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Adeel Adi

its a hope of new life if you trey it maybe God gives you the 2nd chace to take you life again

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Monica MacMullan

This Organization is amazing and I would highly recommend them. They take wonderful care of their rescue pups and connected us to our sweet pup Dakota. Melody and all the rescuers have huge hearts and I am so thankful for them.

Response from business owner

Thank you so much for opening your home and heart to a rescue dog! So thankful for your family! 🐶❤️

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Annie Cheng

Melody is awesome!! We are so grateful so adopt our doggie thru her. She is super responsive and answers very quickly! Thank you Melody!

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Karel Podolsky

Very nice people to work with. Melody, the founder, replies to questions quickly. Wendy, the placement specialist, is really thorough and responsive, and she works very hard to make sure a dog is a great fit for the family. She is wonderful…

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Tim Sommer

Love and Second Chances is an amazing organization! We are completely in love with Leia, our new family member. Melody does a tremendous job finding homes for these deserving pups. We’re grateful to her for her compassion and dedication!

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Nadav Savio

We recently adopted a 5 month old puppy though Love & Second Chances. It might seem scary to adopt an animal you've never met, but the videos they share with you give a good sense of disposition and they clearly do an excellent job …

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S Matni

We never realized how much happiness and joy Pepe brings to our home until he actually came home with us. Having Pepe around brings so much joy to our family. His great energy and rambunctious nature makes us all get on our feet and stay …

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Whit Kaye Nieto

Melody and Eve made this process so simple and enjoyable. I love my new pup so much. Would highly recommend this organization if you are looking to adopt.

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Kat Loughrige

I am so appreciative of Love and Second Chances and the entire team of incredible volunteers and staff that made it possible for us to adopt our baby. We were a little nervous about the international adoption process but Melody and Eve were…

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Response from business owner

So thankful Milly found your amazing family! ❤️🐶❤️

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Yesenia Ruvalcaba-De Luna

We wanted to adopt a second dog and went thru love and second chances. Melody made it so easy! She was able to answer all my questions and was so professional! We are so happy with our new fur baby! He makes us laugh and smile every day. …

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Response from business owner

You guys are awesome ❤️🐶

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Alex F

Couldn't be happier with my sweet boy!

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Jordan Sorokin

We've had our pup for about 1 month now, and she is such a sweet, happy, healthy girl! We couldn't be happier. The whole adoption process was relatively smooth, although we had some trouble getting detailed information at first. Nonetheless…

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Response from business owner

Hi Jordan! I’m really sorry the experience was not as smooth as expected in the beginning. We always try our best to make things as smooth as possible for our adopters. We will try to ensure a delay won’t happen in the future! Regardless, thank you for staying patient and for opening your home and heart to a pup in need! ❤️🐶

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Matt and Nicole DElia

Our adoption experience was amazing! Very well organized with many up to dates on how pup is doing before we received her. Everyone involved was so helpful and thorough. I would totally recommend Love & Second Chances! 💕

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Matthew Favro

Love my new puppy adopted from them. When he was originally ready to be on the plane to us he ended up having a little problem. I was told immediately and was reassured that if I wasn't comfortable with what was wrong I could get a refund …

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James Noss

Such a great adoption experience! We are so happy that we were able have our new puppy join our family!

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Barbara Courtney

I've had my 8 mo Formosan for almost three weeks. She has settled right in and is a great puppy. The adoption process was very smooth and professional. Love and Second Chances provided so much prompt follow-up, attention, care and work …

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Lisa Ravenscroft

I found the rescue through Petfinder.com and applied for my puppy. Melody was so helpful through the whole process and answered my many questions. When I was on my way to the SF airport, I almost didn't make it because I live in NV and the …

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Crystal

Thank you Melody and Eva allow us to take Bamille home. She makes us so happy. She had been taken good care by Eva in Taiwan. We will tell all my friends about this great organization. Keep up your good work!

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James House

My husband and I could’t be happier that we adopted Athena (aka Susie) from Love&Second chances.

The adoption procedure was methodical, conscientious, and transparent. There is a basic online review of your situation and why you want this …

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Jenny

A friend, who knew we were looking for a female, puppy rescue showed us this organization's site. From there, we found the perfect puppy, was able to apply easily and quickly, met the foster family and puppy, and took the puppy home — all …

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Annie

The whole adoption process was so easy. Melody and team has been very helpful. We adopted the sweetest puppy.

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Gigi McAdam

I love this rescue. Melody is very thorough, making sure that each pup has a good home. The pre-adoption foster home pad trained our pup and made sure he was safe and comfortable during his journey to us. We are madly in love with our …

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Jim House

We adopted from Love&Second Chances and couldn’t be happier. Very upfront about the needs of our pet. Expect a rapid step by step: a chance to present your qualifications, an invitation to a meet and greet the pet, a follow through with…

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deepa sood

Everything about this organization is perfect, from the first encounter, to the vigilance Melody takes with every single animal, to, ultimately, meeting some of the sweetest creatures. My kids and I had never had a dog before and the …

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Samantha Weaver

Melody and others at Love and Second Chances have created an amazing community of volunteers, adopters, and fosters! We adopted a dog through the international rescue program, and Melody's responsiveness and knowledge made us feel …

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Kristina

I've adopted two dogs through the international program from Love and Second Chances and I'm so thankful that I did! The mission of Love and Second Chances really touched me and I'm thrilled to continue to support this awesome organization…

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Vicky Mak

It was a pleasant experience working with Love Second Chances and we were able to find our fur baby through them. There was a bit of delayed in communication at the beginning but it was finally clarified and the picking up of our rescued …

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Alex Sanya Viborg

We found our amazing Sebastian through Love and second chances , and the adoption process was super smooth and easy! Thanks to Melody, kiki and all love and second chances family ���

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Jorey

Love & Second Chances is first rate! Melody is careful selecting foster and adoptive families and the requirements are very clear. The sheer number of adoptions is astounding! Bravo!

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Kathryn Schattner

Melody was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire adoption process, definitely my number one recommended rescue whenever someone asks :)

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Lee Tran

We meet our first dog, Marsh (now Lucas), and couldn't be happier. We love this group and our dog!

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Mary

Communication with Melody and foster mom were great! Adopted 2 dogs from Guam and everything went smooth as silk! Couldn’t be happier!

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Jillian Marie

Love and Second Chances made it possible for me to adopt a very loving dog. I tried connecting with other rescues and found the process overwhelming and unwelcoming. My entire experience with Love and Second Chances (Melody) was positive …

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Response from business owner

Thank you for opening your home and heart to a rescue dog. So glad to have you with our group! ❤️🐶

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Lynette Shawn Messinese Christiansen

We searched all over and came across these cute doggies on there site.Fell in love with one .Then we heard she had a sister and got both.We would recommend love and second chances to everyone.They helped us with everything.��Thank you again…

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Response from business owner

You guys are so awesome, not only did you adopt one but you adopted Two! Thank you for keeping these two siblings together, I am sure they will bring you lots of headaches but also lots of love, joy and memories! ❤️❤️❤️

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Karen Tang

We absolutely love our pup that we adopted through Love and Second Chances. Melody and Eve were a joy to work with. Everything was communicated efficiently and smoothly. The org does such great work rescuing dogs in the Bay Area and Taiwan …

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Emily Klinck

We are so very happy with our experience with Love & Second Chances! From the application to the pup pick up and Melody's follow up, we are really happy with this organization. Our pup came from Taiwan, and he fits perfectly with our family…

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Celeste Rotonda

Melody made the process very easy. We adopted an international rescue and Melody gave very clear instructions on how to deal with the airport. We love our new puppy! Thank you!!

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Brooks Knuckles

Great experience working with Melody and would highly recommend using them is you are looking to adopt a pet. Truly a great organization!!!

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Rep Kristina

We had been turned downed for fostering and adoption since we had young children, and pets. I gave up for a few years but was determined to bring the right dog into our home. After facing the same issues as previous years, I was more …

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Response from business owner

I always believe everything happens for a reason. Nothing worked out prior because this pup was meant to be with your family. ❤️🐶

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Celeste Rotonda

Melody made the process very easy. We are so happy with our puppy! The rescuers took great care of him and had a lot of vet visits already under the belt before coming to us. Thank you!

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Destiny Fox Kanno

We just love our adopted pup Argo FKA Levis. The adoption process was straight forward and communication was very open. We'd definitely recommend adopting a pup from here if you get the chance!

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Avery King

We adopted two FMD girls from Taiwan, and they are so sweet. The organization is so amazing, they made everything just work. I'm really impressed and we couldn't be happier to bring these wonderful dogs into our lives.

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Brianna Koontz

Love and second chances is such an amazing rescue. They were such a pleasure to work with, a very smooth adoption process. We choose the route of the international program and We had our girl within a week! Meoldy has been super supportive …

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Michelle Bucknell

Great experience. Love our pup.

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Rohan Ghia

Great experience in adopting our puppy from them. The process of adopting was super easy.

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Penny Olson

We wanted to adopt a lab mix puppy for our family, but it was difficult to find the right puppy and the right rescue. Then we came upon Elsa’s picture on Love and Second Chances. Melody was quick to respond, the adoption process was …

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Response from business owner

Thank you so much for opening your home and heart to this beautiful pup and for trusting our rescue!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Gina Ino

We lost our two dogs this past year. We decided that we were ready to adopt another dog. We ran across Love and Second Chances website. Melody and her team were great to work with. Melody told me that he was

coming from Taiwan. We were able…

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Bekah Holt

Melody and everyone at Love and Second Chances were great to work with. They were very communicative and helpful, and our pup was exactly as described. We love her! Thank you for connecting us :)

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Kathleen Heidel McCandless

Very efficient communication. Temperament of our 8 mo. Puppy couldn't be better. My daughter's are in love. Thank you! We were part of the International rescue program. It's legit.

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Dave Weisberg

We went to all the shelters and found a lot of pit bulls and chihuahuas, neither of which is a good fit for our family. When we found dogs that might be a fit, there were often 30 applications. After a month of frustration, we found Love …

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Response from business owner

Thank you so much Dave for giving Myles a forever home!! I can't wait to see all the fun adventures he has with your family. <3

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Janelle Torres

We got our puppy through Love & Second Chances. The process was great! I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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Lauryn Kulinski

Love & Second Chances is a fabulous organization! Thank you so much to Melody and Piper for taking such great care of Mochi before she came into our lives. We hope to get another FMD L&SC in the future and would recommend this rescue to …

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Karra Rudisill

When I was looking for my first dog, I decided to come back to Love and Second Chances. My parents adopted their latest dog from them and she's been amazing, so I thought I would have the same experience. I wanted to make sure I got the …

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Natasa Vukmirovic

Very professional and serious rescue organization , we love our puppy

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Danielle Danetra

We adopted the fur love of lives over three years ago from Love and Second chances. Luna is the BEST dog and everyone always asks how we got so lucky. Melody was so easy to work with and matched us with a pup very quickly. We couldn't be…

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Response from business owner

Thank you so much for giving her such a wonderful home!! ❤️🐶

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Vangi Hernandez Sugden

Our experience with Melody and Eve at Love and Second Chances was amazing. We were a bit worried about an international rescue but could not be happier about how everything went. I am really impressed with how responsive and professional …

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Response from business owner

Thank you so much for giving this sweet boy a forever home!! ❤️🐶

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Tracei Robbins Herro

I chose to adopt from Love and Second Chances because of the 7 day trial period. I think it's very important to see if a new puppy fits in to the family. Melody was extremely understanding when helping guide us to the right puppy. With …

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Greg Naylor

Melody has created a wonderful, humane rescue and the rescuers, foster parents and handlers that work with her do a terrific job of caring for the dogs, many of whom have experienced real trauma in their young lives.

Zac is our little …

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Allen Ho

Very responsive and made the adoption process extremely easy, even for an intl adoption! They do a great job of taking care of everything for the adoption and the dogs come as advertised, ready for a home!

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Christina H. Mok

We adopted a beautiful 7 month old Shepherd/Formosan Mountain Dog a week ago through International adoption. The adoption process was easy and didn't cost any more. Melody and the volunteers were truly amazing. What a wonderful organization…

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Courtney Spriggs Little

We had a fantastic experience with Love & Second Chances! We rescued two dogs and they are both so sweet! Melody and her team were so responsive and helpful throughout the whole process!

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Christina Rosenblatt

We had tried going to some other rescues in the past and never thought it would so difficult to try to adopt a puppy. Lack of responses left and right. And then we came across Love and Second Chances. Melody is amazing. She is incredibly …

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Camille Binter

Love & Second Chances is a great group to work with! We adopted our dog about two weeks ago and we couldn't be happier! Working with Melody was super easy and she is very quick to respond to any questions that we had. Delta (formerly …

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Lynne Boller

Melody is by far the best rescue I have ever dealt with. She cares about finding the dogs good homes with out alienating the potential owners. I have had some experiences where I had missed a call from a different rescue and they …

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Brianna Beck

So thankful for Love & Second Chances for bringing Gina (formerly Gigi) into our lives. She makes life that much better!!

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Brian

Love it !!!!...we got a great dog and we are very happy with her !!!

Sandra Gayle Atkins

We had an amazing experience with this organization. We'd looked around locally for a while but couldn't find a good fit. Melody was easy to work with, responded quickly to all of our questions and we are thrilled with our new family member…

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Sandra Atkins

We are thrilled with our new puppy, Lucy (formerly Kaylee). Melody was easy to communicate with and diligent about making sure we were a good fit. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to rescue a dog.

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Stephanie Anselmi

caring organizing who puts pets first

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Irene Chan

Great experience! Responsive and flexible. Very caring.

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Manisha Wolak

Maya (formerly Sandra) was initially nervous, anxious and not affectionate. She took time to warm up to my hubby and me but fell in love with her 3 fur sisters instantly! Patience and time helped her adjust. She is really the best and …

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Cindy Douglas

Love & Second Chances is amazing...they do rescue right!

Response from business owner

You are awesome! <3

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Carlo Almendral

I've worked with many rescue organizations across the country and the experience from fostering to adoption (I adopted the best Frenchie ever from them) with Love & Second Chances was by far the best.

Response from business owner

And he is now living the good life with you! Thank you for opening your home and heart to Alfred! <3

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Rupal Cutting

We adopted our newest child through this rescue. Aivy is an international rescue, a Formosan Mountain Dog mix. We met her for the first time at SFO, after she got off a long flight from Taiwan. She is all legs and ears, and is the silliest …

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Response from business owner

I am so glad she found your home!! Thank you!! <3

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Dirk Beyer

We adopted a puppy through Love and Second Chances two weeks ago. The whole family is in love with the dog and she is doing great. The adoption process was easy for us and professional all around. We found the dog through the AllPaws …

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Response from business owner

I couldn't imagine a more amazing home for this shy sweet girl! She is so happy with your family! <3

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Deb

Love and Second Chances is an amazing organization. When I adopted my Bodie, it was such a smooth and easy adoption. I was informed of all necessary steps up front and since this was an international adoption, there were a few extra steps. …

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Hedy Born Koczwara

We are so grateful to Love and Second Chances for bringing Hobbes into our lives. The write ups, photos and videos were helpful since she was part of the international rescue. Melody and Eve were very responsive and patiently answered all …

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Response from business owner

Thank you so much for opening your home and heart to Hobbes!! <3

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Lisette Ramirez

We recently got our new addition from Love and Second Chances and we could not be happier. We got her as an international rescue and the process was incredibly smooth, we applied and about a week later we had our new puppy! Would absolutely…

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Response from business owner

Thank you Lisette! Thank you for opening your home and heart to a rescue dog! <3

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Taffi J. Ozenne

I'm working with them right now to get Zeno and am beside myself with joy and anticipation of making his forever home with me

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Julialala Perdonnii

I adopted the best puppy ever!♡ shes so smart and I'm so glad I went through love and second chances��

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Meg Cassidy

We found the perfect puppy. <3 She is one of their international rescues and the process could not have been smoother. They sent countless videos to answer our questions, since we gave two other dogs and two cats we needed to get an idea of…

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Badrun Bogel

Kalau udah gak sayang, mending kamu bilang aja. Jangan nyiksa aku pelan-pelan dengan sifat kamu yang gak peduli dan PHP kaya gini.

Dulu kamu janji bakalan selalu ada waktu....?

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Peggy Licari

I just wish there were more organization exactly like this one. Whatever they are doing, it works. You can tell this by the number of dogs that get placed. Excellent!

Response from business owner

Thank you Peggy!

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James Hazzard

After looking at plenty of rescues online as well as pounds around the bay area we found Love & Second Chances and we are so happy we did. Not only were we able to find our loving pup Harvey, I'm happy to call the family who fostered him …

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Response from business owner

You guys are the best!! 😘

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Arianna Black

Amazing rescue with good people doing incredible work. Thank you for Zara, our home just wouldn't be the same without her! <3

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Arianna! Zara is such a lucky girl to have found an amazing home. (= please give her a big kiss for us!!

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Krystal Ann Rollins

Such an amazing organization with such great dogs, I hope love and second chances is around for a very long time.

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Barbara Reich

I met these people yesterday and they were so nice. These dogs are so lucky to have them "on their side" because I don't know how I would be able to see some of the abuse the animals were in. But yesterday I met Jax at an event in Citrus …

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Debra C.

I've been following this rescue for a while on their FB page, and it's so amazing and heartwarming to know that many dogs found their forever homes! I think this is one of the best rescue groups out there, esp. cause they update their …

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Missy Owen Smith

Absolutely the best . I got my Sam-e from them. Caring professional and the biggest heart! Fun to get and give updates.

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Brienne Coppernoll

Melody and her team are so wonderful, they genuinely care about these dogs and they do such amazing work. We just added a new baby girl to our family and I can't thank Melody, Anita, and everyone involved enough. Our new baby Artemis is so …

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Response from business owner

She could not have found a more amazing home then yours! Thank you for giving her a chance!! (;

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Angelo de Stephano

They are awesome! I recommend them to everyone that I talk to.

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Melisha Day

L&SC is far more then a Rescue. Love, patience and compassion is shown to each and every animal! L&SC is a family of people alike... huge hearts with one purpose... Save Animals ♡

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Ingrid Johannes

Love animals

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Aly Ferguson

I have been so impressed with the amount of love and care these individuals put forth in order to find dogs new homes. We love our rescue baby from Love & Second Chances!!!!

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Tiffany Mittelman

Great rescue :)

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Taylor Kaufman

Fantastic organization... lots of love every step of the way

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Blame Dame

Beautiful

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Savannah Pavo Real

There is a special place in heaven for people like you!

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Shannon Biggs

What caring folks who really know their stuff.

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Kathy Hewett Tsudama

Love what they do and love the follow-up stories =)

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