Giving Lisa a Second Chance


Lisa came to Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter over a year ago.  She is a sweet friendly 6 year old cattle dog/pit bull terrier mix that will melt your heart.  When she came to Second Chance, she was riddled with bumps all over her skin and she could barely wear a collar as it would rub her skin raw.  The crew at Second Chance spent many weeks, months trying to determine the cause and how to control this.

Dog at second chance canine adoption shelter

Lisa 005

After what seemed like a long time, Lisa was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Pemphigus Foliaceus.  After her treatments with meds and special baths her skin is so much improved, she looks like a different dog.  

dog on bed

Lisa 004

She will continue to need to take medications to keep this disorder under control.  Since she required special treatments for her skin, I think Lisa reaped the benefits of receiving quite a lot of special pampering from staff.  She is so sweet and friendly, though, that it’s  hard not to give her a lot of attention. Lisa was one of the “stars” of the kissing booth this summer, giving anyone who came by to visit a nice big kiss.  Lisa loves children, and would prefer to just lay in your lap and cuddle as opposed to running.  She loves car rides, she is okay with cats, but would prefer to be the only dog in the huse

Lisa ready for kisses

Kissing Booth and Lisa



dog kissing girl

Kisses coming from Lisa


rescue dog ready for a kiss

Ready for a smooch


rescue dog walking in snow

Lisa in snow













Her fervent wish for Christmas was to have a forever home to go to.  Despite pampering from the shelter crew, it is not the same as having a second chance at a loving home.

Lisa's wish from Santa

Santa’s wish

Lisa did not get her wish for Christmas, but with the New Year brings a Blank Slate for the future.  Lisa is hoping that future will bring a family that won’t just glance, but take a second chance on her.


If you would like to meet Lisa Contact:

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Center
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
Website for Second Chance


Here are some other pictures of dogs at Second Chance also looking for Homes.

As part of the New Year, I have taken up a challenge with some other Professional Pet photographers for Project 52.  The challenge is to have a blog each week on a certain topic.  With the New Year, we are starting with a Blank Slate.  It is inspiring to hear other photographer’s  take on the subject for the week.    I invite you to follow our blog circle to Salty Paw Pet Photography (owner Nancy Hedtke) , serving the Savannah, GA area to see her interpretation of the subject.  There are several new photographer’s that have joined the blog this year.  If you have trouble completing the circle the first time through.  Try again in a few hours as we will have worked out the kinks.  Then continue to follow our blog circle around until you return to this page.  Have fun!


Nancy Kieffer is a photographer serving  the Central New York and Adirondack region.  Travel assignments also welcomed.   If you would like to book a lifestyle session for your pet, Please email me at or call 315-469-8807

  16 comments for “Giving Lisa a Second Chance

  1. January 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Great story for this girl – hoping the best and that she will find her special second chance home!

  2. SamAdele
    January 6, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Aw bless her. Such a pretty girl, someone will be very lucky to have her!

  3. January 5, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Aw, what a way to help a girl out!

  4. Jessica
    January 5, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I love that snow shot! How could anyone resist that face and those kisses!

  5. Rochelle Marshall
    January 5, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    It makes me sad to hear about these sweet souls being treated like this. Thank goodness she has now known some human kindness. I hope she finds her furever humans that love her!

  6. Nancy
    January 5, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Sweet girl and wonderful photos of her! Wishing her so much happiness in her next chapters.

  7. Lynda
    January 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Good luck Lisa. What a cutie! And how marvellous that the shelter people have spent so much time helping her. They are special people!

  8. January 5, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Wonderful post to promote Lisa! She’s beautiful! Wishing her a forever home very soon!

  9. January 5, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Great feature on Lisa! I hope she finds her forever home soon. Glad to see so many people giving back to animals in need.

  10. January 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Cruised through your site and love it! Here”s to a new home soon for Lisa. 🙂

  11. Danyel
    January 5, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    I am so glad they were able to figure out a way to make her feel better. She seems to be full of love.

  12. Elaine
    January 5, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I love to see the turn around when a dog receives proper care. Lisa is a lovely girl, and I hope she finds her forever home soon. Thank you for taking the time, and giving your time, to help find homes for shelter pets.

  13. Kelly
    January 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Lisa, I hope your forever home finds you soon. I’m a firm believer that there is a person for every dog and a dog for every person. Sometimes it just takes more time to bring the two together. Sending good thoughts your way! A wonderful face to start of the project, Nancy.

  14. January 5, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Awww I hope she finds her forever home soon. She sounds like a wonderful pooch.

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