City of Buffalo Animal Shelter

Adopt a Pet

The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter provides our community with many services. It gives injured, abused, lost, and abandoned animals food, care, shelter, and comfort before finding loving and responsible homes for them. The shelter helps reunite families with lost pets. It also keeps potentially dangerous animals off the streets.

The animal control officers, the staff, and the volunteers at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter work hard to serve and protect both animals and people, making our community a better place for everyone.

Volunteer Information

Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter (CBAS) are looking for responsible and committed individuals interested in helping our four-legged friends find forever homes!

We provide applicants with: 

  • Orientation 
  • Specialized secondary department training 
  • Shadowing opportunities
  • A family of committed fellow volunteers 

We require applicants to: 

  • Have a sincere interest in working with animals and people 
  • Enjoy working both independently and as part of a team 
  • Make at least a one-year commitment 
  • High commitment - once a week 
  • Flexible commitment - once a month with outside events 
  • Bring a copy of valid picture ID to orientation 
  • Be at least 21 years old

    To sign up for our next available orientation email:

Pets Up for Adoption