Your Donations Help!

The Second Chance League welcomes donations to help us cover the costs involved in animal care. This money will go toward food, medical care, microchipping, and other expenses. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law. We thank you for your generosity!

Besides money and the items in the box to the right, we have an ongoing need for medium and large airline kennels. Increasingly often, we are finding great homes for dogs in other parts of Alaska and the Lower 48, and need to send them by air. If you have any structurally sound airline kennels--even if they are dirty or worn--we can use them to transport a dog to a great new home. Please contact us!

We can also often accept donations of moose and caribou trimmings (they are great for making dog treats from) and freezer burnt meat and fish. Please contact us if you have any questions about whether we can use something and to arrange pickup or deliver.

Other things to donate:
Dog food
Dog bowls
Dog houses
Dog lines

Thank you for considering a donation to the SCL. The chart below describes our expenses and how best you can support our mission. Your donation will be put directly towards the dogs we foster.

There are several other ways you can financially support SCL.

  • SCL is an approved eBay charity (managed through MissionFish). Occasionally we auction off nice equipment donated to us, so you could participate in those auctions. If you sell something on eBay, you can also designate all or any portion of the proceeds go to SCL. Please contact us if you are interested and have any questions about this option!

  • Through the Foundation (affiliated with the company who graciously hosts our Web site and manages our list of dogs) you can sponsor any of our adoptable dogs. Just go to the list of Available Dogs in the menu, select a dog, and click the Sponsor Me! link.

Donations through PayPal

Our online donantions are made through PayPal. If you are making a donation in honor of or in memory of anyone, including lost dogs, we'll be happy to send a note to the appropriate human. After you finish in PayPal, please send an email to with the details, including name and address, and a brief explanation of who you want to honor and why. Thank you!

Note: The "donation level" descriptions are examples of common expenses; they are not an indicator of how your donation will be used. All donations go into a general fund and are used where the need is greatest.

Donation Level One Time Monthly
Help Spring a Dog
Take a dog out of the shelter, vaccinate, tattoo and microchip it.
Kibble for a Month
Feed an SCL dog a performance diet!
Neuter a Male
All dogs must be altered before entering the SCL program. Help us cover these fixed cost.
Spay a Female
Female surguries are more involved and thus more expensive.
Dog Transport
We hope to become an international service for mushers and adopters around the world. Transportation out of Alaska will be one of our biggest challenges.
Full Year Sponsor
Help ensure the long term success of SCL and the dogs we foster.
Support the Team
Teamwork is the foundation of our program. But not every dog is ready or capable of fitting in and will perhaps require longer foster care, or special medical attention. You can help multiple dogs in myriad ways by supporting SCL at this level.

Donations can be mailed to:
Second Chance League
PO Box 83474
Fairbanks, AK 99708

Checks should be made payable to "Second Chance League".