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Re-Homing a Pet

Surrender your pet to Second Chance

Applications are considered on a space-available basis, and we often have a waiting list.

Other local resources

Here is a list of other shelters and rescues that may be able to help if we cannot.

Home to Home

Home To Home™ is an online interactive pet placement platform that helps pet owners find new homes (permanent or temporary) for their pets. Home To Home™ believes pets that need a new home do best if they can be transitioned directly from their current home to a new, loving home and avoid the stress of a stay in an animal shelter.

If you can no longer keep a pet, we recommend that you try to find a new home through the Adopt-A-Pet website. Going from one home to another is a much less stressful process than coming into the shelter. We take great care of our animals, but a home is always better than a kennel. Research shows that you will do a great job of finding the next right home – you know your pet better than we ever can. If you need help getting your animal up-to-date on vaccines, spayed/neutered or to address another health issue before they go to their next home, make an appointment here.

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