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.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Nanuk (Lady)

Time flies when you're having fun!Nearly 2 years (January 2006) since this sweetheart, Nanuk (aka Lady), came to us. She nearly doubled her weight and is now a healthy 35kg dog. Her learning curve has been huge over the last two years. She has over come all her of her fears - unknown people, unknown ground, stairs, travel in cars and all her unwanted behavior was curbed (chasing trucks)! She has worked on reducing her fear- aggression with other dogs and she now gets to play with most other dogs around town. Nanuk has been learning how to track and retrieve, and she passed basic training last year without effort. Last year we worked on recall, this year we're going to take her out skiing with us and we can't wait! She will get to put all her skills to work out in the snow! We have so many people stop us on our walks to comment on how well behaved she is, that we usually have to plan on twice as long to get to where we're going. She is one massive love-bug and we couldn't have asked for anything better. We are so happy to have found a dog that needed the time and love because we had it all to give!Thanks so much.

Adrienne and Ryan

Feb, 2006

Hi there.

This is an update on Lady the rescued Pyrenese.

It has been 3 weeks since I picked her up. She is now called Nanuk (inuit for Polar Bear) and she has settled in nicely and has made new friends everywhere we go.

Two weeks ago she was spayed and had entropian repair to her eyes (surgury to stop her eyelashes from touching her eyes, which was causing the dark streaks down her face). She is socializing well at the ski shop with customers and has been meeting all of Grizzly Bear's friends (and family).

We have taken her out hiking a few times and hopefully with time will learn to be a little more graceful, as she seems to thrash and crash her way through the woods with great joy. She seems to like everyone she meets, men, women, children and dogs.

Nanuk has made a wonderful impact on our family and we will continue to embrace her presence for years to come. She loves car rides now, the ride back from Westlock was restless for her, but after that 5 hour trip, 30 minutes to her is nothing. How do you fit 2 dogs in a little Kia? Easy.



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