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Debbie Miller
Debbie Miller

Melody and her team at Love and Second Chances do amazing work. As someone who has worked in rescue and with many groups and shelters, I say with complete confidence that LSC is top notch! From saving dogs, to getting them healthy and ready…

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Karin Johnson
Karin Johnson

During the dog demand of lockdown we struggled to connect with a rescue. We finally had luck with Love & Second Chances and adopt our Formosan Mountain Dog pup who has such a unique brindle coat. Melody was easy to communicate with, found a…

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Pooja Ganesh
Pooja Ganesh

Melody and her team are amazing. We first received a puppy who happened to be part of a bonded pair. We loved him but it was really hard to get him to open up and his sister was having just as rough a time so we brought them back together …

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Jessica Baum
Jessica Baum

I cannot recommend Love and Second Chances enough. My husband and I brought our dog, Peanut, home almost three weeks ago and haven't looked back! Melody, along with Peanut's foster family, was very transparent about Peanut's personality and…

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John Graybeal
John Graybeal

I love the outcome (beautiful and perfect dog for us) and the thoughtfulness they put into choosing/placing the animals. The web site is pretty good at detailing all the different things that you might want to know about adoption fees under…

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Response from business owner

Hi!

Thank you for the review! First off, I want to apologize if it seemed we were not being transparent or responsive in the early stages. Unfortunately due to shelter in place the adoption rates skyrocketed and we our emails blew up with applications. I personally respond to all emails and applications daily and don’t sleep until the inbox is empty. I actually decided and lined your home up before getting the recommendation from your friend, that was an added bonus! I’m glad things worked out and he is home with your amazing family. I’m sorry again for the delay in response, I will continue to do better in the future!!

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Sheri Foreman
Sheri Foreman

I have two FMD’s through Love and Second Chances. I love my experience twice. I have one about 2 yrs old and the other is 6 yrs old.. I recommend this group and the Formosan’s. Thank you Love and Second Chances.

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Rania Haddadin
Rania Haddadin

Face it finding the right pet is not easy. Love and second chances made it seamless and rewarding. Melody helped me find the perfect matching and I’m in love. My boy Kevin not only gets along with other dogs, but kids and my cat. Match made…

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Joelle Alley
Joelle Alley

I had a fabulous experience with Love and Second Chances and ended up adopting the most wonderful pup! Melody and Phina, the foster mom, were amazing and kind. I am eternally grateful and would recommend adopting from them in a heartbeat!

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Laura Hanson
Laura Hanson

I love my new dog Byron and Melody was a wonderful source to find a perfect dog.

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Chelsea Nobriga
Chelsea Nobriga

Melody and the entire Love and Second Chances team made the fostering and subsequent adoption process so seamless and easy. We were so thrilled to be matched with our fur baby, Jackson!

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Paula Adora Venegas
Paula Adora Venegas

L&SC connected me to my pup and I am forever grateful. Melody was responsive and was helpful through all of the adoption steps. I highly recommend L&SC if you are looking to adopt!

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Tylar Delegeane
Tylar Delegeane

Melody, along with everyone at Love & Second Chances, has been absolutely wonderful throughout the entire application, adoption and post adoption process. We brought our sweet Bennie girl home a week ago today and couldn't thank Melody …

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Patricia Lu
Patricia Lu

I recently adopted a pup from Love and Second Chances in partnership with an International rescue based in Korea and we are so happy with the new addition to our family. Melody does a great job of understanding what you're looking for in a …

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ERIKA ROISE
ERIKA ROISE

We had been looking to adopt a young dog for quite a while. It wasn't easy because we have 2 cats, and a child. Love & Second Chances had a very thorough application process, and worked with us to find the right dog for our home. Melody …

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Beth Martin
Beth Martin

Our second time adopting through Love & Second Chances and very pleased. Keep finding furever homes for the pups! Cheers to a great rescue 🎉

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Kim
Kim

Working with love and second chances was a wonderful experience. I like that they are thorough and ensure that all of the dogs and up in a safe and deserving home!

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Dan Harrelson
Dan Harrelson

I adopted a 7-year-old dog from this program. They are organized and the foster was great. My new pup is loving his forever home.

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Pavel Bereza
Pavel Bereza

Melody took care of everything nicely, we got our pup super friendly and socialized, there was zero hassle throughout the process and we have somebody always available and responsive to answer our questions

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kymberli brady
kymberli brady

I knew even Puddles "found" me it was meant to be. I had tried so many times to adopt onlineand either never received areply or was told the pup I wanted was no longer available. One dau, her picture popped up and I immediately submitted …

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Jeff Young
Jeff Young

Melody is great to work with, and made the adoption process very quick and easy. The fosters are also very nice and great to work with.

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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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Gabrielle Gallentes
Gabrielle 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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kirby ogg
kirby ogg

Wonderful rescue, wonderful dogs.

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Rhonda Reyna
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
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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Carole Murphy
Carole Murphy

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

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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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T R
T R

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

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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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Lorena Mendoza
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
Tanja Gubser

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

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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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Dale Goldwater
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
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
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
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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Danielle Ingebrigtsen
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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Ted Lesher
Ted Lesher

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

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Shih-wei Chang
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
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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Manasi Madiwale
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
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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Marissa Kekke
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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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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Diana Storti
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
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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Kate West-Douglas
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
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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Michael O'Toole
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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