...

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Willow

Lab/terrier mix
6 months
female
30 lbs.

Willow is a very special girl that's going to need a very patient, understanding home with another dog. She's very scared of humans and doesn't know how to interact, she is absolutely more comfortable with dogs. She came from Georgia to try and find a better life here in WNY. She's apx 6 months old and weighs about 30lbs. Your guess is as good as mine for breed..possible lab/terrier? She has the most ...

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Korlee

Bully mix
3 months
female
15 lbs.

Hello Rescue World! My name is Korlee, I am a 12 week old, 15 pound Bully mix. I came all the way from Georgia to find my forever home. For being a puppy I am pretty laid back, although, I do enjoy doing all the puppy things… watch your shoes! I love to lay in the sun with my foster mom, I love belly rubs and all the treats! I get along with other dogs and ...

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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 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.