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Sponsored Pet Packages – Holiday Gift on Sale Now!

Quantities are limited and Santa’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 Christmas and this year, we’ve created more diverse packages than ever before! The Sponsored Pet Package This $25 gift includes: A photo of Boogie the cat or […]

Second Chance Elves to Wrap Your Gifts for Donation to Animals

Happy pawlidays! A holiday gift-wrapping service to benefit homeless animals is being provided at Crossroads Plaza in Cary. Volunteers from the community and local businesses will wrap your gifts for a donation (amount of your choice) to support the animals of Second Chance Pet Adoptions. All supplies are provided, so there is a huge selection […]

See an Amazing Transformation and Send Your Gift for the Season!

  This time last year, the Second Chance family made a commitment to homeless cats and dogs facing a scary prospect: suffering through a cold winter outdoors. We promised these animals that though snow may fall and winds may blow, our love would keep them warm.  This is the story of how your love kept one puppy warm in […]

#GivingTuesday Is Here – Your Opportunity to Save Lives!

  117 Days. That’s how long an average cat waits for their forever home at Second Chance Pet Adoptions. 638 Days. That’s how long Snickers, an angelic 6-year-old cat, waited for his forever home. Snickers had glaucoma, and while his vision was still great, it would eventually deteriorate and he would need his eyes removed, and […]

Second Chance Welcomes New Dog Program Manager, Laura Honeycutt

  Second Chance extends a warm welcome to our new Dog Program Manager, Laura Honeycutt. Laura grew up in Wake Forest, NC, and her first love (other than her parents and sister) was her pet dachshund, Kappy. Even now, at 29, she asks if she can pet every dog she sees. Laura studied Economics & […]

2017 Evening of Pawsibilities Draws 30th Anniversary Celebration–and Three Successful Fundraisers–to a Close

See our 2017 Evening of Pawsibilities “Meet the Animals” video!   The 17th annual Evening of Pawsibilities brought closure to our summer of celebration. Over the course of three decades, the staff and volunteers of Second Chance Pet Adoptions have rescued over 12,000 homeless and abandoned cats and dogs, an accomplishment that we officially began celebrating at […]

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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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