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Raleigh Brewing Supports Second Chance in #BrewToTheRescue

This week, local breweries are pairing up with animal shelters and then facing off to see who can raise the most money for animals in need! Right down the road from Second Chance, Raleigh Brewing Company has selected us as their beneficiary and are raising money on our behalf. Click HERE to support their fundraising […]

Sponsored Pet Packages – Valentine’s Gift on Sale Now!

UPDATE: WE ARE SOLD OUT! Thank you, everyone, for the support! Quantities are limited and Cupid’s on a delivery deadline, so don’t delay–order your sponsored pet packages today! These life-saving gifts are delivered directly to your recipient in time for Valentine’s Day and the packages have (literally) never been sweeter! This $25 gift includes: A photo […]

“Paws & Pours” Tickets on Sale Now!

Paws & Pours at BottleMixx A Wine-Tasting Event to Benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions This annual wine-tasting event is back! If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s date, a fine new wine to savor, or even just a fun and interesting activity, Paws & Pours at BottleMixx is the way to go! On February 10 […]

A Video in Celebration of our 30th Anniversary

  THIS IS IT…Our 30th anniversary comes to a close today, and what a year it’s been! You’ve been there every step of the way, so we made a little something for you: a video that features the almost 500 cats and dogs that were adopted in 2017! It’s our way of saying thanks for making […]

Second Chance Announces New Program: “Heeling Hearts” for Heartworm-Positive Dogs

After announcing our new animal transport program, Hearts to Home, last week, Second Chance is thrilled to announce the addition of another exciting program that will save the lives of at least 40 dogs in 2018! The Heeling Hearts program will address the very common—and fatal—condition of heartworm disease in dogs. Heartworms, which are transmitted through mosquitoes, primarily target […]

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Calendar of Events

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  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    10/01/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

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  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    10/08/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

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  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    10/15/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

  • 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    10/15/2016

    7414 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613

    7414 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613

    Dog WashDo you love it when your pup is clean … but dread bathtime?

    Have a better weekend: for a $10 donation per dog, Second Chance will wash your dog for you!

    Make a plan to visit us at Unleashed and get you dog washed on an upcoming Saturday!

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  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    10/22/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

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  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    10/29/2016

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Visit our adoption center to meet our cats and see which would be a good fit for your home! Our foster kittens (younger than 6 months) will be here, too!

    Cat Adoptathon

  • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    10/29/2016

    2066 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    2066 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518, USA

    Come out to Unleashed in Cary from noon to 2pm to meet adoptable dogs! They’ll be waiting!

  • 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    10/29/2016

    8111 Creedmoor Rd, #153, Raleigh, NC 27613, USA

    8111 Creedmoor Rd, #153, Raleigh, NC 27613, USA

    BottleMixx is a pet-friendly business, supports animal rescue, and is a Platinum Paw corporate sponsor of Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Each quarter or so, they like to have a special event to celebrate their furry friends! This time, they are partnering with Dog Tales Day Camp & Boarding and Second Chance Pet Adoptions to celebrate Halloween in a big way for humans’ best friends by having a doggy costume competition!

    Here’s how it will work: starting at 2:00pm, they will be pouring FREE samples of some “witching” wines. On the taps, they’ll have a special “ghoulish” beer for the occasion–and BottleMixx will donate $1 to Second Chance Pet Adoptions for each glass of this draft sold! The costume competition will start promptly at 3:00pm.  Each dog will show off their costume by walking down the center aisle and the judges will score the costumes. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner!  Prizes will be a gift card for Dog Tales Day Camp & Boarding, a BottleMixx gift card, and another surprise! There will be a $5 entry fee for the competition (to be paid when you arrive) which will be donated to Second Chance, and the first 15 dogs to enter will receive a FREE Halloween bandana! To register your dog for the competition, just email ellen@bottlemixx.com.  Please include your name and your dog’s name, age, breed, and if they are a rescue.  ALL well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!

    MORE FUN:

    To capture the event, BottleMixx will be having a photo booth from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Take a picture with your friends, family, or dog, and you will get a copy. There will be fun props, but your doggie will be the best one of all! They will also have free light snacks for all in attendance, including your pooches!

    Samantha and Jessica, the owners of Dog Tales Day Camp & Boarding, will be there with information about their new boutique kennel and will be helping out with the competition. Second Chance Pet Adoptions will also be there with some information about fostering, volunteering, and adopting.  There also might be some doggies looking for their forever homes!

    As usual, BottleMixx will be matching the tips you leave at the bar area and donating them to Second Chance. They have donated more than $20,000 to Second Chance over the last 18 months and have given more than $50,000 to LOCAL pet charities since they opened in October of 2012.

    Though not required, all humans can dress up, as well!  We would LOVE to see your Halloween costumes!  Don’t have a dog or don’t want to participate in the competition?  Still come by for the fun and see these cuties in action while enjoying a beer or wine. Have your picture taken, too!

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  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    10/30/2016

    3709 Neil St, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    3709 Neil St, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Join us Sunday, October 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for Barks ‘n Brews at Raleigh Brewing Company! This event features:

    • Special brew Rescue Rye Blonde Ale and other great brews!
    • Hungry Paws food truck: dog treats and two types of doggy-safe beers!
    • Howl-o-ween dog costume contest–with prizes!
    • Pawww Snap pet photographer–and we’re bringing costumes for your pup!
    • Great raffle prizes for beer-lovers, cat-lovers, and dog-lovers! (Gotta leave early, before the 3:30pm drawing? Need not be present to win!)
    • UPDATE: Adobo Joe food truck will be out there with some great Filipino food, including vegan options!
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