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Second Chance Dog Rescue

Who We Are

Second Chance Dog Rescue is one of San Diego‚Äôs largest non-profit 501c3 organizations, dedicated to saving homeless dogs since 2008. We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs,  SCDR provides medical care, including spay and neuter, and a loving foster home. We regularly save over 500 each year. WOOF!


All of our dogs are in loving, private foster homes until they are adopted. We are not a shelter but a dog rescue. If you are looking for a new addition to your pack, please attend one of our weekly adoption events or check out our available dogs and apply to meet them. What are you waiting for? Your new best friend is waiting!


It takes a team of caring souls to save hundreds of dogs a year. We would love your help. If you can foster, transport, help at events or work behind the scenes with IT, social media or admin please reach out. A little time and a little love is all it takes make a huge difference. Volunteering is so rewarding and the pups will thank you!