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Friends of Second Chance Dogs


Jane Baltadonis – Rest in Peace

SCD has lost a great foster mom/person.
We would like to think that when Jane Baltadonis closed her eyes on this earth she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and opened them in heaven, surrounded by dogs. Yesterday April29th, Second Chance Dogs is grieving the loss of a great lady. Not only was she a funny, loving, kindhearted soul….she was a devoted dog person. She never turned down a dog in need. She and Mike were always there to help another rescue. She fostered so many litters of puppies over the years and would always say to us “Bring on the puppies”. We could always count on her. She and Mike opened their hearts and their home to many, many dogs. Jane was in the hospital, from a compromised breathing condition, when her sweet little heart stopped beating. God bless you Jane and Mike. Mike, we are so sorry for your loss.


Dr. Grazyna (Gina) Goldschmidt
Olympic Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation |

Dr. Gina has donated her time, skill and knowledge over the past few years helping to rehabilitate injured dogs. She has been more than generous treating dogs and working with our holistic veterinarian (Dr. Preston) to rehabilitate injured animals. She has done it “out of the kindness of her heart” and has always made time to help when one of my dogs is in need.


Terri Kaluza
Dog Trainer, South King County

Second Chance Dogs endorses and highly recommends Terri Kaluza as our choice for a professional dog trainer. She has helped us with many dogs. She also teaches different levels of obedience classes. She’s an excellent instructor and has a warm, friendly way of communicating with her human and dog students. She will come to your home and help with all dog situations.

Dr. Jennifer Preston, DVM

Dr. Preston has always been there to help our rescued dogs. She practices holistic veterinary medicine with results that are incredibly rewarding. In dealing with animals all over the country, she specializes in restoring these wonderful animals to optimal health while renewing their vitality and extending their lives.

Terry Twiggs
Mobile Groomer

Terry Twiggs is one of our heros. He’s a mobile groomer and a life-saver for our dogs. His van comes to our main foster home fully equipped. He has everything needed to groom and bathe each dog. They go in the van dirty and scruffy and come out looking like a new dog. They’re beautiful, fresh and clean. He’s always there to help us. If you need a groomer to come to your home, he’s your guy.

David and Mindy Hay

Dave and Mindy have supported and backed us in every rescue endeavor for several years. They’ve been there for us and helped us through financial crisis. Their moral support has kept us strong and stable, enabling us to continue helping many animals.

Through the art of photography, Cindy and Paul Laudermilk go that extra mile to capture the love & resilience in each rescue dog’s eyes. Cindy has amazing camera skills and values her husband’s ability to take cues.They adopted Taylor, a 10 year old Chocolate Lab SCD rescue. He had never been inside a house before the Laudermilks invited him to join their family (which includes two other Labs). Their photos capture the heart!

Kara Cares Dog Walking Service

Discount for four-legged family members adopted through Second Chance Dogs. See the Kara Cares flyer for more details.

Thank you Mud Bay for supporting SCD by providing us with food, supplies, and funding.

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Special thanks and appreciation goes to the Kent, WA Reber Ranch! They have donated to Second Chance Dogs numerous times and helped many of our rescues with quality dog food and essential equipment. They truly are your one stop for all of your pet and horse needs.

Del's has been very generous in hosting adoption events and donating to rescue organizations.

Del’s Farm Supply & Feed Store

Del’s is very generous in donations to rescue groups and hosting adoption events regularly.  They would love to meet you so stop by and say hello!

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Pet Pros in Puyallup hosts SCD adoption events regularly and provides generous donations of food and supplies to dog rescue groups.  They are a wonderful team and we are pleased to be associated with such a fine organization.

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Cedar River Dog Farm

Cedar River Dog Farm is open from February to December, with on-site staff 24/7.

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Grand Opening September 2017. Come and see your pets home away from home grooming salon.

Barb Drinkwater

At Second Chance Dogs, we celebrate the incredible generosity of our most devoted supporters who fund medical care for our rescued animals. With grateful hearts, we offer a heartfelt and huge ‘thank you’ to Barb Drinkwater, who has worked with us over the past decade to fund medical care for injured, abused and/or neglected dogs under our care.

Barb has a particular love for cocker spaniels. On her watch, a parade of cocker spaniels and cocker spaniel mixes have been able to find their way to Second Chance Dogs for a ‘second chance’ because Barb has generously and unfailingly donated to cover medical care, often taking on the most complicated cases.

It’s because of people like Barb that we, at Second Chance Dogs, can do the work that we do. From our hearts to yours, thank you, Barb, for being such a passionate and inspiring advocate for the animals.