Second Chance Animal Rescue incorporated in 1994 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization. We are dedicated to rescuing, caring for and adopting out homeless dogs and cats into loving and responsible homes. We educate the public on respect for all animal life, including the importance of spaying and neutering in order to reduce the number of animals euthanized.

Dog meet and greet events are scheduled periodically so please follow our facebook page and Instagram for details. But, you can visit all of our adoptable cats and dogs in their foster homes 7 days a week.
Second Chance Animal Rescue - 30th Anniversary

Cats & Dogs awaiting adoption

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Our Mission

To provide homeless dogs and cats with a Second Chance at life and companionship. Our organization goes beyond the confines of shelter walls to build an extensive network of knowledgeable, experienced, talented and caring individuals focused on:

  • Quality animal care and services
  • Animal welfare education
  • Positive people/animal relationships
  • Cooperative rescue efforts

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Find your favorite store and almost every time you shop a donation will be given to Second Chance Animal Rescue.

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Learn more about adopting a new companion animal from Second Chance. See a list of available animals.


Make a huge difference by fostering a rescued dog or cat.

Happy Endings!

Read our success stories. Click here

Walk your Dog and Help Second Chance

Make Money for Second Chance by Walking your Dog. WoofTrax, Inc. will donate to the rescue organization of your choice. The more you walk, the more they can donate. Please select Minnesota and then Second Chance Animal Rescue and start walking your dog to help us! Get the App.

In the News

NEW: SaVour Magazine - April 2024 (PDF)
White Bear Magazine - January 2019 (PDF)
White Bear Lake Magazine (PDF)

Welcome your new kitty with a monthly box of goodies!

KitNipBox has generously offered to donate $20 to Second Chance for every new monthly subscription to their amazing cat toys and treats boxes. This code will provide a 15% discount for you on your first KitNipBox - SecondChanceAnimalRescueMN

So, click on the link below and make your cat very happy with new toys every month while supporting Second Chance.

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Lost your animal?

Have you or someone you know lost your animal? Our two-page flyer is full of tips, preventive measures, and information to help you locate your animal. Feel free to print and distribute it. Click Here to view the flyer.

The flyer is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you can download it here. Please be patient it may take a minute to download.

Download our Lost Pet Flyer

Newsletter 2023 If you would like to read our current newsletter, please click here - Fall 2023 (PDF)

Fall 2022 Newsletter (PDF)

Winter 2021 Newsletter (PDF)

Winter 2020 Newsletter (PDF)

Winter 2019 Newsletter (PDF)

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Second Chance Animal Rescue™ is not affiliated with any organizations outside of Minnesota with the name Second Chance. We are all independent nonprofit organizations.

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