We are the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake (AKA Humane Society of Grove and Grand Lake, Inc.), a 501 ( c ) 3 not-for-profit, private animal shelter, established in 1984 and governed by a Board of Directors. We are not affiliated with any national group and we do not receive any city, state or federal government funding. Our goal is to provide a caring, safe, and loving environment for abused and abandoned dogs and cats in our community. We are a life-saving shelter that houses approximately 80 dogs and 75 cats and are usually at capacity. The pet overpopulation problem in our community is an ongoing concern. Our low cost spay and neuter clinics are one way we try to address this problem. All of our animals are spayed or neutered shortly after they enter the shelter.
Adopting a dog or cat is a commitment to provide love and care for that animal for his or her lifetime. Healthy dog and cats live to between 10 and 15 years of age on an average. We do require all pets, 5 months or older, that are adopted from us be spayed or neutered before being released. If kittens or puppies too young to be altered are adopted there is a refundable deposit due at the time of adoption. The adoptee will be scheduled for surgery at the time of adoption. The adoptee must be brought back to the shelter for the surgery when scheduled. If the adopter does not bring the animal in when scheduled we do have the right to remove the animal from your care. All of our animals have received basic immunizations, heartworm preventative and are wormed and treated for fleas. Our animals receive a Rabies Vaccination, and adult dogs are tested for Heartworm. Other tests will be done at the adopter's request with the cost added to the adoption fee. Adoption fees start at $10 for cats and $25 kittens, and $75 for dogs and puppies. Senior animals, and animals that have been at the center for a long period of time may usually be adopted at a reduced cost. Certain breeds of dogs and cats that are in high demand have higher adoption fees. Our "Special Angels", dogs or cats that have needed a special surgery or medication, may command higher fees which help pay for needed surgery and medications. We always have a large selection of dogs and cats of all sizes and ages for you to choose from. Please fill out an application and bring it to the Humane Society or email it to [email protected] We do not hold any dogs unless you pay the adoption fee, prior to sending your application. Thanks for giving this special animal a forever home.