Animal Welfare Information
Second Home Pet Resort is a proud supporter of the animal welfare community. Sadly, Maricopa County ranks #2 (with Los Angeles County being #1) as having the largest shelter animal intake in the country. In 2015, nearly 52,000 animals were taken in by local shelters and rescue groups – that’s a minimum of 142 animals entering the shelter system each day, just here in our community. Of those, fewer than half will make it out alive.
Animal welfare organizations face an uphill battle with limitations on space, funding, and interested adopters. Nationally, less than 14% of pet parents adopted their pet from a shelter or rescue group – it’s a statistic we hope to have a small role in changing in the future.
To this end, we partner with local animal welfare organizations to increase awareness, encourage pet adoptions, and raise much-needed funds for their programs.
Pogo’s Place Adoption Center
Inspired by a very special little Beagle named Pogo, Pogo’s Place is a collaboration between Second Home Pet Resort and area animal welfare organizations. Located just off of our pet resort lobby, Pogo’s Place could be where you meet your next cherished friend! At various times throughout the year, Pogo’s Place is used by animal welfare organizations to host remote adoption events and can house up to 5 dogs and 8 cats. We are strong supporters of the animal welfare community and hope you’ll consider adoption when you're ready to add another dog or cat to your family!
Animal Welfare Links
Here are a few links to our favorite animal welfare organizations –the mission of each is to improve the wellbeing of the animals with whom we share our world. We hope you’ll enjoy learning about them and possibly take the time to get involved with your talents, time and philanthropy.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control
Learn about MCACC’s work in the community, see the hundreds of pets waiting for new, loving homes right now, and be sure to visit their west side animal care facility – it’s beautiful, uplifting and certainly worth the drive! Visit website.
Friends of Animal Care and Control
Their mission is to end euthanasia of healthy and adoptable dogs and cats in our community by raising funds to support the special programs of Maricopa County Animal Care & Control. Visit website.
This wonderful organization, with sanctuaries in New York and California, works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. Take a look at the amazing, sensitive farm animals, including goats, sheep and cows, who have been rescued from abandonment and cruelty, and now live out their lives in paradise. Visit website.