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.
Second Chance Center for Animals is a center of excellence where animals and people interact and learn together. Our goal is for our shelter to be a pleasant, friendly, quiet place where members of the community can go to learn about animals and about basic training and behavior. Every encounter with an animal at Second Chance is designed to teach manners or skills for an adoptable pet to adapt and thrive in a new home. Visitors to our shelter are part of the education and training program that we call Open Paw®.
Steps to Adopting
Finding Love – Second Chance Center for Animals is open for adoptions Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our off-site adoption partners Petco and Canyon Pet Hospital are open 7 days a week. Visit in person to meet our animals, or search our website for up-to-date animal profiles. We rescue new animals all the time, so check back for updates!
Meet and Greet - Our shelter offers "get acquainted" rooms where prospective adopters can get to know our animals. If you already have a dog, we love for you require you to bring him or her along for a "meet and greet," so our adoption counselors can provide coaching for you and your pet to help welcome a new family member.
Adopt – The adoption process at Second Chance Center for Animals and with our off-site adoption partners is the same. Please allow about 20 minutes for an informal interview process and to complete an adoption agreement. Every animal presented for adoption by Second Chance is ready to go to their new home. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens have been examined by a veterinarian, fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and permanently identified with a micro-chip. All animals also go home with a free gift of pet health insurance. Adopters must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid state-issued identification. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express for payment.
Fees – With food and shelter, veterinary care, behavior assessments, and training, Second Chance Center for Animals invests $300 to $500 in every animal adopted through our organization. The fee to adopt a puppy (under 6 months) or small breed dog ranges from $120 to $250. Adoption fees for adult medium to large size dogs is $110. The adoption fee for kittens (under 6 months) ranges from $85 to $150 and for adult cats is $75.
Follow-up – Within 5 days after you adopt a new pet, our counselors will contact you by phone to check in. We will ask how your new pet is adjusting to his or her new home and we will want to hear any questions or concerns that you may have. We are here to help you and your new pet create a successful life together. Our free Bark University, a two hour seminar and hands-on training session with you and your new pet, is available to every adopter.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.