Hi there, and welcome to my blog about all things animal rescue!  I started Second Chances in late 2013, when I decided there needed to be more awareness in my area about the importance of adoption.  I hope that this blog can help animals find their forever homes!  I found my passion for animal rescue only about a year ago, when I started working and volunteering for the Humane Society of North Iowa.  Helping the animals adjust to shelter life and watching them get adopted to happy homes really sparked something in me, and this blog was eventually born.

My husband Jared and I live in small-town Iowa with our 8-year-old Peekapoo, Riley.  We would love to add to our furry family, but Jared is allergic to cats, and Riley is dog-aggressive...so, for now, we are a one-dog family!  Jared is an IT geek, while I am currently a paraprofessional at a local school district, helping special needs children - though I am searching for a job involving animals.  I love writing, reading, and volunteering with my husband.  I also have a personal blog here, which I would love for you to visit!

Photo courtesy of Love & Luck Photography

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you are inspired to share what you see here! <3