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!
BalooNewfoundland3 years old150 lbsMale (must have large dog breed experience)Hi I'm Baloo! I'm a floofy gentle giant looking for a forever home. I am very shy and scared of new people and places, but once I warm up to you, I'll be your #1 fan and loyal friend for...
Rose Lab Mix Female, not yet spayed 3-4 months, 7-8 pounds Hello Buffalo! My name is Rosie, I recently moved up here from Texas. So far I am very much enjoying the start of my new life here. I have two 4 legged foster siblings who are much bigger...
ThuggieAbout 4 months oldMale neuteredheeler mixAbout 20 pounds Hi Buffalo, I’m Thuggie! I’m a super cute heeler mix looking for my home for the holidays (and forever). I love sniffing around the yard and chewing my toys on the couch. I’m a typical puppy who loves to...
Arf VaderLab/ Shepard mix (best guess)Approximately 7 months oldNeutered male28 pounds My foster mom says I am a sweet puppers who looks more like Robert De Niro crossed with Lassie, than I do my namesake. I don’t know what she’s talking about. I love my foster...
PennyPitbull Mix10 Months old20 lbsFemale Hi my name is Penny and am a very calm, and sweet girl that loves snuggles. I am roughly 20pounds and my favorite place to be is on the couch, snuggled up to my foster family. I love toys so much that I make piles of them next...
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...