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Lakeshore Humane Society

431 East Chestnut St
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 672-1991

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve all of Chautauqua County New York including but not limited to Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek, Westfield, Cassadaga, Mayville, Jamestown and more!

About Our Rescue Group:

The Lakeshore Humane Society is a non-profit, volunteer ran organization, dedicated to helping protect the welfare of all animals and providing humane education to our community. Established in 1980 under the name Dunkirk Humane Society, later renamed as more areas of Chautauqua County were helped by our services. Over the years our goals have stayed the same. We strive to get funding through donations and grants to support our spay and neuter assistance program as well as to fund our operating costs, primarily veterinarian bills.

Our gratitude, as always, and thanks go to our generous sponsors who help us continue our work in the Northern Chautauqua Community. All money raised or donated stays in our community and helps animals in need.

Animals in the care of the Lakeshore Humane Society reside at our recently built Adoption Center located at 431 East Chestnut Street in Dunkirk, New York. We comfortably house 10 dogs in our dog housing area and 50 cats in our cat area. Our family atmosphere helps us get to know each animal better to find the perfect home for them.

Animals leaving our care are fully vetted including spaying or neutering before they go to their furrever home. We have volunteer trainers and animal professionals in our volunteer rotation that work with each animal and offer services after they leave our care. A reasonable donation is requested at the time of adoption to cover the services provided for our animals as well as cost to cover living expenses.

Since we are volunteer-ran hours are by appointment only but we have bi-monthly adoption days for open houses!

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Come Meet our Pets:

We have open hours about 2 times a month. You can find our next open house here All other visits will require an appointment by calling 716-672-1991.

Our Adoption Process:
One of the primary functions of The Humane Society is to find homes for orphan cats and dogs. Although we are eager to find homes, we are cautious to find “adopters” who will provide a caring atmosphere for the animals. As a result, it is incumbent upon the prospective adopter to display a certain level of responsibility before an application is accepted. Also, the Society retains the right to revoke an adoption if it is determined that an adopter is not living up to the responsibilities to the animals as outlined by the Society. Here is what you should expect before you take on this responsibility.
The adopter is responsible for having the pet surgically sterilized within a specified time period if it has not been done at adoption time.
The pet should be taken for a veterinary checkup within 7 days of adoption. Any vaccinations, worming or other medical procedures required will be the responsibility of the adopter.
The pet must be licensed by the appropriate city and county agencies.
While in adopter’s care, the pet must be provided with adequate food, water, shelter, exercise and medical care in a devoted and humane manner.
The pet must be kept primarily as a house pet, meaning it will reside in the house. Tethering periods may not exceed nine hour intervals and during these periods, the pet must be within range of shelter and water at all times.
The Society retains the right to investigate the premises at any time and to reclaim the pet in the event that the adopter can no longer adequately care for it according to Society standards. If a pet is lost, the adopter must notify the Society and must make every effort to recover it.
If you feel that you can meet the responsibility requirements of the Society for adoption of an animals, or have any questions concerning adoption, contact us by calling 716.672.1991 or send us at 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048 a Pet Adoption Application that is in this posting.
Thank you for your interest and feel free to check out the site and the pets available for adoption.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.