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Help Us Raise the WOOF

…and renovate our new building!


We’ve closed on our new building and now comes the fun part-renovations! We have 14,000 square feet to renovate into our forever “dog house”…and we need your help! The new facility will allow us to start some fun projects which will in turn allow us to save more dogs from euthanasia lists from high kill shelters. After all, that’s why we do what we do! Any amount will help us in reaching our goal, and the best part? It’s tax deductible! Thank you so much for your generosity and we can’t wait to show everyone all of our hard work!

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



Jax Breed- Hound Mix Age- 4 years old Weight- 40ish lbs  PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING  This handsome boy is Jax. He was born right here in WNY and is the only one from his litter who hasn’t found his forever home just yet. You see, Jax is a special boy. While he’s...



***Special boy here!! Please read complete bio before applying*** Hi there!!! I’m Kai and I’m very pleased to meet you! I’m here searching for the perfect family to call my own . The hoomans guess I’m around 1 1/2 and I weigh about 45-50 lbs. I’m told I’m some sort of...



I am Diego, a 2.5-year-old male black lab mix looking for a quiet, forever home. I am extremely sweet and VERY well behaved. A quiet family would be a great match for me as I can be a little nervous. It might take me a while to get used to a new place and new routine....

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!