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Second Chance Pet Rescue

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There are many reasons why people adopt dogs from us. Sometimes we have just the dog they have been looking for and cannot find in their area. Sometimes they like the information that we can provide about the dogs we care for. Sometimes they like the fact that our dogs have been cared for in a loving healthy home environment and are eager to return that love. Sometimes they like the fact that we take the dog back if there is ever a problem. We make a lifetime commitment to our dogs. They know that if they adopt from us and it does not work out, they do not have to face terrible alternatives. Also they like to know that the dog has had every medical need cared for before s/he is adopted. Others believe in our philosophy and want to help our dogs. Whatever the reason we are very grateful to all of the people who have given such wonderful lives to our dogs. If you would like to see some pets that have already been adopted into loving homes, click on the next link. Click here to see our Happy Tails! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PLEASE NOTE: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TO APPLY TO ADOPT: Not all applicants will be approved for requested animals. ~~~~~~~ DISCLAIMER: SCPR reserves the right to refuse service and adoption without explanation. An opinion of your liklihood to provide for any given pet in a manner we see fit will be made based on the facts you provide. This information MAY be shared with other Rescue groups and pet welfare organizations.

Donations Welcome

Donate a Bed
Our foster dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for this dog or another rescued dog to sleep in comfort, please click here. We also need donations of dry cat and dog food. You can drop donations off at Angie's Groomingdales, 2425 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene between the hours of 9-5 T-S. We also always need monetary dontations to help keep pets in our care current on vaccinations and in great health. PLEASE NOTE: This is her business, NOT SCPR headquarters or offices. DO NOT stop in with pets to surrender or to meet/view dogs for adoption WITHOUT being previously screened and provided an appointment. She is very busy with clients and cannot often stop working to answer questions best posed via an email.

Who We Are

We are 501c-3 non-profit rescue group, made up strictly of volunteers. All pets we rescue live with various members of our group, in their homes. We operate soley on public donation and depend enormously on a few local vets who offer us discounted services. We are always looking for new volunteers, especially ones who can foster pets in their homes, all expenses paid by us, so please don't be shy to call and talk to us.

Adopting a friend

All of our animals live with various members of our group in their homes. We get to know these animals well and are very successful with training and re-training for behavioral modification. When you get a pet from us, there are no surprises. We pride ourselves on being completely honest with prospective owners, so as not to unduly stress the pet by having it returned 2 or 3 weeks later. PLEASE do not even apply for any of our animals if you are a renter WITHOUT a paid pet deposit and landlord permission. All of our animals are returnable for the life of the pet, although we have a very low return rate, because we take the time to match pets with people for the best possible life for both of you. Because of our limited space in foster care you must notify us as soon as possible if you are faced with returning an adopted pet. There could be up to a month wait time before we are able to accept this pet back into Rescue. Be prepared for this BEFORE you apply to adopt from us. You must have a fenced yard, or sizeable acreage with a containment system, such as field fencing or an invisible fence system. Any pet you get from us over the age of 4 months will be sterilized and current on all vaccinations. If you are renter, you must have a signed statement of permission from your landlord and a 1 year minimum lease. This is soley to protect the pet from turmoil and frequent moves, or even abandonment. You must fill out an adoption form/care contract with all your information at the time of adoption. We check in via telephone periodically to make sure all is well. We do home/yard inspections before adoption, so be prepared in advance, before you apply for a pet. We also require that any currently owned pets be sterilized. This is important for several reasons. FACT: 7 dogs and cats are born every day for each person born in the US; only 1 in 5 puppies or kittens stay in their original home for his/her natural lifetime; the other 4 are abandoned to the streets, dumped at shelters or worse, current statistics show. It is one of our main objectives to help stop this pet overpopulation epidemic. If you are a breeder, hobby or otherwise, or own an unaltered pet with intentions of breeding, even once, please don't apply for one of our pets. Your application will most likely be denied. Upon denial, we may also provide you with educational material and expect you to react in an appropriate manner. Remember, we all do this for free, in our spare time, and we will not tolerate hostility, threats or ignorance. Please be aware approximately 25% of all animals in shelters, and an even higher percentage in Rescue, are purebreds. We have a life-line of vets, professional trainers and a groomer, who are ready to help at any time. We want all adoptions to be a great experience for both you and the pet. When pets come to us they enter a safe haven where they are loved and cared for until their forever home is found. They become our priority. We give them a name if they don't have one, take them home and start loving them, as they deserve to be. Many of them require extra care. All of our pets have been affected in some way by their circumstances. Adopting a rescue pet means taking a possibly neglected, abused and definitely needy pet and making a sincere COMMITMENT to properly care for and love him or her UNCONDITIONALLY for the rest of their life. ******************************************************************************* We have medical care done by our very competent vets before adopting pets out. Our pets are adopted with full disclosure of health conditions, as we know them to be. Usually we pay more in vet bills for these pets than we recover in their adoption fees. The difference comes out of our pocket, another reason why we are very selective about the homes our pets go to. ******************************************************************************* Our adoption process can be very short, or long and drawn out. The potential adopter determines much of this by how compliant they are with our adoption process of interviews, home visit and meeting with the pet. Please understand if the adoption process seems trying, it's just that we are working very hard to insure that the next home this pet goes to will be his or her FOREVER home. This is for your benefit as well as the pets. Deciding on the homes for our pets is a very difficult and time consuming process that always involves several of our long-experienced rescue members. We do not take any placement lightly. Most of our pets require a securely fenced yard environment. This is rarely negotiable and will be verified during the home visit. Often a placement is contingent on whether we think the adoptee will be able to adapt and live harmoniously with other pets and people in the house.

Come Visit Us!

We see potential adopters by appointment only, please call anytime. We are located in Coeur d'Alene, Athol, and Hayden, Idaho. We advertise every Thursday in the Nickels Worth, a free classified ads newspaper. If you want information about a pet you have read about, please email us for an application at

Directions: Coeurd'Alene is just a 30 minute drive East from Spokane, WA on I-90. We are 40 minutes South of Sandpoint, ID on Highway 95. We are 2 hours North of Lewiston, ID on Highway 95. We are 30 miutes West of Kellogg, ID on I-90.

Second Chance Pet Rescue
PO Box 687
Hayden ID 83835
Phone: 208-664-4106
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