Adoption Process


So You Want To Adopt Your New Best Friend

Caring Hearts And Paws Rescue will consider adoptive families in the Buffalo area and surrounding areas. This is simply due to logistics and distance of travel for our volunteers. Our goal is to make the best rescue match taking into consideration the dog's background and your family's needs. Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We take all these factors into consideration when making a furever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right dog with the right adoptive home because we want this to be the pet's permanent home.

If you are willing to wait for the right animal to be matched to you,
you are an ideal candidate for Caring Hearts And Paws Rescue. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.


1. Apply

We appreciate you wanting to bring a dog into your home. In order for us to find the right pet for you, we need you to submit an adoption application.

2. Review

We will review your application upon receipt. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you for clarity.

3. Phone Interview

Once application review is complete. One of our volunteers will reach out to schedule a phone interview and discuss next steps in approval process. As well as discuss anything related to said pet.

4. Approval for the dog of interest

Once approved to adopt. Volunteers will reach out to schedule a time for pick up/ meet n greet .

Additional Information

  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular dog if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • Caring Hearts And Paws Rescue is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your Phone interview in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the dogs need our time too.
  • All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption
  • Adoption fees range from $375 to $450, based on the age and health of each individual animal.

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