Second Hope Rescue

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Pet of the Month

Please meet our current "Spotlight" pet ...

This is Chopper has been in rescue for a long time and is really hoping that soon his day will come! Chopper is house and crate trained and gets along well with a number of other dogs (females). Chopper always has a smile on his face and wants nothing more than to make the person he loves and adores happy! Won't you please take a few minutes to meet Chopper and see if he's the one you've been missing? His adoption fee has been reduced to $100.00.

BISSELLís Partners for Pets

When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our shelter. Whatís more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway!

Itís simple.

  • Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select our shelter!
  • Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.


    SECOND HOPE SIAMESE RESCUE - Please contact Michelle at moonmeezers@yahoo.com for information on any of the Siamese cats/kittens listed for adoption. You can also reach Michelle at 301-751-5011.

    "If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears one destroys." Chief Dan George

    1800 Pet Meds helps and donates to Second Hope Rescue!

    gifts to help rescues donates to SHR every time you shop!

    Upcoming Events

    ADOPTION EVENT: Petco, Laplata - Saturday, June 28th, July 12th, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m..
    Find a new companion..we'll have some dogs at this event that would love to be yours!
    Pls email (Lora@SecondHopeRescue.org) or call to see if the pet you're interested in will attend the event - every animal is not at every event.

    ADOPTION EVENT: PetValu, Leonardtown - Saturday, July 19st, 10 - 1 p.m.
    We'll have some dogs at this event that would love to be yours!
    Pls email (Lora@SecondHopeRescue.org) or call to see if the pet you're interested in will attend the event - every animal is not at every event.

    **We are always in need of dog food, treats, toys, old sheets, towels, etc - if you'd like to make a donation, pls contact us at 240-925-0628.**


    Who We Are

    We are a group of animal loving friends that has joined together to fill a niche in the Tri-County area of Southern Maryland that is committed to giving "Second Hope" to hard to place animals (due to breed or age) that are searching for their forever homes.

    Collectively we have over 20 years of rescue experience, either with other rescues or by doing rescue on our own.

    We are in desperate need for foster homes! Please call if you are interested, fostering is a wonderful way to help the homeless animals!

    If you'd like to make a donation to help Second Hope when we have to board an animal or to help with our vetting costs or any of the hundred other needs of a rescue, please click the donate buttton:

    Adopting a friend

    UPDATED CLARIFICATION ON POLICY (April 8, 2008) Second Hope Rescue reserves the right to refuse an adoption to anyone based on any information we uncover during our adoption process. Any home that only uses an invisible electric fence will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may not be approved.

    Second Hope Rescue will NOT adopt an animal to a home that has any unaltered companion animals. Exceptions "may" be made if there is a medical reason for this or if the animal is currently competing in AKC sponsored competition where the animal would be disqualified for it.

    All our animals are spayed or neutered before adoption. An application with references is required as well as a home visit. Please email us for an application.

    Adoption Policies

    Any adoption further than 60 miles* from Leonardtown, MD will have an additional $50 non-refundable charge upon adoption, home visits and veterinary references are required. The entire family must meet the animal before the adoption can continue.
    * If we agree to an adoption further than 100 miles from Leonardtown, MD, there will be additional charges. Since everyone associated with Second Hope Rescue is a volunteer, any adoption further than 60 miles is up to the discretion of the Board. (Updated 3-19-2009)

    Adoption fees are currently $250** for dogs/puppies within 60 miles of Leonardtown and $250 + $50 travel fee beyond 60 miles.

    Adoption fees must be paid at the time of adoption by cash, money order, or cashiers check made payable to Second Hope Rescue, Inc. If other arrangements for payment have not been agreed upon before the adoption, the adoption and the entire process will be cancelled if payment is not made.

    Boarding fees Ė We are sorry, but due to the number of animals in foster care we are not able to hold an animal for you. If the adoption has been approved but you cannot take possession of the animal at that time, there will be a $10/day boarding charge.


    **Occasionally some adoption fees are higher if the animal has come into the group with special needs. We will inform you if that applies to the animal you are interested in. Even when this presents itself, the adoption fee rarely covers the vetting charges.

    We apologize for these new stricter policies. Like every rescue out here we do this as volunteers, for the love of the animals. In most cases we have families, jobs and our own animals that still need our attention and love. Unfortunately due to some recent adoptions that took advantage of our love for this and our generosity, we feel like there is no choice but to institute new policies.

    Come Visit Us!

    We do not have a physical location to come visit all the animals in our care. Our animals are fostered in our homes, in the Tri-County area. To meet any of our animals please contact us and we will do our best to arrange a convenient meet and greet.


    Second Hope Rescue
    PO Box 2012
    Leonardtown, MD
    Phone: 240-925-0628

    Email: lora@secondhoperescue.org
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