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Adoptable Dogs of the Month: Sweet Hansel & Gretel!

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August's Adoptable Dogs of the Month – Adorable Hansel & Gretel!

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2nd Chance Dog Rescue's Dogs of the Month were rescued by Diana Czarnecki, 2nd Chance's founder, approximately one year ago, and everyone is scratching their heads trying to figure out how two adorable pups like Hansel & Gretel have not been scooped up by some lucky families (they do not necessarily need to be adopted together)!

She rescued this couple from an office complex in the East Valley - they were abandoned and managed to survive for close to two weeks by leaning on each other. As small, young dogs, they would never have made it on the streets without looking out for each other. Many people tried to rescue the couple, but they were skittish and in "survivor mode" and didn't trust anyone. Enter Diana Czarnecki. After spending 3 hours trying to gain their trust, Gretel finally gave in and Hansel wasn't too far behind.

When she first rescued them, she thought for sure they would need to be adopted together, but since being in foster with several other dogs, Hansel and Gretel have become independent and no longer lean on each other the way they did when it was a matter of their survival.

Gretel is approximately 2 years old and is a wire-haired terrier weighing 5 pounds; she is shy at first, but warms up quickly and enjoys playing lap dog. Hansel is a typical boy, he loves to run and play with the other dogs...Hansel is a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, approximately 2 years old. If you are interested in meeting the pair or just one of them, please go to the 2nd Chance Dog Rescue website and fill out an adoption form - someone will get into contact you after reviewing your application!

About 2nd Chance Dog Rescue:

2nd Chance Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in Queen Creek, Arizona, dedicated to saving abandoned/abused dogs, and provide them with shelter and a safe environment so they can regain their trust in humanity. We adopt out to loving families located within 50 miles of Queen Creek, Arizona (Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix). If you would like to meet our Adoptable Dog of the Month, or one of other wonderful pups, please click on this link to fill out an Adoption Consultation form, or send us an email at and we will send you the application via email).

2nd Chance saves dogs that otherwise would be left on the streets to fend for themselves or brought to the pound and most likely placed on the Euthanasia List. Our dogs are extremely loving and deserve a place to call home. If you are not able to give one of our dogs a "forever" home but interested in being a foster parent, or would like to sponsor one of our dogs by assisting with their medical /food please contact us at

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera