Nikeno's Second Chances

2nd Chances

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Rehome.
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Adoptable Fur-evers

The dogs in our program are altered before being placed. They are microchipped, vaccinated and come with an additional four weeks of integration training after adoption.

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In loving memories of our fur-ever friends who are no longer here.

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Success Tails

Our hope is that with every 2nd chance we give, there will be a happy ending. Here are some of those stories.

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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved and support NSC’s goals to helping lost pets find homes. Check out what you can do to help.

Second Chances for a Fur friend begins with you.

About Us

“Keno touched so many – I just wanted to help people find forever friends like him. These dogs have it in them – they just need the right second chance.”



NSC started as a response to the unfulfilled need for professional assistance during the dog adoption process. While numerous people are willing to adopt shelter animals – many times the combination of untrained dogs and knowledgeable owners leads to returned or unwanted pets. By giving the dogs structured training before, during and after home placement – their chances of success more than quadruples.

At NSC – we try every day to provide the necessary tools for our shelter dogs to lead positive, well mannered lives in the homes they find themselves in. While all of our dogs are a work in progress – they are more likely to be successful in that endeavor with our help.

Please consider our organization if you or someone you know is looking for a forever friend.

  • 1200 Dogs & Cats. We are one of many groups helping animals where we can.

  • 1200 dogs & cats, ready for that second chance.

  • 1200 have found their fur-ever homes.


Without the help of these fur-lovers, 2nd chances wouldn't have been possible for the fur-friends NSC has helped over the years.

Gina Krehbiel

President / Intake Coordinator
Founder and fur-maker (matchmaker, get it!) has over twenty five years in the animal behavioral business. She owns and operates Clearwater Dog Training – a facility that promotes educated owners and educated pets.

Inge Holmes

Adoptions / Secretary

Tom Riggs



Some touching letters from families and their fur-evers.

2nd chances starts with you.

Rescue. rehabilitate. rehome.