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.

Friday, 16 June 2006

Sammy & Rosie

Just wanted to shamelessly brag about Sammy and Rosie :-)

We went to an APDT Rally obedience trial this weekend and the dogs cleaned up. They each got one round with a PERFECT score including the full points for the bonus exercise. They tied for High in Trial and High Rescue dog on Saturday. Rosie won High Rescue on Sunday and was only one point off of High in Trial. Pretty good for their first time in the obedience ring and with a rookie handler too!

Needless to say I'm a very proud of them. Both are shining examples of what wonderful dogs come through rescue. Sammy is truly the sweetest most gentle soul (although he sure doesn't sound like it when the door bell rings!) He has excelled at everything he has tried so far including obedience, sheep herding, pet therapy and agility. Rosie has been here only 6 months and is the heart of our household. She is a typical aussie in every way and keeps us laughing. She greets me every morning with a wiggling bum and something in her mouth to show me. She is an amazing competition dog and I don't think there is anything she doesn't LOVE doing together. She was awesome on sheep and is just starting in agility. She now has her Rally -o level 1 title. Sammy still needs one leg but of course already earned his CCGC title last fall (Canadian Canine Good Citizen).

I'll send a pic of them with their ribbons soon.

Thanks for all the hard work you do to give these wonderful dogs a second chance. Keep up the good work! *Heather

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