Second Chance Rescue

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Who We Are

Second Chance Rescue is a non-profit organization formed to promote the rescue, foster, and placement of homeless companion animals into permanent, loving homes. At this time, we rescue primarily from local animal shelters in the Dayton, Ohio and surrounding areas. We pull dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that we feel have tremendous adoption potential, but that won't make it up for general adoption at the shelter for any number of reasons, including space, age, and medical issues. We are committed to each and every animal taken into our program, and we make every effort to ensure placements are the best for both the adopter and the pet! If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our rescue group, please send a check to Second Chance Rescue, c/o 4403 St. Rt. 725, SuiteF, Bellbrook, OH 45305. Your donations allow us to continue our mission of placing as many animals as possible into permanent, loving homes.


We are especially in need of donations at this time to assist us with our special needs animals, and all of our older animals in "permament foster care". Providing the level of care that we do to our animals often taxes us beyond our limits -- and we are very much in need at this point in time!


SPRING INTO SUMMER! FUNdRAISING EVENT!!! We are gearing up for our annual Benefit for Second Chance Rescue, to be held this year on May 17, 2014 at Temple Beth Or in Kettering (5275 Marshall Rd. Kettering, OH 45429). 6pm-11pm. Food, Beverages, Music, Raffles, Games! Tickets $30 per person, and all tickets MUST be purchased in advance, by May 9, 2014. Each Ticket includes: food, music, non-alcoholic beverages, fun, and a coupon good for 25% off any pizza at Marion's Piazza! Catering by Little Miami River Catering. Special Guest: THE TERMITES!!!! Live Band! and a special performance by Team Zoom -- Canine Entertainment. Must be 21 to Enter, alcoholic beverages available. Tickets can be purchased at: Dr. Sue's Animal Clinic, 4403 St Rt 725 Suite F, Bellbrook, OH 45305 (937-848-9090); Mondays and Tuesdays 10:30-1, 3-7; Thursdays and Fridays 10:30-1, 3-6; and Saturdays March 15, March 29, April 12, and April 26 10:30-1. CASH OR CHECKS ONLY (checks MUST be made out to Second Chance Rescue). OR: Send a check to Second Chance Rescue (in care of Dr. Sue's Animal Clinic), and provide a name AND phone number for each ticket purchase. Tickets purchased by mail will be held at the door on the night of the event.

Click here to see more details!

2014 Mini Cooper Convertible Raffle! CAR FOR A CAUSE! Drive away in a New Car, or walk away with $20,000 Cash!!!

In conjunction with our Spring into Summer! event, we will be raffling off a BRAND NEW 2014 MINI COOPER CONVERTIBLE!!!!! A minimum number of 400 tickets must be sold to award the car, and a MAXIMUM number of tickets to be sold is 600! Better than a 1 in 600 chance at winning a new car, or $20,000 cash! Tickets are one chance for $100, and tickets can be purchased at Dr. Sue's Animal Clinic, or by mailing a check to Second Chance Rescue in c/o Dr. Sue's Animal Clinic (address provided above). If the minimum number of 400 tickets is NOT sold, then the winner will receive a 50/50 cash split (of the ticket sales for this item) with Second Chance Rescue, instead of either the 2014 Mini Cooper Convertible or $20,000 cash. This raffle is held in the memory of an animal that was very special to Second Chance Rescue -- our own Mini Cooper.

Click here to learn more about the dog this raffle is in memory of!

Click here to learn more about the raffle!

Click here to read the full contest rules for the Mini Cooper Raffle!

Other GREAT Raffle Items!!!

In addition to the Mini Cooper or Cash raffle, there are several other wonderful Raffle items available that we are selling tickets for prior to (as well as during) the Spring into Summer! Event on May 17!! Click on each link below for details of each advance sale item, and ticket prices for that item. Also, click on the link for information on how to get tickets! Other wonderful raffle items will be available on the night of the event only, just for attendees!

Click here to see details on the Ultimate Food and Entertainment Basket!

Click here to see details on the Samsung HDTV Basket!

Click here to see details on the Southwest Airlines Fly Away Basket!

Click here to see details on the Galaxy Tab Pro Basket!

Click here to see details on the Disney Orlando Basket!

Click here to see details on the Pamper Yourself Basket!

Click here to see details on the Pet Portrait Basket!

Click here to see details on the Ultimate Dog Training Basket!

Click here to see details on how you can get tickets for any of these great items!!


To Danielle, ofTeam Zoom Canine Entertainment ( and Train Your Pup ( for donating their performance at our event on May 17!!!.

Our Featured Pet

We have several wonderful pets available for adoption now! PLEASE LOOK AT ONYX!!!

Foster Homes

WE HAVE AN URGENT NEED FOR FOSTER HOMES!!!!!!!! As with most rescue organizations, we are always in need of good foster homes for the animals in our care. If you would like to learn more about the responsibilities of a foster, or would like to fill out our foster application, please send an e-mail to, and we will send the information on as soon as possible. Fostering is a great way to volunteer and contribute from your own home, and the satisfaction that comes from knowing you had a role to play in helping an animal go to a permanent home is indescribable!


Anyone wishing to donate to Second Chance Rescue, please click on the "make a donation" button below, or send an e-mail to, and we will provide mailing information (or, see the "Who We Are" info below). All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Adopting a friend

If you see an animal that you are interested in, please send us an e-mail at, or reply to the e-mail address listed for the particular animal.

Our Adoption Process -- What Can You Expect?

Second Chance Rescue is 100% committed to every animal in our care, and we pride ourselves on an adoption process that has allowed us to place our animals in the right homes from the beginning.

We have a pre-adoption application that must be completed prior to making arrangements to see an animal -- we want to know a little about our adopters, and what they are looking for in a pet, to help us in determining if the animal of interest might be a good fit. All information from this application stays with Second Chance -- we do not release any personal information anywhere else.

Then, we may contact you to arrange an initial meeting for you to come and meet the animal you are interested in. Please keep in mind that we often receive many, many applications for each animal, and so may not be able to meet with everyone, and it may take a little time before we can get back with you. Also, when we have multiple interested parties, someone is bound to be disappointed -- we realize this can be difficult, especially if you were sure the animal was meant for you, but we do our best, and hope you will understand the process.

If the intial meeting goes well, we will do a home visit both before and after the adoption -- which gives us an opportunity to see the animal in your environment, especially if you have children or other pets. We are unlike shelters, Humane Societies, etc. in that we do not have a central location for individuals to come and "visit" with our animals. We utilize a small foster network, where animals are in individual homes until a permanent placement. We must make arrangements to coordinate all visits, which can take time to arrange.

Please be patient with the process! If you are not interested in our adoption process, we encourage you to visit other organizations, that also have great pets available for adoption! We are not a "stop, shop, and pick" facility -- we want to get to know our prospective adopters, and ensure that our adoptions are right for EVERYONE!!

Please note: our animals do have an adoption fee, that can vary depending on the animal. The fee helps us cover our animal expenses, and allows us to continue placing even more animals into loving homes. Also, it is very important to us (and it is part of the pre-adoption and adoption applications which must be signed prior to any adoption) that if for ANY reason at ANY point in time an adopter is no longer able to keep the animal, the animal MUST come back to our organization, and it will be our responsibility to place the animal in another home.

Come Visit Us!

WE DO NOT HAVE A FACILITY, WHERE ANIMALS CAN BE SEEN. At this time, animals can be seen by appointment only, as ALL OF OUR ANIMALS ARE IN FOSTER HOMES. Please e-mail us if you are interested in one of our animals!


SPONSORSHIP: We know that there are many, many people out there that want to help animals in need, but cannot adopt or act as a foster home. If you like what our organization does, and would like to help out in another way, please consider becoming a "sponsor" of one or more of our animals up for adoption: With sponsorship (a committment to making a regular monthly donation), your donation will help Second Chance Rescue continue to be able to rescue, feed and care for unwanted animals. We rescue many animals with special needs, so often medical costs can be significant. The average stay in our program is approximately 2 months for a young healthy animal, to as long as a year for our older, special needs animals. In addition, we have many older special needs animals in "permanent foster care" -- ones that we will continue to provide for, for the remainder of their lives. It takes a great deal of time and money to care for these animals and your sponsorship of one animal makes it easier for us to care for others. Second Chance Rescue is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Donations like yours are our primary source of funding, and every donation goes directly to the care of animals in the program. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so every dollar you donate is tax deductible as well. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our animals, please contact us by e-mail and let us know which animal you would like to sponsor, or we can choose one for you. We will provide you with a picture of your sponsored animal, updates on their adoption status, and future updates on their placement in a new home. Please consider a monthly donation to Second Chance Rescue for one of our animals -- help us cover a portion of the costs we incur to take in, feed, care for, and provide veterinary services to, each and every one of the animals in our program.

Dayton Alliance for Companion Animals

Second Chance Rescue is a proud member of DACA, the Dayton (Ohio) Alliance for Companion Animals. DACA is a coalition of local area shelters and rescue organizations committed to the following vision: ending the unnecessary euthanasia of all healthy and friendly pets in the Dayton area by the year 2020. DACA's mission is to provide a shared voice for a more humane community for animals through community education, spay/neutering, and adoption.

DACA's efforts are made possible, in part, by a grant from Maddie's Fund (

Second Chance Rescue

Kettering, OH 45429
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