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Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue in Buffalo, New York is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. They accept small breed dogs from abusive situations, owner surrenders, and kill shelters.
They're always in need of volunteers and foster homes in both Buffalo and Rochester. If you can't foster but would like to help save lives, additional volunteer opportunities include the following:
Considering adoption from Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue has a straightforward adoption process:
Adoption fees at Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue range $100-$300 depending on the age and health of the dog being adopted. The fee helps the organization partially cover the costs they incur saving the lives of countless pets, and the specific fees for each pet can be found on their online adoption profile.
For more information on the adoption process and fees, contact Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue directly.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.