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As the end of the year approaches, we reflect on all the special lives we saved this year thanks to the generous donations of kind supporters like you! 


This year, Pets Alive WNY has processed thousands of adoption applications, brought 210 dogs and 216 cats into our care. conducted virtual home checks, transported dogs from KY and saved many lives.


Community support paired with the dedication of its all-volunteer staff is how Pets Alive WNY, a small grassroots organization, saves animals like Groot, Birdie, Snowball and Lolly. Our special needs fund depends on people like you opening their hearts and giving to animals in need.  For just a few dollars, you can help save the animals that would otherwise suffer, die, or need to be euthanized. 


To continue saving animals, we once again need your help!

** Covid-19 adoption process, Effective 11/20/2020 **


We are doing everything we can to protect our volunteers & potential adopters by limiting interactions as much as possible. So until further notice, the following adoption guidelines will be in effect.

Cats - the cat shelter is not open for walk in traffic. Anyone entering the building should have an approved application with a scheduled appointment, must be wearing a mask and we are limiting people inside to a maximum of 6, so you might be asked to wait until space is available. We ask that you limit the number of people in your party to two and if you bring children, that they are closely supervised. Your first step is to complete an online application prior to visiting the shelter. Remember that submitting an application is not an approval, you will still need schedule an in-person interview with one of our adoption counselors. 

Donations can still be dropped off at the cat shelter during open hours. If we are closed, they can be left outside the door to be brought in when volunteers arrive.

Dogs - We are becoming overwhelmed with the number of inquiries we are getting, so we ask for your patience as we work through them all. For the fastest response, please fill out an online adoption application. Once we receive the application, our foster coordinator will forward the application to the appropriate foster home and the foster will reach out to you via phone or email to let you know more about the personalities or needs of the dog. Depending on that information, the foster will either choose to do a phone interview or forward your application to another volunteer for a better fit. Once you have your phone interview, the foster will schedule a meet & greet with the dog at our dog adoption center. We have a scheduling program that will allow us to book slots in 1 hour increments at our dog adoption center. 

Thank you so much for your support during this time. Please understand as we are doing everything we can to protect our animals, volunteers and adopters with these restrictions during this uncertain time. 


Wish List


Help us help them by donating useful items that will allow us to spend our money on vet care for our residents and take in more special needs animals. Here is what we can use:

Food Supplies:

  • Wet cat food (Friskies Poultry Pate preferred)

  • KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer)

  • Wellness canned cat food

  • Wet Puppy Food (Chicken Soup preferred

  • Taste of the Wild Dry Puppy Food

House Training:

  • Tidy Cat Clay Litter

  • Tidy Cat Scoopable Litter

  • Top Paws Extra Large Puppy Pads


Cleaning Supplies:

  • Bleach

  • Dish Soap (Dawn preferred)

  • Unscented Dryer Sheets


Medical Supplies:

  • Feliway or DAP Spray

  • Disposible Medical Exam Gloves, Medium & Large (powder free)

Paper Products:

  • Paper Towels

  • News Paper

  • Commercial Trash Bags (45 gal Heavy Duty or larger)





  • 42" or larger folding dog crates (double door preferred)

  • Copy paper

    • White

    • Blue

    • Yellow

  • 9 1/2 by 12 1/2 clasp envelopes

  • Twin pocket folders

What we CANNOT use:

  • Used litter pans

  • Prescription Food 

  • Cat Trees 

  • Stuffed Animals

  • Toys that cannot be sanitized

Thank you for your support!!!

Pets Alive WNY

Cat Adoption Center

7007 Campbell Blvd 

Pendleton, NY 14120

Dog Adoption Center

3507 Union Rd

Cheektowaga, NY 14225

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