Help Us Keep Tails Wagging!

Welcome to Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue

A haven where tragic tales are turned into paw-sibilities of hope!

Established in 2013, our non-profit dog rescue is nestled in the heart of Western New York, with a mission to save as many innocent dogs as possible from from shelters in Buffalo, the south and even other countries. All dogs no matter location deserve a second chance.

Our heartwarming story was unleashed when Buddy, a courageous canine faced the grave prospect of euthanasia inside a shelter in West Virginia. However, luck intervened before his scheduled euthanasia, and Buddy was given a second lease on life when he was placed in Julie Starr’s home as a foster until he found his furever home.

As Buddy flourished under Julie’s care, she couldn’t help but see the sparkle of hope return to his eyes. That’s when she decided that EVERY dog in need deserved the same chance at happiness.

So, with passion and determination, Julie teamed up with the equally devoted Jenn Manz, and they set forth on a pawsome journey to establish Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue – with one puptastic motto in mind:

Save one until there are none!

Unleashing Hope, One Tail at a Time!

At Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, we’re all about rewriting destiny and giving furry friends a tail-wagging fresh start. Our partnership with loving foster families ensures that dogs once deemed lost causes find comfort, care, and hope until their furever homes are found.

From playful pups to wizened and wonderful seniors, each dog gets the chance they paw-sitively deserve… a family that will shower them with love and cuddles for a lifetime.

YOU can be a part of this heartwarming adventure too!

Dogs at Play Help Save The Day!

When you donate, you’re turning dreams into reality, one wag at a time. And guess what’s even more fur-tastic? Each doggo enjoying a tail-wagging good time at our Buddy & Friends Dog Daycare is lending a paw in saving a fellow canine life!

That’s because their playtime fees are sent to Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue to help fund dogs looking for their own furever homes.

Would you like to be one of the heroes in our heartwarming tale? We invite you to grab your cape of compassion and join the mission of Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue! Your donation and time spent volunteering or fostering can bring hope and happiness to dogs who need is most – saving one until there are none.

Find Your New BFF – Best Fur Friend

Unleash happiness by giving a second chance to one of Buddy’s adorable pups in need of a loving home. Love is only a wag away!

AJ

AJ

In boarding! Needs a foster or foster to adopt, please share  Hey everyone! I wanted to reintroduce myself! Im AJ! Im around 60lbs and some kind of Shepherd mix. Im about 6 yrs old now and have had a rough go. So let’s talk about it! I have had guarding issues in the...

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Ace

Ace

AceShepard Mix1-4 years old55 lbsMale Hi everyone! I’m Ace!!! I’m a 55 lb bundle of German Shepherd energy, with a head the size of a Mastiff!!!! (Did I mention I’m also 10% Mastiff??). My paperwork says I’m 4 years old, but my vet thinks I’m much closer to 1, which...

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Stella

Stella

Hi, My name is Stella! You may remember my story from a few months ago. I was adopted from Buddy’s years ago and then my parents went through a break up. My mommy had to move into an apartment where I was unable to stay. She was so devastated and cried having to...

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Cassava

Cassava

CassavaPit/Lab Mix1.5 years old50 lbsFemale Cassava arrived in Buffalo from Texas back in August and has been living with her foster mom enjoying life with her siblings. She is pit bull – lab + Heinz 57 mix (we have her DNA results!) approximately a year and half old...

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Potato Chip

Potato Chip

Potato ChipLab Mix2 Years old40 lbsMale Potato Chip is a 2yo, Male, Lab mix. He is very sweet and playful. Potato needs and active family, preferably one with no cats. He is making small improvements in his behavior and training. He is learning his manners and has...

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Penny (Fairy Godmother)

Penny (Fairy Godmother)

Fairy Godmother (Penny)  4 ish years old UTD on vaccines / spayed Lab mix 45 lbs Hi Buffalo! My name is Fairy Godmother- but my mom calls me Penny.. or Pea! I am a beautiful reddish orange color and my mom says I live up to my fiery hair color. I...

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