Back in 1997 a group of us formed Second Chance Pet Adoptions with our first dog Goldie and her ELEVEN puppies which came from Independence Avenue.
We were one of the original groups that started in Pet Food Save Mart (before Petsmart and Petco came to Kansas City). They allowed us to keep both our dogs and cats in the store. We were an all breed rescue at that time. In the early days we adopted thousands of animals per year.
Petco purchased Pet Food Save Mart and we at that point became foster home based.
Through the years we have done hundreds of mobile adoptions with our motorhome or canopies and tents through the summers.
When Petsmart opened up in the Merriam store location we were there for many years with our cats an dogs. Target on Barry Road welcomed us with our motor home for over 10 years. I still have people come up to us and say, "Yep, I adopted from you at Target!"
We have been invited to showcase our animals through the years at multiple Petsmart locations throughout the KC metro.
We opened up an Adoption Center on North Oak and were in that freestanding facility for 4 years. We welcomed students, girl scouts, birthday parties, and lots of belly rubs there. We focused on adoptions, training, and educating the youth on spay/neuter and adoption first. The health of some of our volunteers changed so we went vack to being primarily foster home program helping small breed dogs find good homes.
We opened up an Adoption Center on North Oak and were in that freestanding facility for 4 years. We welcomed students, girl scouts, birthday parties, and lots of belly rubs there. We focused on adoptions, training, and educating the youth on spay/neuter and adoption first. The health of some of our volunteers changed so we went back to being primarily foster home program helping small breed dogs find good homes.
We moved into Petsmart (2650 NE Vivion Rd) in February 2018 when the store opened. We love working with Stephanie, the manager, and her staff. It's a wonderful relationship that we greatly appreciate. Please go check out our cats during regular business hours and we also showcase our dogs most weekends.
We are still in the business of educating the public on pet over populations and to think adoption first. Our focus has never changed, it's to find our animals their forever homes and to give them a second chance.
The landscape in Kansas City has changed over the years. In the last 20 plus years Kansas City has welcomed many groups of wonderful rescues. So Kansas City can help thousands of animals find forever homes.
We are a smaller group now and our focus is on permanent homes. We try to match the right pet with the right family. We pride ourselves in a less than 1% return rate. This is more important to us at this stage as we embark on our 22nd year.
Our pets come from transports from out of state shelters, our local shelters, and owner turn ins.
All of our animals are spayed/neutered, have age appropriate vaccinations, heart worm negative, cats are FELV/FIV tested, kittens FELV tested, and all are seen by a vet prior to adoption.
If you are interested in giving one of our pets a second chance join our Facebook page (Facebook.com/SCPAKC we post there first for repeat adopters and local) and then we post to our Adoptapet website so that out of state adopters have a shot too.