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Our Featured Spencer, NY Partner:

Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

121 Dawson Hill Road
Spencer, NY 14883
(607) 589-7669

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Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. is located in Spencer, New York. Our thoroughbreds generally come from New York and Pennsylvania (tracks, private owners, etc.) and we adopt to homes throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

About Our Rescue Group:

The mission of Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. is to provide Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) with a soft landing after the end of their racing careers by giving them ample rehabilitation and retraining, transitioning them to a new career. We also work to educate and demonstrate to the public how versatile and quiet thoroughbreds are through clinics, shows, parades, community events, etc. All stallions/colts are gelded upon arrival and all of our mares are adopted with a no breeding contract. We also host low-cost/free gelding clinics open to all breeds in order to help combat over-breeding. We regularly network thoroughbreds needing homes in our area and maintain an active social media presence. Thoroughbreds are known for their athleticism, heart and desire to please. Ride an OTTB today!

We acquire many of our thoroughbreds straight off the track, specifically from Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York. The majority of the horses we get from the track need urgent placement, have injuries or vices, are intact stallions or are at risk due to low listing prices. We also acquire horses from local at-risk sales ads (Craigslist, Facebook, etc.) and through owner surrenders. Many of these horses have been neglected, have ongoing lameness issues or are otherwise at risk as a result of their owners falling on hard times or being inexperienced in thoroughbred care. All of our thoroughbreds are assessed upon arrival and are rehabilitated accordingly before beginning a retraining regimen.

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Come Meet our Pets:

If you'd like to visit our facility and meet our thoroughbreds, we ask that you contact us to make an appointment. We are located at 121 Dawson Hill Road, Spencer, New York. (phone: 607-589-7669 & email:

We are having our spring open house on April 26, 2014 at our facility in Spencer, NY.

Our biggest fundraising event of the year is our Thoroughbred Jubilee Benefit Horse Show at the Chemung County Fairgrounds in Horseheads, NY. The show date for 2014 is July 5th and 6th. This event is open to the public.

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption fees for our thoroughbreds typically range from $500-1,000.

Why should you adopt?

horses can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a horse for sale or finding a horse breeder, adopting a horse from an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a horse to your family. Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for a horse. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or attention your horse needs, and many other important things about how to house and care for a horse. There are different types of horses including Andalusian, Appaloosa, Appendix, Arabian, Belgian, Clydesdale, Curly Horse, Donkey/Mule/Burro/Hinny, Draft, Friesian, Gaited, Grade, Gypsy Vanner, Haflinger, Lipizzaner, Miniature, Missouri Foxtrotter, Morgan, Mustang, Norwegian Fjord, Paint/Pinto, Palomino, Paso Fino, Percheron, Peruvian Paso, Pony - Chincoteague, Pony - Connemara, Pony - Dales, Pony - Dartmoor, Pony - Fell, Pony - New Forest, Pony - Other, Pony - Shetland, Pony - Welsh, Pony - of America, Quarterhorse, Rocky Mountain, Saddlebred, Standardbred, Tennessee Walking Horse, Thoroughbred, Trakhener, and Warmblood.

Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.