Before you apply for the adoption please think it over carefully and really set your heart to it. These animals have been through a lot and can't afford to go through another heartbreak. The volunteers, love mamas/rescuers and the foster have spent a great deal of time and effort to care and nourish these animals back to adoptable state. Please make sure you are ready and able to make this commitment to provide the animal(s) a forever loving home.
Ready to adopt the animal(s) you want and welcome him/her home? Let's get started!
Please fill the Application Form and press submit. We will contact you as soon as possible.
*Second Chance In Life Foundation has the right to refuse any applicant if they do not feel the applicant meets the requirements*
Step 1. Fill & Submit the Application Form
The adoption process starts with an adoption application. Kindly fill and submit an 'Adoption Application Form' to proceed. The applicant must be over 23 years of age. Note that we review applications in the order that we received them in. Please only apply when you are ready to welcome a dog home right away. If you plan to welcome a dog home in the next few weeks, please apply then when you are all settled and ready.
Step 2. Home check & Interview
A scheduled home check will be made to ensure the environment is suitable for the animal(s) and during this time a short interview will take place. Pictures of the common area, such as living room, kitchen, backyard (if any) will be taken for our records as well as to show the rescuer/love mum if the adoption goes through. Pictures will not be shown to a third person. Approval of the application will be decided either on the spot (only by experienced volunteer) or in the next few days.
Step 3. Meeting the potential adoptee that you applied
As our organization is operated 100% by volunteers and we don’t have a physical facility with opening hours, meetings will be scheduled after application screening and home visit for pre-approval for individual potential families. Kindly note as the application is reviewed/processed in the order received in, therefore, the person meeting the dogs prior to the process does not necessary has the priority to adopt anyways. Pre-approval will still be valid for future potential adoptee if the meeting with this particular dog falls through.
Step 4. Contract & Payment & Welcome the Adoptee Home
If the application is pre-approved and meeting with the dog goes well that you have decided to adopt a specific dog, you will need to sign the adoption contract and pay (cash/cheque/e-transfer) the full adoption fee prior to picking up the adoptee or by the time picking up the adoptee.
Step 5. Keep In Touch
We would love to hear from you! Please keep us updated with pictures and stories because we would love to share them with the rescuers who are dedicated in saving lives. The best reward for them is to know the dogs are having a great life with their new families! We also have a private Facebook group solely for our adoptive families/rescuers/volunteers to share information/experiences and arrange playdates!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much is the adoption fee?
The standard adoption fees are as follows, unless otherwise specified:
Why is there an adoption fee and what’s included?
Up-to date vaccine (3 sets of shots for puppies and 2 sets of shots for adults) with the following
Infectious Canine Hepatitis
Canine Coronavirus Enteritis
Canine Parvovirus Enteritis
Canine Leptospirosis Canicola
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction Test for the following
Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease)
Heartworm Test or SNAP® 4Dx® Test
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Clinical Biochemistry Analysis
Fleas & Ticks Treatment
Teeth examination & Dental Cleaning
What are your adoption requirements?
Can I meet the dog before signing the adoption contract?
Do you offer ‘Foster-to-Adopt’?
Can I adopt my foster dog?
What if the dog that I adopted is not suitable for my family?
In the case of the adoptee being unsuitable for the adoptive family, Second Chance In Life Foundation will gladly take the dog back to our care at any time.
Can I return the dog/cat to you if I am no longer able to take care of the adoptee?
Where are you located at?
Second Chance In Life Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Canada and operates based in Vancouver, BC.
Why do you rescue animals in Taiwan and bring them here in Vancouver?
How do you choose which dogs are available for adoption?
How long does the adoption process take?
The processing time varies as the applications are reviewed/processed in the order received in. We will contact the first person in line to schedule the next step and if it falls through, we will contact the next person in line until a sutable family has found. For this reason, it could take minutes (if the application is the first in line) to weeks (waiting for the previous application(s) to fall through) for us to schedule the next step with you.