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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



Ok guys, theres someone very special I'd like you all to meet. (The sound of thundering paws blasts into the room) "Am I meeting new people?! Where?! I LOVE PEOPLE!!!!" Easy Lilly, we're talking to people on the internet so they can all line up to meet you. "OMG OMG...



Meet Harvey! This almost two year old hound mix is a goofy lovebug that loves to play! He would really enjoy another dog similar in energy and size to play inside a fenced-in yard. He LOVES people and will stop dead in his tracks to watch kids play in the...



FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED. NEEDS TO BE ONLY ANIMAL IN HOME Alza aka Butters Butters is a 5.5 year old, 60lb pit mix. She is UTD on her shots. Butters has spent the the first 5.5 years of her life in a shelter. She came to Buffalo scared of her own shadow. In the last...

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!