Unleashing Hope

Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue


Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue began in 2013 as a non-profit dog rescue. Nestled in the heart of Western New York, this foster-based rescue is on a mission to rewrite the destiny of innocent dogs facing uncertain futures in high-kill shelters.

The story behind Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue is as heartwarming as it is powerful. It all began with a courageous canine named Buddy, who faced the grim prospect of euthanasia inside a local shelter.

However, luck intervened before his scheduled euthanasia date, and Buddy was given a second lease on life when he was placed in Julie Starr’s home as a foster until he found his furever home. During the time he was with her, she saw the flicker of hope in his eyes and felt driven to extend that same lifeline to other dogs in need.

Teaming up with the equally empassioned Jenn Manz, they embarked on a journey to establish Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, guided by their resounding motto: “Save one until there are none!”

At Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, dogs once deemed as lost causes find comfort in the loving homes of foster families, who nurture and care for them until the perfect furever homes can be found and they are adopted.

Through this partnership between the rescue and fosters, they’ve been able to give pups who need it most, a second chance. From playful puppies to the senior sweethearts, each dog receives the opportunity they deserve to find a family that will offer them a lifetime of love.

Rescuing takes funding though, and we’re so happy to say that each and every dog that has a tail waggin good time at Buddy and Friends Dog Daycare is helping to save a fellow canine life with the fee they pay to play!

You can join the mission of Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue and offer hope in the lives of more dogs in need by donating. Every dollar helps save one until there are none. If you are interested in adopting a furry friend, click below to see all our available pups!