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 May 2005

Farleigh (aka Sailor)

We have renamed Sailor as "Farleigh" which is near where we used to live in England. It seemed to suit her and she is getting used to it. She is a lovely dog and as you can see has settled in very well. She loves the space we have to explore and has teamed up with Tasha, our GSD, on trips across the field next to us. She has caught several mice in the garden - both before and after the snow melted! When we had snow, she enjoyed rolling and tunnelling with her head right under the snow.
She is still chasing cars which pass our house which is a worry to us and we will continue trying to work out a way to put her off doing that. She seems to want to 'see them off' just as they go past the driveway. She loves walks up the trail in the woods and races to catch up with Fife, our Irish Setter, who goes ahead checking out the rabbit scents. She knows 'sit' now and comes to a whistle with enthusiasm. I think training her is easier because she follows what our other two dogs do. I think she is happy that she is with other dogs - she plays with Tasha a lot but Fife still isn't sure yet about playing.
Our little boy, Rordy, loves Farleigh because she is happy to be patted by him and doesn't mind if he wants to stroke her ears. When he has finished eating in the high-chair and back on the floor, he has been known to pick up dropped bits of food and take them over to Farleigh and she very gently takes the food from him so they are firm friends, which is lovely to see.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that Sailor aka Farleigh is doing well and is happy. I will try to keep you updated and send more pictures. *Liz

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