Second Chance-In Gratitude

Second Chance Dog Rescue was founded in July, 2003 by Lisa Roosa and Jesse Reeve. Both have a strong love for dogs and wanted to help homeless dogs find a "second chance" at new and loving homes. Most of the dogs that come into Second Chance Dog Rescue were either on their final days or very close to it. Each of the dogs that are taken into our rescue are examined by a veterinarian and provided with all shots. They are also neutered or spayed and heart worm tested. The majority of the dogs are often very sick and may also need time to just "feel better".

For my boyfriend, Jesse Reeve. Thank you for helping to make a dream come true. Together we have rescued and placed more animals than we can ever count. The faces of those animals when they come to us, we will never forget. We share our home with them while they heal however the true rewards are when "our little four legged friends" find their "forever homes".

For my very special friends and mentors, Linda and John Wickham, Hickory Hill K-9 Rescue. You both are saints. Not only did you give me my very special cocker Barrett, but I know I can always count on you whenever I need anything. Thanks for being there for me and mentoring me.

For Laura Bonner, Web Designer, my dearest friend. I do not know what I would do without you. You also helped to make a dream come true. You took a vision and turned it into a reality. I love my website. It is so bright and cheerful. Not only did you make my website a reality but you also helped to make my newsletter a reality. Both look fantastic. I could not do it without you.

Second Chance Rescue would also like to thank the following persons or groups for their continued support:

  • The Staff at Princess Anne Animal Hospital
  • Barbara Scott
  • The Staff at Country Club Kennels
  • Country Cats
  • Va Federation of Humane Societies
  • The Staff at Virginia Kenchloe Spay and Neuter Clinic
  • The Staff at Spotsylvania Animal Shelter
  • Stafford Animal Control

Many of these people have helped with everything from providing encouragement to Jesse and I, to helping us keep up with all the dogs and their day to day needs, to helping to hold dogs at the doggie adoption days or providing us with very generous items for our homeless animals. It is through their generous support that we are able to continue to help these homeless animals.

Contact Info

Second Chance Dog Rescue
Phone: (540) 538-9173
Hours: By Appointment