In February 2013, Second Hand Dogs hosted a musical benefit for P.A.W.S. at the Negative Space Art Gallery in the Asian Cultural Arts Center in downtown Cleveland.
Second Hand Dogs played at the Cuyahoga County Fair and in collaboration with the Cleveland Blues Society, hosted prearranged open mic performances in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 .
Band fan votes on Cleveland’s Hot List resulted in Second Hand Dogs being selected as a 2015 Finalist #4 Best Local Bands in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 2015 Second Hand Dogs produced their debut LP with career defining tracks that include, The Rain Song, Forever One, Ohio, and Aliens Among Us.
Phil and Darla met through music in 1998. Phil has been writing music on his own for years and now collaborates with Darla. Salvatore (a.k.a. Tory) holds down the bass and has been with the band since the start. Nate joined the group a couple of years ago to add another dimension to the sound, keeping the time on various percussion.