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Why Natalie's

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 we start out with a "foster to adopt" agreement to make sure everyone has time to adjust. 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 in 2016 and have dedicated the last 7 years rescuing and saving dogs. I own/operate a not for profit Foster based German Shepherd Rescue and am now honored to also be the Executive Director here at Natalie’s Second Chance. I’m a wife, mom and grandma as well as furmom to 6 beautiful dogs. I'm trying to learn that I can't save them all, but I'm gonna die damn well trying.

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