Thinking about adopting a dog? Not only is dog adoption an awesome way to help disadvantaged dogs find new homes, adopting a dog is a rewarding experience, they recognize that you have saved them by giving them a second chance and they will give back with love tenfold.
If you have your heart set on a specific dog breed, before you check out a breeder or pet store, why not at least look into dog adoption as a option?
25% of all dogs in a shelter are purebred. There are also lots of specific dog breed rescue groups that specialize in a particular breed of dog. Don’t be fooled into thinking that animal shelters and dog rescues are filled with dogs that were discarded because they’re “bad”. Shelter dogs for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners. Did you know that many backyard dog breeders and pet stores who supply the majority of purebreds simply are selling inbred pets without care for preventing genetic problems? Mixed breed dogs have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore overall lower vet bills and happier dogs! And the best place to find a mixed breed is right here!
Couldn't have asked for a better charity to adopt our boy from. Their care and dedication to all the dogs in the centre is amazing, and this follows on after the dogs have gone to their forever homes. They have answered my millions of questions, provided video calls and given their guidance and advice throughout the whole process and still continue to do so, to ensure that he adjusts to his new life here in the UK. Thank you for being such a fantastic team and for giving us our funny, loving little boy. Your ethos is amazing and the dogs are so lucky to have been given a 2nd chance by you!... See MoreSee Less
They have been amazing, so supportive through out the whole process. They helped us choose the right two dogs for us so that when they arrived they slotted right in. These dogs are so well prepared for their new life it is a tribute to the hard work and love the whole team lavish on the dogs in their care. They are there for you through out the whole process and once the dogs arrive they are there to offer advice and support. So kind and patient with us.... See MoreSee Less
I am shamelessly posting my second review, as we have just adopted our second dog from here. The professionalism and care that the 2nd Chance team show is exemplary. Over the four years since we adopted our first dog from here, the organisation has grown enough to have full charity status in the UK, but remains small enough to be flexible to deal with issues in the best way possible, such as rescuing and assisting when another rescue centre had to close on no notice. Our latest adoptee, Jimmy, arrived at his new home in the UK very well prepared and in great condition. We had been prepared to deal with a degree of nervousness and were well prepped to manage any potential issues. He had also been well prepared for the huge change his adoption meant for him. Three weeks in we cannot imagine life without him, puddle surfing and all - he has been an utter, cheeky delight from day one! This is all a testament to the experience and dedication of the wonderful team at 2nd Chance, and their support to us to help us to give Jimmy the best start. Oh, and they also do cat checks if potential adopters like us have cats. Finally, the placement for adoption is a two-way process - the centre will make sure that both adopter and dog are suited before placement. They all know the dogs so well that they are experts on this; their priority is to find the right match rather than simply move dogs on from the centre. Can not recommend them highly enough..... See MoreSee Less
A great rehabilitation dog center, excellent equipped and trained to help rescue dogs find their happy state and soon their new family. Honored to help Marios and Doris for this lovely cause.... See MoreSee Less
I had the absolute pleasure of volunteering at 2nd chance in October and the welfare of their dogs shines through!! They go above and beyond for all the dogs in their care! If you're looking to adopt, I wouldn't hesitate to send you to these guys!... See MoreSee Less
amazing experience. the dogs are so well loved and cared for here . he team are obviously passionate about what they do . I have the most amazing boy called shami who has settled so well with us all . please consider adopting . you wont regret it... See MoreSee Less
We saw Loki's picture and fell in love but we were reserved. Adopting a dog we have not met and he was living in Cyprus. We have cats so was worried about them to. We took the plunge and contacted 2nd Chance I have to say from that moment they answered all our questions sent videos of Loki and also showed us how Loki was around cats. The lady who did the house visit was amazing and also answered any concerns. The trainers report was spot on, on Loki's character. We have had Loki for a month now and he is such a amazing dog. But that's not the end we have now gained The 2nd Chance Adopters family and have fun updating each other how our pooches are getting on. Please dont pass 2nd Chance Dogs by they do amazing work you can tell from the dogs just how much love and care they have been given so they are ready for there forever homes.... See MoreSee Less
I was nervous about adopting a dog I knew nothing about from abroad but 2nd Chance did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and I soon knew I was making the right decision. Support was fabulous from day one and they are always there to help if any issues arise. We love our 2nd Chance boy Buddy and are so happy that he’s in our lives.... See MoreSee Less
We adopted Loui at the end of May, and then three months later his sister Thelma. 2nd Chance Dogs have given us support from day one making the whole process easier. The dogs are loved and cared for by these wonderful people at the centre. We highly recommend them!... See MoreSee Less
Second chance dogs were with me every step of the way when we adopted Herbie - from super quick assessment with one of their super friendly home checkers, to a call from Doris to explain the possible behaviours and how to ensure the dog was eased in gently. Post-adoption, the team stayed in touch, loving to share videos and photos.
I couldn't have asked for anything more, as they made a scary process seem very simple and ensured I was updated at every step.... See MoreSee Less
rescued my furbaby here in October - and could not fault the service and time they put into each and every dog. they also have such a good support system in their adopters page where everyone shares up to date pics of their babies. next time I get a dog i will definitely come back!!!! thanks everyone!... See MoreSee Less
I adopted my Izzy from 2nd Chance and found them to be very professional. They are supportive of all adopters, caring and knowledgable. Their dogs get the best care while with them. A fantastic organisation that I cannot recommend highly enough.... See MoreSee Less
All I can say is I can’t fault 2nd chance. They give superb support and are with you every inch of the way. We adopted 2 of the most fantastic dogs and would not hesitate to adopt from them again. Thank you 2nd Chance... See MoreSee Less
We adopted our Delta from 2nd Chance in April 2019 after a recommendation from my best friend. The rescue couldn’t have done more to reassure us, constantly in touch throughout the process and even arranging video calls. The ethical standards are second to none and the dedication of the whole team is evident. After adoption the support continues for life. We would happily recommend anyone adopt from 2nd Chance! 🐾... See MoreSee Less
We adopted our lovely little girl Lunar from 2nd Chance in Feb 2019 and it was the best decision we have ever made ❤
The ladies at 2nd Chance kept in touch throughout the process of adoption to help us understand everything we needed to do, and still keep in touch now - they love to know how Lunar is getting on in her new home in the UK ❤
We are so happy we found 2nd Chance and we look at Lunar every day and thank the volunteers that looked after her for so many years. She's so lovely and it's clear to see she was very well looked after there. If you are considering adopting a dog from 2nd Chance, please don't hesitate - it'll be the best thing you'll ever do!
Thank you to everyone at 2nd Chance from Lunar and family ❤🐾🌙 xx... See MoreSee Less
Amazing, amazing, amazing charity! Can't recommend 2nd Chance highly enough. We got our gorgeous Della from them 6mths ago. She is everything that we were told she would be and more! Everyone we meet says what a wonderful dog she is. She has a fabulous temperament and wants to be friends with everyone. I have no doubt that this is down to the love that she was shown by Doris and her fantastic team when she was found. They continue to support you long after your dog has arrived which is so reassuring. If you decide to go ahead and adopt from 2nd chance then you won't be disappointed!... See MoreSee Less
We have never adopted from abroad and had no idea of what was involved. The help we received was priceless! We were guided every step of the way, kept up to date with progress, given invauable support and would not hesitate to go through the process again!! 2nd Chance Team are wonderful. ❤ Our dog, Wilf is an absolute gem! Cannot praise or thank 2nd Chance enough.... See MoreSee Less
I highly recommend this rescue! Don't be put off that they are based in Cyprus. I was supported every step of the way. I was given so many photos, videos and information about my dog during the adoption process that there was absolutely no surprises when Mocca arrived. The 2nd chance team are amazing. Their caring and dedication they show to these dogs is outstanding! All the dogs are provided with assessments, rehabilitation and lots of love. Also, you get lifetime support and people that will adore any picture you ever put on Facebook of your dog 😃. I am so glad I chose 2nd chance dogs to adopt from because I got the best dog (and most beautiful) to add to our family. I will be forever grateful that they save these dogs from the most heartbreaking circumstances and work so tirelessly to enable them to have the forever families they deserve!... See MoreSee Less
2nd Chance Dogs are angels on earth! When I adopted Freda I was kept up to date all the way through the process with messages, photos and videos. I am now a member of the 2nd Chance Dogs family. This is a family that supports one another, makes each other laugh and are a shoulder to cry on when needed. Please please please do not hesitate to adopt a dog from this wonderful bunch. They have so many dogs waiting to find homes. Take a look through the albums, you might just find the dog of your dreams....go on you know you want to. You honestly won’t regret it Xxx ❤️🐶🐾... See MoreSee Less
Amazing even after xx the advice is amazing x I did struggle with rascal for a while but the one to one with foster helped we understand him xx amazing people I would definitely look to adopt again. Xxx amazing people x... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic people doing a fantastic job. Please consider adoption, if you are thinking about getting a dog. We got our dog from 2nd Chance Dogs and he is just an amazing character and we love him to bits... once you have adopted your dog, you become part of a bigger family of adopters at 2nd chance dogs, who are always there to share the good times and the bad.... See MoreSee Less
Absolutely brilliant such hard working team and very dedicated and passionate. As a first time adopter I find then extremely helpful in every aspect . Thank you all for what you do keep up the good work... See MoreSee Less
An exceptionally dedicated team of people who do all they can to help these poor dogs. I got my Effie from them in August 2016 and she is a wonderful dog. It took a little time to settle her in but she is worth all the time and patience that I put into her. They are a wonderful group to deal with who help you every strp of the way.... See MoreSee Less
Earth Angels is what team at 2nd Chance-4Life are. They have to witness situations which would make most humans crumble. They take the worst of what humanity has done to any dog and show that dog not all humans are evil. They are united as one to save their dogs and give them the happy ever after they deserve. They give up time with their families and loved ones to save the dog's on island. Once your a member of the 2nd Chance-4Life rescue you truly know the meaning of family. Thank you for saving the dog's but also allowing me to adopt one of your precious babies. Much love and respect to you all ❤🐕❤ xx... See MoreSee Less
Our new boy Alfie arrived in the UK on 17th May 2017. We had a holiday in Cyprus in early May and visited the Centre. Doris and her team are amazing dedicated people and the Centre is one of a kind, certainly not your average Cyprus rescue. The dogs have the best food, the best vet care and the best living conditions that a Cyprus Rescue could possibly give. Alfie was in a foster home with an amazing family whilst he was waiting for his flight. We are delighted with Alfie, he has made our family complete again and he has settled in really well and is great with our other dog. We would definitely recommend adopting a dog from 2ndchance. They are very caring people before, during and after the adoption process.... See MoreSee Less
Amazing rescue, beautiful dogs, the best volunteers and highly recommend the centre to ANYONE wanting to adopt. Please look through there list of dogs, big and small, to adopt or support.... See MoreSee Less
These ladies are fantastic. They work so hard to look after the dogs, with no funding and only the help of donators and their own money. The ladies all have full time jobs and work tirelessly to keep the animals safe, warm and fed. I adopted Ella from them a few years ago and they still continue to support me and ask me for updates on her. It was an easy process and they were always on hand to answer questions. You will not regret adopting from this rescue, it's like one big happy family.... See MoreSee Less
Amazing charity, and amazing ladies! So kind and generous and they become like family after adopting a fur baby. They are there for you and your dog 110% and I couldn't ask for anything more from them xx... See MoreSee Less