Pairing up inmates with shelter dogs to give second chances to both the inmates and the dogs. Upon the end of the dog's training, they are placed up for adoption. Our hope is that the inmates will utilize the skills acquired in a productive and effective way as they enter back into the Central New York community. Saving the lives of canines and the souls of humans.
Be a minimum of 21 years of age
Must live in NY state (we do not complete out of state adoptions)
Provide a picture ID, with name and current address, to photocopy onto your application.
Renters - Provide a signed copy of their lease stating that dogs are allowed, as well as any restrictions on type/number of dogs or fees/penalties that may apply
Understand that Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter (SCCAS) will contact your veterinarian to ensure that they provide quality animal care and reserve the right to investigate further, if issues indicate
With animal welfare and child safety in mind, SCCAS reserves the right to determine if a family with young children is an appropriate match for the desired animal adoption.
Dogs must be provided with regular interactive exercise (walking on a leash, visits to a park, etc.)
Chaining a dog in the yard all day, or allowing it to run loose, is not acceptable.
No dogs will be adopted for primary use as hunting dogs or guard dogs
No dog may be adopted with the intent of giving it as a gift to another person
The owner MUST BE THE ADOPTER of record, and approval/denial of the application is based upon their information
All dogs adopted will be spayed/neutered before leaving the shelter
All family members residing in the home must meet the pet prior to the adoption
Should an adoption prove unsuccessful, the animal MUST be returned to SCCAS
Refunds on adoption fees are non-refundable
An exchange/credit may be allowed, at the discretion of SCCAS
If dogs already reside in the home, it is the expectation that they are spayed or neutered unless age, or medical condition make them ineligible at this time.
Current cats in the home need to be up to date on a rabies vaccine as per NY state law
A meet and greet is necessary with any current dogs in the home
Once an application is approved a home check will be conducted for all adoptions?
??Please Note: SCCAS reserves the right to deny any application for any reason after reviewing the above requirements.
Submitting an application is not a guarantee of adoption.
Adoptions are not “first come first serve”, they are the best fit for the dog.