Annual Events

Chili CookOff

Every year we host our annual Chili CookOff for Critters at Rockwell's Feed Store just outside of Wellsboro. The event features about several cooks vying for the title of Champion, as well as the "You Set My Heart A-fire" award.

To enter your chili, fill out the form below or find hard copies at Rockwells or the shelter. Pay the $10 registration fee online using PayPal or by sending a check to Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 725 Gee Road, Tioga, PA 16946.

Plan to arrive to the event around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. Prepare about 2 gallons of chili. Feel free to bring along nacho chips, condiments or decorations to compliment it! A table, electricity, tasting cups and napkins will be provided. 

For more information, call us at 570-376-3646 or email 

Chili Cookoff Registration


Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 - 1-3 p.m. @ Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville

 Rabies shot: $10 

 Cat/dog distemper combo shot: $15 

Microchip: $15 (additional $5 if we register it for you)

Cash/check only. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. Please bring water for your pet during your wait. A 1 year rabies shot will be given unless you bring proof of current vaccination.
For more information, call us at 570-376-3646. 


Pet Photos with Santa

Join us on three different dates in December for Pet Photos with Santa! This is one of our favorite events of the year, so if you don’t have a pet, simply come watch or volunteer to help!

Bring you dog, cat, lizard, hermit crab, goat, horse, chicken (yes, we've had all of these!) or your children/grandchildren and pose for a photo with our very own Santa Claus. You will receive a 4x6 cardstock framed photo for $5 or an 8x10 cardstock framed photo for $10. 

Visit us on Facebook for more information when the time draws near!