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.

Monday, 27 November 2006


Hope you remember me, I am big and white, lots of fun, and a gentle giant. I really like my new home, I can run and run and run and run for ever, I haven't even made it around the entire place yet cause the snow is so deep.
My new owners are sucks..I give them a look and they give me a treat, and I got this cool new friend named Thor, he's been here awhile, so he gets the best spots to sleep, but I'm ok with that cause I like the cooler spots.
Gotta go, I see a stuffed animal I must destroy.

Hi all, this is Keith and Sue. Casper is doing great, he has fit into our family very well, and is very well behaved. Our other dog and him get along really good, and Casper seems to enjoy having lots of space to run. Although its been cold and lots of snow, he ranges out and and is always the last to come in at night. Its like Casper has always been here, he has fit in so well. We are extremely happy he has joined our family.
Thanks for everything. Some pics of the little fella.
Keith and Sue

Sunday, 26 November 2006

Syren (aka Liberty)

How all is well with you! This is Syren camping at the lake. Thought you would enjoy seeing a couple of up-to-date photos of Syren (aka: Liberty.) She has grown into our family so well! Honestly, there is nowhere in the house that I can go without this little girl following to make sure that I am not far and okay.
She is so protective and loving towards our children and seems to have an innate alarm clock of her very own because she will sit in front of the window waiting; knowing when each of the kids is to arrive home from school.
She has really calmed down from her puppy state following her year of age mark and although can still be an imp, she is such a good girl! Playful, loyal, sweet and beyond any expectations I had ever hoped for.

Here is Syren just in from the "beauty parlour" (looking terribly sorry for herself with the hair bows... she must be a "tom-boy!' LOL)

Have a nice day! **Velvet
P.S. I hope her mama and siblings are doing equally as well.


Hi everybody from scars family; it's me lilly and i'm writing you on my update from my new family. I'm doing excellent for a dog that was used to be outside, I only made two messes in my new home, but my mom and dad tell me that it's ok and they forgive me. I have three boys to play with and I just love it they make me run and I even sit down to listen to a story at bed time with them. I really love my new family and they love me very much. I will let you know about me later and Thank You again Scars to let my new family adopt me .I'm very happy.

Love LiLLy and her new family xoxo

Button (aka Leah)

Thursday, 23 November 2006

Monty (aka Joc)

It has been one heck of a summer, but I thought it was about time I gave you an update on my new life. My name at SCARS was Joc, and I was Scotties brother.
In March I was adopted, by my new Mom and Dad and my new BIG brother Oakley (Great Dane), and my two smaller brothers Gimley, and Spud (cats). My new home has been wonderful. I have got a 2 acre play pen that my brother and I love to romp and play in around in all day long (we are inseparable), and I get to snuggle in front of the TV every night. This is only of course when I am not out camping with my whole family, or going to my agility classes (the instructor says I am a born pro!!), or going to baseball games, or long walks at the off leash parks.
Thank you so much to all of the people at SCARS, without you I would have never found my family, and I can't say how much I appreciate all of your hard work and all that you did for me.

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Friday, 10 November 2006