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Rescue Dogs of Central New York

I recently talked a little about my favorite rescue in Syracuse. Second Chance Canine adoption shelter rescues not only dogs, but inmates. It is also the rescue at which I volunteer, so it is especially dear to my heart. My main job at the shelter is to photograph rescue dogs to help in placing them in their forever home. Besides doing that though, I enjoy having the time to play and cuddle with them. Not only are the dogs rescued from the city shelter, but the program was initiated to help inmates develop usable skills, learn to work with others and establish compassion and a bond with an other being. The program helped to reduce the rate of recidivism and relieved the burden on the city shelter which can become overcrowded.

The shelter is an all- volunteer organization and we have a wonderful trainer that trains volunteers and inmates alike. The shelter has had to change things over the past year related to Covid-19. The Pandemic necessitated a lockdown on the prison and necessitated the shelter to re-think (temporarily) how we could continue to achieve the mission of saving dogs. A group of volunteers have been willing to donate their homes to become fosters to some of the dogs until the prison enables the inmates to return to the program.

Fosters needed:

As indicated, we have some wonderful volunteers who were willing to foster some dogs, but we continually needs more. Some fosters have fostered several dogs until the dog has found his forever home, but we have also had some volunteers that “foster-failed”. ( Lucky-dogs). Their foster fell in love with them and couldn’t give them up. If you are willing to foster- Please contact

Currently Available:

Here are a few of the dogs that are currently available at Second Chance:

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

Why Adopt:

Why should you Adopt?

  • You save a life
  • You may benefit your own life. Pets can help keep you healthy
  • It may help combat puppy mills
  • Many rescues will give you a chance to get to know the dog to ensure they are a good fit for your house and lifestyle.

Other Shelters/Rescues:

We are lucky to live in an area where there a several rescues/shelters available. Here are just a few of the other shelters where you may find your “Lucky Dog”

B & R Bunkhouse Adoptables ( this is the City Shelter)- www.facebook/

Recycle-A-Bull Bully breed rescue



Helping Hounds dog Rescue-

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