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kirby ogg

Wonderful rescue, wonderful dogs.

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Rhonda Reyna

We adopted the most wonderful puppy a family could ever hope to own. We were able to meet the puppy, have a playdate to introduce her to the family (cat included) to make sure we were the right home for her. Bingo. We are inseparable now. …

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Nick Kalustian

This was our first experience with Love & Second Chances and now we try to spread the word of this amazing organization. Our process of finding the dog, applying for him, undergoing the house check, and getting approved as the adopters took…

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Jessica Kay

I have no intention on getting a puppy before stumbling onto Love & Second Chance’s IG feed. We met Aero pretty soon after I fell in love with his description and cute face. The foster parents were easy to communicate with and very kind. …

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Heather Kelly

This place it great. They have a variety of dogs to choose from. All of their dogs are wonderful. If only I could adopt them all.

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Tara Quinn

This is such a great organization. We love our pup so much. She fits in so well with our pack. The dogs are obviously well cared for in their fosters.

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Irina

...Amazing work for wonderful but hopeless dogs!

Jacqueline Van

Awesome organization, awesome mission, awesome people running the show & volunteering behind the scenes. They really care for their dogs' wellbeing – and they really will care for any dog. This rescue has a thorough vetting process, and …

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tammy caplan

Love and Second Chances is an amazing organization. They have brought two amazing pups into our lives and I can’t imagine life without them!

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Evan Aczon

L&SC has been so fantastic. I adopted Porter back in 2013 and he has been the absolute best friend and companion, and when we were looking to adopt another dog, even though we were on the opposite coast, going back to Melody and Love & …

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Alex Nowell

Loved working with Love & Second Chances! I let their coordinator know which dog I was interested in and she walked me through the whole process. Any time I had questions she answered them very quickly! I'm so in love with Kennedy (formarly…

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nicole pesce

The adoption process was so easy and Melody was incredibly responsive. We adopted our puppy 2 months ago and everything has been perfect. It's clear that Melody really cares about all of the dogs that she's trying to find homes for, and foe…

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Emily Mumper

Working with Love and Second Chances was an amazing experience. The entire team is so helpful and great at what they do. I decided to get a dog overseas and they held my hand the entire way--providing me with plenty of footage, answering …

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aliya lee

Love & Second Chances is a great rescue that helps saves all breeds. Working with Melody was the best! She was very responsive and open to our needs and ensuring we had all the information we needed before meeting a pup we were interested …

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steph f

I could not be happier with this process and the people behind it. They really care about these pups and it shows! They answered all of my questions during every stage of the adoption process and provided info about Facebook groups where …

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Ayna Gtz

Adopting our dog through Love and Second Chances was the best decision we’ve made. The whole process was smooth and easy. Melody made it an amazing experience. She truly is a doggy matchmaker. If we ever decide to adopt again it will …

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Renee Gorth

Melody was excellent and helped us find the dog we were looking for, and we couldn’t be happier with our newest family member. I was also very impressed with the care and training that was provided to our Luna prior to her coming to us. She…

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Taylor Darbo

An overall great experience with this organization, they were very professional and my family got a great new addition. Our new puppy Olive (fka Livia) came to us from Taiwan in December of 2018 in perfect health with all of her shots, a …

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Jennifer Mattox

I had such a wonderful experience with Love & Second Chances! They work very hard to give information and make good matches. The rescue business can be really difficult but my experience with adopting my Bella was absolutely perfect.

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kristina mckee

After being declined by an organization 6 years ago for having pets and kids, I was worried my family would never be able to foster or adopt again. I waited, patiently, and finally decided to try to adopt another pup. I found L&SC through …

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Shuhong Lin

I adopted my currently 17-month old pup from LSC. The whole process has been great. The follow-up was adequate. The support group set up is amazing. We are a dog-loving community. I have met many random dog owners at dog parks who have …

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Amber Dewey

They are an amazing rescue that puts great care into finding the right homes for their dogs. We adopted Nara almost 4 years ago and could not imagine life without her. She brings so much joy to our lives. I highly recommend this rescue!

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Mary Jones

We adopted our Rose/Maggie from Melody. She was very professional how she handled everything. The most thing I walked away with was how caring she is about the animals. First and foremost was finding the right family for each animal. Bless …

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Kelli Huston

Couldn't be happier with our experience. We completed the online application and received a reply within hours. We decided to go to an event to meet available pups and fell in love immediately. Love at first sight does exist! We adopted …

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Julie Duckworth Iljas

Melody brought Zach into our lives. Such a wonderful organization. So thorough with the vetting process and the fostering period...they make family matches that are blessed and lifelong. Zach is the BEST pup for our family. Thank you Love …

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John Ugalde

Love & Second Chances provided an amazing experience for my family adopting our first dog. Melody (and the foster Mom) were amazing and were great at walking us throughout the entire process, communicating clearly. Thank you Love & Second …

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Annette Doherty

Melody helped us complete our family! It was an incredible experience and as first dog adopters she really made it easy. We have had our fur baby for about 2.5 years. We found Love & Second Chances online and Melody had rescued some …

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Danielle Ingebrigtsen

We brought our pup home via Love and second chances rescue 6 months ago and we could not possibly repay our gratitude to Melody and her team of fosters and volunteers and rescuers, etc. We love our baby boy and had such a pleasant adoption …

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Shih-wei Chang

I adopted my dog from Love & Second Chances 2 years ago and have not regretted my decision for a single second. Not only did they make sure their pups were well taken care of, the entire adoption process was also made very easy. The rescue …

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Michele Wagaman Milz

I’ve never come across anyone more compassionate and dedicated to saving animals as Melody. I couldn’t be anymore thankful for this organization and the people behind it. They connected us with our forever pup, and it’s been such an amazing…

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Manasi Madiwale

Thanks to this organization we have our fur baby Bosco! Cannot thank them enough for changing our lives! Highly communicative and answered all our questions. We are very happy with them! Keep on doing the good work!

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May Chien

I waited until I’m in my 40s to feel responsible enough to have dogs so naturally I was being very selective of the organization to adopt from. I can’t say enough good things about Love and Second Chances. They have thorough selection …

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Rachel Ahn

Adopted my pup Santo from Love & Second Chances and we absolutely adore him. Melody is one of the most dedicated and amazing people we’ve interacted with and I’d definitely recommend adopting from Love & Second Chances. Melody is not only …

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Lisette Ramirez

This rescue is absolutely amazing! When we saw a dog we were interested in, we were a little apprehensive due to her being in Taiwan, but Melody was amazing at communicating with us! We applied, and within a few weeks our new furry …

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Shay Jelicich

I adopted my puppy Oliver from Love and Second Chances over a year ago. He is the most sweet, healthy, energetic guy around. Melody works so hard to help match you with the right puppy and she even created a Facebook Page where all the …

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Phil Greif

Love & Second Chances is an amazing organization. Melody and the other folks at Love & Second Chances work really hard to save the lives of these wonderful animals and find them loving homes. And you can tell they really care because the …

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Sam Nguyen

Love & Second Chances gave my boyfriend and I the love of our life!! The process with Melody was smooth and she definitely shows that she cares about every single one of her rescues. She makes sure that the dog is the right fit for you and …

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Henry Gong

This organization does such amazing work! I have known Melody now for many years and there is no one out there that is more dedicated to saving animal lives as she is. Very proud to be part of this amazing organization and to have met and …

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Preston Brown

Love and Second chances not only rescues dogs that need help from other parts of the world, but provides a network for adoptive parents from the rescue to schedule play dates and encourages awareness for the “adopt don’t shop” movement. …

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carlee conners

Love and Second Chances is an amazing organization. I adopted my first dog through them, and they were wonderful throughout the process, guiding me through how to care for my first puppy and reassuring me along the way. I trust Melody 100% …

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Kate West-Douglas

We are coming up in the 4 year anniversary of adopting our boy Joey. He is the heart of our family. We could not be more thankfully to Love & Second chances for taking him in when he was just a little puppy and caring for him, and then …

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Oleg Kaganovich

Melody and her team are amazing. As a first-time dog owner, I had been searching for months to find a pet that fit our family. While every rescue we worked with was perfectly nice, Melody and Love & Second Chances went above and beyond to …

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Wendy Gittleson

L&SC is a great organization. From the very first day until today, more than three years later, Melody has been nothing but helpful and supportive. Thank you Love and Second Chances for bringing us the love of our lives. Hazel is the best …

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Lori M

This rescue is fantastic. I adopted my little pup Nemo a year and a half ago and he is the best dog I've ever had. Melody puts her heart and soul into her rescue and it shows. I would highly recommend this rescue.

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Kelli Jelovic

We adopted our sweet and loving girl from this wonderful rescue. Melody was amazing and everything was a smooth and simple process. So grateful to this rescue thank you for taking such good care of all these sweet dogs!

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Emily vandeBerg

We couldn’t be happier with our spunky bundles of love!! We’re thankful for Love & Second Chances and the easy international process. Thank you, Melody!

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Inna Soroka

Melody and Eve were absolutely amazing to work with. Melody responded to my application and all of my (plentiful) email questions immediately and the process of adoption was smooth and easy. Eve sent me baby pictures of Meggie and shared …

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Danielle Boulé

Great experience overall. Communication and process was easy. Only recommendation to the organization would be to get the dogs immunized for kennel cough since our dog had a virulent case (per our vet), and it's required for any boarding …

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Jack Kim

We adopted our new family member through international adoption program from Taiwan. The whole process was not too difficult. The president of this organization is very attentive and handles the process professionally. Overall, we are happy…

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Jennifer Alderete

Finding our new family member, Olive, has been such a great experience. She really is just what we needed. I have been recommending Love & Second Chances to everyone who asks about my puppy ;)

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Karma De Sousa

I adopted my little Misha from this beautiful group! I love their work and I love the end product: happy, healthy puppies with new families! Thank you Love and Second Chances, my family feels more complete with her.❤️

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Emily Cory

Love & Second Chances is an incredible organization! We adopted our puppy Jessie (formerly Kathie) from Taiwan through their international program. The process was easy and Melody was great and walked us through everything step by step. We …

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Thank you for giving this sweet girl a home to call her own!!

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Melissa Rocha

LSC is a great organization that does wonderful work! We were nervous about participating in an international adoption but Melody and Judy communicated with us throughout the entire process. Our dog Lucy (formerly Nana) is the sweetest pup…

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Helen Fang

A really amazing non-profit that does tremendous work. Kudos to Melody and Team.

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Ilona Mclaren

Fantastic rescue with great people that truly care about animals. Everybody is so helpful and they are helping all the innocent pets that are just wanting loving home! So glad I adopted my baby girl through Love & Second Chances! �

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Heather A Thompson

This rescue truly cares about where their dogs go and their wellbeing. I adopted from Melody 3 years ago and our family couldn't be happier with Chewie!

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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.

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

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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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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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You guys are awesome ❤️🐶

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cindy Douglas

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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