Second Chance Dogs & Cats
Help us save MORE at-risk
animals like "Alphie"...
APA was given the exciting opportunity to help some former abused, court-held dogs find an alternative from our municipal shelter. Most of these dogs are pit bull-type dogs who would not stand a chance at a traditional shelter. APA believes these dogs are deserving of a second chance at life as a papered pooch after the abuse and stress they have lived through for anywhere from months-to-years.
Since 2012, we have directly rescued or facilitated the rescue placement of 39 Second Chance Dogs and Cats.
Wonderful pittie rescues in Albuquerque and Santa Fe to the RESCUE in April 2013 & Nov. 2013
We got a call in April for help for three adult dogs, one with newborn pups, which we didn't have room for. They had been seized during the course of a cruelty investigation.
We reached out for help to some wonderful pittie rescues in New Mexico, and they have all been placed and are headed to Albuquerque/Santa Fe on April 26th thanks to a wonderful transport volunteer of ours who is taking them.
Mamas' three newborn pups
And then this same rescue helped us save a mama and her four pups in November 2013, who were also part of an abuse case and seized before the pups were born. They are...
Roxie - the mama dog
Two male pups
Two female pups
Accepted into Behavior Rehab Program at Longmont Humane Society...
Ashely had been with us more than a year. Her issue was she behaved badly at offsite adoptions, which is the only venue we have right now to show off our animals in person. At her foster home, she behaved well and had gotten along with all the other Second Chance Dogs she met.
Ashley was accepted into the Longmont Humane Society in Colorado; they specialize in using doggy play groups to help dogs like her get the social skills she needs prior to adoption. She was transported there in early March 2013, and we wish her the best of luck and will keep up with her progress. We thank LHS for accepting her into their exceptional program, which helps them save 98% of the dogs they take in! It's no wonder it takes a long time to get a dog accepted into their transport program.
Ashely found a home in Colorado in August 2013-- yay, Ashley!!
Adopted in January 2013
Peta with her new family from El Paso
Second time around is the charm
Cheyenne was great at our kissing booth at Sam's Club on last November. She earned some dollars and lots of much-deserved attention for what a good, sweet, Itty Bitty Pittie she is. She was adopted shortly after this event; but then she came back to us a year later. With the help of a volunteer, we found her a perfect match in 2013 with a family who sticks to the home alot and takes the animals with them when they don't. Chey now has a boxer buddy and chihuahua friend to share her life with along with a loving, retired couple.
Adopted November 2012
Rascal was adopted the first weekend he went to PETCO; a family from El Paso saw him online and came to get him!
Adopted the summer of 2012
Rusty is having a great time with his new family in Las Cruces.
First set of former abused dogs rescued!
The first three dogs released to APA in September 2011 were accepted into Animal Village New Mexio in Alamogordo, a wonderful sanctuary. Interested adopters should visit the dogs at the sanctuary.
BLONDIE is a 4-6 year old, small female pit bull mix who was a victim of starvation and being chained out 24/7.
CHICA is a small female, pit bull/red heeler mix who was also chained out and starved by her abuser.
PATCH is a large male pit bull/bulldog mix who was a victim in a hoarding case.
Sweet-natured Redd spent most of his young life on this chain with a padlock on it, but after his owner abandoned him, he was rescued. We got him in early June 2014, and he is still looking for his forever home.
This 8-month old beauty--who was running loose and neglected--is an unruly, sweet pup getting some obedience training so she can join a family very soon. We got her in March 2014.
Misty and Cowboy were part of a neglect case and their puppies came with them -- Snuggle, Ferris & Bridit. We got them in April 2014. They were all emaciated and full of ticks when seized, but they cleaned up nicely!
Sunshine & 8 newborn pups
Sunshine and her 8 newborn pups came to us in early March 2014. Her pups are almost ready for adoption, and she found a new home before they did in early April.
Sparky came to us in late February 2014; he was the victim of neglect and was scared at first, but as a happy 5-month old pup, he came around in no time. The first day we took him to an adoption event, he found a wonderful home!
Jewels was our first Second Chance Cat; she came to us in Oct. 2013. She was the victim of neglect and was very emaciated when she was seized. Now, she found a new home where she is now living the life of a spoiled inside cat!
Bruce Almighty was a tied out, emaciated dog who was being attacked due to no fencing around the property. That was many months ago; he is now a very handsome, funloving AMSTAF/mastiff mix who came to us in January and didn't last a week before we matched him to a home.
Alphie was from a neglect/abuse case; he's a young heeler mix who is sweet as can be. He came to us Jan. 2014 and adopted at PETCO later that month.
Darla was once a chained dog, but now she is FREE. She came to us in Jan 2014, and she was adopted the first weekend she went to an adoption event. She's a funloving, playful gal who is cute and stocky.
Little Orphan Annie
Annie is a special needs gal from a neglect case; she is about 5 years old and is getting treated for heartworm. We found her a wonderful home in Ruidoso with another older dog, so she will never suffer the fate of a negleted dog again! She came to us October 2013.
This is our second Second Chance Cat. He was once the victim of a hoarding case, and that's why he has a damaged left ear, but his spirit and wonderful personality are intact.
And he was adopted as part of our Home 4 the Holidays campaign in 2013!
She came to us in September 2013 and found a new home by October -- that's how sweet this gal is! She survived being shot thru the nose, poor thing, but she is all healed up and in a home with another dog to keep her company.
May and June
Our newest arrivals were two lovely aussie/heeler mixes, May and June. They have since found their forever homes.
May - ADOPTED!
June - ADOPTED!
Facilitated rescue transfer for doberman in need in
BoJangles was accepted into the Doberman Rescue of NM and is in a foster home in Las Cruces.
Adopted in March 2013
Buddy is a goofy, sweet 1-year old male retriever mix who went to a new home on St. Paddy's Day!
Adopted in February 2013
Buster is a 2-year old male husky/shepherd mix who went to a new home in Albuqurque
Interested in adopting one of these special dogs or cats?
Call APA at 575-644-0505, and we can arrange a meet-up.
DONATE to our Second Chance Dogs/Cats Fund
Use the link below or visit our Donate/Volunteer page for more donation options. You can indicate on your online or other donation that you want the funds to go toward this fund.
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