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, 23 April 2007

Colby (aka Sulton)

This is Colby (aka Sulton). After a year of trying to convince my husband, Zan, that we should get another dog so that Brady would have some company, he finally agreed. We had my sister's dog for 2 weeks and we saw how happy Brady was to have another dog around so we decided that it was time to look at getting another dog. We thought about getting a pure-bred German Shepherd puppy and we also thought of the SPCA and SCARS. We adopted Brady from the SPCA back in Feb. 2005 and we were very lucky to have found such a great dog, and so we thought we would look at rescuing another puppy.
I had a couple of dogs picked out and went to PetSmart SCARS Adoption Day to see a couple of them and felt that I had connected the most with Colby (formerly Sulton). I was nervous because I wasn't sure how Brady would feel about a puppy, and if he would be angry at us for getting one.
The first few days we were convinced that Colby didn't have a personality. But as the days went by, his little personality started coming out in a very big way. The very first time I had to leave Colby through the day to go to work, I wasn't sure what to do at first. So I decided that the bathroom would be the best idea. We put some toys and some water down for him and put up a coffee table against the door and left the door open in case Brady wanted to come down for a visit. When my husband got home for work that day, he was greeted by two very happy dogs. He checked the house for damage, but everything was in place. We were very surprised and pleased that our house was in one piece. Somehow the "Escape artist" got out, probably through a crack that he pushed open.
Then we started leaving the two dogs outside through the day in our fenced yard. It was in the evening and Colby was outside so I thought I would go and check on him to make sure he wasn't getting into trouble. He was nowhere to be found. He managed to get himself out of a small hole under the fence that we didn't see because it was covered up by a lilac bush. Brady and I ran around the neighbourhood calling him and I thought for sure he was gone. About 15 minutes had gone by and out of nowhere there comes Colby. Zan decided after that he needed to board up a few spots around the fence. He has tried to escape since. We have had Colby now for about 5 months and he has grown to be such an important part of our family. His personality fits in so well with all of ours. He loves the water, he loves car rides and he has even survived a 9 hour car ride to Vernon, BC. He loves the outdoors, and he loves his family. We are very happy with our decision to get another puppy. *April

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