Second Chance Dog Rescue is a foster-based registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to saving homeless dogs primarily from local shelters as well as dogs surrendered by their owners.

After rescue, all dogs receive a medical exam, which includes spay or neuter, microchip, vaccinations, and heartworm and fecal tests. Dogs are kept in safe, healthy foster environments until they are adopted.

Adoption events are from noon to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; every other Sunday at Petco Acadian Village, 3535 Perkins Road; and from noon to 3 p.m. on other Sundays at PetSmart, 8660 Airline Highway. To check the Sunday location, visit Email or call (225) 931-9157.