How You Can Help

Dogs 2nd Chance appreciates any support you can offer and has volunteer opportunities:

Foster Homes

Foster puppy
Our biggest need is loving, temporary foster homes for dogs that just need a bit of TLC until their forever home can be found.

In order to make this rescue successful, we need many foster homes and parents to provide a safe, loving home for our dogs until a permanent, adoptive home has been found

If you would like to help in this capacity please complete the foster application here.

Meet & Greet

Kitty is an adopted dogIf you can’t foster there are so many other ways to help!

Help is always needed at the various events during the year.

This may involve setting up for the event and staying to talk to potential adopters.

Meet & Greet is always a lot of fun for both the workers and the foster dogs!

Use the contact form to volunteer for Meet & Greet events.

Foster a Dog For a Day

Help at meet and greet dog day

Take a foster dog for a day of fun.

Any activity for one on one attention is much needed. Some of us have so many foster dogs, sadly they do not get the individual attention they need.

Spend time, whether brushing, walking, going to the park, etc with a foster dog and you will be rewarded with many doggie kisses and will have a forever friend too.

Contribute to Our Wish List

Wish ListHave you seen our AMAZON wish list? We need everything from fence parts to grooming services.

Can you help?

LOCAL WISH LIST: To DROP OFF items or to help with services, contact Dogs Second Chance here.

Help at Adoption and Fundraising Events

Howie is an adopted dog

  • meet dog lovers and promote the dogs
  • load and unload dogs, tables, materials etc and help to set up and take down
  • hold, brush, bathe, walk and help socialize the dogs at events
  • help dog owners with sign up and assist at Microchip Events

Help with Local Dog Transport

Dude is an adopted dog

  • transport to and from Vet visits
  • transport to and from Meet and Greet Events
  • transport to drop off location for the beginning of their journey to their new homes in New England [or other states]


Help with Computer Work

Tyler is an adopted dog.

  • promote Dogs 2nd Chance on social networks
  • help with blog, website and social networks
  • input data

Help with Arts and Crafts

Jolly the sweet Lab.

  • make Donation Boxes to place around the county
  • “ADOPT ME” Vests and Bandanas
  • Dog Beds
  • Fleece Knots
  • Collars
  • Doggie coats
  • Bring your ideas!

Help with Marketing and Fundraising

Brandy is an adopted dog

  • Place donation boxes and collect funds from the boxes
  • Solicit funds from the public and private sectors
  • Media liaison with local radio & television stationspet of the week
  • organize fundraisers
  • recruit volunteers

Help with Veterinary Serviceskitty adoptable dog

  • Veterinarian — donate services at discount rate
  • Veterinarians — volunteer services at microchip events
  • Please help with donations toward our vet bills

Be a Public Speaker For Dog Rescue and Humane Education

Bella, Wyatt and Jolly the dogs.

Speak on behalf of Dogs 2nd Chance at public events, schools, 4-H clubs, rescue functions etc

Other Ways You Can Help

Jolly and Wyatt the dogs.

  • be an overnight dog sitter for a dog awaiting transport to is/her new home New England [or other states]
  • become a temporary foster while foster family is on vacation
  • be a foster parent for a day — pick up a dog and carry it to the park, the pet store, your home — anywhere to give it a change of scenery and a chance to meet new people for the day
  • donate printing, advertising, accounting services, etc.
  • Creative writers for bios, ads blog, etc.
  • Photographers for studio or at events
  • help with fundraisers
  • many, many other opportunities to help these wonderful dogs find new homes

Contact Us!

Wyatt's sad dog face.

To volunteer contact Dogs 2nd Chance here

Please Email Us with anything else you may be good at, or anything we haven’t thought of.

Want to hold a yard or garage sale to benefit Dogs 2nd Chance?

We are always open for suggestions!

Buy a Rescue Dog a Kuranda Bed


Donate a cozy place for the dogs to rest.

Be sure to use THIS link to buy: Kuranda Beds

Surf & Shop The Internet To Benefit Dogs 2nd Chance

Gypsy dog.

Shop Our Sponsors

View all of our sponsors!

Both IGIVE and GOODSEARCH make small donations to our cause if you use their services and specify Dogs 2nd Chance as your charity.




our volunteers

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” – Burke