Foster. Adopt. Educate.

At Second Chance, we make families. Founded in 1985, we are the largest animal rescue group in mid-Missouri. With just two staff members and more than 100 volunteers, we play matchmaker to more than 700 animals each year.

Stop by and see us one weekend at our Adoption Center just west of Columbia or at one of our many adoption events around the area; we might just have your new family member waiting for you! Learn more about us and our mission.

It’s Yoga—With Cats!

Did you know that Second Chance has a monthly Yoga With Cats class? Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like! Instructor Hannah Henze leads a casual, beginner-friendly yoga class, and some of our feline friends at the adoption center get to join in. I tried the class for... read more

We’re Hiring!

Second Chance is currently seeking applicants for our Foster and Volunteer Coordinator position. Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to director@columbia2ndchance.org Do you have a heart for volunteers and a passion for saving animals? If so, you... read more

Meet Our New Executive Director!

We’ve hired a new Executive Director! It has been a very lengthy process! We formed a search committee in November with our senior staff as well as representatives from the Board of Directors, dog and cat committees, and three community supporters. We advertised... read more

Visit Us This Weekend

24687 Highway 179
Boonville, MO 65233
Saturday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Phone: 660-882-5050
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10186
Columbia, MO 65205

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