My name is Ernie!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Whitestone, New York - Ernie
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Second Chance Rescue

Facts about Ernie

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10668508-16-0769

After a string of bad luck, divorce, job loss, and now his home is being foreclosed on, Ernie is going to be homeless and literally on the street on Monday. The plea from his dad literally has us in tears. His dad explained, " I am strong, I will figure it out, but having to say goodbye to the only thing I have left, my dog Ernie is killing me". Ernie's father doesn't know where he will even go, the local town shelter is full to capacity, and his dad explained he would have to put Ernie to sleep. We can't let this happen, we have vowed to help Ernie, a beautiful 6 year old German Shepherd dog. Ernie is a sweet boy, great with people, and strangers. He has lived with another small dog in the past and did well. We are desperate to find Ernie a home. We can not let him be put to sleep or go to a shelter, German Shepherds do not fare well in shelters. His dad was asking neighbors and friends, but no one can take Ernie in. His dad has until Monday, and then he will be homeless. Please help us to help Ernie. Share his story. Go to to fill out an application to foster or adopt.
This is extremely urgent. We would love to try to keep him in a foster while his dad gets back on his feet. At this point we are looking for any help, donations are also helpful to keep Ernie in a private kennel for a bit, to see if his dad can take him back.

About Second Chance Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small, individual, private rescue group dedicated to giving unwanted dogs and cats a second chance. Most of the animals we rescue are strays and or owner surrenders to high kill city shelters. Many of them have been pulled off “death row”. We are very passionate about what we do, we love and care for these animals unconditionally. Our goal is to place our homeless rescues in permanent loving homes as their former owners have already abandoned them at least once before.

Adoption process includes adoption application, phone interview and home visit. Vet references are checked!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a physical shelter, we place our rescues in foster homes or boarding facilities where they are socialized and nurtured back to health before we place them in their forever home. If you are interested in adopting a friend, kindly look at our available pet on this site.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption/Foster Application must be completed online via the link below.

Home visit is required along with Vet references. Our full list of fees have been listed on the adoption application. Our dogs come fully vetted and have to be spayed/neutered prior to adoption.