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Second Chance Animal Center

1779 VT Route 7A, Arlington, VT 05250

Phone (802) 375-2898
cats, dogs, rabbits & small animals at Second Chance Animal Center
1 - 10 of 13 adoptable pets at this shelter

Areas Second Chance Animal Center serves

We serve Bennington County, Vermont, and surrounding communities in New York and Massachusetts

Second Chance Animal Center's 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.

About Second Chance Animal Center

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.

Second Chance Animal Center's adopted pets