Second Chance Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)3 animal rescue sanctuary organized in 1991. SCR strives to make an impact on the lives of horses and their owners in our community through direct intervention, education, and community outreach. *NOTE* we adopt to WA and OR states only, within reasonable traveling distance.
SCR specializes in the rehabilitation, transition training and adoption services of Thoroughbred race horses from the sport of racing to a career in the secondary market, for pleasure riding, show or pet. Catering to the Pacific Northwest horse racing community, SCR works cooperatively with race horse trainers and owners to assist them with horses coming directly from the race track, or as a liaison between the equestrian community and race trainers/owners. Some are ready to transition to a new job, while others require time off for minor injuries. Most of the horses are adopted out, although we reserve room for a limited number of permanently retirees whom you can sponsor.
SCR also assists Thoroughbreds rescued from auctions and feedlots. While priority is given to race horses coming off the track and homeless horses or those in dire need, we extend our services to horse owners in our communities through our education, community outreach and virtual placement programs.
Within our mission, SCR extends its services to serve the local residents with our Equine Facilitated Therapy (EFT) program. Equine-assisted mental health and social rehabilitation is used in the treatment of emotional, behavioral, and workplace environment issues, and those living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We also offer a lesson program for home-schooling associations as a venue of social activity and humane education.
As an independent rescue organization, Second Chance Ranch’s primary funding comes from private donations, fundraisers, and adoption fees. Using earned, donated and volunteer resources, SCR has established a record of successfully rehabilitating animals, establishing successful adoptions, providing our greater community with education and outreach resources, and effecting policy change. Second Chance Ranch depends on the support and generosity of the public to continue our mission.