Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc.
Adoption Center
111 Young Road, P.O. Box 136
East Brookfield, MA 01515
(508) 867-5525
(508) 867-5019 (FAX)
Pet Wellness & Education Center
Spay/Neuter | Vaccines | Training
372 North Main Street
North Brookfield, MA 01535
(508) 637-1333

Quick Links: Events | Contests | Adoption Days


The Dawg Days of Summer
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Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Place: East Brookfield Town Gazebo – Connie Mack Field (Behind the Fire station)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

East Brookfield Summer Concert Committee Presents The Dawg Days of Summer!

Bring your Dog to the concert!

Featuring music by: The Otters (Rock / Country / Pop)
  • Farmers market
  • Second Chance Animal Shelter
  • Get your picture taken with your Pet
  • Great Music & Great Food
Food: Pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda and desert. Special treats for pups.

Who: All are welcome, including leashed, friendly dogs.

More info: or

Download the flyer

Pet Rock Festival
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Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Place: Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606-2092 | Directions
Phone: (508) 853-2300 (Quinsig's)
Time: 12:00p - 5:00p

Petrock is the largest animal expo on the east coast! This is a family and dog friendly event. So, bring your dogs and your family for a fun day of meeting other dog lovers and checking out all the wonderful booths of animal related items. This event brings together animal shelters and welfare organizations from all across New England - bringing them together for a day of raising awareness and having fun.

Don't forget, well behaved dogs are welcome to come along and enjoy the day with you and socialize with fellow canine friends! In addition, there are cat and other pet shelters and related booths to enjoy as well!

For more information on events and entrance fees, please visit Pet Rock's Website.

Critter's Second Chance Poker Run and Cookout
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Critter's Second Chance Poker Run and CookoutDate: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Place:Starting at the Second Chance Pet Wellness and Education Center, 372 N. Main St. N. Brookfield, MA | Directions
Registration: 9:30 to 11:30
Rider Fee: $20 (includes cookout)
Passenger Fee: $15 (includes cookout)
Cookout Only: $15 (Cookout tickets must be purchased in advance)
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Please join us for a beautiful 72.8 mile ride beginning at the Second Chance Pet Wellness and Education Center, 372 N. Main St. N. Brookfield, MA and ending at Choochi’s Food and Spirits on Brookfield Road with a cookout, raffles, and fun! Cookout is 12 pm to 2 pm and will include sweet italian sausage, pepper and onion subs or meatball subs with macaroni salad, cole slaw, and chips!

All are welcome - You don't need a bike to come enjoy the day!

Tickets for the cookout can be purchased via PayPal Donate Button below (please note in the notes section that it is for the Poker Run), by calling Second Chance at 508-867-5525 or at Otto Florist, 104 Main Street, Ware, MA.

Business Sponsorship Information: (coming soon)
Sponsorship Letter
Sponsorship Form
Sponsorship Letter and Form Combined

Second Chance's Run, Walk, Wag!
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Run Walk Wag Date: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Time: 8 AM - 2 PM
Place: Second Chance Wellness and Education Center
372 North Main Street, North Brookfield, MA 01535 | Directions

Joins hundreds of animal lovers on September 15th for Second Chance’s Run, Walk, and Wag event. The September fundraiser is one of Second Chance’s largest fundraising events and it is fun! Well socialized dogs are welcome. For safety sake no Flexie or Expandable leashes.

The September event has been expanded to include a 5K and 10K run as well as a 2 mile walk.

Official 5K Road Race of the Massachusetts Senior Games (Athletic Competition in Massachusetts for Active Men & Women 40 and Over). See for details.

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Visit the new Run, Walk, Wag website for all of the details!

Woofstock Festival
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Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Place: Hudson Elks Pavilion
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Second Chance will be joining the Woofstock Festival hosted by the Buddy Dog Humane Society.

Fall Phling 2013
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Date: September 27, 2013
Place: Southbridge, MA

The Island Castaways Band & The Boat Drunks Sept 27th

The Island Castaways Band will be performing along with The Boat Drunks at The Cannery, 12 Crane Street Southbridge, MA Friday on Sept 27th from 7:30pm – 11:30pm.

Tickets are $25.00 per person which includes a $5.00 chance to win the 50/50 cash raffle benefiting Second Chance Animal Shelter of East Brookfield, MA.

Reserve your tickets in advance by sending a check to Joe Holewa, PO Box 459, Charlton, MA 01507. Paypal is an option as well. Please email first.

This will be The Boat Drunks first New England appearance in two years and they can’t wait to play! The Island Castaways band will be performing originals off their new CD Lost N Loving It as well as the Tropical Rock covers you love.

This is a show everyone will be talking about!

Click for more information about the bands or contact or for further details.

Thanks and we can’t wait to see you all!

Beach Front Radio

Here is a link to our CD available to order. Anyone who orders it from now through September 27th, $2.00 will be donated to Second Chance! Click here to order our CD!

Strut Your Mutt
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We need you to help us to help more pets! Second Chance Animal Shelter helps over 10,000 pets a year through adoption, spay/neuter, wellness clinics, training, educational outreach, and a pet food pantry.

Together, we can save the lives of homeless pets. Every day, more than 9,000 pets are killed in America's shelters simply because they don't have a home. Each one an individual. Each one a valued life worth saving. 9,000. That number should be zero. And it can be.

Please join our virtual walk at Strut Your Mutt.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for medical equipment to help more pets live better lives.

Best Friends Animal Society,Second Chance Animal Shelter and other No More Homeless Pets "Network partner"), are joining together to bring that number to zero. We are participating in Strut Your Mutt to raise money that will go directly back into my community to be used to fund adoption programs and spay/neuter services, ultimately impacting the number of pets entering and leaving the shelters.

Please support our efforts in the 2013 Strut Your Mutt by donating to this page or join the virtual walk by creating your own page as part of our Dog Pack. Your donation is tax-deductible and our organization keeps all monies raised (after transaction fees), including registration fees. Together, we can bring about a time of No More Homeless Pets®

Thank you for your support.


Purina Cat Chow "50 Years. 50 Shelters."
Vote for Second Chance and we earn up to $1,000

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Purina Cat Chow is celebrating its 50th anniversary and Second Chance Animal Shelter is one of 50 shelters being recognized nationwide. As part of the Purina Cat Chow “50 Years. 50 Shelters.” program, you can vote for us as your favorite shelter at and help us earn up to $1,000 (limit one vote per person per day)!

We have a chance to earn up to $1,000 through the Purina Cat Chow “50 Years. 50 Shelters.” program! Imagine all the cats you could help at our shelter by voting for us at Voting ends June 14 (limit one vote per person per day)!


Vote for Second Chance and we could win $300,000
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Next Contest: TBA

Grand prize is $5,000! Think how many animals we could help!

Help us win! All you have to do is click to help rescued animals, and then vote in The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge. Both of these actions are absolutely free! You can vote once a day, every day. Every time you vote, or tell a friend to vote, you are making a huge difference for us.

Contest Ends TBA at midnight. Vote today! Visit:

Adoption Days

Adoption Day
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Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place:Tractor Supply, Leominster, MA

Second Chance will have informational booth set up. Come in and say hello!

Adoption Day
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Date: June 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place: PETCO, Leominster, MA

Second Chance will have informational booth set up. Come in and say hello!

Shelter Adoption and Spay/Neuter Info Days at PETCO
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PETCO in Auburn
Route 12
Auburn, MA
3rd Thursday of the month
12 PM - 2 PM


July 18
August 22
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19
PETCO in Holyoke
45 Holyoke Street
Holyoke, MA
3rd Saturday of the month
10 AM - 1 PM


July 20
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21
PETCO in Leominster
48 Water Tower Plaza
Leominster, MA
2nd Sunday of the month
12 PM - 2 PM


July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8
Note: Applications will be available, but we do not do same day adoptions. Second Chance occassionally brings one dog or cat for showing.