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Brett Whitmarsh
Brett Whitmarsh

It was a pleasure working with you and your volunteers, both here and over seas. The process was smooth and our questions and concerns were always answered promptly. Lots of pictures, videos and updates. Plus the ongoing support from the …

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Donny Lam
Donny Lam

Well organized. Before adoption, volunteers sent videos and photos; even took measurements so we can gauge collar and harness size. After adoption, we had regular follow ups to help better the transition for both pup and owner. Would …

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Dumnoi
Dumnoi

Great dog rescue organization. The founder and staff care so much about those dogs. They will make sure that you can take care of a dog well if you want to adopt one.

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Bruce Cote
Bruce Cote

Loved this place...excellent in every respect! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a dog.

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lisa miller
lisa miller

Great people who are very informed doing wonderful with the dogs❤

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JT Bulletproof Tiger
JT Bulletproof Tiger

Amazing friendly staff that are more then willing to answer any questions you have. Definitely a caring staff at Love & Second Chances.

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Kaitlyn Miller
Kaitlyn Miller

Melody was absolutely amazing throughout the entire adoption process! We are so grateful for her dedication and thoughtfulness in finding dogs their forever homes. We love our new family member and can't imagine life without him.

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Mike Knuckles
Mike Knuckles

Great people to work with and have very loving and adorable animals that have been well cared for both in the USA and Overseas. They are truly amazing!

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Peggy Diprima
Peggy Diprima

What a wonderful and caring group of people at Love & Second Chances. We adopted our sweet Jubbe from them. They have kept in touch to see how she is doing and really enjoy the updates and pictures I send to them. I highly recommend Love & …

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David Gasdaska
David Gasdaska

I want to thank everyone at Love & Second Chances for everything they do.

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Ramamurthy Venkatarengan
Ramamurthy Venkatarengan

Gud people, good pets

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Alexandra Aquino-Fike
Alexandra Aquino-Fike

Melody and her team of volunteers are amazing. They were so organized and responsive. From the moment we expressed an interest in possibly adopting through dog's transition to our home, we've gotten so much support (emails, well prepared …

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Vijayashree Ramamurthy Gayathri
Vijayashree Ramamurthy Gayathri

Their adoption service is amazing and to see how many people behind this organization is working hard day and night to provide a "forever home" for so many pets who have been disregarded in their life. They r giving all these pets a second …

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Taylor Choi
Taylor Choi

We found a great addition to our family through the loving care of the the foster family and tieless work of Melody, who ensures dogs find forever homes that match each rescue. Thanks for all you work and happiness that Billy brought to us!

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Ryan Jefferson
Ryan Jefferson

awsome keep it up an amazing animal shelter and maybe give donation well i wll give

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Gregory Krug
Gregory Krug

Wonderful rescue! We rescued one of their dogs from Taiwan and she came to us prepared in puppy first class style. Clean, safe big crate, pretty pink PJs, water bottle, toys, collar, brushed and beautiful!

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Grant Wood
Grant Wood

Super nice people that answered all of our questions and made the adoption process very clear and easy. We love our new fury family member!

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Liza Duarte
Liza Duarte

I love this rescue, they value their dogs that arrive and are in need for the right home. Melody is super fast at responding and finding the right match for your family. I would definitely recommend LSC to each friend.

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Annie Prasad Vadillo
Annie Prasad Vadillo

Love and Second Chances (via Melody) is an amazing organization. We rescued our new puppy Clifford (around 7 months old, 80 lbs), who was rescued from a high-kill shelter by Melody's contact Grace in Taiwan. Melody is responsive and …

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Vivian Wehner
Vivian Wehner

Really an amazing organization. They show care and seem to know each animal very well. They make sure to get to know you, and provide support as everyone settles in. I’ve adopted 2 dogs from them and feel so lucky. Thank you!

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Gabby Gallentes
Gabby Gallentes

My family and I are so thankful for Melody and the Love & Second Chances team! We adopted a Jindo mix from S. Korea named Thor and we instantly fell in love with him. He has been having a blast in our home along with our two dogs. I’m so …

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Anthony ward
Anthony ward

I adopted my 2nd dog there. Great people, great foster care, very thorough on inspections to make sure dogs are going to the right place.

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Alex Hollingshead
Alex Hollingshead

I could not be more thankful for Melody and all she is doing to help save puppies/dogs, and give them another chance at wonderful lives. We adopted Indigo (formerly Oreo) in September, and could not have asked for a more special soul to …

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Alex Currit
Alex Currit

We had such a great experience with this organization! They were easy to work with and responsive. So happy we found our pup through them!

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Cheryl McClintock
Cheryl McClintock

Wonderful experience! I wouldn't hesitate to give another one of their dogs a furever home.

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Ashley McDermott
Ashley McDermott

Working with Melody was a joy! She was super helpful and really wanted to help me find the right pup. I couldn't imagine life without my little guy :) Thanks so much!

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Joshua Chui
Joshua Chui

Melody and all of the fosters working with Love & Second Chances (L&SC)a doing amazing work to help give dogs, local and from afar, a chance at escaping the lives they were destined and putting them into the homes of people who will love …

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Aurora H
Aurora H

Melody and her team were super quick with their responses and made the whole process so easy! I ended up with the best, most well trained, dog and I couldn't be more thankful for Love & Second Chances.

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Rhonda
Rhonda

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
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
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
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
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
Irina

...Amazing work for wonderful but hopeless dogs!

Jacqueline Van
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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steph f
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Kelli Huston
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
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
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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Jamie Maxfield
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
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
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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Lisette Ramirez
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
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
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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Phil Greif
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
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
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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Henry Gong
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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May Chien
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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Preston Brown
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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Rachel Ahn
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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Sam Nguyen
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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Kelli Jelovic
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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Karma De Sousa
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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christine Kim
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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Melissa Hodous
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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Emily Cory
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
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
Helen Fang

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

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Ilona Mclaren
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
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
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
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
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
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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Alexandra Fuentes
Alexandra Fuentes

Couldn't be happier with my sweet boy!

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Yesenia Ruvalcaba-De Luna
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
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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Barbara Courtney
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
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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Kristina Chu
Kristina Chu

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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Alex Sanya Viborg
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
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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Lynette Shawn Messinese Christiansen
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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Jillian Marie
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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Rep Kristina
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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