About Rebekah

Hi! My name is Rebekah Olsen and I’m a freelance writer and dog enthusiast.

I volunteered to write this blog as a way to help raise awareness for rescuing pets through Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue, but even in the first few weeks of our launch, other rescues have found solace and advice in the words on this site, and so we welcome all rescues, volunteers and pet lovers to follow along and contribute.

If you’d like to read more about how I was inspired to create this blog, click here.

In this blog you’ll find four main topics: Foster, Adopt, Training, and Happy Tails. My goal is to make the transition for those adopting or fostering rescues an easy one. This site is also for those who are involved in pet rescue efforts. We all need a place where we can vent, cry, laugh and feel connected with others who share the same passion and love for dogs that we do.

I am not an expert on dog training or care, but I do extensive research as a contributing writer for Nashville Paw magazine in Nashville, Tenn. and other publications around the Mid-South. My suggestions on training, are simply that, suggestions, and they are usually a positive reinforcement method that has worked for me. I hope you will be able to find guidance or even just a little bit of happiness in these words. If you have any questions or comments for me, feel free to e-mail me at rsolsen29@gmail.com.


With smiles,

Rebekah Olsen



About this Blog

Welcome to Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue Blog!

I would greet you in the normal fashion that our furry friends do, but since a computer is separating us, I’ll have to settle with a simple hello.

Dogs 2nd Chance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit group that was founded in 2007 with the purpose of finding permanent, loving homes for medium and large mixed breed dogs; however, our group of volunteers are so loving that they can’t resist a dog in need, so now we accept dogs of any size!

Each rescued castaway becomes a part of our home so we can (re)introduce them to what a loving and caring household is like. They become a temporary member of our family, and the socialization and training they receive prepare them for their forever home.

Most of our dogs were abandoned, dumped, or found running stray. Each one has a different beginning, but that’s what makes them both unique and lovable.

The purpose of this blog is to provide tips on fostering, adopting, and training so that your experience with Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue group is a seamless one. We want to provide a lifetime support for all of our pups’ forever families.

We also love to share inspiring and successful adoption stories! In our Happy Tails, you can read about the adventures of our castaways and see for yourself how rewarding rescuing a dog can be.

Finally, we hope to raise awareness and support for our cause. We depend on our adoption fees and donations to provide for the castaways during their transition.

Volunteers are what holds us together, but funding keeps us moving forward.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if there is something you’d like to see here on our blog that I haven’t provided. Feedback and suggestions are always welcomed.

Donate to The Dogs 2nd Chance Rescue Fund

Donate once or monthly. Even a small donation helps.

With smiles,

Rebekah Olsen

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Demi is February Dog of the Month

To adopt click the
No Obligation Adoption Form

Demi is a petite little girl. She and her brother, we presume, were found by a good Samaritan at a known Memphis dog dumping area. She was very skinny & had much of her hair missing. She had a deep scab under her neck we think from a cable or chain. She has gained weight, grown hair and her scar under her neck is much less visible

Demi gets along with other dogs very well, but not CATS. She is good on the leash and loves to ride in the car. She is a little shy around new people. Toddlers or very young children might be a little much for her, although school aged and older children should be fine.

Demi is smart and learns new things quickly. She is doing well with house training although she has an occasional accident She is good in her kennel even with the long hours her foster Mom is at work.

She loves to cuddle and is very loyal and loving. She is a smart little girl and learns quickly. If you are looking for a compact sized companion, then Demi is your girl.



Thank you for considering adopting a new family member. Most of our adoptable dogs live inside foster homes.  Fostering teaches house manners, helps to potty/crate train and accustoms the dogs become familiar with the sights, sounds of living in a home environment.

* Memphis area adoption fee is $175.

** Out of State adoption fee is $400 and includes a $150.00 the non refundable transportation fee paid to an approved animal transportation company.

Several New England states require the dog to be quarantined 48 hours before pickup. The adopter pays the quarantine fee.

Your Adoption Fee Includes

  • All Necessary Vaccinations
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Microchip
  • Adopter’s first Month’s Heartworm
  • Adopter’s first Month’s Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Five Days of Food for Transition from Foster to Your Home
  • Known Medical Issues are Usually Resolved Before Adoption; Any Other Issues are Always Disclosed
  • **Health Certificate that states  Dog Does Not Have a Contagious Disease or Internal Parasites

 To adopt click the
No Obligation Adoption Form

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Amber is October’s Dog of the Month

Up-to-date with vaccinations
Good with cats
Good with dogs
Good with kids

Adoptable Dog Amber 1

Adoptable Dog Amber 1

Adoptable Dog Amber 2

Adoptable Dog Amber 2

Adoptable Dog Amber 3

Adoptable Dog Amber 3

American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Young

Hi, my name is Amber and as you can see, I am a happy girl. I am up to date on my shots, spayed, chipped and kennel trained. I like boy dogs best and have a good amount of energy, but not tooo much. I love to snuggle in the bed and ride in the car. I kinda like alllll the attention but might share if my dog partner likes me too.
Won’t you please give me a chance to be your best pal?