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, 5 January 2007

Lexi (aka Smudge)

We just wanted to give you all an update on Smudge, now Lexi. We adopted her on June 3/06 at 3 months of age, or so we think. She is doing absolutely wonderful. When we first brought Lexi home we did have a few issues, but with the help of Lori Holt and Go Boldly, she is turning into an awesome dog. Lexi is now 10 months old, and her vet Dr Meger, has given her a clean bill of health. She has been all over the province. This past summer at only 4 months of age she went on an 8 hour hike, 2300 feet in elevation. By the end of the day she was our group's mascot. A very tired mascot, but a mascot none the same!! :)
Lexi absolutely adores people. Every time she goes to the dog park, it's not the dogs that she wants to meet, it's their people. If you ever go to the dog park and a little brindle coloured dog pokes her head up at you, it's likely to be Lexi. Mind you, she is great with other dogs and cats (as can be seen by the picture) she just prefers humans. When she does decide to play with other dogs, she loves to have them chase her. Of course, they never can catch her. She's a fast one!! I guess it's the greyhound in her. She always seems to need to be in charge as well with the other dogs. If there's a lot of horsing around, then she barks and barks until everyone settles down. Her big brother Walter (the cat) has adjusted and they are fast becoming best friends.
We've attached some pictures of her that we would love for you to include in your website. She's pretty hard to see because of her colouring.
We must admit that it has taken a lot of time and effort for Lexi to become the dog that she is slowly turning into. But we both agree, it was well worth it.
Thanks SCARS for such an amazing addition to our family.
Jeanette and Nancy

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