Welcome to Buffalo Paws & Claws Animal Shelter, Inc!

BPC is a NON-PROFIT NO KILL animal rescue and shelter who's mission is to provide a comfortable home for all domesticated pets. We take in unwanted or surrendered pets, neglected and/or abused.

We are available for adoptions & surrenders Monday through Sunday by appointment only. We are a foster based rescue, therefore we have to coordinate with our foster families prior to receiving any visits. You must also fill out our online adoption application and be approved prior to viewing any of our animals.

At this time we are only accepting dogs for surrender. We currently do not have the space available to accept any cats. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Operation save the Ohio dogs part I & II. Once you view this video there's no denying that these dogs needed our help! Please turn up the volume and for easier viewing feel free to pause at any time. We love every single one of you chi babies!

Kitty Needs a Forever Home

Latte Needs A Forever or Foster Home

Meet Kitty, a sweet boy about 5 years old. His owner passed away in December 2012 and left behind him and 9 other cats. Kitty is very shy at first but once he opens up he is a big sweetie! Please be aware it will take him several months before he is himself, but when he is he is very sweet! Kitty loves canned food and catnip, so that is a great way to start the bond! He is wonderful with cats, even when they don't care for him. Kitty would be great in a home with children under 10 and no dogs. He is up to date on vaccinations, FIV/FeLV negative, dewormed and neutered. If interested please call or text 716-308-0101 or email bpckitties@hotmail.com. Meet Latte a sweet and friendly 5-8 year old 50 pound female pit mix. We found her as a stray who has clearly been either attacked by another dog or in a fight. Please don't let this deter you! We have had her around kids and she passed with flying colors. She is friendly and loves every new person she meets. Her story is not an uncommon one but we will not let her die! We know there's someone out there that will rescue her and in return she will rescue you back! A woman called us and said that there was a dog crying near her back door. She opened it up and there was latte. Face all scarred, legs with marks on them, fur loss on her tail, etc but she jumped on the woman and gave her kisses! She was brought back to our home base/kennel where she has been a little stressed. It appears as though she might not like other dogs. We did take her to K9 connections dog training in Buffalo for an evaluation. It seems like she just needs some work and more exposure to other dogs. She was curious about the dog she met, but not aggressive. He said that although she shows signs of dog reactivity that they think she has a lot of potential. They are also willing to work with her pro bono, as long we can find a foster for her. Latte loves playing fetch and throwing around squeaky toys. She enjoys going for walks and or runs but especially enjoys car rides. She sticks her head out of the window and just loves feeling the breeze on her face. She chases cats which was observed by the nice lady who found her so we do not know if she has had much exposure to them. At one point she must have lived in a home because she does know sit and paw. Please we beg of you that you do NOT judge her on looks or by breed. Her kindness and loving nature will surprise you! Do NOT be afraid to give her a chance, because they all deserve one. She is both crate trained and potty trained. Latte is up to date on her shots, dewormed, microchipped, given a bordatella vaccination, tested negative for heart worms, and spayed. If you are interested in meeting her please call or text us at 716-208-7747.