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.

Sunday, 25 June 2006


My name is Chinook and I am having so much fun in my new home. I am making my new family very proud because I graduated from obedience classes, and I help out with pulling the garbage out to the end of the driveway with the sled. I love other dogs and love playing agility. I never know what new trick my mom is going to teach me but it keeps me from chewing up my dads gloves!

Thank You SCARS for giving me a chance because I sure didn't like hearing all those gunshots out at the reserve. Woof Woof to all the other foster dogs and you all should try agility it is WAY TOO FUN! **Chinook

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