Second Chance Dog Res​cue​.org – San Diego, CA

About Second Chance Dog Rescue


Second Chance Dog Res­cue is one of San Diego’s largest and most suc­cess­ful non-​profit 501c3 organ­iz­a­tions ded­ic­ated to sav­ing home­less dogs. Second Chance Dog Res­cue was foun­ded by 3 pas­sion­ate dog lov­ers back in 2008 by Sandra Simpson, Jason Cor­doba and Maria Blake who share a com­mon mis­sion, “res­cue, rehab­il­it­ate and rehome” home­less dogs.

Second Chance Dog Res­cue provides med­ical care at the time of res­cue, spay and neu­ter­ing, and any neces­sary rehab­il­it­a­tion to the dogs that they res­cue. Second Chance Dog Res­cue util­izes volun­teers to help with the non-​profit organization’s man­age­ment and to help with fos­ter­ing young dogs.

image03Second Chance Dog Res­cue has an applic­a­tion screen­ing pro­cess for those inter­ested in adopt­ing one of their dogs. Upon approval of the applic­a­tion, the dog and the adop­ter enter into a two week “trial” or “foster period” to make sure it’s the right fit for the fam­ily and for the dog. After com­ple­tion of a suc­cess­ful foster period, Second Chance Dog Res­cue may do a home visit before they final­ize the adoption.

The Web­site Design

Jason Cor­doba, Vice Pres­id­ent and Co-​Founder of Second Chance Dog Res​cue​.org hired Quick Joomla Web­site Design to develop a Joomla web­site for the dog res­cue organ­iz­a­tion. This web­site was the first dog res­cue web­site design by Quick Joomla Web­site Design. Loc­ated at http://​second​chance​do​gres​cue​.org, the main fea­ture of the web­site is called ‘Search Our Avail­able Dogs’ This fea­ture enables any dog lover quick vis­ib­il­ity of dozens of dogs, their names, and a short descrip­tion about their breed and gender. Click­ing on the dog’s name or image reveals the full bio and descrip­tion. In addi­tion to this smart fea­ture, the home page also includes an Upcom­ing Events tabs mod­ule that is eas­ily updated weekly by the Second Chance Dog Res­cue staff.

The right hand side of the home page has a “Fea­tured Dog­gie” mod­ule next to a “Sup­port­ers” mod­ule, giv­ing recog­ni­tion to mem­bers of the com­munity for their gen­er­ous dona­tions to their mission.

The web­site also includes a main menu item that links to the ‘adop­tion pro­cess’, a form allow­ing those inter­ested in adop­tion to sub­mit their applic­a­tion online, for dog lov­ers inter­ested in fos­ter­ing, the menu provides another link labeled ‘Fosters Needed’ a resource page that helps get Fosters in touch with dogs that need a tem­por­ary home, the page includes a detailed “Foster Guide” to ensure a smooth foster exper­i­ence. This soph­ist­ic­ated web­site integ­rates into many online tools for the volun­teers to col­lab­or­ate, and record all activ­ity such as med­ical records, adop­tion con­tracts and applic­a­tions. In addi­tion, volun­teers also share an internal Google Cal­en­dar to keep track of adop­tion events, spe­cial events, and volun­teer schedules.

With over 300 volun­teers from Los Angeles, CA to Ensen­ada, Mex­ico, it was crit­ical for us to util­ize advanced online tech­no­logy to sup­port our needs. We star­ted the res­cue in Octo­ber 2008 with every doc­u­ment scanned and uploaded into a data­base for any volun­teer to log into from home, find a an applic­a­tion, con­tact info or auto email a rabies cer­ti­fic­ate to an adop­ter who mis­placed the ori­ginal a year ago” says Jason Cordoba.

image02Second Chance Dog Res­cue receives an aver­age of 6,200 vis­its per month with a large volume of traffic gen­er­ated by Google​.com searches. The searches that are the most pop­u­lar include “Dog Res­cue San Diego”.

Mr. Cor­doba also states “Quick Joomla Web­site Design provided all the back end SEO (search engine optim­iz­a­tion) ser­vices to provide our web­site with max­imum expos­ure to all search engines and over time the tal­en­ted skills by Brian has Proven to pay off. With our optim­ized new web­site, our adop­tion rate increased by 40% and our new foster applic­a­tions increased by 50% res­ult­ing in sav­ing the lives of thou­sands of at risk dogs every year.

The web­site fea­tures a top menu with three easy main but­tons high­light­ing the 3 most import­ant things to keep their res­cue suc­cess­ful, “Donate”, “Adopt”, and “Foster”. The “Donate” page is integ­rated into a secure, data encryp­ted PayPal portal that enables vis­it­ors a choice of five dona­tion cat­egor­ies to choose from or begin a monthly dona­tion to keep the res­cue in operation.

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