• How to Adopt

  • Thank you for considering adopting a rescue dog or cat! Here are the steps you’ll need to take to adopt a dog or puppy, cat or kitten from Second Chance SPCA! 

    • Do you want a lap cat or an independent one?
    • Do you currently have pets?
    • How long will the pet be left alone?
    • Do you want a kitten or puppy, or are you looking for an adult animal?
    • Do you have young children in the house?
  • What is the adoption process and what are the requirements?

    If you are interested in adopting an animal from Second Chance SPCA, you will need to come to our adoption center during business hours.  Appointments are not required.

    • Adopters must visit with an adoption counselor and complete an adoption application.
    • Adoptions are approved based on the best matched home for each pet. 
    • We reserve the right to reject an application based on the needs of the pet.
    • Adopters must live in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
    • Adopters must be at least 21 years-old. 
    • Renters must provide proof of pet deposit and/or written permission by landlord to have a pet.

     

  • Why is there an adoption fee and what is it?

    Dogs/Puppies

    • $250 for puppies under 6 months of age and $200 for dogs older than 6 months. Includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, fecal and heartworm test. ***
    • All dogs are current on heartworm and flea preventative.

    Cats/Kittens

    • $150 for kittens under 6 months of age and $125 for cats older than 6 months. Includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, fecal and FeLV / FIV test. ***
    • All cats are current on heartworm and flea preventative.
  • What is included in the adoption fee?

    For dogs: "spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip, fecal,30 days of free pet insurance through 24hr pet watch and heartworm test"
    For cats: "spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip, fecal, 30 days of free pet insurance through 24hr pet watch and FeLV / FIV test"
    All pets are current on heartworm and flea preventative.

  • Adopters

    We have recently been informed by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, that Texas law requires that all humane organizations (Rescues, SPCA’s, Humane Societies, State nonprofit, and charitable 501c3 exempt orgs) collect and remit sales and use tax to the Texas Comptroller on their adoption fees. The only entities in Texas that are exempt from collecting sales tax from the adopters are municipal animal control agencies/shelters operated by a county or city.

    In order to comply with this notice, beginning January 1, 2020, we will need to add the 8.25% sales tax to all adoptions.

    This action has caught several area groups by surprise, Please consider contacting your Texas State Representatives asking for this part of the Texas tax code to be changed. A petition has also been started on change.org, the link to that petition is: https://www.change.org/p/texas-state-house-sales-tax-on-501c3-organization-s-adoption-fees

    Thank you for your support and understanding.

     

    ADOPTION QUESTIONS:
    Call: (972) 424-0077 
    Email: info@secondchancespca.org

    *** FEES and INFORMATION: Effective August 2017