The animals in our program are altered before being placed. They are microchipped, vaccinated and come with an additional four weeks of integration training after adoption. The adoption fee for our animals is $150 for dogs over 8 years of age, $265 for dogs over 6-months but less than 8 years and $300 for puppies 6-months or younger; kittens are $85 20-weeks or younger and cats are $75. This is to cover medical care, food and housing while we have the animal, as well as the training that sets our organization apart. To start the adoption process, you will need to fill out an adoption application. To receive a copy of our adoption application you may download it from our website at http://nscrescue.org
Nikeno's Second Chances started as a response to the unfulfilled need for professional assistance during the dog adoption process. While numerous people are willing to adopt shelter animals - many times the combination of untrained dogs and unknowledgeable owners leads to returned or unwanted pets. The dogs in our program come with an additional four weeks of integration training after adoption. Integration training is one-on-one training with you, your new pet and a trainer. At Nikeno's Second Chances, we believe the key to successful placement is proper training. By giving the dogs structured training before, during and after home placement - their chances of success more than quadruples.