Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless animals in Northern Alberta, Canada

We believe that there is a suitable home for all homeless animals: young or old; large or small.

As a volunteer-run, registered charity, we care for these animals by providing veterinary care and foster homes for animals in need until a permanent home is found. These private foster homes provide the animals with warm shelter, food, exercise, and tender loving care (something that so many of the animals we receive have never experienced).

SCARS does not practice selective intake procedures and operates in a triage manner: taking the animal in most medical need first. As a result our medical expenses are enormous. Please consider donating to our rescue efforts.

Look At Us Now!

To date, SCARS has rescued and rehomed over 3,000 animals.

Because these animals live in our homes, we deveop a very deep bond with our fosters. Many of the adoptive families keep us updated on how well their new companions are thriving in their new homes.

To all the wonderful foster homes, all the tireless volunteers, all the compassionate furever-homes: we say a heartfelt thank-you!

Please support your local rescue society and consider adoption as opposed to buying your new friend.

Saturday, 29 January 2005


Here is Jake coming home with us on Feb 19/05. Jake’s been doing great since coming home a month ago. I have pictures of him wrestling with Bree over a toy. He loves playing with toys but Bree always has to have the one he’s got. Little Sisters!!!! He also gets along with Harley, the one year old lab next door. He comes over and they play for hours. Jake has a hard time walking after that but he has fun. He showed Bree how to break out of the yard once. I got a phone call at work from my real estate agent telling me they were at the Legion. At least they were together. Unfortunately when Stefan went to pick them up he didn’t think his car ride was long enough so he refused to get out of the car. I had to convince him to get out 2 hours later. I don’t think I have ever met a more stubborn dog!!!! He loves his walks and gets very excited when you touch his leash. He also loves getting attention and sleeps beside the bed at night. I’ve discovered that I no longer need an alarm clock because he wakes me up every morning at 6:00 to go outside and eat breakfast. I could go on and on but then I might be late for work. We love Jake and he is a wonderful dog. We are very happy to have him in our home and so is Bree.

Thank you and I’ll keep you updated. I really hope that someone will give Cindy and Champ the same opportunity. Older dogs are wonderful companions and need a home too.