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.

Thursday, 27 April 2006

Mikey (aka Mr. Furley)

Hi there Folks
This is the Farmyard and we would like to express our very sincere thanks for our very special addition to our Furry Family. As you can see Mikey aka "Mr. Furley" is enjoying his new home. He is the "beauty" and our Bullterrier (Gaby) is the "beast" :-) We are so grateful that things have worked out so well - Mikey has a wonderful soft nature and is gentle with our cats. We look forward to getting "old" with our cherished Farmyard.
Thank you for all the work you do and I do advertise SCARS where ever I go. Mikey is an excellent ambassador!
Woof thank, Heather & Trevor

Tuesday, 25 April 2006

Charlie (aka Good Boy)

Hi Guys it's Charlie here.....I'm coming up to the 6 month mark, and the dreaded vet visit. But good news! Our vet has laser surgery now and it'll be a cinch. He also agrees that I don't much resemble a cock-a-poo like my Mom and assumes I must look like my Dad. I've got a real terrier look to my snout, and a sense of smell to match. Oh and the people here tease and call me "charles" cuz I look so mature already with my white beard. I've really grown to love my people and would be lost without my best pal Lacey. I will sit and shake a paw now, we are working on stay. Thanks to all the fabulous volunteers at SCARS and in my case a big wet kiss to Cheryl at Little Arf' N' Annie for finding me a forever home with both a little boy to take care of and a mothering shelty to take care of me. *Charlie & The Family

Sunday, 23 April 2006


Hi everyone!

I just got back from my first run at the lake. I played fetchand rolled in the mud. I was so tired out that I hardly made it back to the car! It was SO much fun, I got to be off of my leash and even play withanother dog.

love, Scout

Friday, 21 April 2006

Amiga (aka Sugar)

We were thrilled to adopt "Sugar" in September 2005 (with many thanks to SCARS and Cheryl at Little Arf'n’ Annie - her Foster mom). We have had her now for 6 months, and count our blessings daily for the love and joy she has brought to our lives. She has adjusted very well to her new home (as you can see in the attached photo). She loves her daily walks (and evening rabbit hunts) and looks forward to weekend jaunts at the off leash park..... We changed her name to Amiga (Spanish for "little friend") and are having a great time playing and relaxing with her.....thanks so much!!!

Jerrold and Michelle

Friday, 14 April 2006

Toedoe (aka Pheonix)

I am happy to report that Toedoe has ajusted very well to his new forever home and it is like he was always here. We are very happy to have him. Love the R. Family

Saturday, 1 April 2006


Rufus (2006)..
Looking pretty in the flowers.