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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



Penny is a 2 year old boxer/terrier mix. She has plenty of energy. Loves to travel in the car. She has been camping and loves to go on walks, (tends to pull you along). She’s selective on her doggy friends. Has never been around cats. Little children have just been...



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...

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!