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, 22 February 2008


We recently adopted a dog (Angus) from SCARS and we are so happy to have him in our lives!

When I saw his photo on the SCARS website I just knew that he needed us to give him a happy and safe forever home. He is very inquisitive and energetic, and he loves going for long walks or playing Frisbee with his new mom & dad.

Angus is growing quickly, and learning all kinds of new things- he is very smart and attentive. He is also very good with children (my 2 year old niece adores him!), and enjoys playing & running with other dogs.

Thank you to SCARS and his foster family for taking such good care of him, and helping him get back to good health- and thanks again to the foster family for providing us with photos of baby Angus! He is a loving and affectionate dog and we can not imagine our home without him! We are looking forward to many happy years together.

Thursday, 14 February 2008



Just a quick note to provide you with an update on Beau-beau. He is a delightful little dog, very sunny and happy. we are signing up to volunteer for the pet therapy program we have here in Yellowknife!

Beau loves cuddling, running in the deep snow, chasing his dog sister around the house, and eating!

Thanks again for sending this little beauty into our lives,

Terri, Lucky and Beau