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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



Breed: As per my DNA I’m a Lab/Tree Walker Coonhound mix Weight: 62 pounds Age: Almost 1 years old Gender: Male Housebroken/Neutered I am sweet boy that has some issues so I would do best in a calm home with no kids. I will need a very active family and long walks are...



Jax 3 years old 40lbs Hound Mix Hi, my name is Jax or Jaxson, but my foster mom calls me handsome! I was born here in Eden and have been part of Buddy’s since I was born. I still haven’t found my forever home, foster mom says I’m a bit quirky but very sweet. I am VERY...



My name is Jake from State Farm, but my foster parents just call me Jake. I made my way up to Buffalo late last year and have loved my time here so far, but I am looking for a family to call my own.I am a 2-3 years old, 60-65lb, hound/bulldog mix that is just looking...

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!