List of Shelters and Dog Rescues in Rochester, NY

Saying hello to some of the dogs for adoption at Scottsville Veterinary and Pet Adoptions
Written by Kevin Sando

If you have made it to this page, chances are that you are looking to adopt a new friend.

Congratulations! Rescue is one of the most compassionate and rewarding things that you can do.

To get you started on your journey, we have compiled below the names, links and contact info for dozens of animal rescue organizations in the Rochester, NY area. A quick visit to any of their sites will introduce you to lots of sweet pups looking for loving homes! And don’t forget to check out our ultimate list of dog essentials to make sure that you are prepared when the time comes!

Please note, that aside from Lollypop Farm, we have not had personal experience with any of these organizations – but are instead providing this information as a resource for our local community!

Animal Welfare Organizations in Rochester, NY

OrganizationTownContact Information
Animal Service League Inc.Rochester, NYAddress10 Dubelbeiss Lane
Rochester, NY 14622
Phone Number(585) 342-6099
BlueMoon MeadowsHoneoye Falls, NYAddress1919 Honeoye Falls #6 Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Phone Number585-624-9328
BrightStar German Shepherd RescueSpencerport, NYAddressPO Box 259
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone Number-
Brindle Posse RescueRochester, NYAddress153 Chesterfield Dr
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone Number585-746-0058
Duffy's Friends Inc.Brockport, NYAddress-
Phone Number(585) 637-0000
Furever FriendsRochester, NYAddress410 Stone Rd Rochester, New York 14616
Phone Number(585) 455-2691
G.R.A.S.P. Inc.Rochester, NYAddressP.O. Box 26741, Rochester, NY 14626
Phone Number(585) 234-1953
Going To The Dogs RescuePerry, NYAddressPO Box 267 Perry NY 14530
Phone Number(585)300-6897
Humane Society of Wayne CountyLyons, NYAddress1475 County House Road, Lyons, NY 14489
Phone Number(315) 946-3389
Lab Lovers Rescue formerly known as Rudys RescueHenrietta, NYAddressPO Box 1046
Henrietta, NY 14467-1046
Phone Number(585) 348-8029
Logan's RescueOntario, NYAddress-
Phone Number-
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater RochesterFairport, NYAddress99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone Number(585) 223-1330
New2U RescuesRochester, NYAddress1857 Dewey Avenue
Box 15496
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone Number(585) 371-8884
Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc.Rochester, NYAddressP.O. Box 16795
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone Number585-210-3647 (DOGS)
One Love Pet AdoptionsScottsville, NYAddress3750 Scottsville Rd.
Scottsville, NY 14546
Phone Number(585) 571-4307
Ontario County Humane SocietyCanandaigua, NYAddress2976 County Road 48
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone Number(585) 396-4590
Pals4Pets RescueKendall, NYAddress-
Phone Number(585) 260-7665
People for Animal Welfare Society/PawsAlbion, NYAddress3371 Gaines Basin Road
Albion, NY 14411​
Phone Number(585) 589-6397
Pitty Love RescueRochester, NYAddressPO Box 23
Hamlin, NY 14464
Phone Number-
Rescue Pit, Inc.Rochester, NYAddressPO Box 10219
Rochester, NY 14610
Phone Number-
Rescued Treasures Pet AdoptionsRochester, NYAddress3177 Latta Road Box 161
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone Number(585) 210-2509
SusieQ Dog ResQConesus, NYAddressP.O. Box 236 Conesus, NY 14435
Phone Number-
The Mia FoundationRochester, NYAddress3177 Latta Road #188 Rochester, NY 14612
Phone Number-
The Second Hand Dog RescueRochester, NYAddress1041 Culver Rd
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone Number(585) 305-5111
Volunteers For Animals / Genesee County Animal ShelterBatavia, NYAddress3841 West Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14021
Phone Number(585) 343-6410
Wooftown Rescue Inc
Rochester, NYAddress130 Buell Road
Rochester NY 14624
Phone Number(585)298-3001

Please comment below if you have updated information on any of the Rochester animal rescue organizations listed above, know about one that we have missed, or have a personal experience to share!

About the author

Kevin Sando

Kevin is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has move than a decade experience in new product design, prototyping and early stage manufacturing. Pairing this background with his love of dogs, gives him a unique perspective to evaluate the design and execution of new and interesting pet products.


  • Hi, we really need help with ABC Bassett rescue and aren’t sure what to do. We rescued a dog from them and we’re promised that we would receive all of her paperwork within 10 days of the adoption being final. We were told that the adoption would be final when we paid them which we did when we got the dog. 16 days after they had received payment we had still not received the paperwork. In MANY emails I politely ask them for the paperwork and kept receiving the same answers, they were busy, they had forgotten. I finally told them 21 days later that I was going to stop payment on the check and we would pay them as soon as we got the paperwork. They then began emailing and calling repeatedly to my husband’s place of business, threatening legal action against us for giving them a bad check. We explained that the bank would verify that the check was valid for 21 days. I sent them an official email telling them point-blank to send us the documents about her medical care that we would need for our veterinarian and our leasing office and then we would send them a money order for the full amount. Coincidentally, we had to return the dog to the rescue because we were told that the dog was good with children when she actually wasn’t and started becoming aggressive for no reason at all with our 5 year old daughter. So, even after the dog was returned ABC basset filed a police report against us for writing them a bad check. The phone calls, emails, letters in the mail have not stopped and we are starting to feel concerned about our safety. We no longer have the dog so i don’t see any reason why this harassment should still be going on. I’m reaching out to you because I’m not sure what to do to make this all stop. If you could please help I would be so grateful.

    • Contact a lawyer and get a cease and desist letter sent to the reacue. If they continue to contact you then call the police and let them know about the cease and desist and the rescue will be in trouble. They are harassing you. Or just contact the police and let them know whats going on.