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, 3 March 2006

Steve (aka Melvin Comes With Spots)

When my family adopted me back in November, I was a really shy little guy...only about 20 lbs. When they would take me for a walk, I would stop every 5 metres or so and wait to be coaxed along. The city was a pretty unfamiliar place to me. My family worked really hard to build my confidence and to socialize me around people and other dogs and now I'm a happy-go-lucky 9 month old 45 lb puppy. I completed Beginner obedience classes with my friend Rufus and I love going to the dog park. My favorite thing to do on a walk is to climb all the hills in the river valley becauseI have tons of energy! I am a very smart boy. I have learned to ring abell when I want to go outside, and I love to play fetch and show off my repertoire of tricks (my favorite is high-five). I'm hoping to start agility training in the spring.

I love my family very much, and like to cuddle with them on my couch in the
evening after a long walk.

Steve Born with Spots (aka Melvin)

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