Yappy Hour at Blackfinn Ameripub

Yappy Hour at Blackfinn Ameripub this Sunday!

Yappy Hour at Blackfinn Ameripub

Sunday, April 30, is “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day”! Celebrate with Blackfinn Ameripub and Second Chance Pet Adoptions!

Stop by Blackfinn and bring your furry friends for an afternoon on the patio. Enjoy drink and food specials for you and tons of treats and goodies for the pups!

We’ll be out there with adoptable animals. The animals of Second Chance will benefit from 100% of raffle ticket sales, as well as 100% of your ticket price (donation–no minimum or maximum amount). There will also be a special beverage in honor of this day and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of that beverage will benefit the animals!

Donations will be accepted day-of and online at Eventbrite.

Barks n' Brews Party

BarkHappy Barks ‘n Brews Party at Pourworks this Sunday!

Barks n' Brews Party

Calling all Raleigh dog lovers! It’s time to celebrate spring the BarkHappy way at the Barks ‘n Brews Party to benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions!

Grab your friendly, well-behaved, leashed pup and join BarkHappy for a pawty like no other at Pourworks! Pourworks is providing pints at half-off, and pups in attendance will have a great time participating in the treat hunt game!

Early-Bird Tickets* are $12 and include:
– FREE Day pass and bandanas from TapOut Fitness
– FREE Pawdicures from Wags Happy Dogs Grooming
– FREE doggy treats
– FREE Beer tastings from Southern Pines Brewing
– FREE Koozies and swag from Manor Six Forks apartments
– FREE Voucher for a tea at Bojangles
– Half-Price Pints at Pourworks
– FUN Treat hunt game
– Exciting raffle prizes


*Early-Bird Tickets are limited in quantity. Once they sell out, general admission is $15.

Tickets are advance purchase, online only. They are limited in number, so purchase your tickets today!

Indy Week Nominates Second Chance as Best

We’re Indy Week “Best of” Finalists–Vote for Us!

Indy Week Nominates Second Chance as Best

Second Chance is honored to be selected as Indy Week “Best of the Triangle” finalists–in two categories! We need your help to win! Please vote for us in the categories “Best Place to Adopt a Pet” and “Best Nonprofit in Wake County” (both under Services). You can vote here until May 8!

April 2017 Companion

The Second Chance Companion – April 2017

April 2017 Companion

Welcome to another edition of the Companion!

Topics included this month:

  • Second Chance is SPRINGING into Spring!
  • New events include Lafayette Village Wine Walk, Unleashed Spring Fling, Bark in the Park, Yappy Hour at Blackfinn and Barks ‘n Brews at Pourworks!
  • Vote at Indy Week for Second Chance as “Best Place to Adopt a Pet”
  • Spring Raffle Tickets Are On Sale Now!
  • Racing for Rescues & the Family Reunion: Less Than 3 Weeks Away!
  • Meet Meringue
  • Would you like to help with Second Chance events?

Click here to read the entire issue!

Bark in the Park

First 2017 Bark in the Park is on Thursday!

Bark in the Park

The wildly popular Bark in the Park event is back for the game on April 27th! These games usually SELL OUT so get your tickets today!

Human tickets for the event are priced at just $7.99, plus tax.

Canine tickets are priced at $5, plus tax. Proceeds from the canine tickets will be donated to our friends at Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

Please purchase one canine ticket for each dog that will be joining you at the game. This will also provide a seat/space for your dog.

To ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience at the Bark in the Park events, please read and follow this important information:

  • Fans with 4-legged friends will enter through the Baker Roofing Center Field Gate (on the corner of Mangum and Willard St.) and go to the Diamond View I concourse. Seating will be in sections 128, 130, 132, and 134. DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY OTHER AREA OF THE BALLPARK.
  • We will have plenty of volunteers, courtesy of Second Chance Pet Adoptions, who will be more than happy to pet sit your dog should you need to briefly leave these areas.
  • All dogs must be current on their vaccinations
  • Dog owner assumes responsibility for the action of their dog for the duration of the Bark in the Park event
  • All dogs must be kept on fixed length leash (no longer than 8 ft.) at ALL TIMES. No retractable leashes, no dogs off leash.
  • These games will be busy and the weather might be warm. Please ensure your dog is comfortable in these conditions before planning to attend the event.

Ticket Ordering Information:

  • For group tickets: (919) 956-BULL ext 2
  • For individual tickets: (919) 956-BULL ext 1 or online at www.durhambulls.com using order code BARK
  • Frontier Communications Ticket Office windows
  • Download a Bark in the Park flyer HERE
Unleashed Spring Fling

Unleashed’s 4th Annual Spring Fling on Sunday!

Spring Fling Banner

Unleashed’s 4th Annual K9 Spring Fling Dog and Cat Fundraiser is a family-friendly celebration focused on helping local area animal rescue groups. Many rescue groups will be there, including Second Chance Pet Adoptions, along with lots of local vendors!

Don’t miss the most popular event, the largest Doggie Easter Egg Hunt around! Thousands of eggs will be filled with special prizes of various sizes, including the most sought after grand prize: 1 YEAR of premium food courtesy of Unleashed! Bring the dogs, bring the kids, bring the cats, bring some stuff to donate, or just bring yourself and hang out with us by the pond!

For pricing and more details, check out the official event page and/or the Facebook event page (and the many threads in the Discussion to learn more about the vendors and rescue groups that will be participating)!

Wine Walk at Lafayette Village

Wine Walk at Lafayette Village on Thursday!

Wine Walk at Lafayette Village

Visit Lafayette Village for a Wine Walk in support of Second Chance Pet Adoptions! Participating merchants will be offering free wine tasting at their business from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the shops and restaurants–a great way to see all the Village has to offer–and taste some fabulous wines.

The fee to participate is $10, with proceeds going to Second Chance. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tastings, but all ages are welcome to shop and savor the many restaurants. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass – so get there early!

Past Wine Walker? Bring your Lafayette Village Wine Glass with you and save $1!

This event happens rain or shine!

Beer Gear and Merchandise

Crank Arm Fundraiser: Dog Walk & Lunch RAFFLE TICKETS are on sale now!

Beer Gear and Merchandise

Our Crank Arm Fundraiser: Dog Walk & Lunch RAFFLE TICKETS are on sale now! 😲 We’ve got Bose headphones 🎧 and Durham Bulls Baseball Club tickets 🐮 and a Camp Bow Wow Cary/Apex, NC basket 🐶 and a Crank Arm Brewing Company Brewer’s Basket 🍻 so take a look 👀 !!! 🙌 See the prizes and get your tickets HERE!

The Companion March 2017

The Second Chance Companion – March 2017

The Companion March 2017

Welcome to another edition of the Companion!

Topics included this month:

  • Second Chance is SPRINGING into Spring!
  • New events include Woofinwaggle, Sip and Shop, Downtown Dog Walk at Crank Arm Brewery, Lafayette Village Wine Walk, Unleashed Spring Fling, Yappy Hour at Blackfinn and Bark in the Park!
  • Amazon Smile donates 10x the usual 5% rate on March 16th
  • Welcome: New Staff and New Sponsor!
  • Racing for Rescues: “5K Fridays” are coming!
  • Meet Frank
  • Would you like to help with Second Chance events?

Click here to read the entire issue!

The Companion February 2017

The Second Chance Companion – February 2017

The Companion February 2017

Welcome to another edition of the Companion!

Topics included this month:

  • Second Chance will be everywhere you want to be in 2017!
  • The Blog – Life at the Center
  • Celebrate World Spay Day with Brixx!
  • Vote for Second Chance Pet Adoptions as “Best Place to Adopt a Pet”
  • Racing for Rescues
  • Meet Clarence
  • Can you invest in Second Chance?

Click here to read the entire issue!