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Melissa’s Second Chances is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue in Shawnee, KS. We find homes and safe refuge for animals in need of a second chance to be a beloved family pet.


Meet our management team & board of directors


View our annual reports & rescue statistics


Second Cup Cat Café in Olathe is where some of our adoptable cats can be found.  Melissa opened the cat café with the Olathe daycare location for small dogs and seniors.  Make your reservation to have a coffee and pet some cats today!!


Brookside Barkery’s mission is “Better Health Through Better Nutrition” and their goal is to provide the most up-to-date holistic health information to their patrons with the best customer service possible. As the pioneering all-natural pet food store and bathing facility in the Kansas City area, they’re dedicated to being the leader in customer service, pet care knowledge, and quality products. Their driving passion is helping owners provide only the best for their animal companion. To help fulfill that mission, they offer the largest selection of natural pet food in Kansas City.

Missie’s Discount Liquors is located at Quivira & Shawnee Mission Parkway. The one thing the company loves more than a cocktail hour is animals! In fact, Missie’s dog was found AT Missie’s Discount Liquors. Someone dumped a dog in her parking lot & drove off. Since then, Missie has had a mission to help animals, who have not had the luxury of a home.

Missie’s Discount Liquors hosts doggy spotlights on a few Friday’s each month. Follow them on social media, so you don’t miss the next one!

Westlake Ace Hardware has been the helpful neighborhood hardware store for countless generations who have shopped us for power and hand tools, fasteners, paint, plumbing, lawn care, pet, electrical supplies, and BBQ grills and accessories.
With more than 25 locations in the KC Metro, Westlake Ace lives the Ace Helpful Promise every day by delivering reliable service, helpful advice, and quality products so its customers and neighbors get their projects done right every time.
Supporting organizations like Melissa’s honors our commitment to being apart of your neighborhood by supporting local groups and our unwavering passion for our 4-legged friends. Your leashed pets are always welcome in our stores and are our associates favorite part of the day!