About Us

Who We Are

Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable animals throughout Northern California. Since our founding in 1993, we have collectively saved over 18,000 animals, placing them in loving, permanent homes. We also provide spay/neuter services, animal advocacy and humane education in schools and in after school programs, and community outreach on the benefits of spay/neutering and the critical need for animal adoption.


From our office in the East Bay, CA, hundreds of volunteers and a small staff work tirelessly with shelters to rescue animals at risk of euthanasia. We take a multifaceted approach to finding permanent, stable and loving homes for our rescued friends: they are fostered in a home environment, evaluated for temperament, and many receive basic training to make them better companions for the people who will ultimately take them home.

The dogs and cats featured on this website are accompanied by information on their temperament and needs. You may also find and meet a pet through our Mobile Adoption program—held each weekend in various locations—or through our permanent Bay Area cat adoption sites. We offer behavioral advice and post-adoption support to new pet owners.

Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue prides itself on being accessible and responsive to the community. Our goal is to match you with the animal that will best fit into your lifestyle. Read about our history.

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