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Meet your furry friend!

Thank you for considering adoption! With your decision, you'll be saving not just one but two precious lives – the life of the pet you welcome into your family and another life by opening up a space at with our foster. Your compassion truly makes a world of difference!

Steps to adopt

Adoption isn't the perfect fit for everyone – we understand that. But if you're scouring the internet for the perfect pup or browsing through listings on Craigslist, we want to highlight the advantages of choosing to adopt through a foster-based rescue like ours.


At Second Chance Pets, we firmly believe that our foster families are the backbone of our success. Not only do they provide love and care, but they also play a vital role in the initial training and socialization of our pets. By spending time in a home environment, our animals have the opportunity to thrive and showcase their true personalities. This intimate knowledge of their needs enables us to make the best possible matches with forever families, ensuring a harmonious and lasting bond.

Step one

Search available pets in our care.  Take a peek at the adorable faces waiting to join your family on our website or stop by and meet our pets in person at a Petco Adoption Event.  Our online gallery showcases our lovable dogs and cats, each with their own unique story and personality.  Get ready to fall in love.

Step two

Complete an adoption application. Ready to take the next step? Fill out our adoption application form. It helps us get to know you better and ensures we find the perfect match for your lifestyle and preferences. A complete application is required for consideration.

Step three

Meet and greet the pet.  If you find the right cat or dog online and submit your application, once approved, it's time the exciting part - meeting your potential new best fur buddy.  Come visit an adoption event to spend some quailty time getting to know each other and see if its a perfect match.

If you're too excited to wait to meet your pal, stop by an adoption event and complete your application on the spot, but note that your application will need to go through the approval process, which may take up to a week.  In the meantime, we'll note that we have an application in the pipeline, and will continue to show the dog or cat until your application is approved.

Step four

Home visit (for dogs only). We want to ensure that your home is a safe and suitable environment for your new canine member, and so we will conduct a home visit.  It's another step in our commitment 

Step five

Before you take your new family member home, we'll go over their vet records and medical history. Once everything checks out, it's time to sign the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.
If you're considering adopting a puppy or kitten from us, we've got some special info just for you. Once your application is approved, you can take your adorable furball home right away, but it'll be on a foster basis only until they're spayed or neutered. Don't worry, though – the cost of this procedure is already included in the adoption fee!

Once your little buddy is ready for their "big day," our adoption counselor will be in touch to schedule the appointment with our trusted vet. They'll ensure everything goes smoothly and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Now, if you prefer to use your own vet for the procedure, that's totally fine too! Just keep in mind that you'll cover the cost upfront, and all we'll need is written proof from your vet once the surgery is complete. Easy peasy!

Step six

Congratulations, you're officially a pet parent! Take your new furry friend hom and get ready for a lifetime of love, laughter, and unforgetable memories.  Welcome to the SCP family!

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