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Pixie Mamas Rescue does not have a shelter or kennel facility. All dogs live in foster homes - they are part of our families!  We have no time limit on how long the dogs stay in foster care - as long as it takes to find a home that suits them. Our foster homes work with the animal on basic manners, crate and house-training, and correcting any behavioral issues that an animal may have.

 We require an adoption application, a veterinary reference (if applicable), and a home visit.    Unfortunately, we are unable to adopt out of state (including Canada) or over 1 1/2 hours away from Buffalo, NY.    We do not ship dogs.  You must be willing to come to the Buffalo NY area to complete the adoption after the home visit.  

The decision to place a dog in a home rests with the Foster home and Pixie Mamas Board.  We only have the best interests of the animal at heart and we know best that animal's needs and temperament.   

Pixie Mamas Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny your application without explanation.

Applications are kept on file for 1 year.  You do not need to reapply within that year unless your information has changed.

We do not pre-approve applications. We feel that every dog is different and our goal is to choose the best home for each dog individually. General applications (with no dog selected) will get lost in the shuffle so we do ask that you wait and apply for a specific dog you are interested in. We are unable to contact each applicant therefore the adoption process begins when the foster home chooses your application and reaches out to you.

Please read the list below of general requirements and information for all adopting families.  If you do not meet one of the requirements, please do not submit an Adoption Application.


  • Applicants must be 25 or older
  • Applications must be filled out completely.  References are a must!
  • Animals will not be adopted to any college students.
  • Animals may not be adopted as a "gift" for someone unless all family members are aware of the adoption and meet the animal before the adoption takes place
  • Dogs must not be left crated for more than 8 hours
  • If you have a current pet, they must be up to date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. This includes cats.   Dogs must have annual vet exams.  
  • If renting, verbal approval from the landlord is required to keep the dog on the premises
  • All applicants must be willing to receive a home inspection and meet and greet prior to adoption (all family members and their pets must be present)
  • If you have a current pet, your pet must meet the new pet before the adoption is finalized to make sure they will be compatible to live together
  • We do not adopt small dogs to homes with an electric fence. In addition, an electric fence is not acceptable for dogs that require a fenced-in yard.
  • Adoption Fees are Non Negotiable and Non Refundable
  • If you adopt from Pixie Mamas Rescue and you cannot keep the pet for any reason, you must return the animal to Pixie Mamas Rescue.


There is no guarantee that because you apply for the dog that you are going to adopt the dog. We seriously consider all applications but if we should suggest another dog for your home, it is because we truly know these dogs and possibly there is another dog that is a better fit. We strive for as best of a match as possible.  Proper placement takes into consideration many things, including size, male/female, activity level, children and ages of the children, fencing or lack of, amount of time dog will spend home alone, and many other considerations.

We cannot respond to everyone personally.  Please follow us on Facebook for updates.   

We cannot "hold" a dog for you.  If you are considering adopting a dog but are going on vacation in the near future, please WAIT until you return to adopt. 

We do not Foster to Adopt or have trial adoptions

 We require a non-refundable adoption donation.  Our fees start at $400 for adult dogs.  "Highly Adoptables" (puppies/purebreds,etc.) may be more.  We sometimes reduce the fee for senior and special-needs dogs for the right adopters and some of our dogs receive sponsorships to help them get adopted. All the animals are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm tested, wormed, flea-treated, and microchipped.


















Pixie Mamas Rescue, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to rehome abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. Federal ID Number: 27-0876835 NY State Reg. #: 46-37-20 NYS DOA # - RR143
PO Box 176 •  Buffalo, NY 14220  •  info [ at ]