Medical & Emergency Fund

​​​​​​​​Joyful Rescues, a 501c3 not-for-profit Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited organization that has matched over 13,000 adoptable dogs and cats with loving homes since 2003, launched the “Medical & Emergency Fund” on February 14, 2017 to help provide medical care for animals taken into the rescue with extensive special or critical needs.

Donations can be made via the Joyful Rescues website at by selecting the "Donate" button.

​​** Due to COVID-19, there are no Showing Events until further notice**.
In normal times, Joyful Rescues hosts adoption events on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at PetSmart in Webster (NY) and at the PetSmart in Orchard Park (NY) from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. When you adopt your next family member from Joyful Rescues, know you are bringing a health-checked, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered pet into your home. Volunteers are available to help you find the perfect companion.

​Adoptable animals are listed on the website site at and on the Joyful Rescues Facebook page at An online adoption application is available which all adopters must complete in order to be considered.

Joyful Rescues is in its eighteen year of operation and re homes dogs and cats of all ages from high-kill shelters in the southern United States, former “puppy mill dogs,” as well as dogs and cats who are surrendered to the organization from former owners who can no longer care for them. A tireless group of volunteers and rescue staff work to match dogs and cats with their “furever families,” promote spay/neuter programs, and reduce euthanasia rates in high-kill shelters by transporting adoptable animals to Joyful Rescues.