Second Chance Dog Rescue

Second Chance Dog Rescue     (619) 721-3647

Second Chance Dog Rescue

is one of San Diego's largest and most successful non-profit 501c3 organizations dedicated to saving homeless dogs. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs from local shelters, as well as dogs surrendered by their owners for various reasons, and dogs from Baja California, Mexico. Once we receive a dog, we provide medical care, including spay and neuter, and any necessary rehabilitation. 

We have an application process for those interested in adopting one of our dogs.  Upon approval of the application, the dog and the adopter enter into a two week “trial” or foster period,  to make sure it’s the right fit for the family and the dog. After completion of a successful foster period, we may do a home visit before we finalize the adoption.  

Second Chance Dog Rescue was founded in the fall of 2008 by Sandra D. Simpson, Jason Cordoba and Maria Blake who recognized the urgent need in our community.  We pride ourselves on being a rescue group that is flexible and non-breed specific.  We also have the ability to rescue senior dogs as well as those with health or medical issues. In two year’s time, Second Chance Dog Rescue has accomplished a true miracle within our community. We successfully rescued 2,000 dogs from euthanasia, placing them in loving, safe, forever homes. Many asked how this was possible.  It was done utilizing a team of very dedicated volunteers who bring a wealth of experience regarding dog behaviors, business sense, use of modern technology, networking, and our philosophy of keeping the welfare of the dogs our first priority.

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