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.

We are unable to take in any small animals (bunnies, ferrets, guinea pigs, etc), due to lack of resources. Please contact Life Long Tails if surrender services are needed.

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!

Damien Needs a Foster or Forever Home

Nike Needs A Forever Home

Meet Damien, a sweet boy about 1 year old. He was very shy months ago but has come a long way in his foster home. Damien is good with other cats and children. Not sure how he would be with 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. Nike is a gorgeous male 4 year old 95 pound Mastiff/Hound mix. He was originally adopted through our rescue group as a puppy but then was returned because of his owner having a baby. Nike was not used to being around kids and with his activity level it didn't work out. We would prefer for him to be in an adult only home. Although he is a friendly boy, he is large and can be rambunctious at times. He is used to country living and needs a lot of space to run around. He has also been trained on an electric fence. Not that we recommend this, but Nike was left outside while the owners weren't home, so that is what he has been accustomed to. He does enjoy being outdoors but loves being with his people also, because this is when he can cuddle and play. He enjoyed playing with other dogs previously but can get excitable which causes the other dogs to be a little unsure of him at first. Nike would need to be placed with another dog that is medium to large, with an equal amount of energy level. He might accidentally step on a small dog when playing. He has had no interaction with cats so we would prefer that he is not in a home with one. He is very smart and knows sit, paw, and down. He hasn't had any training but we would recommend it for when he tries to jump up on people. Nike is better off not having free roam of the house. You could try a crate or an area with just his toys and bones that are inside to keep him occupied. We would like for him to be in a home with someone that is gone from home no more than 5 hours a day during the week otherwise he gets bored and might try to get into things he is not supposed to. If you have large breed dog experience or think that you are willing to give Nike a try, we do offer a two week trial period. This way you can get to know him prior to making a life long commitment. Nike is up to date on his shots, heart worm negative, dewormed, given a bordatella vaccination, and neutered. If you are interested in meeting him please call or text us at 716-208-7747.