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Oliver James A Senior Pug Rescue Adoption Love Story

We recently asked on our facebook page did Did you purposefully choose to get your dog breed or was it just random?   Julie answered  Purposely. I looked forever at shelters and rescue groups to find a pug 🙂 found a 6yr old one at the shelter finally. He’s 12 now and I am totally in love with him.  

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Julie also shared in more detail her adoption story of Oliver James and how she fell in love

I adopted my pug from Second Chance in East Brookfield MA. I had just lost my Boston terrier and was not ready to get another dog. But knew I eventually wanted a pug. I had a younger Boston still so I was just going to spend time with her even tho she was sad without her older brother. So i had decided to volunteer at the shelter with my niece and we went to orientation one Saturday morning and while they were showing us around the dog room, every dog was barking and getting excited that people were there except one little pug who was in the back of his kennel with a look on his face like “omg what is going on” So we were just staring at each other lol. He reminded me of my Boston a little he was the same way and get nervous sometimes. Once we left I could not stop thinking about him. So I filled out the application and was approved in no time. Had a meet and greet with my other dog and they got along great. He had some medical issues that they had to finish up treating (lyme, some teeth removed and he had to be neutered) once he was medically cleared he came home and it seems like he has always been with me. Everyone thought I was crazy because he was already 6yrs old but he is now 12yrs old and his only medical issue he has had was a positive mast cell tumor on his leg that Tufts removed 2yrs ago and so far so good. He has made me only want to adopt older dogs from now on. I love the seniors.

(check out the calendar for local shelters offering adoption days )

About Second Chance Animal Shelter

We are a no-kill animal shelter located in MA. In addition to our Adoption Center, we also operate a Wellness Center Veterinary Clinic in North Brookfield as well as Springfield MA. Through our many programs, we help over 26,000 pets a year. Our programs include adoption, low cost spay/neuter, veterinary care, community outreach programs, educational outreach to schools and youth groups, training, and a pet food pantry. We have a unique innovative approach to helping animals that is revolutionizing animal welfare. Our goal is to keep pets out of shelters in the first place by providing services within the community. Our reach goes beyond MA and we help wherever we can. Our approach is to get to the root causes of animal suffering and provide the services where they are needed to help prevent homelessness, overpopulation, and suffering. We are one of only a handful of shelters across the country that are now leading animal welfare by providing subsidized veterinary care as one of our programs. This unique approach helps to keep pets from suffering in the community and providing lifesaving medical care.

You can view pets available for adoption here from Second Chance

If you want to share your pet adoption story, please send us a message on facebook!

Ruff Tales Rescue Santa Pet Photos 2017 in Wakefield MA

Stop by Liberty Chevrolet  in Wakefield  on Sunday, December 10th 12-3pm  to help our dogs find their forever homes in time for this holiday season. Ruff Tales Rescue Santa Pet Photos 2017 in Wakefield MA
There will be photos with Santa Claus ($10 donation),  and there  treats by Polkadog Bakery, and lots of fun!
They will be accepting donations under the tree for the dogs that have to spend the holidays in the shelters. You can also learn more about how you can volunteer with Ruff Tales Rescue and help save more lives!

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Liberty Chevrolet
90 Bay State Rd, Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

Santa Dog Photos at Assembly Row Somerville 2017

Bring your dog-friendly pooch to visit us for his or her annual photo with Santa at Assembly Row in Somerville MA on Sunday December 10th from 11am-2pm.

Santa Dog Photos at Assembly Row Somerville 2017

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Digital photos will be available for $10 and printed images for $20. All funds raised will benefit homeless animals in need at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.
Photos will be taken by the very talented Joey Phoenix of Salem Pet Photo!
Assembly Row – 431 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145

Lowell Humane Santa Pet Photos & Holiday Celebration 2017

Join the Lowell Humane Society  on Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd from 11am-3pm for our Holiday celebration! Get your pet’s digital holiday portrait for just $15! A link to your images will be e-mailed within 72 hours.Lowell Humane Santa Pet Photos & Holiday Celebration 2017

Photos with or without Santa, silent auction, raffles and more!
Shop for holiday gifts for all of the pets & pet lovers in your life!
We’ll have pre-made gift baskets for dogs and cats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pet apparel and more! And all the proceeds benefit Lowell Humane Society!

*All dogs must be on leash and cats, rabbits, ferrets and all other small animals in carriers.

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Is your pet reactive around other animals or nervous with people? Email us to make arrangements for your pet photo and we’ll schedule a time for you and allow you to enter through a different entrance to avoid the hustle bustle.
Email us at to set this up!

Interested in ordering holiday cards? Check out Picaboo Cards, an easy way to give back this holiday season!
50 % of your custom greeting card purchase will be donated back to Lowell Humane!

Santa Sunday at Wignall Animal Hospital 2017 in Dracut MA

Wignall Animal Hospital  in Dracut MA will hosting their  23rd Annual Santa Sunday on Sunday December 3rd 12-4pm. Santa Sunday at Wignall Animal Hospital 2017 in Dracut MA

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All the proceeds from our fundraiser will be donated to PittieLove Rescue, Inc.!

Come have your photo taken with Santa ($15.00)

Enter our raffles! $1.00 each ticket or 20 tickets for $15.00

NEW THIS YEAR! enter our 50/50 raffle $2.00!

All for PittieLove Rescue, Inc.!!
Wignall Animal Hospital

1837 Bridge St, Dracut, Massachusetts 01826