Thank you for coming to our site!
As the founder/president of Second Chance Jack, I have rescued animals my entire life. I was fortunate to have parents that nurtured that spirit and calling and helped me find homes for them!
That childhood rescuer never went away and I have now been "officially rescuing" for 15 yrs and started this rescue in 2012. Why "Second Chance Jack" you ask? Well Jack was a Karelian Bear Dog, and the namesake of our rescue. Jack was yr old and had been severely abused mentally and physically, his leg had been shattered and frozen in place and the abuser dumped on a rural ranch to die where we just happened to be visiting. No question, we brought him home with us. No one could touch him except for me for the first 6 months we had him and after rehabilitating him, he was a favorite to everyone who met him. We had a custom prothstetic for his bad leg to help him get around and in later years he sped around in a wheelchair cart. Unfortunately, we had to say goodby to Jack on July 3, 2018. Until we meet again and thank you for all you taught me!
In our rescue group, our
and our fosters have rescued over 400 dogs. We are a small, but mighty crew of co-founders and ALWAYS need new fosters to help us save these precious lives. We take care of all food and medical for the fosters until they are adopted.
founding member of our group has adopted dogs from our group and continues to foster.
We rescue dogs in need, especially those in danger of being euthanized or are being neglected. We also have much success with those that need to be rehabilitated physically, mentally and /or behaviorally. We are an all breed rescue, but specialize in herding breeds that are so highly misunderstood in the shelters and would otherwise be euthanized. Shela was our 1st Heeler, my should dog, and the reason we made it our mission to save Heelers and mixes thereof because she showed people what a Heeler could really be like.
These Second Chance pets have made people some of the best pets they have EVER had.
Thank you for wanting to give one of our special dogs the second chance they now deserve.
All our pets are in fosterhomes, are worked with on an ongoing basis with training and basic manners. Once an application is submitted, reviewed, approved and a phone interview conducted, we can arrange a time for you to meet the pet you are interested in.