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, 25 December 2006

Julio (aka Jonah)

Season’s Greetings from Julio (AKA Jonah) and Maximus!
We adopted Julio in January 2006, and he has certainly grown up to be a mighty handsome 70 pound guy with a vibrant personality! A little destructive at times (definitely has a wild streak), but compensates well with his endearing charm! He is a very quiet dog who never barks and that goes over well with the neighbors! He has brought many fun and unforgettable moments to our lives… for that we are blessed!
Just wanted to wish you all at SCARS a Very Merry Christmas and thank you for all the work you do!

Friday, 22 December 2006

Annie (aka Jamie)

Hi – Here’re pictures of Annie graduating from her puppy class. She’s doing really well and is a very smart puppy (now young lady dog). She is much greyer than she was as a puppy and kind of brindled like a boxer. She’s beautiful.
She’s a little reserved with strangers but is good with other dogs and is learning more each day. She is a very calm girl (especially considering it looks like she has collie, lab, and boxer (and probably shepherd etc) in her) but loves to play in deep snow. As you know, she is very smart. She knows most of her basic obedience stuff already (sit, down, stay, come, heel).
We’d like to know more about how she was rescued and if you know anything about the rest of her family.
We love her very much. Thank you for all your hard work with these dogs. *Diane

Monday, 18 December 2006


November 28, 2006

Hello again,Willow met the vet today, and she did fine.... she got her booster shot and loved the attention. All who see her say what a pretty dog she is. Last week we weighed her here at home and she was 50 lbs, today at the vet's she weighed 53.8 lbs. Must be from the good eats and all the relaxing in the warm comforts of home.

December 18, 2006
Hello again,Willow is doing wonderful. Here are a couple pics....

I got the calendar, and thank you for the card Sylvia. I am glad to have Willow in my home and in my life. She really is a sweetheart, not to mention a beauty. Have a wonderful Christmas, all the best wishes to you and your family! **Brenda