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About Our Rescue

Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue that was established in 2013. We are a foster-based rescue in Western New York and save dogs from various high kill rescues to help decrease euthanasia rates of innocent dogs. Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue brings the dogs to Western New York where they live with their foster family until we are able to help them find their loving forever homes.

Buddy was the inspiration for Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue. He was living in a shelter and scheduled to be euthanized, but as luck would have it he was spared his life and given a second chance. Buddy was then rescued by Julie Starr, the founder of Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, who became his foster family until Buddy was adopted by a loving family! Julie then paired up with Jenn Manz and officially started Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, with a mission of “Save one until there are none!”

Featured Pets



Hi my name is Jax or Jaxson as my foster Mom calls me. Yes you have seen me up for adoption before. I am a 2 year hound mix. I was born right here in Eden, NY with my Siblings. My foster Mom says I need to be upfront about myself so here goes..... I like to bark as do...



Hi I am Jake, a male, 55 pound hound mix. I love snuggles and being outside. I am best friends with the foster dogs I have lived with but I sometimes growl at dogs I don’t know, so I can should be introduced slowly to new dogs. I was adopted once but was returned back...



Hi there! I just came up from Georgia and am looking for my forever home. I love all dogs and people, but cats are a no go. I am very playful and when I'm not playing with my foster brother or playing fetch with my ball, you will find me snoozing on the couch. A few...

Every Dollar Counts

It’s your generosity that keeps Buddy’s going.

Consider donating to help us with:

Vet bills and medical costs
Transport fees
Dog care supplies and food


With transports every 2-3 weeks, we have many dogs of all ages, breeds/mixes, and sizes. Click here to see who is with us now!