Special Event

SecondChance Logo 300PXThe Pet Post will be presenting A Second Chance Pet Adoption and Pet Fair, an important, fun, and exciting community event created to support a very important cause, pet adoption.


This is the seventh pet adoption event presented by The Pet Post since spring of 2012. To date, A Second Chance has helped save the lives of nearly 300 displaced pets throughout the communities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach.

A dozen non-profit dog and cat rescues groups have been invited to attend A Second Chance making available 100+ dogs and cats seeking new, secure, and loving homes.

We have planned a fun-filled afternoon for the community to enjoy, which will include pet adoption, pet education, music, pet photo booth, Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption, shopping, food, and more.

Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) will be providing 200 pets with FREE microchips for residents of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach between the hours of 11 A.M. and 1:00 P.M...

A special pet food and pet supply drive will take place and the collection will be donated to FOOD for Pets in Need, a unique organization that helps care for pets of our Long Beach homeless society.  So please, if you would like to support this very important mission please bring a bag of dog or cat food.  We could certainly use your support!

WHEN:Sunday April 13, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

WHERE:Good Neighbor Park (2800 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, CA 90815

WHY:The Pet Post would like to create a fun community event that will attract community members along with local businesses to aid in the adoption of displaced pets needing new, secure and loving homes. A Second Chance is designed to not only save the lives of hundreds of displaced animals but also; to promote pet education, safety, and pet care awareness.

Doug Erickson, Owner of The Pet Post says "these events are not only important for the sake of saving the lives of displaced pets but also an important opportunity to where non-profit entities, and hundreds of volunteers can gather as a united front; showing casing their dedication and commitment to make a difference for thousands of animals in our communities."

Special thanks to our event sponsors!

  • Friends of Long Beach Animals
  • Long Beach Animal Care Services
  • First Bank
  • Stephen Coates, DDS
  • CanvasPet
  • Alpha Pet Care





Long Beach, CA - Join us September 28th and 29th for Kindness to Animals Weekend.  Saturday, Septemeber 28, 2013 from 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. is the 18th Annual Wag n' Walk as the Seal Beach Pier.  Sunday, September 29th, 2013 from 11 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. is the 1st Annual Kindness Film Festival Featuring The Paw Project.

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Pet Bazaar-article-Long Beach, CA – July 14, 2013 The Pet Post in partnership with Alpha Pet Care of Long Beach hosted A Second Chance pet adoption and pet fair. This is the fourth A Second Chance pet adoption and pet fair organized by The Pet Post beginning in 2012 with supporting business allies, Alpha Pet Care, Pet Sit Pros, CanvasPet, and local merchants.

IMG 20130717 133432 873During the A Second Chance and Summer Dog Days Pet Bazaar approximately 25 pet adoption applications were received by various animal rescue groups in attendance. To date, the A Second Chance pet adoption events have made it possible for the homing of nearly 100 displaced cats and dogs in need of new and loving homes. Doug Erickson, founder of The Pet Post says "when an animal rescue group homes a displaced pet this allows a group to return to an animal shelter and save another animal from death row. Mathematically it can be said that these events have assisted with helping the lives of nearly 200 dogs and cats combined."

The Pet Post in conjunction with sponsors and local businesses will continue A Second Chance pet adoption and pet fairs throughout the greater Long Beach area to help displaced animals in need.

Please follow The Pet Post events calendar to learn of upcoming events and follow The Pet Post on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thepetpost. Your support is appreciated.

We hope you enjoy the picture video for A Second Chance Pet Adoption and Summer Dog Days Pet Bazaar, July 14, 2013. http://www.thepetpost.com/pet-videos-shows/43-douglas-erickson/video/378-a-second-chance-pet-adoption-and-summer-dog-days-pet-bazaar-july-14-2013.html

Written by Sarah Bacher

Coming November 17, 2013 - Holiday Bone-Anza and and A Second Chance hosted by Friends of El Dorado Dog Park and The Pet Post.


See below to view our previous events

March 10, 2013, The Pet Post and Pet Sit Pros hosted the 3rd "A Second Chance" Pet Adoption and St. Patty's Pet Pageant / Pet Fair. The event was a great success and we are honored to share with you many highlights.

Eight interest (pet adoption) applications were collected by various pet rescue organizations. Important, The Pet Post and Pet Sit Pros raised pet adoption awareness and numerous community members displayed interest for foster and volunteer opportunities to support the many animal rescue organizations in attendance. We would like to thank the following animal rescue groups for attending: RescueMe Pups, Angel City Pets, Coastal Sherman Shepherd Rescue, Dobies and Little Paws Rescue, Sunny Saints, spcaLA, Long Beach Animal Care Services, Seal Beach Animal Care Center, Golden Retriever Club, Animal Match Rescue Team, Long Beach Spay & Neuter, and Long Beach Felines.

  1. 1,000 pounds of dog food was collected for F.O.O.D. for Pets, an organization that collects food for low income and homeless pet owners. An additional $200 will be donated in cat and dog food with the remaining proceeds from the event raised by The Pet Post and Pet Sit Pros.
  2. Event sponsors Alpha Pet Care, CanvasPet, Holistic Pet Center, DogVacay.com, Team Warren Real Estate, and Paw Shoppe Pet Center awarded six (6) winners who participated in the St. Patty's Pet Pageant; representing both small and large dog contestants.

A-Second-Chance-March10.2013forArticleWe would like to give special recognition to actress Megan Blake, Super Smiley, Tanya Dickenson, and Tenzin Armenta for supporting the event by inviting and leading many guests to participate in the "oh so pawsome"— Super Smiley Flash Mob 4 Pet Adoption.

We would like to give a "big" thanks to Long Beach comedienne Lynda Montgomery who graciously charmed the crowd throughout the event, and D.J. Ric for donating his time and music selection to entertain the multitude of guests who attended the special event.

From your friends at The Pet Post we hope you enjoy the photo selection from "A Second Chance" Pet Adoption and St. Patty's Pet Pageant / Pet Fair.

Following the photo gallery view previous events and pet adoption photos/videos presented by The Pet Post.

Mention by Press Telegram: http://photos.presstelegram.com/2013/03/photos-pet-expo-at-good-neighbor-park/

Photos shared by Justin Rudd: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200540946862856.1073741831.1133895586&type=1


Previous Events:

The Pet Post and Alpha Pet Care First Annual Pet Adoption Event

The Pet Post Pet Adoption Event July 15, 2012

The Pet Post USA Super Smiley Flash Mob Rehersal

Pet Post USA: Interview with Douglas Erickson

Pet Adoption Makes Sense--Adopt a Pet

Pet Adoption & Rescue Makes Sense Part 2


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