Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter started with a dream of former Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney. The brilliant idea of pairing up inmates with shelter dogs was a sure way to give second chances to both the inmates and the dogs! The dogs are cared for and trained by the inmates and placed up for adoption. The inmates utilize the skills acquired in a productive way as they enter back into the Central New York Community. On October 16, 2015, the Second Chance Adoption Shelter opened its doors! Since then over 400 dogs have been adopted and over 140 inmates have gone through the program! We are proud to say all of the dogs we rescue are local dogs in need of help from the city of Syracuse shelter. We are open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for visits and adoptions!
It's our 5 year anniversary! Join us in celebrating his HUGE anniversary of giving second chances to both canines and humans! In 5 years we have saved over 400 local dogs, and over 140 inmates have participated in the program! Help us celebrate during the doggie walk, run, wag virtual event so we can continue to give more second chances and save more lives! Take a walk, run, or hike with your dog and snap a picture! Post the picture to your social media account and to our Facebook event page using the hashtag #5yearsofsecondchancesjamesville Everyone who purchases a ticket will be entered to win a raffle! We run completely on donations and we can't save more lives without you! Help us continue to celebrate more anniversaries!
Nancy Kieffer Photography is offering several photo sessions now thru Nov 1st. She will be donating part of the proceeds back to Second Chance to help save more lives! Check out the link below for more info!