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Our Featured Frederick, MD Partner:

Second Hope Rescue

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Tri-County area of Southern MD, Frederick County, MD.

About Our Rescue Group:

We are a group of animal loving friends that has joined together to fill a niche in the Tri-County area of Southern Maryland that is committed to giving "Second Hope" to hard to place animals (due to breed or age) that are searching for their forever homes. We have recently expanded our foster homes to include the Frederick County MD area. Collectively we have over 25 years of rescue experience.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Second Hope Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of harder to place dogs, be it due to breed bias, undesirable behavior or age. Though much of our focus is on harder to place dogs, we also rescue, rehabilitate and place any other dogs or cats that need our assistance. Second Hope Rescue is also dedicated to working with local animal shelters to bring awareness to the general public of all animals available for adoption and to assist the shelters in bettering the lives of the animals during their hold periods. We advocate spay/neuter, responsible companion animal ownership and public awareness/training as well as humane treatment of all animals.

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Our Adoption Process:

Adopting a Friend
Second Hope Rescue reserves the right to refuse an adoption to anyone based on any information we uncover during our adoption process. Any home that only uses an invisible electric fence will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may not be approved.

Second Hope Rescue willl NOT adopt an animal to a home that has any unaltered companion animals. Exceptions "may" be made if there is a medical reason for this or if the animal is currently competing in AKC sponsored competition where the animal would be disqualified for it.

All our animals are spayed or neutered before adoption. An application with references is required as well as a home visit. Please email us for an application.

Adoption Policies
Home visits and veterinary references are required. The entire family must meet the animal before the adoption can continue.

Adoption fees are currently $250** for dogs/puppies.

Adoption fees must be paid at the time of adoption by cash, money order, or cashiers check made payable to Second Hope Rescue, Inc. If other arrangements for payment have not been agreed upon before the adoption, the adoption and the entire process will be cancelled if payment is not made.

**Occasionally some adoption fees are higher if the animal has come into the group with special needs. We will inform you if that applies to the animal you are interested in. Even when this presents itself, the adoption fee rarely covers the vetting charges.

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.