Second Chance Tasman


We are focussed on rescuing & rehabilitating local dogs in need, and then matching them to their lucky perfect forever family!

Main image
  Nelson / Tasman

Second Chance is a registered not-for-profit organisation (reg# CC50223) founded in July 2013. Our mission is to help dogs in need. We do not receive council or government funding and rely solely on donations and sponsorship.

Here at Second Chance we want to find loving homes for dogs that have been dumped, neglected or abused. The majority of dogs we re-home come from the Richmond or Nelson Pound. Many of these dogs are young, energetic and just need a Second Chance in life.

All the dogs we re-home are desexed, vaccinated and microchipped. We rely 100% on donations made from the public. We do not have a dog shelter so foster families are vitally important in helping us get the dogs out of the pound and into a family environment. This also allows us to get to know the dogs and what they are like around the home, so we can make a good match with a family.

Second Chance is overseen by a committee of three hard working gals. They all have busy lives and jobs, and look after the lucky dogs at Second Chance in their spare time.

YOU can help us make a real difference to the lives of these deserving local dogs - a small donation can mean the world to a dog whose life depends on it.

Whether it's food, vet care, some much needed toys or treats to brighten a sad dog - it's all made possible by people who care, people like you.

Thank you for your support and aroha!

More about us

We are a local charity with the aim of rescuing, rehabilitating & re-homing dogs in the Nelson / Tasman region.

Other page links

Latest update

Update image

Spencer has found his home - who's next??  12 June 2019

Posted by: Second Chance Tasman

Great news - the lovely Spencer has found his amazing forever home and is living life large :)

We've been assisting LOTS of local people to rehome dogs in the last few months - usually we're focused on pound dogs, but we put our energies wherever they're most needed.

We love being a conduit to creating happy families and memories - but lots of care means lots of money.

All SC dogs are vaccinated, microchipped, neutered, registered, wormed, flea'd and medically fit before being homed.

We need your help to ensure all dogs can receive these life changing treatments - please give generously and help us save them!

** Pictured is Scout, a gorgeous young Second Chance lass with a personality that's out of this world! She lives a fabulous life with her new folks and couldn't be happier - we love you Scout! **

Read 1 more update

Latest donations

  • Grace

    Grace on 09 Jul 2019


    My mum emailed me today to let me know you'd collected her dog, and she'd had an appointment to put him down for Wednesday (despite me explicitly asking her not to) because her health wouldn't let her cope with him. Thank you so much, he's a lovely boy and deserves a second chance, I'm so grateful to you for giving it to him! I hope things go well.


  • Kim Ewers

    Kim Ewers on 08 May 2019


    I know from experience this donation will help make a difference. Cheers to the team at Second Chance who really are making a difference.


  • Jenni

    Jenni on 13 Apr 2019



  • Kelly J

    Kelly J on 12 Apr 2019



  • Nelson Supporter

    Nelson Supporter on 11 Apr 2019



Who's involved?

Second Chance Tasman's avatar
Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Second Chance Tasman (Charity)

Registered Charity A Registered Charity has legal recognition under the Charities Act 2005.
Tax credit Donations of over $5 are eligible for a New Zealand charitable giving tax credit.
Page Moderated The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.


You can start a fundraiser to have your own page that raises money directly for the beneficiary.

Got a question for the page owner?

Ask one here

Any concerns?

Report this page
Share a link to this page to help spread the word





  Copy Link