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 volunteers who work to rescue abused, abandoned, unwanted and homeless Dalmatians. Priority is given to those Dalmatians who are in the greatest danger of being euthanized in area shelters. The organization will also work to promote responsible pet ownership, spay and neuter programs, and community education. We will ensure quality of life for family pets by seeking safe, loving and caring homes when placing Dalmatians.

Second Chances Dalmatian Rescue does not have a physical location. We are made up of volunteers who take these dogs into our homes where they become part of the family. Because we are all volunteers, many with full time jobs, we will make every effort to respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

Second Chances Dalmatian Rescue is a tax-exempt organization, and we depend on monetary donations to help cover all of the costs of rescuing and caring for our foster dogs. A letter regarding our tax exempt status can be found here.

2008 SCDR Golf Tournament

Dalapalooza 2005

O to live with a Dalmatian, how much fun,
O to watch him run and run … and run,
O to see him playing in the sun,
O the trouble he gets in … and then some!

O the chewed corners in every room,
O I remember when new teeth loomed!
O nothing was safe – old or new,
O when he wanted, he would chew … and chew!!

O he is older now and still a clown,
O nothing seems to get him down,
O he’s always smiling, never a frown,
O he’s just great fun to be around.

O look at his coat and how striking he is,
O his lovely dark spots that no-one could miss,
O for a whiter coat, he could not wish.
O such melting eyes, full of promise.

O and whilst I write about all these ‘O’ s,
I must stress the spelling, I suppose,
Dals are crammed with character, but I must mention..
There are ‘A’ s but no ‘O’ s in a DalmatiAn!!

By Declan Clement (aged 10 years)