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, 2 January 2009

Asylum (Layne)

Hello SCARS,

Thought we would drop you a line as we welcome in a brand new year.I adopted Asylum (formerly Layne) on Cinqo de Mayo 2008, and our bond began immediately. His adoption report indicated he was aggressivetoward other male dogs. The neighborhood I lived in at the time was surrounded by other dog owners, mostly males, and Asylum was having some difficulty. I had to overnight out of town for a couple of days on business and found a great boarding service to entrust Asylum to. I explained his aggressionto the facility and they assured me he would be in great hands.When I picked him up 2 days later, he approached me wagging his tail so hard that his body was swaying, and, surprisingly to me, was joyfully romping around with other male dogs. He hated to leave there, but I knew right then that he was going to return for some more fun. I booked him andI in for some training. In under 2 hours, Asylum already knew all the basics.We have moved since but still work on our training. He doesn't listen 100%of the time but I am so encouraged by his progress. He is so friendly withdogs, cats, babies, and adults. He loves meeting everyone and seemsflabbergasted when he meets a dog that doesn't want to play with him. Maybe he is a tad narcissistic.I have since taught him to run alongside my quad and we go for runs (well,he runs...I drive and laugh) often. We currently live on the northwestcoast of BC, where he has had his first salt water experience, and rode inthe elevator for the first time. He chases the seagulls, and as we are onour daily walks, we meet many so many people. He is a chick magnet !!!

Anyway, we will update you again in the future, but thought this photo ofAsylum might demonstrate how he loves hats. LOL.Curtis

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