Chargers to host first ever Dog Draft

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Official Chargers Press Release

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Mandatory Photo Credit: San Diego Chargers

In honor of the upcoming NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers will partner with a local dog rescue organization to host the first-ever Chargers Dog Draft presented by Petco. The Chargers Dog Draft presented by Petco will take place on April 30th at 9 am in front of the Chargers Team Store at Qualcomm Stadium located at Gate G. The Dog Draft will be administered by Second Chance Dog Rescue of San Diego, Calif. This event will be free and open to the public.

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The Chargers Dog Draft presented by Petco will begin on social media in the weeks leading up to the event, with posts on Instagram featuring dogs available for adoption from Second Chance Dog Rescue.  During this promotional period, information will be provided to help educate the San Diego community about dog adoption, fostering, overpopulation, spaying/neutering.

On the day of the event, a limited number of dogs from Second Chance Dog Rescue will be available for adoption at the Gate G location. Adopters who are not quite ready to adopt, but would like to start the process can have a consultation with rescue staff to answer questions during the event. A player from the Chargers (to be determined) will attend the event.

More information on dog adoption, fostering, overpopulation, spaying/neutering, visit:



About the San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers originated as the Los Angeles Chargers of the American Football League in 1960.  The team relocated to San Diego in 1961 and captured the American Football League championship in 1963.  It finished first in five of the 10 AFL seasons.  Since joining the National Football League when the two leagues merged in 1970, the Chargers have won 11 AFC West division titles, including five titles in the last 12 seasons (2004-15).  The team finished 4-12 in 2015, only its second losing season in 12 years.  Overall, the team has played in 28 playoff games.  The Chargers were purchased by construction leader and real estate developer Alex G. Spanos in 1984 and has been under the guidance of Spanos’ eldest son Dean, the team’s current Chairman of the Board, since 1994.  That same season the team won the AFC Championship and played in Super Bowl XXIX.  All Chargers games are annually the highest-rated television programming in San Diego.  The Chargers play their home games at Qualcomm Stadium and the Spanos family, nationally renowned as one of San Diego’s and the NFL’s most philanthropic families, is currently focused on bringing a new multi-use stadium/convention center facility to downtown San Diego.

About the 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. The organizations rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs, primarily from local shelters, as well as dogs surrendered by their owners for various reasons, and dogs from Baja California, Mexico. For more information, visit

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I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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