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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 well over $800,000 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.
Please consider donating today.

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Fighter Fund Stories

Abra & Cadabra

4 month old Miniature Pinscher puppies surrendered to a shelter from a breeder with life threatening heart defects. Underwent heart surgery and unfortunately Cadabra didn’t make it.


Springer Mix thrown out of a car as a puppy, two broken elbows (Adopted!)


Apple is a 3-year-old Pit Bull who came to SHH heartworm positive, with a heart murmur and a wound on his back. He is currently going through heartworm treatment, and getting additional care for his other medical issues!


Asia is a 6 year old female Mastiff mix that was surrendered with a large possible mammary tumor on her body. We were able to get her checked out, and decided to remove the mass along with performing her spay. She recovered well in her foster home and is currently pending adoption!


Baylor has paralysis of his back legs from an unknown cause, but is getting medical care and therapy before finding his forever home!


Kitten with bot fly in her head (Adopted!)

Bernadette the Bulldog

English Bulldog with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (RIP)


Rottweiler with rare skin disorder (RIP)


Calypso is a Pit Bull with some neurological issues. He is unstable on his legs and has sores on his back legs from dragging them. He is currently getting care and is looking for a special adopter of his own!

Cammi (Cambria)

12 year old pregnant beagle mix who almost died during labor (Adopted!)


Pit Bull who had been shot in the face. (Adopted!)


Charlie came to us from Kentucky with Megaesophagus and PRAA needing surgery. Our friends at the U of MN helped him out with the surgery he needed and he has been adopted and should live a full and happy life!


Hound Mix with burns over most of his body (Adopted!)


Daario is a Great Dane who came to SHH from a neglect situation in Kentucky. He was malnourished, weak and needed some TLC before he would be available for adoption. He since gained weight, got socialized, and has been adopted!

Fish Market

Chihuahua who came to SHH with two broken hind legs. He received surgery and has moved to his forever home! (Adopted!)


Pit Bull who was kicked so hard he had internal injuries (Adopted!)


Pit Bull thrown from a car (RIP)


Google came to us with a grade 5 heart murmur. After an appointment at the U of MN it was determined that he was fixable! He made a full recovery. (Adopted!)


7 month old kitten put in a dryer and discovered with burns. She recovered and is all healthy! (Adopted!)


German Wirehair with Congenital Hypospadias (Adopted!)

Lt. Dan

Kitten with cerebellar hypoplasia (Adopted!)


Goldendoodle with grade 5 heart murmur – she got the heart surgery she needed to survive! (Adopted!)

McKensie Rae

Found shot in the head with a broken jaw. Getting the care she needs now!


Pit Bull Mix left starving and parvo positive – she was 7 lbs when she was found and now weighs 35 lbs. (Adopted!)


English Bulldog with a laundry list of issues! (Adopted – RIP)


Domestic Shorthair found with severe frostbite on his rear legs. Getting skin grafts and medical care he needs now!


Oliver arrived with diabetes that needed to be regulated and cataracts. We were able to regulate his insulin and get him into a dog optometrist for cataract surgery to give him sight! He received well, gained much of his sight back and was adopted!


Short Spine Syndrome German Shepherd Dog.


Mixed breed with grade 5 heart murmur – he has been fixed and he is now healthy! (Adopted!)

Roo Roo

2-legged terrier mix (Adopted!)


Shepherd mix with two broken legs and a pelvic fracture (Adopted!)


Pit Bull found in an alley with a broken back. She is paralyzed and has no use of her back legs. (Adopted!)

Winnie and Beans

Winnie and Beans were born with a genetic spinal defect causing incontinence. They both were seen by a specialist, and it was determined that surgery would not help at this time in their development.  It takes a special adopter to add these special needs babies to one’s home, but both have successfully found their forever Read more…


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 found her own forever home! Follow her adventures here!


Pit Bull mix tied to a tree, found with major skeletal deformities, barely able to walk – now he RUNS! (Adopted!)

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