Rehome Your Pet

Rehoming your pet on your own allows the pet to go from one home to the next, never experiencing the stress of a shelter, keeping your pet happy, healthy, and calm. To help owners who must rehome pets, the SPCA Serving Erie County has partnered with two rehoming programs:

Home to Home is an online pet placement platform that helps pet owners find new homes (permanent or temporary) for their pets.’s Rehome program offers pet owners free, courtesy pet listings on our Rehome page. Use coupon code RCXHAQTL2U8AD8Z to have your pet listed on our website.

You may also contact other area rescue groups to determine if they have space available for your pet.


If after you have exhausted other options and you still need to surrender your pet, the SPCA may be able to help depending on the availability of space and resources. To request a call-back from one of our Community Support Services consultants to determine whether your animal can be admitted to the SPCA, please call (716) 875-7360 ext. 209 (for farm animals, ext. 215) Monday – Friday, 8 am. – 4 p.m. Providing highly compassionate in-person care is our priority, and this takes time. Due to the high volume of phone calls and visitors, you will be asked to leave a message and it may take up to three business days to receive a return call.

The SPCA Serving Erie County is unable to accept walk-in animal surrenders. Appointments are required for all admissions.

If it is determined that your pet can be admitted to the SPCA and an appointment is made, please remember to bring the following items:

-Vet records.
-Complete a pet profile form (dog, cat, small animal, bird, reptile/amphibian).
-Please have your animal on a leash or in a carrier.
-Surrender fee as quoted when you make your appointment.*
-Driver’s license or state ID.

*An emergency intake fee of $200 will be required for those bringing animals to us without an appointment if we have room to accept them. This fee makes it possible to meet the basic needs these animals have while still providing for both the animals already in our care and the animals scheduled to come into our care. In most instances, this fee will not even come close to covering the extra burden now assumed by the SPCA in meeting the special veterinary, housing, or other needs of these animals. It is, however, a resource that lightens the financial care burden incurred when we’re able to accept these unexpected animals.