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, 6 February 2006

Jacque (aka Jock)

This is Jacque, once known as Jock. He has become a big part of our family (really big!) and we love him very much. Jacque is almost 7months old and weighs in between 65 - 70 pounds and is getting bigger. We expect that he still will get a little bigger as, if left to him, he would eat until he explodes. Jacque also has strange eating habits as he will try to get his paws on most fruit and vegetables. Speaking of paws, we checked his early pictures and decided that he completely decieved us - his paws just weren't that big as a little guy. I think a burgler would have second thoughts after seeing the huge paw-prints in our backyard...

Jacque is now a creature of habit, demanding a walk before I can hit the snooze button in the morning. On weekends we regularly attend the off-leash areas - he does not seem to run out of energy until back in the van. Absolutely no problems with other dogs, in fact he is a very sociable creature. He is quite good on-leash and is starting to learn to heel - quite a quick learner. We can't wait to take him camping this year but if he gets any bigger we may have to upgrade our trailer!!

He's very smart and is wonderful with the kids. The kids love him back and they all are now very bonded, to the point where we have to establish rules about dogs on beds.

As you will tell from the pictures he is either a husky or malamute cross. We get regular compliments on how good he looks. If you look at the pictures you will see that Jacque's puppy black nose seemed to split into pink as he got older. You can really tell how big he's gotten by looking at him in his bed, which he has seriously out-grown in addition to the two collars, the puppy bowls, etc. etc...

Overall Jacque has been a wonderful addition and we thank you and SCARS for bringing him into our family. *Dan and Tina

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