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.
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.
I have adopted 2 dogs and 3 cats from Second Chance and have been a volunteer there for 5 years. I love the organization for the way they treat the animals - like the precious, innocent, lovable beings they are. At SCCA, the dogs all have large outdoor play areas and are frequently walked both onsite and off, giving them great socialization opportunities. The cats have a huge room with many play options, as well as an enclosed outdoor area that they have easy access for sunning and playing. All animals are given plenty of time to adjust to their environment before being allowed to roam with the others, and those who need extra time or special arrangements get it. I love the staff there, as well. They are very professional and caring. I am proud to be mom to my dogs Flipper and Polar, and my cats Shanti, Dillon, and Pixie (as well as the others who are not from SCCA, Princess the Chihuahua and RatCat the Maine Coon).
Second Chance is a no-kill shelter with high visibility in the Flagstaff community and the northern Arizona region in general. They work hard, with very little in the way of financial resources, to provide homes for animals that might otherwise be put down. They take in birds, horses, cats, and dogs alike. I have rescued two dogs from this shelter, and the staff are dedicated to finding not just any home for their rescues, but a GOOD home for them. They screen adopters carefully. If they do not think the adoption is a good fit, they will not send the animal home with the potential adopter. They offer dog training courses, and they have volunteers who come in just to take dogs for walks and hikes. All of their staff receive behavioral training to reinforce desired behavior in the dogs so that the y will have an easier time transitioning to a permanent home. This is an exceptional non-profit organization!
Is there anything better than a 'Second Chance'? Wouldn't we all appreciate a second chance at any number of our decisions in life? Give to this wonderful organization that gives a 'Second Chance' to beautiful animals needing that opportunity. They live at SCCA until they are adopted into their Forever Home. As long as it takes.
My family and I have adopted two cats and a dog from Second Chance Center over the years. The staff and been excellent with their attitude and assistance and they do a wonderful job helping these animals find their forever home. I cannot say enough in praise for their work and attitude.
Second Chance Center for Animals (SCCA) is an amazing, loving place for our fury friends. The staff is sincerely committed, the facility is clean, organized and runs efficiently, and everyone who gives their time there really, truly cares for the animals. I loved my experience as a volunteer!
Second Chance is the BEST! I adopted my dog Gumbo several years ago and the staff still remembers him whenever they see him! About a week after I adopted him he escaped from my yard and ran away. I went to Second Chance hoping for any kind of help or advice. Mark and a couple other employees not only came out to the woods by my house but they also brought one of Gumbo's former playmates hoping he would come to her. He didn't, but they helped me search until it was almost dark. I was touched that they would go to all that effort. Gumbo did come home later that night and when I called Second Chance to tell them they sounded as relieved as I was! Everyone at Second Chance cares deeply about the animals in their care!
SCCA is one of the most amazing organizations I've ever seen. The people who work their have hearts of gold. They search hard to find homes for needy animals. And, in the meantime, they love those animals like they were their own. It's the kind of place you dream of. It's the kind of place that makes people and animals' dreams come true.
SCCA is a wonderful organization! We took in a stray dog and one month later she gave birth to 7 adorable puppies. We were only able to keep one of the puppies, and our attempts to find homes for the remaining 6 were fruitless. SCCA was an absolute miracle for us. They agreed to take in the puppies at 8 weeks old and found them all loving forever homes. We are forever grateful. While we often wonder where the puppies are, we never worry about their happiness or safety because we know that SCCA does such an amazing job placing animals in loving homes.
While any time a non-profit animal group can save animals it is good, every time I have visited this center, I have a sinking feeling that something is not on the up and up. They rarely take adult dogs or dogs that are not super cute minatures. Every time I have visited this center, they are less than 1/2 full. The guy who runs it makes excuses about this fact. In my opinion they should spend a bit of their funding on helping cases where animals are older, may need behavioral work for being shy, or senior dogs. There is something that I just don't trust about the people who run this center.