The Companion – September 2017

Second Chance Pet Adoptions
The Companion
September 2017

Serinda and Tony

Serinda and Tony are ready for the 17th annual Evening of Pawsibilities as all the Second Chance worker bees make last-minute preparations! We’ve lined up fabulous silent auction items for you to get great deals on, exciting and high-value live auction and raffle items, and a great menu! With a Wine Pull and a photo booth, the stage is set for you have a blast! All you need is a ticket to enter!

Carolina Ale HouseAll who purchase event tickets by midnight this Sunday, Sept. 17, will be entered to win a drawing for a $25 Carolina Ale House gift card! Hurry!

Starting on September 18, tickets will be extremely limited. We will only have a few left to sell, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Don’t take the risk–order yours today to ensure your spot!

P.S. – Many auction items were unveiled today! Check them out here! The bidding isn’t open yet, but you can get to planning by marking your favorites, like a 3-liter bottle of beer (that’s right, 3L!); diamond and citrine earrings; fun baskets for kids, adults, and pets; impressive technology; art, and much, more more! There truly is something for everyone in this auction! (Can’t join us on September 23? The silent auction items can be won from anywhere in the world–just register and join the fun with your smart phone!)

Auction Items

Auction Items

Auction Items

Pawsibilities Raffle Banner


Which raffle prize will you take home?!
Will it be the $500 American Express gift card?

How about this new $1,000 Saber grill with three burners across a patented infrared cooking system?

Saber Grill and Yeti Cooler

Or maybe the 45-quart Yeti cooler that’s famous for its two inches of PermaFrost insulation?

Or, leave it all behind and escape to Asheville for the weekend, enjoying two nights at the Omni Resorts Grove Park Inn and indulging in a massage, great meals, and golf!

Omni Grove Park Inn


Dog Wash Saturday

Suggested donation $10/dog.

Dog Wash Saturday!

Save your knees, back, and bathroom this weekend: Second Chance volunteers are washing dogs from 11:00 to 3:00 at Unleashed on Creedmoor this Saturday, Sep. 16!


Does your employer have a giving program or match your donations?

Help Animals Through Workplace Giving!

Second Chance proudly participates in the NC SECC (State Employees Combined Campaign)! Have you selected us (#1571) to give homeless cats and dogs a second chance to find love?

Cindy Lou

Submit an application for me!

Meet Cindy Lou!

Doesn’t Cindy Lou look auction-ready in her pearls? This sweet and playful 1-year-old girl was rescued in July and is looking for her forever home! You might notice she lost an eye to a chronic infection–but, she’s totally healthy now, and from her style of play and her ability to get around, you’d never know the difference! If you are interested in adding Cindy Lou to your home, please stop by the adoption center and meet our great gal today!

Bring Us Home
So We Can Bring Them Home!

Our 30th Anniversary celebration will come to a close soon–and we’ve still got a little over 5% to go to reach our goal of $12,000!

Will you help us bring it home? Animals are waiting on you, right here, right now!

It’s not too late–the celebration ends at our Evening of Pawsibilities, so please, invest in our rescue efforts today!

Thank you to our partners in rescue!

Give $30 for 30

Special thanks to our
Evening of Pawsibilities sponsors, including:

Do you have a yearly birthday portrait of your pup? No? Then enroll your dog at Dogtopia of Raleigh so Fido will get a birthday party, present, and photo each year! Enjoy watching your dog on the webcams as they’re supervised by staff having a blast, socializing, and expending energy…so you can come home and relax!

As part of the Evening of Pawsibilities this year, Glover Corp. will be hosting the World’s Largest Photo Booth! Pick your favorite virtual background for your free photo(s), pile on a huge selection of silly props, and pose with your friends in front of their 16-foot green screen. View, tag, share, and download your pics on Second Chance’s Facebook page that night in high resolution.

Since opening BottleMixx in 2012, owners Ellen and Bruce McKim have donated and matched all of the shop’s tips–over $56,000!–to animal rescue organizations. The dog-friendly shop not only has an amazing selection of beer and wine (and a bar in the back!) but also hosts several events for pets each year. Cheers!

Care First Animal Hospital vets contribute hundreds of hours each year to several local organizations and participate in a number of community service projects. For this reason and more, this network of animal hospitals is award-winning. Care First received the coveted “Practice of Excellence” from one of the most widely read publications in the veterinary industry, Veterinary Economics!

Pet trusts provide security and comfort in knowing that your pet will be taken care of if something happens to you. One pet trust can save all of your fur children and communicate vital information to their new caretaker, from their exercise habits and favorite places to walk, to their favorite toys and food. Contact Triangle Law Group today to set up your pet trust–and bring your pet to your appointment!

Fur kids are happier and healthier because of the many benefits of Camp Bow Wow! The camp provides regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight; relieves boredom, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior at home; improves socialization with dogs and people; and enhances quality of life!