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Aspen thanking golf team

On Par for Pups to Benefit Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter

I recently had the opportunity to take part in an event to benefit Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter. This was a golf tournament fundraiser for the shelter.

Benefit challenges

Weeks before the event, the shelter was gathering sponsors and donations for raffle baskets and were busy organizing the event that would be held at Casolwood Golf Course in Canastota New York. The day of the golf course though began rainy and we were holding our breath to see if the event would be washed out. Everyones eyes were on the radar and where the rain was expected to go. it was with a sigh of relief when we got the news that it looked like the rain would stay away from us and the event was on.

Luckily central New York has some die hard golfers, because no sooner than they started signing in for the event, the rain started again. Luckily it was a short shower and by the time the teams were ready to take off, the weather was looking better.

on par for pups golf tournament
starting line up

Aspen, one of our current adoptable dogs, was having fun being the dog ambassador for the event and greeting all the teams. We took a drive around to the holes as the tournament was in progress to meet and greet all our attendees. Riding in the golf cart was a special treat for Aspen.

Back by the golf club, we had a putting contest for golfers to get a hole in one. We had multiple golfers able to make that feat.

putting green tourniment
putting green tourament

The day turned out to be a great one and the major rain waited until the teams were ready to come back to eat. Top the day off with good food and prizes, it made for a wonderful day. Thank you to all that took part in the event.

Sponsors for the Benefit

Thank you to all the sponsors of the event:

Adagio Salon

Ancestry Pet Food

ATM Systems Solutions

Babco Access Solutions

Bottino construction


De Tarolli

DMB Dance productions

Evan Michaels Salon

Extreem Tire

Full Source

Gilded Club

Graphics Warehouse

Health Extension


Lock 1 Distilling Company

Lucky Dog Pizzeria &Taproom


Merrick Pet Care

Michael Root Racing

Nicholas Demartino Attorney at Law

Nina’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Sheriff Conway, Onondaga County

Snug Arooz

Solid Gold

Summit Federal Credit Union

Teletherapy of CNY

Three Pines Restaurant

Tully Building Supply

Walking Miss Daisy


We can’t wait until next year!

Come and find your Best Friend!
Second Chance has a unique program near Syracuse N.Y. where inmates train the rescued dogs. This program gives both the dogs and the inmates a second chance in life.  Appointments currently required related to Covid-19 protocols.

SADIE was found in the middle of the night in a thunder storm. She would love to find her forever home.

Please contact Friends of Second Chance to adopt Sadie or her friends.

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078

Capture your journey with your pet. Nancy Kieffer is a pet and nature photographer serving  Central New York, the Adirondacks and Beyond.  Capture how you share your life with your pet! It may be a vacation adventure or curled up on the couch. Travel assignments welcomed.