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, 7 March 2008


We just wanted to give an update on Harrison. Harry is AWESOME!!!

We are so happy with him and he so easily fit in with the family. His four-legged brother Nanook got used to him fairly quickly and they play constantly. But his best friend is his mom's boss's dog. He goes to work with his mom at a hostel and him and Lasha (a purebred Husky) play all day long. He won't let his mom leave in the morning without him.

Harrison is probably the most photographed dog in Canada. Tourists from all over the world take pictures of him and Lasha. They think he's amazing that he gets around so well, without eyes or even teeth. But we just think he's amazing.
We would like to give a big THANK YOU to his foster mom and dad, Olivia and Ryan. You raised a great dog and he would love a visit and wrestle anytime(when you come back).
PS: I don't know who snores louder, Harrison or his dad.
That's why they sleep together.
A note from SCARS
Harrison came to us in awful shape. He was very sick and would not have survived for long without intervention. Seeing Harrison now, it is hard to believe that he is the same dog! Thank you to all of our adopters who give these animals a second chance!


Anonymous said...

I remember hearing about Harrison and seeing pictures of him. I am so glad hes found his forever home, and lives a pain free life with his eyes and all. Goodluck in your days ahead together as a family!

Anonymous said...

WOW! After following his story from the beginning, it is so nice to get an update on Harrison. Just to be able to see him in his new home and hear about how he is doing. Thank you

All the best,
Crispin, Cammy and their
human MOM - Carol

Mike said...

We were priviledged to have sub-fostered harrison for a couple of months last summer while his foster parents were on their honeymoon. We also took him to Calgary for his eye surgery. He is a jewell. We're so extremely glad he's found such a great furever family.


Anonymous said...

So glad to see Harrison is doing well. I met him numerous times at adoption events, and there has never been a sweeter dog. So glad he found a forever home, and that he is serving as a good pillow for your daughter!

Anonymous said...

As much as Harrison is a blessing to you, he is equally blessed to have found his loving forever home. I never heard his story before so I am going to go and see if I can find more about this amazing doggie online.

all the best to you and your family.