Donate to our Mission
We've rescued over 400 dogs in 2022.
When our shelter contacts send us photos of the dogs stuck in their facilities at risk for euthanasia, we welcome them with open arms. About once a month, a transport of about 20-30 dogs from kill shelters are brought to Western New York to be fostered by our amazing foster families. That number doesn't even come close to the dogs and puppies that are surrendered to us locally. Either dirty, neglected, diseased, disabled, abused, or just plain unwanted, we take in these animals to rehabilitate them into adoptable pets.
Often times that means thousands of dollars to vet, house, and train them so they can get the second chance they deserve in life. Open Arms Rescue of WNY is a non-profit charity funded solely on donations from generous advocates or fundraising efforts. Our group is comprised of all non-paid volunteers that share a passion for helping animals.
We do not have a shelter - instead we are completely foster-based to give our rescues the best chance at rehabilitation by learning to live in a home atmosphere. Our rescue hub is located in Akron, NY but our foster homes are located all over Western New York.
We love our Buffalo community and we appreciate every single one of you who have adopted, fostered, donated, shared, educated or volunteered. You are their heroes.
If you're interested in becoming part of our team, please contact us to learn how you can get involved!
OARWNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity
All donations are tax deductible
EVERY DOLLAR MAKES
Checks can be mailed to
P.O. Box 133 Akron, NY 14001
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Donations can be dropped off at any of our adoption events or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so arrangements can be made to collect the donation.
Dog food - any kind or Purina Pro Plan/Puppy Chow
Dog treats - any kind
Bones - edible or indestructible
Crates - all sizes, stationary or travel
Dog pens (also called x-pens or playpens)
Baby gates, room separators
Flea and tick preventative
Dewormer - Pyrantel or Panacur
Dawn dish soap
Disinfecting wipes, disinfectant spray, paper towels, garbage bags
Leashes, collars, harnesses
Dog beds, blankets, sheets
Dishes - metal or plastic
Toys, toys, toys - small/large, hard/soft