The Companion – November 2016

The Companion

A Second Chance Pet Adoptions Newsletter

November 2016

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Upcoming Events

Dirty Pup

Sat., Nov. 19, 11:00-3:00: Dog Wash at Unleashed (7414 Creedmoor Road). Are your holiday house guests going to be greeted by a dirty pup? We can help you avoid this smelly situation! Second Chance will wash your four-legged baby for a suggested dontaion of $10 per dog.
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Sat., Nov. 19, 4:00-8:00: Tree Lighting and Window Display Competition at Lafayette Village (Falls of Neuse). Whether adult or kid, everyone will have a great time during this festive kick-off to the season! St. Nick will light the tree promptly at 7pm, and be sure to check out the Watkins Flowers window display–drop $1 in the ballot box to vote for their display to win, and Second Chance animals will receive every single dollar in the box! (Bonus: visit with adoptable kitties inside!)
Get Festive 

American Tobacco Tower

Fri., Dec. 2, 6:00 onward:

American Tobacco Tower Lighting  and Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge (Durham). Prefer to wait until December proper to kick off the holidays? Greet the man in red himself (take a selfie with him) and hear some holiday tunes (from DPAC’s Dr. Seusse musical)! At 7:00, check out the Second Chance tree (#27) in the Triangle Christmas Tree Challenge and start voting for us!
Get Lit 

Get Your Shopping Done and Save Cats’ and Dogs’ Lives!

There are many ways to support our rescue efforts through your shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday!


“Did someone say black Friday?”
one of a litter of 7 black kittens

Amazon Smile

When you start your journey at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Second Chance if you select us as your charity of choice. Worried you might forget to start with a Smile? Use a Chome extension like Amazon Assistant to automatically redirect you!

Psst–Amazon will ship items ordered from our Amazon cat and dog wish lists directly to the Center!


Already dreading combing through 60+ page-long Black Friday ads from your favorite retailers? Save time at Slickdeals! Their staff combs through every ad scan and creates individual deals for all products that the Slickdeals community then votes on. The best ones bubble up to the top! Learn more about how to help Second Chance animals in the process by reading this.

Use Giving Assistant to shop at more than 1,800 popular retailers–including Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Sears–and they’ll donate as much as 60% of your total purchase price to Second Chance! This is double their usual rate, for the week of 11/23-11/29 only!

The Heal Program

Every meal, bone, biscuit, or treat you feed your pet could be helping Second Chance! When you make a purchase at the Pet Pantry, you can designate Second Chance to receive 7% of every purchase you make for as long as you’re a Pet Pantry customer!

News from Second Chance

Raleigh Brewing CompanyWe send a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the “Barks ‘n Brews” event at Raleigh Brewing Company on October 30., to RBC for hosting us, to Eric of Pawww Snap for taking great photos in the doggy photo booth, to our volunteers, and to Hungry Paws for donating proceeds! Thanks to ALL of you, Second Chance animals received $990 that day!

Harry PitterWe had an absolute BLAST at Barks ‘n Brews! So many dogs came out in awesome costumes. The contest was a ton of fun and we can only imagine the judges had a “ruff” time picking winners! Check out Harry Pitter! Everyone enjoyed the special “Rescue Rye” brew, the Adobo Joe Food Truck, and the Hungry Paws Mobile Dog Treats truck for sure (they sold dog treats and doggy-safe beer!). For the first time ever, we also had Pawww Snap in the house shooting pup portraits like the one above and capturing amazing memories of Halloween 2016.


Spotlight on the Animals

Meet Stryder! He’s a 10-month-old American staffordshire. Looking for a dog who loves other dogs? That’s Stryder. Want someone who walks well on a leash and is crate-trained? Stryder again. Need a dog with enough energy to keep up with you on a run or hike? Let’s hear it for Stryder! If you’re interested, apply to meet him today!
More About Stryder

Meet Clay! If you’re looking to celebrate “Adopt a Senior Pet” month, this 10-year-old gentleman is waiting for you! Clay is a mature, independent guy who is loyal to the end–once you’re good in his book, you’re good for life! He is very affectionate with those he loves, but you will only find him hanging out with humans, as he’s not very into the idea of hanging out with other cats. Perhaps Clay’s favorite thing to do is lay in the sun and look out the window. Do you have a window he could use? Please come visit him and see how he fits into your home!
More About Clay

Clay must eat a special diet of canned food to maintain his coat and keep his skin free of scabs. At Second Chance, we’re committed to providing this for him and keeping him healthy and comfortable. Can you chip in for Clay?

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BIRTHDAY CORNER: It’s Ezra’s first birthday this month! Ezra is a super handsome boy with eyes like big blue marbles. Despite his grumpy appearance, he is very feisty and playful! In fact, he’s buddied up with his roommate Annabeth and when they aren’t cuddled together, they’re wrestling and chasing each other. If you’re looking to adopt a pair or need a playmate for your current cat, come and meet Ezra at the Adoption Center and wish him happy birthday!
More About Ezra

October Adoptions: 40
2016 Adoptions: 359

Update: Millbrook Exchange Dog Park Wins $35,000 Makeover!

Congrats Millbrook Dog Park!

You may recall in last month’s issue of The Companion, Second Chance called on you to vote for Millbrook Exchange Dog Park in the Beneful Dream Dog Park Makeover contest. We’re thrilled to say that all the voting paid off–the City of Raleigh will receive $30,000 plus $5,000 in fun equipment for the dog park! Thanks for making our town a great place for active dogs and their owners to live, work, and PLAY!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank You!

Thanksgiving DoggieWith Thanksgiving around the corner, we at Second Chance are so grateful for our community of supporters! Thanks for reading this issue of The Companion, and for all you have done for the animals, be it adopting, volunteering, fostering, donating money or supplies, sharing our social media posts, or attending our events. Thanks also to all of our corporate sponsors!

Thank you to our Sponsors!