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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 […]

Triangle Law Group Upgrades from Silver Paw Sponsorship to Gold Paw

Second Chance is elated to announce that Triangle Law Group, formerly a Silver Paw sponsor of our rescue organization, is now a Gold Paw sponsor!   Owner Laurie Gengo adopted a Second Chance cat in 2006 and, upon visiting the facility in early 2017, adopted–with her colleagues–Peaches and Cream (pictured here). Peaches had been in […]

Allison Paris to Leave Second Chance; New Dog Program Manager Hired

It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that Allison Paris, our Dog Program Manager, is leaving Second Chance. With her strong commitment to the welfare of the animals, Allison has made significant contributions across both the dog and cat programs. She has been responsible for the rescue and rehoming of over 1,000 […]

Dog Days Vendor Application Deadline Extended to Oct. 4!

Around 1,000 people–including children–will come through with their dogs at Dog Days of Cary at Bond Park on Sat., Oct. 7, 2017 (9am-1pm). Affordable vendor spaces still available–$30 for a 10′ x 10′ space! Be a part of it: email Rachel@secondchancenc.org to reserve your spot by October 4!

2017 Pawsibilities Glover Photo Booth

2017 Evening of Pawsibilities: Glover Photo Booth Pictures

This year, we had OVER 235 PEOPLE attend the 17th Annual Evening of Pawsibilities – making this year a record breaker! We had a photo booth for fun and in celebration of our 30th Anniversary (thanks, Glover Corporation!) and here are photos of all the Second Chance family members who stepped inside. View the pictures […]

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Calendar of Events

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November 12 - November 18
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    Kendra Gives Back

    5:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Kendra Scott (North Hills)
    4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave STE F100, Raleigh, NC 27609

    Enjoy complimentary bite-size desserts and champagne at the North Hills Kendra Scott location as you shop the fabulous array of Kendra Scott jewelry for yourself or someone on your holiday shopping list (yes, the holidays are coming)! And, 20% of the sales during this event will be donated to the animals of Second Chance Pet Adoptions!

    Can’t make it? Browse their jewelry on the Kendra Scott website and then call into the North Hills location (919-636-7700) during the event. The shipping is free and your order will count toward this fundraiser for homeless animals!

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    Dog Wash Fundraiser

    11:00 am-3:00 pm
    Unleashed - Creedmoor
    7414 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC 27613

    Love a clean pup, but dread bath time? Have a better weekend: let Second Chance clean your dog! Come on out to Unleashed on Creedmoor between 11am and 3pm and have your dog bathed for a suggested $10 donation per dog.

    Cat Adoptathon

    12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Second Chance Pet Adoptions
    6003 Chapel Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

    Come on out to Second Chance to meet your new furry family member! Our foster kittens (6 months and younger) will be on-site to meet their new forever families, too!


    BarkHappy Grateful Dog Party

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Oak and Dagger Public House
    150, 18 Seaboard Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604, USA

    This time of year, we realize just how lucky we are to have four-legged friends in our lives. Show your love for them at the BarkHappy Grateful Dawg Pawty to benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions!

    All ticket holders will receive fantastic giveaways, goodies, and valuable coupons worth over $90! Come mingle with all the other cool dogs (and dog owners!) and enjoy a fun DIY doggy rope toy station, free spa demonstrations by HomeGrown Spa, and entry into our raffle with great prizes, including a $25 gift card to Kimbap Cafe! Ticket-holders will also receive:

    • $20 off coupon for spa services by HomeGrown Spa
    • Demonstrations of spa services and products by HomeGrown Spa
    • Free Class Pass to Colors of Yoga
    • $5 off three pet-sitting or dog walks from Fluff Pet Sitting
    • A free drip coffee or $1 off specialty drinks at Joe Van Gogh Coffee
    • Free samples of handmade soaps from Bolla Fresca
    • Free gift card for $10 in services from U Dirty Dog Self-Wash Spa
    • Fun DIY rope toy
    • Exciting door prizes

    Early-bird tickets are $12 per person; standard tickets are $15 per person.

    RSVP in the BarkHappy mobile app under “Events” (check out the discount code there!) and purchase tickets here!


    • Early-bird tickets are limited in quantity.
    • Standard tickets may be sold at the door if the event is not sold out–but don’t take the chance, buy your tickets now!
    • This event is family-friendly.
    • All friendly, well-behaved dogs welcome to attend both indoors and outdoors! Dogs must remain leashed at all times.
    • As this is a charity event, all ticket sales are final. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors!

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