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!

Verona

Verona

VeronaPit bull3 years oldFemale44 lbs Hi! My name is Verona (although I’m not really attached to that name so I’m open to having a new name). I am a 3-year-old Pit Bull. I am new to Western New York as I recently flew in from Laredo, Texas. I’m still not a huge fan of...

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Ranger

Ranger

RangerBlack mouth cur & mastiff mix7 years old73 lbsMale Hi, I’m Ranger! You might have heard about me before but let me reintroduce myself! I’ve had a rough couple of months being in and out of boarding but am now thriving in my foster home. My foster mom says...

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Honey

Honey

HoneyRed nose Pitbull7 monthsAround 40 poundsFemale I’m Honey and I am a local Buffalo girl. I am up to date on all my shots. I’m not spayed, but it’s included in my adoption fee. I was rescued from a neglectful environment but have been living my best life since...

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Max

Max

MaxTerrier/pit mix1 1/2 years oldAbout 30 poundsMale Hi, I'm Max I came from the City of Buffalo animal shelter when I was found wandering the streets.My foster moms (FM) brought me home I was all skin and bones. I am gaining weight now with guaranteed meals each day,...

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Lily

Lily

Lily FemaleRoughly 8 years old50 poundsGerman Shepard/ Husky mixUp to date on all shots/microchipped/ Spayed Meet Lily, lovingly referred to as mom. She came up from Laredo Texas with her 7 pups known as the Easter Crew to find her furever home. Here's some facts...

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Matilda

Matilda

Meet Matilda, aka "Tilliebeans" March 2024 marked the beginning of a new chapter for our sweet Tilliebeans. Rescued from a situation no animal should ever endure, she found her way into our hearts and into our home. Since then, she's blossomed into the most...

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