Second Chances Dalmatian Rescue

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Meet Felicity! She is a 10 month old Dalmatian who is deaf. She was turned in to the local shelter because her owners could not care for her adequately and did not know she was deaf. She is a super sweet girl, very playful (she loves her tennis ball and bones) and has endless amounts of energy! She would do best in a home with no other dogs or possibly one other dog if he/she is playful and laid back. A fenced yard is required and a home with past deaf dog experience is preferred. Felicity knows sit but is still learning other hand signals and will need a home who is willing to teach her signs. She is very food motivated and loves to play fetch with her tennis ball. She is an active girl and has some mild separation anxiety (she will whine and bark when first put in her crate). She is crate trained and almost house-trained. She loves to cuddle and give kisses, she is a velcro dog and loves to be with her people. Her ideal home is someone who has worked with deaf dogs in the past, has a fenced yard and who has lots of time to spend with her to make sure she has adequate amounts of exercise and training. She is great with all people (men, women and kids) and her playful antics and curiosity will keep you entertained! Felicity is being fostered near Columbus, OH.  Felicity is current on shots, heart worm negative, is spayed and microchipped



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Established in 2004, Second Chances Dalmatian Rescue is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization. It is made up of a network of foster homes and un-paid volunteers who work to rescue abused, abandoned, unwanted and homeless Dalmatians.

Second Chances Dalmatian Rescue does not have a physical location or shelter. We utilize foster homes: people who take the dogs into their homes where they become part of the family while they wait to go to their forever home.  Because we are all volunteers, many with full time jobs, please be patient when sending an inquiry, we will make every effort to respond within 48 hours.

We are always in need of foster homes! They only way we can continue to rescue the large numbers of Dalmatians in need is through expanding our foster home network.  We do not kennel or board the dogs who are in our rescue on a long term basis.  We believe the only way to truly evaluate a dog is to get them into a home environment.  This allows us to know as much as possible about the dogs in our program which helps ensure the best possible match when they are adopted out.  Due to the limited number of foster homes available, we focus on those Dalmatians who are in shelters and at greatest risk of being euthanized.  If you have a Dalmatian that you can not keep, please visit the Giving Up Your Dalmatian section of our website.  At this time, we can not accept owner surrenders due to limited space.  But, we will work with you to try to help you keep your Dalmatian.

Where are we? The majority of our volunteers and foster homes are in Ohio and Michigan.  We will take in Dalmatians from other states as room permits.  We have no physical location so our space is limited to the number of foster homes that we have.  When you make a donation, the funds go to help all Dalmatians in our program, regardless of their location.

Why Are Donations so important? Second Chances Dalmatian Rescue is a 501 C 3, tax-exempt, non-profit organization. We depend on monetary donations to help cover all of the costs of rescuing and caring for our foster dogs.   To see the average cost of a dog we take into rescue, visit The Cost of Rescue section.  We do not receive any federal or state assistance and we have no paid staff.  We incur an average of $25,000 in vet bills annually and we rely on donations on our adoption fee to cover these bills.  The rescue is run by a small group of volunteers dedicated to their love of the breed.  We have approximately 8 active foster homes and 20 volunteers who assist in transports, vet appointments, reviewing applications, attending various events, fundraising and the day to day operations.  Even our website is updated by volunteers!  So as you can see, any donation amount, no matter how small is appreciated.  If you would like to make a donation, please click on the button on the right. For more information on the benefits of donating, please visit our Help the Dals page.

You can contact us at: questions@gotspots.org