Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation


Pictures of companions who have already been adopted !

Our Featured Pet.

Dingo is a fun, energetic mix breed pup about 7 months old!!

We update our web page regularly. Any animal listed here is available for adoption.

Calendar ** ADOPTION FAIRS** Events


September 16, ADOPTION FAIR
TRACTOR SUPPLY, LAMAR between 10 AM and noon

September 23, ADOPTION FAIR
Wag n Wash (719-228-9274) 1234 E Woodmen in Colorado Springs between 11 -3PM ask us about

JOULE (between Wag n Wash and REI) (719) 217-1175 1238 E Woodmen Rd between 11 -3PM ask us about

Wag n Wash (719-228-9274) 1234 E Woodmen in Colorado Springs between 11 -3PM ask us about


Who We Are

Second Chance Animal Rescue is a small volunteer 501 (c) 3 non profit, based in Lamar, Colorado. We rescue primarily dogs but also rescue cats, horses and wild animals including, opossum, raptors, and a variety of songbirds. We have no facility, our dogs and cats live in foster homes with our volunteers.

Second Chance rescues about 500 dogs and cats annually. Many of these dogs are abandoned, some are neglected or abused. All of them just need a little TIME and that is what we give them. Our dogs and cats spend sometimes just a week or so to gain home skills like housetraining or leash training, some dogs come from much more difficult and often heartwrenching circumstances and stay with us months until they are ready to look for their forever home.

Volunteers dedicate hearts and hands for what is sometimes several months work toward teaching skills and creating opportunities for animals who would otherwise have none. Foster 'parents' provide training, home skills, socialization , confidence building and most importantly love and acceptance.

Every dog deserves the patience, training and time it needs to be a great companion and that is what we do, EVERY DAY.

All charitable donations to us are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.

Adopting a friend

Adoptions of dogs and cats include spay or neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, de-worming and local health check. Adult dogs are heartworm tested and on monthly heartworm preventative. Adopters receive a professionally produced $30 training DVD FREE, numerous training or behavior informational handouts. ALL DOGS ARE MICROCHIPPED.

Second Chance strives for the best match for both our animals and your family. We request that everyone participate, so please bring your family, children and other dogs so everyone can get involved in the meeting and selection of a new companion !

Our site is updated regularly, at least twice weekly, so you can be assured that the information is current and up to date. It is very important to us that we get back to you in a timely fashion. If you have contacted us and we have not responded within 24-36 hours, it is very likely we did not get your call or email. We are often in the field long hours and when we get in, it is too late to call, but EMAIL we can do early and late. Please help us by contacting us again, putting the animals name in the subject line of your email (so it does not get confused as spam) or emailing directly from the link on the biography page under each animals picture. We look forward to hearing from you!

Request information or an adoption application by email!

Come Visit Us!

Visit us at our regular adoption fairs listed above! If you plan to be in our area, please give us a call 719-931-0006. Approved applicants are more than welcome to schedule meetings in Lamar. Lamar is a small rural farm/ranch community in Southeast Colorado. We are approximately 3 hours drive from Colorado Springs on I-25 and Hwy 50 and about 3 1/4 hours from DIA in Denver via I-70 and Hwy 287.


Big thank you to TRACTOR SUPPLY for their fun Pet days events!

How YOU can help !!

You can rescue an animal or help an injured or sick animal from your living room or office! Second Chance Animal Rescue volunteers spend countless hours in the saving of lives and providing welfare for the hundreds of animals in need each year. YOU can sponsor a rescued dog or cat by donating money in the name of one of the animals on our list. Each animal there has been rescued, many from pretty dire situations and risk. Some require expensive surgery or lengthy rehabilitation. All donations are tax deductible and we can send you a donation acknowledgement or you can use your cancelled check.


Help all animals, by getting your companion animal 'fixed' or assisting someone less fortunate in getting their animal spayed or neutered. Colorado alone kills approximately 27,000 homeless animals, not because there is something wrong with them, but because there are TOO MANY animals for the homes available. Be a part of the SOLUTION to pet overpopulation and the euthanization of approximately 4 MILLION animals in the United States EVERY year because they have no home. Please, spay your pets! If you need assistance contact us directly or SPAY COLORADO-- Use their online directory or call 1-877-654-SPAY to find donor-subsidized spay/neuter services in your area

Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation
PO Box 44
Lamar, Colorado 81052
Phone: 719-931-0006

FAX: 719-336-8135

All charitable donations to us are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.

Email: PLEASE make sure your spamblocker is set up to receive a reply back from us to your inquiry!
Click here for a list of pets at our rescue!

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