We are a no-kill animal welfare organization, founded in 1994 by renowned dog-behaviorist, Cheri Lucas, for our society’s dog outcasts: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and other strong-willed breeds; "widowed" senior citizen dogs; dogs without leaders or advocates; dogs trained to fear and fight.


Few humans have a heart for sick, old, troubled or intimidating dogs. Few dare to take on the challenge these animals present. Few realize that, if given the chance, there is certain hope for these tragically misunderstood animals. Our mission is to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Place Dogs.

In a world where animal “shelters” are often just stopovers on the way to euthanasia—where abandoned, neglected, abused, and troubled pets are condemned for the carelessness of humans—there is a place where dogs get a second chance at life, love, and happiness.

Second Chance at Love Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dogs in dire need. We are located in Templeton, CA, San Luis Obispo County.