Adoption Thursdays: Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue!

This week, we’re excited to feature a local partner: Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue! A neighbor in Oakland, CA,  and a member of the NomNomNow Adoption Program, Hopalong & Second Chance is committed to eliminating the euthanasia of cats and dogs through rescue and spay/neuter programs. Some of the incredible resources they provide the local community include low cost spay/neuter programs for low income families, affordable dog training courses (there’s no such thing as a bad dog– some just need a little training!), and a Pet Survivor Program for companion animals who may outlive their owners.

We’d like to help bring awareness to their causes, and help more of our community members get involved in their mission!

Hopalong Animal Rescue l NomNomNow Blog

How to Get Involved

Since being founded in 1993, Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue has collectively saved over 24,000 animals by placing them in loving forever homes…that’s not a small number!

Here are some ways you can support their mission:

  • Spread the word! Share this & other information about them on social media, with friends, tell a stranger at the pet store, etc.
  • Become a foster parent for dogs awaiting adoption
  • Donate (to support facilities, enable affordable spay and neuter services for low income families, enable low cost training courses, and rescue operations)
  • Volunteer your time (cuddling with puppies included)
  • Adopt your next pet #adoptdontshop!

Dogs currently available for adoption

1. Jellyfish!

Jellyfish l Hopalong Animal Rescue NomNomNow Adoption Program

  • Mix/Breed: Terrier
  • Sex/Age: Male / 4 months
  • Weight: 7-10 lbs
  • Location: In Foster

How do you get cute, cuddly, playful, smart and fun all in one package? Thats me! Jellyfish! I love running catching, playing, and I’m super duper friendly with dogs and humans! (I’m not so sure about those cats though…) I’m quick on my paws and I love to run really fast and play. When I’m finished playing you can believe that I’ll to want to snuggle and relax in your lap. I’m a great kisser and I rarely bark so you can count on me to keep quiet! I’m super sweet and fun and my nickname jelly belly almost says it all! I’m doing really well with potty training (minus the occasional mishap 😉 and I love to have a quiet, good night’s sleep. I’m positively adorable and no challenge is too big for me, although I have yet to catch my tail! I’m also fantastically reliable and I am sure we will have an amazing time together!

2. Petunia!

Petunia l Hopalong Animal Rescue l NomNomNow Blog

  • Mix/Breed: Minpin mix
  • Sex/Age: Female / 2.5 years
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Location: in Foster

Hello there,
My name is Petunia and I don’t know if that flower smells sweet but I know I am as sweet as can be!! I love people and love to be held and love life!! I’m so quiet, too. I am not an alarm clock so don’t count on me waking you early for anything. I’m trying my best at potty training but know I will catch on so just keep an eye on me when we get to my new home.

People will stop you all the time asking what I am so be prepared to be popular. I don’t know if I will be much bigger than I am now but either way I’m a wonderful baby. Apply fast because I think everyone will want me to be part of their family. (It’s hard to be modest) lol.

3. Max!

Max l Hopalong Animal Rescue l NomNomNow Blog

  • Mix/Breed: Cocker Spaniel
  • Sex/Age: Male / 2 years
  • Weight: 20 lbs.
  • Location: in Foster

My foster says I’m this:
• Very playful • Love people • 100% doggie door trained • Potty trained • crate trained • being trained to sit before eat • learning leash walk • very affectionate

If you are looking for an awesome dog, that’s me! I came from a local shelter super matted, they had to sedate me to shave me and now I’m feeling fresh and look so handsome! Ask to meet me!!! I’m also great around dogs! I just love my foster’s doggie! He’s my best friend! I am a little timid when I do meet dogs at first, but that’s okay, you can teach me to be the best boy ever!

4. Cheeseboard!

Cheeseboard l Hopalong Animal Shelter l NomNomNow Blog

My name is Cheeseboard! I know, why that name, right? Well, I originally was surrendered to the shelter with the name of “cardboard” and since I actually listen to that name, Hopalong decided to change it to Cheeseboard! Of course, once I find my forever home! I’m hoping you can give me a cooler name or keep this one! Whatever works for you! I’m a pretty calm boy, not high maintenance, I do cry a little when you leave me, but settle fairly quickly. I’m cool around dogs, unknown with cats. I’ve ignored all the cats at Hopalong, so I think I’d be okay with one! As long as you show me how to properly be around them! I am housebroken and love to cuddle! Won’t you adopt me????

4. Turbo!

  • Mix/Breed: Golden Retriever / St. Bernard mix
  • Sex/Age: Male / 7 years
  • Weight: 65 lbs
  • Location: in Foster

Turbo l Hopalong Animal Rescue l NomNomNow Blog

Hi! My name is Turbo! I’m the sweetest big guy ever! I’ve been in a home for a very long time and due to an emergency, I have to find a new home! I’m really good in a home, I’m super house broken and will wait until you come home and let me know! If I have outdoor/indoor access, I’m super good about that too! I’d love a home that could spoil me! I do have a little bit of allergies, but my mom says Benadryl helps all that go away! YAY!! If you are looking for an awesome dog, I’m your guy! My only downfall is that I don’t really understand cats, so it’s best I live in a home without any cats. 😊 Ask to meet me!

5. Taquito!

  • Mix/Breed: Chihuahua
  • Sex/Age: Male / 3.5 years
  • Weight: 4 lbs.
  • Location: in Foster

Taquito l Hopalong Animal Rescue l NomNomNow Blog

Hi everyone! My name is Taquito! I’m one of the sweetest little Chihuahuas you’ll ever meet! Hopalong rescued me from a shelter not so long ago and said I was one of the most charming little guys ever.! I get along great with people! Great around dogs (smaller ones of course, I think you’ll have to show me that big dogs aren’t scary). I like to take naps, play with toys, sleep on your lap and lick you to tell you I love you. If you are looking for a really cool dude, I’m your guy! Ask to meet or better yet, adopt me!!!! YAY!

Apply to adopt any of these dogs here, or browse additional available dogs here.

Resources for Adopters (from NomNomNow)

Planning to adopt one of these pups, or already have? Because Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue is a member of the NomNomNow Adoption Program, you’ll receive several perks when you sign up for NomNomNow:

  • 50% off two weeks of fresh dog food from NomNomNow, to help you start your pup on the healthiest food possible
  • A $25 donation back to Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue

Simply ask Hopalong for their special code, or let us know you adopted from Hopalong upon sign up!

Get your foster or adopted pup signed up for healthy meals from NomNomNow right here


Thank you for supporting another Adoption Thursday! Don’t forget to share these adoptable pups on social media, and tag friends who will support the cause!

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