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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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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.

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