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This website was designed and is maintained by volunteers of the Buffalo Humane organization. Any problems should be reported to the .
Buffalo Humane does not have a shelter facility. All dogs reside in the homes of volunteers who foster the dogs until a suitable home can be found. In the mean time, our foster homes work with the animal on basic manners, crate- and house-training, and correcting any behavioral issues that an animal may have.
Our mission revolves around the needs of our adoptable animals, so their placement and ongoing well-being is our principle concern. We require an adoption application, veterinary & personal reference, and a home visit. Finally, the decision to place a dog rests primarily with the foster, who has the best interests of the animal at heart and who knows best that animal's needs and temperament.
Before meeting any of our adoptable animals, we recommend contacting the animal's foster for further information. We also require that you submit an application (it needn't be on any particular animal) before we will arrange for a meet-and-greet with the animal. You can fill out an adoption application online or download a paper version:
Our adoption contract can also seem quite strict, with a number of provisions relating to our expectations about the care to be provided to the animals that are adopted from us. While we do make exceptions, this is quite rare and done on a case-by-case basis.
We require an adoption donation of $250 for puppies and $175 for adult dogs. We do require that all adopted puppies complete a basic obedience class, so once the class has been completed, Buffalo Humane will refund $50 to the adopter to help defer the cost of the classes. We sometimes reduce the fee for senior and special-needs dogs for the right adopters. All the animals are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm-tested (when relevant), wormed, flea-treated, and most all are microchipped.
For more information or if you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at .