Sharing stories of successful adoptions.

Empty the Shelter


We are taking a big step to get pets adopted in the first two weeks of May. Partnering with Bissell Pet Foundation’s event “Empty the

Empty the Shelter2023-05-01T12:28:53-06:00

More Adoptions


More adoptions. That is the goal of Second Chance and every other animal rescue organization. We have a wonderful shelter, with veterinary care, dedicated staff,

More Adoptions2023-04-17T16:03:27-06:00

Finding Louie


The drama in animal rescue usually comes before the adoption. 

Louie came to us earlier this year. He was shy, having been raised with little human interaction. Our staff and volunteers took it slowly with him. He wasn’t aggressive or dangerous, just nervous and frightened. Slowly, he began to trust and show his gentle, loving nature. 

Finding Louie2022-11-29T10:54:36-07:00

The Story of Maizie, the Puppy Mill Survivor


Cheyenne first met Maizie in 2019. The Pomeranian mix was, as all puppy mill survivors are, terrified of people. Working as a dog trainer for Second Chance, Cheyenne had seen her fair share of dogs like Maizie. 

The Story of Maizie, the Puppy Mill Survivor2022-11-22T09:17:33-07:00

The Story of Shay Shay…The Eyes Have It


Sometimes you think someone is right for you, but you end up going in a completely different direction. This happens in both romance and pet adoptions.

When Janie and Steve Goldberg of Telluride lost their beloved DeeDee, The One- Eyed Dog, they were devastated. Steve wanted to wait to bring another canine family member into their home, but Janie thought it might help to heal their hearts to adopt another dog sooner rather than later.

The Story of Shay Shay…The Eyes Have It2023-04-19T08:44:37-06:00

Reading with Chief


Reading is challenging for many young students. Reading out loud can be stressful. Sometimes, all you need is a good listener, and I know where you can find one…

Reading with Chief2023-02-08T11:19:10-07:00

Leena’s Story


Hi, my name is Leena. I am a two year young cattle dog mix. This week’s Second Chance Pet Column is devoted to me and my journey to recovery, because it is a special story and I am a special dog.

Leena’s Story2024-01-31T14:20:24-07:00
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