At Secondhand Hounds, we take on the cases no one else can or will. We make sure that animals who are victims of abuse, neglect, bad breeding, or accidents have a chance. A chance to get the veterinary and emotional help they need, and eventually find loving forever homes. Our commitment to these animals comes at a price – we spend over $1,000,000 each year on the veterinary care of our animals.
Much of this goes to animals in our Fighter Fund. If they are willing to fight for their lives, then so are we. We need your financial support to keep saving these beautiful souls! Any donations received for a specific Fighter Fund animal that exceeds the cost of care for that animal will go towards the care and treatment of other Fighter Fund animals.
some animals who need support right now...
Ash is a 2-month-old cattle dog who was very sick with Parvo. He spent 5 days in the hospital and is almost recovered!
Otis is a 1-year-old lab mix who was hit by a car. He suffered 2 broken legs on the same side of his body - we weren't sure if he would walk again... We are happy to report that Otis is a strong boy, and is regaining use of his legs!
meet some of our former fighters
Springer Mix thrown out of a car as a puppy, which resulted in two broken elbows. Ajax fought his way through recovery and has been adopted!
Asia was surrendered with a large mammary tumor on her body. The mass was removed while she was spayed, and she recovered successfully! She has now been adopted!
Bernadette came to us with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Unfortunately, we had to help her to the rainbow bridge when we determined she wouldn't be able to live a happy pain-free life. Until we meet again.
Cammi was a beagle mix who came to us at 12 years old and very pregnant. She almost died during labor, but pulled through, fully recovered, and was adopted!
Coen is a hound mix who unfortunately came to us with burns covering most of his body. We were able to provide him the medical care he needed and he was adopted!
Franco came to us as an abuse case. He had been kicked so badly that he had internal injuries. He fought through treatment and has been adopted!
Isabelle was a 7 month old kitten when she came to us. She had been put in a dryer and had been discovered with many burns. She has recovered and been adopted into her forever home!
Mae is a Goldendoodle who came to use because of a grade 5 heart murmur. We were able to provide her with the surgery she needed to survive and she has been adopted!
Olive was an English Bulldog who had a laundry list of medical issues. Ultimately we determined that helping her over the rainbow bridge was the best course of action for her comfort. Until we meet again, Olive.
Quasi is one of only 30 known dogs worldwide with short spine syndrome. Because of the uncertainty of his condition, he receives continual monitoring and medical evaluation in his forever foster home.
Shiloh arrived at Secondhand Hounds with two broken legs and a fractured pelvis. A true fighter, Shiloh received treatment and made a full recovery so that she could be adopted!
Wrinkles is a Shar Pei mix who was hit by a car and left for dead. She was in rescue for 417 days before she was adopted!
Anderson is a young male Pit Bull/Lab mix who was found wandering as a stray in Texas. He was found with mange, received treatment and has been adopted!
Baylor has paralysis of his back legs from an unknown cause, but received the medical care and therapy he needed to live a happy life. He has been thriving since his family adopted him!
Bobo was a rotweiller with a rare skin disorder. In the end, his care team decided it was the kindest route to help him over the rainbow bridge. Until we meet again, Bobo.
Chance was the victim of abuse, and came to us after he had been shot in the face. We said yes, he fought to a full recovery, and was later adopted!
Daario is a Great Dane who came to us from a neglect situation in Kentucky. He was malnourished, weak, and needed some TLC before he could become available for adoption. He fought through it all and was adopted!
Gaia was thrown out of a car. Unfortunately, even with extensive treatment, we had to help her over the rainbow bridge. Until we meet again.
Lou is a German Wirehair who was surrendered to us due to his Congenital Hypospadias. He has been adopted!
McKensie Rae was found shot in the head with a broken jaw. She received both medical care and extensive therapy. We helped her find the perfect family and was adopted!
Oliver is a domestic shorthair found with severe frostbite on his rear legs. He is receiving skin grafts and additional medical care so that he can be adopted!
Rocky arrived at Secondhand Hounds with a grade 5 heart murmur. We determined it was treatable, he had surgery, and has been adopted!
Traveler is a Pit Bull who was found in an alley with a broken back. She is paralyzed and has no use of her back legs, but is living her best life after being adopted into her forever home!
Apple is a 3-year-old Pit Bull who came to SHH heartworm positive, with a heart murmur and a large wound on her back. She received heartworm treatment, her wounds have healed, and she has been adopted into a wonderful home!
Bella came to us with a bot fly in her head. We were able to successfully remove it and she made a full recovery and was adopted!
A Pit Bull who came to us with some neurological issues. He was unstable on his legs and has sores on his back legs from dragging them, but since received care to help him live a happy life after he was adopted!
Charlie came to us from Kentucky with Megaesophagus and PRAA needing surgery. Our friends at the U of MN helped him with the surgery to give him a full and happy life, and he was adopted!
Fish is a chihuahua who came to us with two broken hind legs. He received life-saving surgery and was adopted, now living in his perfect forever home!
Google came to us with a grade 5 heart murmur. After an appointment at the U of MN determined it was treatable, he had surgery and made a full recovery! He has been adopted!
Lt. Dan came to us as a kitten. He has Cerebellar Hyroplasia, but we knew he could live a happy life with the right family. He has been adopted!
Mollie was left starving and positive for the parvo virus. She was only 7 pounds when she was found. With treatment now weighs 35 pounds, and has been adopted by her forever family!
Oliver arrived with diabetes that needed regulation and cataracts. We regulated his insulin levels and he had cataract surgery that gave him much of his sight back! He has been adopted!
Roo is a two-legged terrier mix who after extensive evalation, we determined could live a long, healthy, and most importantly comfortable life. He has been adopted!
Winnie & Beans
Winnie and Beans were born with genetic spinal defects cause incontinence. It takes a special adopter to add these special needs babies to their home, but both were successfully adopted!
Zippy was found tied to a tree with major skeletal deformities, barely able to walk when he came to us. With therapy and medical treatment he RUNS and has been adopted!