You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
All of our dogs are in foster homes and we have no paid staff. If you have questions concerning a specific dog, PLEASE fill out an application and the foster parent will be in touch. We will not arrange any home visits with any of our dogs until your application is processed. Please understand our foster parents are precious to our 2nd Chance family; without them we cannot function, so we do our best to not burden them with multiple appointments. Our foster parents will choose their top 3 applications and arrange home visits with these applicants. The adopter will be chosen at that time. The process can take anywhere from a week to a month. We want to make sure our little furry ones are placed in their "forever home" and never have to go through a rehoming again!
Hello, my name is Erin and I’m writing to see if you would be able to help me with a situation. Earlier this year, I found a dog running loose outside of my house. He was neutered, in great shape, and had a nice collar on so I was really hoping that he had someone out there looking for him. I’m a vet tech so I took him to the vet clinic I work at to be scanned for a chip but none was found so they held him there while I looked for his home. We posted online, in the newspaper, I had neighbors and mailmen ask other neighbors but his previous home was never found. While at the clinic, Remi dropped 10 lbs and his anxiety quickly worsened. He started playing keep-away with his leash and ended up accidently biting someone while trying to grab the leash out of his pocket. He was deemed aggressive and unpredictable and they sedated him to put him down. Luckily, someone came and told me and we held an emergency meeting to determine his fate. We finally agreed that I would take responsibility for him and do my own behavior evaluation while he was under his rabies quarantine. If he showed improvement, I was able to work with him and find him a home, if he got worse or didn’t improve, I was to euthanize. Through professional behavior consults, medical work up, and training, I was able to get Remi back to the healthy and happy dog he was before. Remi was diagnosed with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI). This disorder causes the body to not absorb nutrients which causes weight loss, diarrhea, and major anxiety. Once he was started on Vit B injections and enzymes, his anxiety became a thing of the past. Remi has no anxiety when he properly taken care of and is the most sweet and loyal dog ever. He needs a home with no small kids (they scare him but he’s not mean), no aggressive or hyperactive dogs, and no cats (unless someone is willing to work with him). Because of him needing such a specific home, I’ve had no luck finding him a home. Since I rescue special needs cats, Remi needs crated all of the time so he doesn’t hurt them. I’m quickly running out of options for Remi because I don’t want him to live in a crate forever. I’ve contacted several shelters across the state of PA and had no luck. I’m writing to you in the hopes that you would be able to help me find him a home. He can’t be in a shelter setting since his anxiety takes over and he gets very upset. Remi would need to be in a foster home if a rescue did take him. If you can’t take him in, I was wondering if you could help me advertise him. He’s neutered, up to date on vaccines, and healthy otherwise. He’s a full bred American Staffordshire Terrier (DNA tested) and approximately 2 years old. If I can’t find him a home soon, I’m going to have to euthanize and I really don’t want to do that to him. Remi is so amazing and I love him so much. But I didn’t save him for him to have to live in a crate forever. I’m sorry this is such a long post but I always want to give everyone the full story because I don’t want anything hidden. If there is anything you can do to help, I would greatly appreciate it.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
Please understand we do not adopt out to families with children under the age of 5. We do not adopt to renters. Some dogs will have fence requirements while others may not.
A dog is a lifetime commitment. The dogs in our system find themselves there, for the most part, because their humans did not have the same loyalty to them as they did to their owners :( We do not take the adoption process lightly, and will do everything in our power to make sure the dog is placed correctly the first time around for your sake and theirs. Thank you for choosing to adopt not shop!