Where do Second Chance dogs come from?

Most of our dogs have been rescued from the pound. We work with the Tasman Pound, the Nelson Pound and also the Marlborough pound.

Will we re-home your dog for you?

Although we would love to be in a position to help all dogs, we must focus on the dogs that are homeless. We cannot help you rehome your dog however we suggest you use trade me and other social media to help spread the word about your dog needing a home. We also suggest that you carry out a property check before rehoming your dog.

Can I foster a dog?

We have a duty to make sure all our dogs go to loving homes that are the right environment for them. We also want to encourage our amazing foster families by matching up a dog that fits in with their family (where possible).  With that in mind, we always meet new families wanting to foster, visit them at home and have a list of questions they need to answer. We want them to be happy with their foster-dog and it’s equally important that he or she is happy with them. Check out our FOSTER A DOG page for more details.

Is there an adoption fee?

Yes, there is an adoption fee of $300.

What does the adoption fee cover?  All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped & spayed/neutered before adoption.  Additionally, most dogs require weeks / months of feeding whilst in foster care, some require vet attention, and other unforeseen issues can crop up. The adoption fee is a token sum towards these expenses.

How do I contact you?

Please flick us an email at secondchancetasman@gmail.com or find us on Facebook – search Second Chance Tasman.  You can also contact Sinead on 021 277 7422.

Do you sell any merchandise?

Why, yes we do!  We have fabulous NZ designed & manufactured IdealCups (visit http://www.idealcup.co.nz) which are barista grade reusable coffee cups with Second Chance branding. Help save the planet and dogs all at once.  Cups are $15 and can be ordered via email to secondchancetasman@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.

You’re amazing! How can I donate??

We gratefully receive donations and can give you a receipt for tax purposes on request. Donations can be made directly to our Givealittle page at this link:


Alternatively we welcome deposits straight into our bank account – please put your name as a reference.  Our bank account number is:  02-0692-0060935-066 (BNZ)