Upcoming Events

Join us at our monthly dog adoption events in San Diego!

All of our dogs are in private volunteer foster homes, so these events are a great opportunity to meet some of our four-legged friends in person. We do not have a central shelter – so if you’re looking for a particular dog, it’s best to schedule a private meet-and-greet appointment at the foster family’s convenience.

Events also help to educate the community about dog overpopulation and the need for spaying/neutering, foster homes, and Second Chance Dog Rescue’s mission and core values.

Halloween Fundraiser @ Spanish Landing Park
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join Second Chance Dog Rescue for the Howl-o-ween Mutt March, a multi-rescue walk to celebrate our incredible San Diego animal loving community! Join us for a walk around Spanish Landing, make sure to wear costumes, be ready to trick-or-treat, enter the costume contest and be prepared to DANCE in the spectacular Thriller Flash mob with your walking partner!!

The Howl-o-ween Mutt March is a fundraiser for participating rescue groups and the San Diego Rescue Coalition so we can continue vital community programs such as our annual FREE county wide microchip clinic!

Register to walk today and consider creating a team to support TEAM Second Chance Dog Rescue! Can’t join us? Then consider donating towards our team goal at: https://www.mightycause.com/event/Scdrmuttmarch



Poway Adoption Event @ PetCoach
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fundraiser – Pacific Beach Happy Hour @ The Local
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Happy Halloween Locals! 🎃  👻Join us for Happy Hour HOWLoween 🐶 November 1st | 5PM

🕸 Bring your pup for a Dog Costume Contest sponsored by your favorites: Tito’s & White Claw! Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners.

🕷We will be present with a handful of pups available for adoption. Give a fur baby a forever home this Howloween!





North Park Adoption Event @ San Diego Vintage Flea Market
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come see us at the San Diego Vintage Flea Market in North Park. 

We will be there with dogs available for adoption!


North Park Event @ Second Chance Beer Company
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our friends at Second Chance Beer Company have asked us to join them during San Diego Beer Week to promote SCDR and Adopt Don’t Shop. And even though it’s post- Halloween, they’re still all about the costumes 🎃🤠🦁 so there’ll be some contesting & prizing going on. And maybe we’ll get an adoption or two out of it!

If you haven’t been to the Second Chance Beer Lounge at 4045 30th Street in North Park it’s a fun place with a cool vibe, great for hanging out and it’s DOG FRIENDLY!

Join us on Thursday November 7th any time between 6-9 PM with your foster dog (or your own dog) IN COSTUME! Either way we’ll be promoting SCDR and rescue doggies and having a good time!

Mission Valley Adoption Event @ Petsmart Mission Valley
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pacific Beach Adoption Event @ Petsmart Store
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Poway Adoption Event @ PetCoach
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
La Jolla Adoption Event @ Ark Antiques
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for an adoption event at Ark Antiques  – we will dogs available for adoption!


Oceanside Adoption Event @ PetSmart Store
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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