2019 was an awesome year for Second Chance at Love! Several of our hard to place dogs found amazing homes! Aza, a wonderful but challenging dog, was adopted by the perfect owner after being at the shelter for over two years! Our Xena, brutally burned and beaten, was accepted by the UC Davis Veterinary School’s groundbreaking burn program. She is currently being treated by a revolutionary medical treatment and is doing great! Shala, a senior GSD, found a home with a wonderful man who had adopted two other dogs from us over the last 20 years! Many, many other Second Chance dogs found their forever homes this year! We also received the Seal of Transparency from Guide Star! We are so honored! Founded by internationally acclaimed dog behaviorist Cheri Lucas, Second Chance at Love is unique among dog shelters in that it offers permanent rescue as well as high-level behavior training and rehabilitation for any dog, under any circumstances. Part of our rescue effort includes proactive services like Boot Camp, workshops, obedience training and private dog behavior consultations that aim to help dog owners solve problems before they escalate and lead to abandonment. Cheri Lucas also travels internationally offering her time and expertise to help dog owners, trainers and shelter workers understand the way dogs think and communicate so that they can share a stronger connection and more fulfilling relationship with their dogs. But with thousands of homeless dogs relinquished at over-crowded shelters each year, we need your help to continue to make a difference. Please consider extending your past kindness and generosity again during this giving season so that we may continue to build a better future for the dogs who love us so unconditionally. Your generous gift today will help transform many innocent dog’s lives and give them a new beginning this year! Thank you so much for being part of our special work. We are so grateful for you! We wish you the very best in 2020! God bless you.