Benny is a sweet, mellow boy who we never saw get into a lick of trouble. We needed to board him up north for a couple of days while he was waiting for his neuter date. We had gotten great reviews about this kennel and we had used them several times in the past so we didn’t expect any trouble at all.

Well, surprise, twenty minutes after he was dropped off we got an urgent call. Benny had decided to go over several fences to get to two pit bulls. We can only assume one was in heat. He made it over two four foot fences but got hung up in the wires of the six foot cyclone fence impaled by the wires and a foot caught and twisted in the holes. He was bleeding from punctures all over. It wasn’t clear if the fence did all the damage or the dogs in the kennel didn’t like what he had done and gone after him. Our transporter came right back and picked him up. He reported in that while still bleeding, Benny could make it to Dr Cards, our vet. We called ahead and had her waiting. By the time he got their he was going into shock and he needed her team to get him stable. She decided he needed rest and fluids before surgery.

She was the most worried about the wire that punctured deep into his armpit. There is a big ganglia of nerves in there that, if damaged, would cause him to lose that leg. Thankfully he missed them by a sliver of an inch. His swollen paw was not broken either. What a lucky boy!!

He got his drains out yesterday and will go home with his new mom on Sat. She is driving all the way from Wilsonville, OR to Jamestown CA to get him. Yep he is that special.


Sunshine went to the vet for her check up and we found that she needs dental very badly, she has broken molars and many damaged teeth. She has a severe heart murmur and an enlarged heart. She has cataracts on both eyes. We have scheduled her for her dental, then this sweet 13 year old girl will be ready for a foster/adoption home.


We have some exciting SCCR events coming up! We can’t wait to see everyone again!

SCCR Beach Picnic

Let’s get ready to leave some paw prints in the sand!

Come join us at Rincon Beach on Saturday 6/12 from 10am-4pm. Bring your pups and a picnic lunch for a casual get together.

SCCR Sanctuary Dinner



Join us for a fun filled evening at Arlo’s Second Chance Sanctuary on Saturday September 18th, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm!

Take a tour of our sanctuary, meet all of our animals, and enjoy dinner with friends. Bring your own dinner. We will provide drinks and dessert. Sit outside and relax in the fresh country air.

Please RSVP to with the number in your party. We can’t wait to share our dream with you!

please follow all state and local health guidelines when gathering – social distance and wear a mask

Help us give Reese the second chance she deserves!


Reese is a sweet little cocker doxie mix about 8 years old. She needs some physical therapy to strengthen and train her back legs and a foster home to help her through this.

We hope you can help us get her the best medical care possible. She needs acupuncture and water therapy to help her walk again.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to her care, here’s how you can help:


SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383


Please fill out an application if you are interested in giving her a foster or a furever home.


Remy was a huge hit at the vet! The vet tech and Remy were like magnets to each other. It was adorable. Bad news is he needs to have his funky broken leg amputated. Dr Card said it was an old injury that was never treated. It matched the pellets left in his body where someone used him for target practice. Dr Card said there was no fixing the leg and we can’t leave it as it is so we have him scheduled for a neuter and amputation in May……we will be leaving the pellets in unless some are close to the amputation site. His rear right leg is also messed up, but he gets around find so we are just leaving it alone! If you can donate towards his surgery he would be so grateful.

Remy is a odd but endearing spaniel mix and not very old. He won’t be ready for adoption until he has healed from his surgery.

Spring Showers Bring more Cockers!!

Yep it is raining Cockers here at Second Chance. Now is your chance to foster, adopt or donate towards many fabulous Cockers.

Minka is the 8 year old buff and white girl, far left, super sweet and a bit of a couch potato.

Khalese and Tobias are 3-4 years old and a bonded pair. Super sweet and and great with other dogs.

Lucky is 3-4 years old and a happy go lucky kind of guy.

Max, all black and far right, is a senior boy and a love muffin. His eyes were removed so he is blind but gets round like a champ.

Waiting for a picture is Prince, a SABLE boy…oh, yeaah we said sable…wait until you see him. He is 6 years old and what a doll. For some reason he has no teeth and his tongue is a hang’n out making him look like he is smiling all the time.

All these cockers just came in and are in need of a foster/adoption home ASAP. Can you help?

Reese, so Sweet!

We pulled Reeses this week and she is so adorable! She is a tiny little thing that makes you want to scoop her up and cuddle her. We gave her a warm bath and she felt like a new girl. Reese is about 8 years old. She is a Cocker mix. She has severe muscle atrophy. It could be from lack of activity. She’s on the thin side so we’re giving her a mixture of adult and puppy food.She is being transported to California where she will need medical attention and a foster home. Any help is so appreciated!!

Here’s how you can help:


or SEND A CHECK to SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383


Foster/Adoption Application



Curly Girl Pupdate

Sleepy Curly

Curly is an unique character. This little girl is just so super sweet and cuddly. She hates to have you out of sight and needs tons of attention. Curly is ready for her furever family!

Curly is an adorable and sweet little girl who we think is a cavalier/cocker mix. She is only about 18 pounds and approximately 8 years old.

Curly came to us from the Las Vegas shelter with several issues. First, she was not spayed and had 4 mammary tumors that needed to be removed. She also has a significant heart murmur (4-5/6) so we did an x-ray to see size of her heart and it is enlarged. She also had a cough which we knew was not kennel cough. Unfortunately, this means she will eventually go into congestive heart failure. That is not saying that she will drop dead in the near future. She probably has several good years ahead of her. The good news is that we started her on heart medications (2 different ones) and her cough is already 100% better, barely even coughing at all.

She also had a mass removed from her the top of her head and had a dental. This girl got the works! No extractions and still waiting for the results of the biopsy of the mammary tumors. We ran bloodwork and urinalysis on her and both were perfect. She has typical cocker ears that need to be cleaned on a regular basis (came with ear infection). Eyes are a little cloudy, but she gets around great and appears to see just fine.

She does great with other dogs…..does not want to play with them, but happily and easily cohabitates with them. She has anxiety issues, including separation anxiety. She must be with someone at every moment and craves human attention above all else.

She is very cuddly and loves to snuggle on the couch. She snores like a bear. She has mastered doggie door too!

The perfect home for curly would be a house with a stay at home family. Her family also needs to be prepared for a lifetime of heart meds. We know that Curly will be a treasure for any family.

Curly is currently in Romoland and is looking for a home where someone is around a lot.

Please fill out an application if you are interested in giving her a furever home.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to her medical care, here’s how you can help:


SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383


Our SCCR Spring Auction is LIVE!

SCCR Spring Auction

We’ve got something for every cocker lover in our SCCR Spring Auction! Loads of brand new and vintage items! We will be adding more items every day, so be sure to keep checking in to see what’s new! We have lots of great cocker items up for bid!

The auction ends at 11pm PST 04/11/2021.


Meet our newest senior sweetheart, Curly!!


Curly is coming to us from the Las Vegas shelter. This poor old girl is in need of some pretty extensive medical treatment!

Curly is a geriatric, intact female, with a mass on top of head, heavy dental tartar, cloudy eyes, and a grade IV heart murmur. She is going straight to our awesome vet so we can get her started on the right treatment plan and begin addressing her multiple medical conditions.

If you can find it in your heart to donate to her care, here’s how you can help:


SCCR, PO Box 1419, Twain Harte, CA 95383


Please fill out an application if you are interested in giving her a foster or a furever home.

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