Our Mission

As we approach the good weather, we will have lots of outdoor outreach opportunities. Keep checking for updates on times and locations!

Join us for the Running of the Wolves in Keizer June 21st. This is a fundraiser for Evergreen Veterinary Hospital's Rescue Fund . Call Gwen 503-999-8238 for more information.

Second Chance Salem is a small Salem, Oregon area dog rescue, serving all breeds. All of our dogs are treated for health and temperament, spayed/neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations. All of our animals are kept in families until their forever homes can be found. Placements will be made based on compatibility and the best interests of our dogs and adopters. 

Second Chance Salem is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Adoption Policy

For an online application go to:


We will do a home check and for this reason, most of our adoptions are limited to a 50 mile radius. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.

The adoption fee varies based on the special needs of the dog. If the routine needs of the dog are higher the adoption fee of the dog is higher. Senior dogs adopted through SCS qualify for lifetime free exams. Adoption fees typically start at $150.

The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip ID, collar and SCS I.D. tag, initial vaccines, free veterinarian exam, and plenty of post adoption support!

All dogs adopted through SCS are spayed/neutered before they leave our care.

Someone will contact you by phone within 72 hours if approved.



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