Facility & Programs

Heading Home Center

Heading Home Center

Our Heading Home Center opened its doors in September 2016. Thanks to bequests from Dorothy Condict, Hattie Blackwell, Ilsa Rosenthal, Don Beach and Nancy Harman this building became a reality and continues to expand.

The main focus of the center is to assist stray and abandoned dogs and cats, providing them with a healthy, nurturing environment until a forever home can be found that matches their personalities and needs. The dog warden and other law enforcement personnel are able to bring dogs into the center 24 hours a day and every effort is made to locate the owners via social media, radio, vet clinics and police. If unfortunately the owner does not reclaim their dog, we administer shots, have the dog spayed/neutered, and attend to any special behavioral/health needs before adopting him/her to a new home. Volunteers come daily to walk/exercise the dogs in their outside play yard. 

The building is heated with radiant floor heat, which provides for a comfortable surface for all of the animals to sleep on. Elevated beds are provided for the dogs (unless they prefer to chew them up!) Blankets are always provided on the floor surfaces. 

Our stray and abandoned cats enjoy the life of living in a cat colony equipped with perches, climbing apparatus, stimulating toys, and access to an outside play area when weather permits. Volunteers come to socialize and cuddle the cats and kittens, readying them for their new homes. We take care of all vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and other health related issues prior to adoption. 

Our center has been planned and developed to be a cheerful, temporary home to animals while they await that perfect person! 



To inquire about a program, call us at 570-376-3646 or email secondchanceas@yahoo.com. 



Matching pets needing loving families to families needing loving pets...active networking, Facebook, posters, and other forms of publicity help find homes for pets needing to be placed elsewhere. We post pets on PetFinder and on this site as a courtesy to pet owners who need to find a new home for their beloved animal. Foster homes are a also in place to serve as temporary homes until that Perfect Match appear. 


Unexpected "emergency" events arise with pets. This program helps individuals when accidents, poisonings or other events strike. SCAS help ranges from assistance with veterinary expenses to direct involvement in the crisis. 


The lives of many of our Senior Citizens and disabled individuals are both enriched and sustained by their much loved pets. These true companions give comfort, warmth, conversation, and even a sense of purpose. They only ask for love in return. Occasionally these folks find their animals in need of veterinary care, be it spay/neutering or a physical ailment, and they find need for financial or other assistance. Second Chance's Grandpaws program helps provide veterinary care and veterinary expenses. We also provide transportation to and from the veterinarian's office. 


HOPE provides emergency food for pets of people experiencing and emergency such as a fire or other natural disaster. Second Chance Sanctuaries is listed by many area emergency organizations as a "to call" provider in case of any emergency of this type arises. 


This program assists people caring for homeless cats. Pet food contributions and donations for veterinary care provide assistance where cat numbers have overwhelmed individuals compassionate about caring for these outdoor cats. Monthly food allotments and spay/neuter requirements help stabilize these feline homesteads. 


Thoughts about change, passions, and perceptions form when we are young. Our education programs are fun, fresh, and exciting. They are planned to allow young minds a voice, to warm hearts, challenge minds, laugh, and become involved. The puppets, people, and pets they see teach how to care for pets, understand pets and how to help with problems with pets.