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, 25 August 2007


This is April's story, adopted by us in June 2007. April was our first experience fostering for Scars. To some degree the fostering was a failure due to the fact that we decided to keep April. She was the most laid back dog and the heaviest sleeper we have ever seen.

She is an independent little girl and she is very calm. Our older dog Oakley adores her. They play whenever they get a chance. April seems to be a very athletic dog. She seems to like the feeling of being in the air. We take her to the lake and she jumps off of the top of a 4 foot drop and launches herself as far as she can go. She runs very fast and is a very graceful jumper. We had our older dog in agility class and she came along for the ride. After class we took her through for fun and when she went over the jump there were a lot of ooohs and aaaahs from the people that saw her.

We enjoy her antics and love to watch her run laps around the yard. She loves to chase bugs and seems to have a taste for grasshoppers and moths. Eeeeew! She hasn't shown us much interest in toys, however she loves chewing sticks and nylabones. During one snowfall she was spotted running and catching snowflakes. We love to watch her slowly charm Oakley until he gets distracted so she can gently grab his bone from him. At times she charms him so well that he willingly gives it up to her.

She has assisted us in the care of other foster dogs that have come through our house. I am sure that when she matures she will be a great asset to help us socialize new foster dogs as they come into our care. We are so glad she came into our lives. *Dave and Michelle

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