Second Chance Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter for dogs.
We place adoptable dogs in their forever homes where they can enjoy
the special bond between people and pets.
Fill out an adoption application. The application is available on this web site if you would like to print it and fill it out in advance. Just be sure you bring it with you when you visit the Shelter. If you prefer you can fill out an application at the Shelter.
$40 This fee includes spay/neuter and rabies vaccination.
No, all dogs leaving Second Chance Shelter MUST be spayed or neutered. There are no exceptions. We see firsthand the effects of pet overpopulation and we will not be a part of the problem by adopting out unaltered dogs.
No. If you want your child to have a “puppy experience” consider being a foster home to a pregnant dog from the Shelter.
No. Sir, your dog does not have the same psychological attachment to his testicles that you do to yours. It’s as simple as that. Besides, only a man can be manly. A dog can only be…dogly?
Yes, you may bring children, but please keep a few things in mind. We are an outdoor shelter, which means it is a dirty environment. It is also very loud. This is quite overwhelming for many children. We recommend your first visit to the Shelter be adults only so you can focus on meeting the dogs and deciding which one might make a good addition to your family without the distractions of a frightened child. You can always return later with your children if you want to introduce them to a dog before you make the final decision to adopt.
Of course! Once you narrow your choice to one or two dogs you are most welcome to bring your current dog to the Shelter so they can meet. Let us know you have brought your dog and would like to introduce it to one of the Shelter dogs. We will bring the Shelter dog out to you. Do not bring your dog inside the Shelter fence.
Absolutely! You can submit a volunteer application online or at the Shelter. The more the merrier!
When you want to help the Shelter, but can’t adopt or volunteer in person, our Sponsorship Program is a great way to help out. Sponsorship is $25 a month, and we ask for a six month commitment. This commitment allows us to better predict our income and budget our resources accordingly. You can pay once a month or all at once. Each month you will receive a photo of the dog and a brief letter from the Shelter. The application to sponsor a dog can be found
We’re working on developing one. Call the shelter if you are interested in fostering.
Usually, no. Most of the dogs at the Shelter come from local animal control departments because these dogs are facing euthanasia. However, if you feel there are special circumstances concerning a dog you would like us to take contact us directly and discuss the situation with us. Please understand that while we may want to accept every dog that needs a home we simply can’t. Sadly, we just don’t have the space or money to take them all. Rehoming all homeless dogs isn’t something we can do alone. We need the community to step up and help as well. You are always welcome to post pictures on our facebook page of any pet you are trying to rehome. We have a large fan base and many people have had success finding a home for a pet this way.
No! To be blunt, this is a terrible idea! This puts the dog in possible danger. There are Shelter dogs who are allowed to run around inside the larger fenced area after hours. There is no guarantee they will be accepting of a new, frightened dog being left in the dark of night. And if we don’t know the dog has been dumped then we don’t know to go looking for a frightened, injured dog the next morning. (Yes, this has actually happened.)
Also, it’s a very bad idea to dump a dog outside the fence. We have chased many dumped dogs and we are not always able to find or catch them. The Shelter is located just off Highway 168 and is not a safe place for a dog to wander freely.
On a personal level it is very frustrating and very stressful to have someone dump several dogs/puppies at dusk in a cold rain. Naturally we have to spring into action to try to catch them all. All the while knowing the person who dumped them went home to a warm, dry bed and thinks they “did right by their dog” by “leaving” it at a no-kill Shelter. Dumping a dog (even at a shelter)=Bad Karma!
First of all, thank you for caring what happens to the dog.
You have two options. First, you can try to find the dog a home. You are always welcome to post pictures on our facebook page. Or you can call animal control. Depending on where you live the dog will either be taken to the pound or possibly to Second Chance Shelter.
No. Only free animals needing a home can be posted on our facebook page.
Certainly! Call us and we will help you choose a date and project to work on at the Shelter.
No, not at this time. We are mainly a volunteer-based organization.