Black Dog Second Chance in East Amherst NY is a registered not for profit incorporation that functions as a rescue to save homeless dogs and cats. Funded entirely by donations, they are a caring group of individuals that are all non-paid volunteers who spend countless hours every week just to save homeless dogs and cats who would otherwise perish in shelters.
Black Dog Second Chance pride themselves with matching the best pets with the best homes. They insist they are not a rescue who finds dogs for people, they find the right homes for dogs. They really want the adoption to work, FOREVER, so they are very careful about their placements, and because of that, they enjoy good reputation and few animal returns.
All of their dogs are healthy, vet checked, up to date on shots, microchipped and heartworm tested (when relevant), wormed and flea treated, temperament checked and come with all necessary paperwork and an adoption contract to prove it. They even come with a free first vet visit and a free dog training video. Some of their dogs even come with a free training class to continue the obedience they have already received while in the care of Black Dog Second Chance.
Black dog Second chance does not operate a shelter. They place all of their available pets in loving foster home. There is no facility for you to come and view the dogs and cats, rather they offer a monthly adoption event. If you just can't wait that long, you are encouraged to complete an online adoption application and Black Dog Second Chance will schedule a home visit. All applications are considered in the order that the applications are received and those that are the best matches for that particular dog or cat.
Black Dog Second Chance does not adopt outside of NY State because they require a home visit for all of their animals. They prefer adopters live within a 45 minute drive from the Buffalo area. Some exceptions for longer drive time may be made for our less adoptable animals (but never for puppies, small dogs or kittens). For more information, visit Black Dog Second Chance on the web.