My name is Orion!

Posted over 2 years ago

Adoption process

Submit Application


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

My basic info

Pit Bull Terrier
White - with Brown or Chocolate
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

This big guy's name is Orion! He is a five-year-old Pit Bull mix who was brought to us by a local animal control officer when he was found in unfortunate living conditions. He lived in the woods on a chain without shelter, food or clean water for quite a bit of his life and with minimal interaction. After being brought to us we were able to put some weight on him and get him neutered once he was deemed healthy enough. Unfortunately he tested positive for Heartworm so he is currently undergoing treatment - all provided by the shelter.

Orion loves to play although he is on exercise restrictions due to the Heartworm infection so he will need to find stimulation either through training, puzzles, or low-energy play. He unfortunately does not have any experience with other animals so he will need to be an only pet in his new home and should be in a home with older children over 13 years of age.

This dog is a sweet boy who has a long road ahead of him and is in need of a loving and patient home where he can figure out what it is to be a house dog and a family pet.

Please visit the following link on our website to learn about Second Chance's adoption process.

June 19, 2024, 1:52 pm
Second Chance Animal Center

Contact info

Pet ID
1779 VT Route 7A, Arlington, VT 05250
Donation can be made from our website

Their adoption process


Submit Application


Visit the Facility and Find a Pet


Approve Application


Sign Adoption Contract


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

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.

You can find the Adopter's Profile on our website.

Go meet their pets

Our shelter is located at 1779 VT Route 7A in Arlington, Vermont. The facility is a single-story building with parking in front. Look for out colorful logo out front. We are open to the public:
TUESDAY 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.;
WEDNESDAY 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We are closed Mondays, major holidays, and during severe weather conditions. To confirm we are open before visiting please give us a call at 802-375-2898

More about this 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.

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