Second Chance Dog Rescue & Referral, Inc. (SCDR) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, run by volunteers who are dedicated to the rescue of purebred dogs. We have two locations - Savannah, GA and Phenix City, AL.
Although SCDR focuses on purebred rescue, there are sometimes mixed-breed dogs available for adoption. Most of the rescued dogs are selected from the local high-kill, animal control shelters. Dogs are also turned over to SCDR by owners who, for various reasons, are no longer able to keep them.
Adopting a new family member
Our goal is to place healthy, well-adjusted dogs. To reach that goal, all of our dogs are temperment tested prior to accepting them into foster care. Once in foster care, our dogs receive current vaccinations, are tested for heartworms (and treated if positive), spayed/neutered, given a dental cleaning, tested for internal parasites (and dewormed if needed), and provided with any other medical care necessary. Additionally, our dogs are tattooed and/or microchipped for permanent identification. Our adoption fee is $150, which helps offset the medical expenses of our foster dogs.
Families interested in adopting a dog are asked to complete an adoption application. Once the application is processed, a home check will be scheduled. To complete an on-line application, please click here.
We do not have a shelter. Our dogs are kept in foster homes, in order to better evaluate their temperament and to teach them how to be well-behaved, indoor pets. Because we have no shelter, all dogs are shown by appointment only.