Second Chance Animal Center
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
PO Box 620
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We serve Bennington County, Vermont
About Our Shelter:We are a private, non-profit shelter located in Southern Vermont. We provide shelter for unwanted cats and dogs. We also provide spay/neuter assitance to those in financial need.
Come Meet our Pets:Vermont Rt. 7A. Located on the Shaftsbury/Arlington border
Our Adoption Process:When you see an animal in our kennel or cattery that you are interested in, we will ask that you complete some paperwork (our "Adoption Application"). This paperwork must be completed first in order to minimize stress for you and the animals. Our process includes asking questions: asking for veterinary references-particularly when you have other animals at home. This is simply to protect the health of adoption candidates and the pets you already have.
You will have a counseling session with one of our knowledgeable staff members who will fill you in on the history and needs of that animal, and his feeding and exercise requirements. You can ask your counselor any questions about spaying or neutering, housetraining, obedience training, scratching (in cats), veterinary care, how to deal with fleas and ticks, and anything else you can think of.
If you are approved to adopt, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. This fee covers spaying or neutering, and the veterinary care, deworming and vaccines your pet has received at the shelter.
Kittens- 8 weeks to 6 months- $60.00
Adult Felines - 7 months to 6 years - $50.00
Senior Felines - 7 years and up - $20.00
Puppies- 8 weeks to 6 months - $100.00
Adult Canines - 7 months to 6 years - $90.00
Senior Canines - 7 years and up - $50.00