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.

Paws in the Park Sponsorship

We are very excited to announce the 15th Annual Paws in the Park! The event is now one day on Saturday, September 15th, at Stephens Lake Park from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. As you know, Second Chance’s mission is to rescue and rehome homeless pets in our community. Our Adopt...

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Meet the One Dollar Divas

We currently have a few “divas” in our care who just need a little extra love and attention… and who doesn’t want that! Meet our “Dollar Divas” below, each of these 10 cats are just $1 to adopt during the month of...

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Volunteer Orientation

FEBRUARY’S TRAINING IS CANCELED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER. STAY TUNED–WE’LL POST A NEW DATE SOON! Come find out how you can get involved with saving lives! February 11 @ 11 a.m. All of our orientations last about an hour and are held at our Adoption...

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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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