Second Chance Center For Animals
Rating: 4.81 stars 54 54 reviews 3,311
11665 N. US Hwy 89 Flagstaff AZ 86004 USA
Our Mission is to provide opportunities for a quality life for homeless and unwanted companion animals and to provide resources to enhance the human animal bond.
homeless and abandoned companion animals
Direct beneficiaries per year:
625 animals were adopted last year and over 300 animals were helped through training and behavior classes.
Geographic areas served:
Northern Arizona including the Navajo nation.
adoptions, training and behavior classes, volunteer opportunities, hosting regional adoption events with area shelters and rescues. We rescue from the rescues exclusively, creating second chances for animals that may not otherwise be adopted or survive other situations. We never euthanize for time or space and will keep an animal until we are able to find it a "forever home."
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Second Chance does not take walk-ins from local residents. They only take animals from rescue groups which are seldom in Flagstaff because Flagstaff has very few rescue groups. I would consider helping this group out if they were more locally invested. They are liberally funded by local groups for some reason and don't need my money.
They do wonderful work for the animals and the community. My charity of choice
I love our cat Mysterion. He is the best lazy fat mouse hunting loveable huggable feet warming curious cuddable feline ever.!!!
I am thrilled to give my 1st experience with 2nd Chance Center for Animals. My K-9 son's name at birth happened to be "Pongo." He is an English Pointer with no off switch, needless to say, very high energy. Since his adoption he tended to respond to the name "Chuck." The name stuck! Something tells me that the reason he responds may be associated with the expression of something which rhymes with a common superlative "Found Under Carnal Knowledge," having to deal with his energy. Since overcoming and gaining some control... I've come to appreciate his playfulness and through 2nd Chance's behavioral training classes for the "K-9 Good Citizen" training. He has surprised many of his foster family custodians and continues to impress even me his adopted papa and my ability to remain accepting of otherwise embarrassing public displays of alpha behavior. I sincerely want to thank 2nd chance for rescuing me by putting Chuck in my life. In a collective effort to see our K-9 son reach graduation, he will continue to attend classes until he is a k-9 Good citizen. Thanks guys!
I adopted my best bud Angel from SCCA. The amount of love and rehabilitation they showed her is amazing: she was a puppy mill mom who had been locked inside a cage for most of her life - but they gave her a second chance and the start to a wonderful and love-filled life! I am so grateful to see the work they do with these beautiful (and often mistreated) animals. I wanted to much to give back to them I became a volunteer! Now I really get to see how in-depth their care for these animals go. They provide amazing training for staff, owners, and volunteers and really focus on positive reinforcement. Their animals aren't just 'a number in a cage'; I have seen everyone there become truly invested in the care and love of each animal - giving them specialized attention and really catering to each individual personality. Their goal seems to be to show these animals a nicer side to human nature and to show these animals care and compassion so that they may have a second chance at a beautiful and fulfilling life. I absolutely love everything about Second Chance and I am so grateful wonderful people like their staff members come together each day for the care of these loving dogs and cats.
SCC is a great place that helps so many great dogs cats and other pets. Great people who really care.
Just goofing around researching dog breeds on the internet and there she was...my "Angel in Blue Jeans"...Moon Pie, a black and tan coonhound. It was 2008 and it was love at first sight. Moonie had been at SCCA for months and was in shut down. They worked with us in every way to get her from AZ to NM and even met us half way in Gallup, NM. It took two years for her body to heal from being so underweight and overbred, but she blossomed into the most beautiful, sweet, and loving BT coonie in the world. Thanks to SCCA for giving her a chance and God for bringing her to us. Cancer took our angel on Oct 26, 2014 and I still miss her so very much. Thank you SCCA for saving her so we could have her in our life and in our hearts forever.
2nd Chance takes unplaceable animals and makes them placeable.
The staff are miracle workers! Animals that were abandoned and unwanted
and terrified of humans become the gentle, loving animals they truly are
and find their forever homes. I have volunteered for many rescue organizations
and this one is truly the best. The workers and volunteer work diligently to
match animal with their best match. I am so grateful for them!
Volunteers and the training one receives are fantastic! These people really care about animals and their well being. Everyone can find a way to assist either by donations or volunteering to take care of the animals. Well worth the experience!!
I committed to volunteering at Second Chance Center for Animals several years ago now and I get so much out of the experience. A dedicated, kind and professional staff put their hearts and souls into caring for dogs and cats while they wait to be adopted. SCCA is a visible player in the community of Flagstaff working adoption events like Pets in the Pines and creating outreach and fundraising events that educate people on our responsibilities to the animals we have domesticated. SCCA has many dedicated volunteers, a tribute to how this nonprofit executes it mission.