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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome German Shepherds in need. Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston rescues German Shepherd dogs from all over the state of Texas, concentrating our efforts in the greater Houston area.

Programs: The program saved one dog during the year. The program provides veterinary services for treament for any medical conditions. The program also includes providing foster care and finding a permanent home for dogs.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We sought out Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue after doing some research on other groups, and found that they were so very serious about placing their GSD's with the right family for the right reason. We adopted Eli in September of 2012, I could not believe how true his bio was, spot on. He is the most loving laid back boy and really wants to please you. Ad in return all he asks and needs is to be loved back. After his long journey on the road back to good health ( with the love and help from all who worked with), I can't imagine life without him. He is an amazing boy. And mama loves her baby E❤
We were already the proud parents of another GSD (female... And very ALPHA), and decided she needed a sibling, and rescue was the on.y way to go. There was an adjustment period but she loves him as much as we do. She lets him know who is in charge from time to time and he lets her know when he heard her the first time. There is nothing like coming home and having both babies great you at the door with so many kisses and so happy to see you.

Is you are looking to adopt this is the group to go thru, great people, great set of standards and they are always there if you need them . Long after you have taken your baby to their furever home. They do wonderful amazing things. They are GSD's Guardian Angels that is fur sure.

Gail O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer. At present I have adopted two dogs from Second Chance GS Rescue. One is older and very much the love bug. Her temperment shines through. At the last event for the group, she was there as a greeter (Happy Tails). She loved the attention. The other female is almost a year now. She was very sick when I first got her. Taking her through the recovery and deciding to keep her as she fit well with my pack. The Second Chance GS Rescuegroup as a whole is very cohesive. Everyone works well together for the common goal of getting the GSD adopted. I have found it to be very rewarding watching the rehabilitation of the dogs coming through this program. From the time that we get them to the time they go to their forever home. Our volunteers put much time and effort in to make the sure the dog is rehabilitated and that it goes to the right home.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never seen a rescue organization as well run and as tight-knit as Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue. The people work very well together, and they care more for German Shepherds than can be imagined. They will not reject any dog, regardless of history or medical conditions, so long as it passes a temperament test. They pour their hearts, souls, time and money into every dog that comes through the program. All in all, they are just an amazing rescue!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering with Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue Houston has become a very large part of my life, and one of which I am extremely proud. This is the most dedicated, caring, group of rescuers I have ever been associated with. I work especially with Intake. When we need a dog in a shelter temperament tested, or picked up and taken to a vet, or delivered to a foster home, people always step up. This group is like a huge family that all get along with each other, and work very hard to save German Shepherds and place them in qualified, loving forever homes. We take the care of the shepherds we rescue very seriously. We completely vet them, love them, and put them in our foster homes until they are ready to be adopted. And since we care so much about our dogs, each person who wants to adopt, must fill out a detailed and lengthy application. We then call their vet and two other references, do a home visit and have several meetings of the foster family, the family wanting to adopt, and the German Shepherd they are hoping to take home with them. We only adopt a dog to families who we feel will love, cherish, and take care of our dog for the rest of his or her life. This has become a passion of our members and for me personally. I am so thankful for this group! Each volunteer makes this group what it is...caring, dedicated, and determined to give a new and happy life to as many German Shepherds as we can.

Brenda M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently become a foster mom for Second Chance German Sheperd Rescue. The people in this group have been very supportive in every way. I attended an event last weekend and the members were friendly and full of knowledge of this breed. I'm very excited about my future with them and helping to save more dogs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been a part of this rescue since its inception and we couldn't be prouder of the work that our board and fosters do to give our dogs a second shot at a happy life. Since the early days, we've added volunteers faster than I could have ever imagined and seen our members step up to help in ways we couldn't have anticipated. Our volunteers are flexible, reliable, dedicated and hard working. Our group celebrates all of our successes and grieves the losses. My husband and I took in the first rescue in the group and ended up adopting her. We personally have benefited from the opportunity we had to foster for the group and were lucky enough to find our newest family member as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue for just a few weeks, but I could not be happier about the passionate commitment that I see everyday in this wonderful group of people. In fact, I have volunteered with other organizations, both big and small, and this is the best. Just by reading the stories and descriptions we have online you can tell how much we love and care for the dogs we foster.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with German Shepherd rescue for a few years now, and this particular group of volunteers never ceases to amaze me! We are not only a group of people who rescue dogs, we are also rooted in friendship. Everyone comes together so well & we have been able to accomplish such great things for these dogs. We work very hard to support each other and our adopters. It is a truly a pleasure to volunteer with this group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I are volunteers/fosters for this wonderful organization sice it started in Houston, Texas.

Let me start with the basics of the group. The group has a very knowledgable Board of Directors that have experience in being former members of other rescue groups. The Board is easily accessible and has the group organized well with volunteers in various parts of the Greater Houston area which includes a number of Counties. Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue of Houston maintains an active volunteer roster that has phone numbers and e-mail addresses of its members for the purpose of communicating with each other. The organization has certain members with specific job duties such as people who prefer to do home visits for poential adopters, reference checks on applications, temperment testing, dispersing of medicines to coordinating the intake of German Shepherd Dogs who need to be rescued from kill shelters.

This group holds at least three events a month where our dogs that area available for adoption are brought out for display and hopefully meet their new families to go to there forever home. The events are very casual, friendly and fun. It is neat to see a group of people from many diverse backgrounds and careers unite for a common cause.

Second Chance German Shepherd Rescue networks well in the pet community by maintaining business relationships with PETCO and a number of vets we use to treat our dogs and receive well checks to be sure our GSD's are healthy when they are adopted out.

If you are looking to add a companion to your household, give this group a serious look and complete an adoption form online. I think you will find these special dogs will change your life in a positive way and to know you truly gave your German Shepherd a second chance!

Tara2345

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Second Chance for about 10 months now and have LOVED every second of it. Not only because of getting to know the dogs in our program and getting to see them placed with their 'furever' homes, but the compassion and drive behind every volunteer in this group is incredible. Every single person has the same goal in mind and that is to save, rehabilitate and rehome GSD's. Each volunteer puts their heart and soul in to these incredible dogs that we save and it really is so awesome to see a group of people work together so well.
I also have to say the board for this group is awesome and are nothing less than amazing. They are always available to speak with volunteers and are always willing to help in any way they can. It is really neat to see a board that is so involved and always willing to lend a hand to each and every volunteer.
I just can not speak more highly of this group and what we do as a whole. We have awesome dogs in our program, incredible volunteers, wonderful foster homes and the most amazing veterinarians to care for all our 'furbabies!'