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.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008


Hi All!

We met Cally at the Pet Smart in Edmonton`s West End. She came waltzing over and promptly sat on my foot, leaning in to get some scratches. Her foster mom suggested we take her for a little walk, which ended up sealing the deal. After making sure she wouldn’t eat cats (of which we have two), we brought her home to join our family.

Cally is such a gentle and smart dog. The transition from being a cat-only family to one that has a dog has been seamless. She is very well behaved and quickly learned her commands. She loves to be loved – by anyone and everyone. She particularly seems to love children and will seek them out, just to sit beside them and nuzzle them. She is sometimes skittish with other dogs but we have been working on this. She is fast friends with our 1.5 old cat, AwLiver. Cally babies him, grooming his backside. He returns the favour with a few gentle bats to her nose and licks to her eyes and forehead. Cally also likes getting head butts from our other cat Gigue, now that she realizes that Gigue does this to everyone. She also loves trips to Calgary to visit `Grandma`s house` where she gets special toys and lots of attention. Cally also loves trips to the country side where she knows she’ll go for long hikes and possibly a swim.

Soon after her arrival, we found out Cally needed dental surgery. SCARS was so generous, they agreed to cover the dental surgery she required. We are all SO thankful for the assistance we received, as we absolutely LOVE having her in our family! Cally also had issues after her spay surgery. The techs and vets at Whitemud Vet Clinic were fantastic and very supportive, putting Cally’s health above all else. She has had a rough go of things, health-wise, but she seems to be completely mended now. She is an irreplaceable part of our family now!!

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