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2nd Chance Pet Rescue - West

acton Animal Shelter

33324 Aqua Dulce Canyon Road
acton, California 91390
Phone: 661-269-1041
2 nd Chance Dog Rescue, Inc. was founded in 1997. Its roots are in the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania . In the fall of 2000, a new branch opened on the west coast when founder and president, Jill Parnham, moved to California . We are located in the hills above Acton , as a registered non-profit organization and an approved shelter facility – recently granted an “A” grade for 2005 by L.A. county animal care and control. We are also a proud member of Petfinder.com and an adoption partner with Petsmart.

We are devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abused, abandoned or unwanted dogs. Our priority is on foundlings, dogs from the homes of terminally ill owners and those left behind after their owner has passed on. When space is available we will also help with dogs whose owners are divorcing or have lost their home. Financial limitations prevent us from having more than 3 or 4 dogs in our care at any one time. Each of our rescued dogs in placed in a foster home where toilet training and basic house manners are taught (or re-taught !) During this time, an assessment is made of the dog and its' particular needs with regard to a permanent home. Veterinary care is ongoing. Any obvious health problems are treated, and all necessary shots given. All dogs are either spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

We do our best to evaluate each dog thoroughly and give potential adopters detailed and accurate information. We do not adopt out aggressive dogs nor do we accept them into our program. Anyone interested in adopting a pet from 2 nd Chance will first be asked to complete an adoption application. This can be obtained by calling our office, or by visiting our web site at www.2ndChancePetRescue.org. Potential adopters will be required to provide references and give permission for a home check. Subject to approval, the adopter would then be invited to visit the dog in its' foster home. During this time, questions will be asked about lifestyle, expectations of the dog, etc. Such questions are not aimed at offending anyone, but at trying to place the right dog in the right home. Remember, all our dogs have been rejected as least once, and we want their new homes to be as close to perfect as possible. All our dogs must have house privileges. Assuming the adopter is interested in pursuing the adoption process, representatives will then bring the dog to the home for a brief visit. If the adoption process is approved to proceed, the adopter will be asked to foster the dog for one month. At the time of delivery, the adoption fee is payable together with a check to cover the cost of microchip registration. If the dog is returned within the one -month trial period, all monies are refunded. Our adoption fees are:

Mixed breed dogs - $150 Pure-bred dogs $200.

The cost of chip registration varies from $12 -$16 depending on the brand of microchip.

After the initial month long trial period, and if all is going well, the adoption becomes final. However, 2 nd Chance reserves the right to re-claim the dog during the first month if the terms of our adoption contract are not being met. On-going support and advice is available for the lifetime of the dog. If the dog is given up at any time in the future, it must be returned to 2 nd Chance, but the adoption fee is not refunded.

Further, we will always take back any dog adopted from us. Please also note that we offer low cost grooming and boarding to any of our alumni. These fees go directly towards helping other dogs in our foster program.

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