Why Natalies.

We are a no kill dog shelter founded in 2009 and are a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies heavily on private individual donations and volunteer services to be able to continue helping homeless dogs. We have a board of directors that helps manage the shelter. 


We accept personal surrendered dogs, strays, and work with other rescues or animal shelters to rehome dogs and puppies. We have saved many dogs from death row at high kill shelters. We do not discriminate against breed, age, or health of a dog and we provide all of our dogs with a comfortable, temporary home until a match with the right family can be found.

Why adopt and support Natalie's Second Chance Dog Shelter? We are a local dog shelter that rescues all kinds of dogs in need all over the state of Indiana (sometimes even out of state!). We do not discriminate dogs by breed, size, age, or... even by their health. As long as we have the room, funds, and support to take a dog in, we will never deny a dog! We accept pregnant moms, puppies, injured dogs, senior dogs, and even dogs that may not have the best manners. We work with all dogs to get them healthy and happy, we have a vet and a trainer that works closely with us to help us get dogs in their best condition so they can go to a great home. We make sure that each of our dogs go to the best fit home for them, which is why a lot of times we start out with a "foster to adopt" agreement to make sure the dog fits well inside the home. To us... our dogs are like our kids, so we always make sure they are well taken care of, and we want them to go to the best homes possible. We appreciate all that this community has done for us, and really thank you for your continued support and love. Please help spread the word about our shelter, and help us to grow even bigger!! The bigger we are, the more dogs we can save!!!



After 30 years in law enforcement I retired and have dedicated the last 6 years rescuing and saving dogs. I own/operate a not for profit Foster based German Shepherd Rescue and am now honored to also be Co-Executive Director here at Natalie’s Second Chance. I’m a wife, mom and grandma as well as furmom to 7 beautiful dogs



I started as a volunteer six years ago, then four years ago was offered the director's position. I have seen great changes made and improvements at the shelter, which has been a blessing to be a part of. I love the community as it has kept us open with all their outpouring of support. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma, my family is my biggest support. 


Kennel Manager

Hi my name is Myleigh and I’ve been working here at Second Chance Dog Shelter for 2 ½ years. I’ve always wanted to work with animals but never wanted to be a vet or vet tech. I’ve always loved animals and always loved taking care of them. I love my job because I get to work with dogs everyday and work with people who also love dogs. I want to give them the best care possible. I do everything that I can to make sure that the dogs are eating and have a dry and clean kennel. A shelter is supposed to be temporary not forever. Every dog and animal should be in a home where they’re loved and taken care of.


My name is Hannah, I go to Purdue University where I major in Psychological Sciences and minor in human development and family services and I will be graduating in December. I have always loved and cared for dogs but after I rescued my German Shepherd, Cash, almost a year ago my passion really sparked. I am very excited to see all these amazing dogs find their forever homes.



I began volunteering at NSC in the fall of 2020 and slowly fell in love with the place. I grew up scared of dogs and loved cats, but began falling in love with the dogs at the shelter. I grew a love for dogs and my time spent at the shelter. I started working at NSC and already want to take all the dogs home with me. It has been great helping volunteers that come in more scared of dogs, grow to understand why dogs are so great and loving. I cant wait to watch this place grow and achieve.


Hi my name is Leena! I’m currently a senior at Purdue University studying ecology, evolution, and environmental biology on the pre-veterinary track with a minor in creative writing. Since I want to be a vet, I’ve always had a passion for animals and can’t wait to help these wonderful dogs find their forever homes. Outside of the shelter, I like to read, write, watch TV, and practice Tae Kwon Do. Currently, I have a dog, two fish, and a cat.