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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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Carole Murphy

We were so happy with our experience and love our pup!

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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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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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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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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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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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T R

Great organization. Everything went smoothly and we love our new pup!

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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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Lorena Mendoza

My family and I are so in love with our new puppy! Rescuing Osó has brought our family much closer, and I have Melody and Love and Second Chances to thank for that.

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Tanja Gubser

Melody runs a great organization bringing great dogs to family homes.

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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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Angela Ahsam

Angela A. – Love and Second Chances is an extraordinary resource for Bay Area families seeking a four-legged addition. LSC interviewed me and inspected my home to ensure a safe family residence. I was fortunate to find a 7 y.o. Golden …

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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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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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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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Dale Goldwater

Melody Chen has done a lot to help dogs in need find a furever home. We adopted Batman, The Awesome Wheelchair Dog through Love and Second Chances. He is a disabled puppers with the best attitude and personality. Because of Batman, we have …

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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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Kelly Tomlinson

Melody helped us to get Padfoot, who is such an amazing little girl. Response time was quick, and Padfoot came with a crate that she still loves. This is a wonderful program doing good things for animals!

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Jamie Maxfield

My boyfriend and I had been searching months for a pup and out of nowhere comes this amazing group! I had never heard of a Formosan mountain dog before, but I couldn't imagine my life without one now. We got our little Athena when she was …

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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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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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Dana Tieman

FYI, Until I began to foster my rescue through L&SC I never heard of the organization and I'm not sure why anyone would them a negative review. I'm not a religious person but I'll have to say Melody and her volunteers are doing God's work …

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Ted Lesher

We adopted our beautiful dog through love and second chances and couldn't be more happy!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marissa Kekke

I adopted my adorable 3 legged dog, Watson, from this rescue. You can tell that Melody has dedicated her life to helping animals in need, and I am so thankful that Love and Second Chances connected me with the best dog in the world. The …

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Diana Storti

I have never written a public review, but Love and Second Chances is an amazing organization that is run with integrity and passion. We adopted our first international rescue dog last June and it has been an incredible experience. From the …

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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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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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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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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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cara valentino

We got our pup Mika from Love and Second chances in July of 2017 after the death of our 14 year old lab. We were very concerned about getting a dog who’s temperament would be a good match for our 8 year old jack russel who was missing her …

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Michael O'Toole

Not sure where this 1-star review came from. My wife and I reached out to Love and Second Chances last October and have been super impressed with them ever since. The vetting process was thorough, the communications clear (videos, photos, …

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Heather Murphy

We adopted through the international program, and our family could not be happier with our furry addition! I love that we keep in touch with other adopters and the rescuers through the Facebook page.

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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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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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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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Aaron Vogel

Melody and everyone involved with Love & Second Chances are terrific people through and through. We've adopted 2 wonderful dogs from them and I couldn't recommend a better place to adopt from!

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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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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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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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Adrian King

We found our beautiful dog here!

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Erica E

Thank you Love & Second Chances for connecting me with my little squeeshie, Eevee ☺️. I wasn’t looking to get a dog for a while especially after my Corgi had passed 10 years ago, I didn’t know if I was ready for another one. I met Love & …

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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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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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Ruth McNamara

Melody and her team work tirelessly with great dedication to make sure these precious, wiggly fur-balls get forever homes. Thank you for all you do!

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Monica Vega

We adopted a dog through the international program from Taiwan. The process was quick and easy. Andi is such a well behaved puppy!

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Ted Dason

We just LOVED Love Second Chances! It was a very EASY and seamless process to get our sweet dog. So happy to have him in our home!

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christine Kim

Great organization! The adoption process was simple and easy and so happy to have this one be a member of the family ❤️❤️❤️

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Sandy T

This is such a great organization, doing so much good for dogs in need. It took a few tries but Melody was very responsive and supportive in helping us find our dog. It may seem strange at first to adopt a dog from another country and never…

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Grace Cheung

Adopted my dog through Love & Second Chances so quickly and easily once I did the meet and greet! I love my new friend and went and found her without these people.

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Shannon Adams

Adopting through Love and Second Chances was one of the best decisions we ever made. The work they do is phenomenal. The application process is thorough, which we fully appreciate. They truly take the time to ensure these dogs end up in the…

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Sue Bak

Melody and Eve made rescuing our sweet girl so easy. We got updates and videos so we could watch her as she grew before she arrived. Love & Second Chances is a great rescue and I would recommend them to anyone looking to add a furry family …

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dottobyful .

We are beyond thrilled to have our little guy Jack as part of our family. The Love & Second Chances team were awesome! Thank you!!

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Heidi Troutner

Thank you Eve and Melody for helping us find our dear Judith! She is amazing and so are you both!!

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Judy Sandberg

Love & Second Chances is amazing. They care so much about their animals and find great homes for them. We were so impressed with every aspect of the process. Our new puppy arrived healthy, clean, well mannered and just perfect all around! …

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Charlyle Von Vogt

We love our little girl Kona (previously Emmy). She has such a great personality and incredibly loyal to her family. Extremely athletic and agile,

Somewhat cat-like. She’s great with kids, cats, and loves people, but protective of her home…

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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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Ryan Toohey

Loved working with this organization!! They were super helpful and made our entire adoption process extremely easy and fun. Thank you so much, we love our pup!

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Mark Uy

Melody, Love & Second chances was thorough, efficient, accommodating, and you can absolutely feel just how passionate they are at connecting families with animals in need. They have a due process to ensure the dogs with have a suitable home…

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Melissa Hodous

After getting a positive referral from a friend we decided to adopt a puppy. Our dog loves his new friend!

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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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A S

I am so happy with my experience adopting from Love & Second Chances. Once I picked my puppy the host family sent me photos and answered any questions via FB messenger from Taiwan. The process was smooth and my puppy arrived healthy. I’m …

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Helen Fang

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

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Paul Bhangu

Melody is great, always thinking and providing excellent care for all puppies! Got our one year old Archer (Akita and FMD mix) from her, he has been a pleasure and a blessing! Thank you and keep up the great cause!

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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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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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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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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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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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crystal wong

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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