AdoptCongratulations, you have taken the first step toward becoming a proud adopted owner of a new pet. If you are ready to make the commitment, you will not only save two lives...but you will also enhance your own.
If you are interested in adopting a pet from Second Chance please download the Adoption Survey and return it to us via mail, fax, or email and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.
People with companion animals live longer and recover from illness faster than people who have none. Children with pets learn empathy and responsibility earlier than other children. Research suggests that those children handle family tragedy, such as divorce, better and may also have fewer problems with allergies. So what are you waiting for, start browsing our available pets and become a proud owner today!
What is the Adoption Process?
Our goal is to help you provide a great home for any of our available animals. If you are interested in adopting a dog or a cat, you can speak with one of our Adoption Specialists who will help you find an animal that fits you or your family. Once you select the pet you’d like to adopt, we will have you fill out a short questionnaire. After going over the adoption paperwork, if your survey/questionnaire is accepted, you fill out a adoption contract/agreement, pay the adoption fee and take the animal home with you that same day (most of the time).
* If you have other dogs in the house we do ask that you bring them up for a meet and greet to ensure the dogs get along.
* Apartment & Renting - must be approved also by the landlord, etc..
The goal is not to just adopt pets, it is to keep them adopted.
What is the right pet for me?
When choosing a dog, remember that good looks aren't everything. Long, happy relationships are the result of good compatibility. Our Adoption Specialists can help.
Consider Breed Tendency Regarding:
Compatibility Factors: Size, Coat Type, Activity Level, Excitability, Trainability, Sociability, Playfulness, Affection Demands, Barking, Aggressiveness.
Coat Type: Double-coat breeds (Shepherds, Huskys, Pomeranians, Akitas, St. Bernards) and short-coat breeds (Dobermans, Labradors, Dalmatians, Beagles) continuously shed, aggravating allergies, requiring brushing and home clean-up. Drop-coat breeds (Lhasa Apso, Maltese and Afghan, Terriers, Schnauzers and Poodles) are usually non-shedding but require weekly grooming time and/or expense.
Personality Factors: High barking levels for an indoor dog may be annoying but makes for a good watchdog. A playful or active dog may play a great game of catch but may also require regular, vigorous exercise to deter excessive barking, destructive chewing or unruly behavior. A highly trainable dog may house train quickly but may also get into mischief if not continually given training challenges. Aggression may contribute to watchdog temperament but can be a liability around children or strangers. Affectionate breeds are endearing but may bark or destroy more from separation anxiety. Every personality benefits from a puppy socialization class and/or dog obedience classes.
What is the adoption fee?Our adoption fees, effective October 1, 2017 are:
- $140 for all cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies over 6 months old
- $170 for all puppies 6 months and younger
What does the adoption fee include?
- Vet Checked
- Age appropriate vaccines
- Dogs over 6 months are tested for heartworm and tick disease
- All animals are on flea/tick/heartworm preventative
- Cats are tested for FIV/FeLV