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.

Saturday, 28 March 2009


Hi to all the wonderful people at SCARS,

It has already been 6 months since I moved to my forever home. I was a timid girl when I first moved in and it took a few weeks to get used to the idea that I could eat everything in my bowl, and know that the next meal would always come. I now live near to an off‐leash park and have made many new friends. I like to wrestle and play chase with the younger ones, and learn some grown‐up things from the older ones.

My family took me to my first obedience class just before the winter set in, and I think my family learned a lot. They tell me that I have a few more things to learn, so I will be going to school again later this year to hone up my skills. I have decided that I really like playing in the snow, even on some of those very cold days, but I am looking forward to new things to smell and explore when spring comes along.

My foster Mom was pretty close when she said I was just about perfect. But she was
right on the money when she imagined that some day I would be snuggled up with a
little human girl some day. That’s because I have a big sister who gives me all the
hugs and love that every dog deserves.

I send my thanks to all you hard working folk at SCARS for making my new life so

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Kimmi (Kemo)

Hi everyone, my name was Kemo but I'm Kimmi now. I thought I'd let you know what's happening since I got adopted. I got my forever home in November 2007. Andrea told my new family that I was a lovable dog who didn't get up on the furniture... well she was right about one thing... I am a lovable dog. On the way to my new home I had a bit of a "gas" problem but my new parents just opened the windows and kept me anyway. I eventually got over the gas. I think I was just scared. I have my own bedroom that I adopted the first night I was here. I sleep on mom and dad's bed for a while then I go to my own room until it's time to get them up in the morning. I like my dad a lot, he takes me to the park and for truck rides, but my mom is my favorite. I cry when I see her car pull into the driveway. I'll do anything for her.

I have a really big back yard and I have a wonderful (sometimes) brother. I let him think he's in charge. The two of us get to ride in the truck and go to the off leash park for a big walk every day.

We have Christmas parties and birthday parties and I even get presents. I now have a big collection of squeaky bunnies and I bring one to mom and dad every time they come home. "Green Bunny" is my favorite.

In the summer we go to the lake for two months and I get to go walking, boating and swimming every day. I think I am a very lucky girl.

Thanks, SCARS for finding me the best home ever.