630 CHED is proud to present the Pet Pro’s Puppy Pages! We recognize the abundance of rescued dogs that are available for adoption in Northern Alberta, and the amazing rescue organizations in the area that work tirelessly to find these dogs their forever homes. On the Puppy Pages, we will spotlight different area rescue organizations and some of their adoptable dogs. Please check back regularly for updates on dogs, other rescue organizations, and more! We are currently spotlighting:
Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)
SCARS is a registered charity that is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless animals in Alberta. Our mission is to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. We provide veterinary care and foster homes until permanent homes are found. Our foster homes provide the animals with warm shelter, food, exercise and tender loving care—something that so many of these animals have never experienced. We also promote responsible pet ownership, the importance of spaying and neutering, and community awareness. Since our start in 2002, we have rescued thousands of homeless pets. We rely solely on money raised through memberships, donations, grants, sponsorships and other fundraising efforts. We can only take in as many animals as our resources will allow. Please visit us at www.scarscare.ca.
Some of these animals may not be available, as they may have already been adopted
Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic
The Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic has been providing quality animal care in the community for over thirteen years. Our health care team, headed by Dr. Shannon Wawryk, currently consists of 4 veterinarians, 5 animal health care technicians, and a wealth of caring and highly trained support staff – all playing a vital role in your pet’s health care. + Click here to ask the vet a question
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World Wide Dogs
This Month’s Featured Breed: Rescued
We know “rescued” isn’t really a breed but it turns out that many Canadians call it their favourite. When Canadian Living Magazine asked their readers to share their favourite breeds, by far, the most mentioned was “any breed, as long as it is rescued.” Why are rescues so great? We think there are many reasons but here are our top five.
(1) Your rescued pet is unique: We sometimes get purebreds but rescues are often a mix of several breeds so each dog is one of a kind. We assess behaviour and get to know their unique personalities while they live in our private foster homes. There truly is no difference between the quality of a purebred and a mixed breed. All dogs can be great in the right environment or potentially dysfunctional in the wrong one. (2) We set you up for success: Adopters like that SCARS helps them choose a pet that matches their lifestyle and level of pet ownership experience. Sometimes, it seems like a rescue will choose us but should things not work out, even years later, we will accept an animal back into our care. (3) Adopting saves you money: Adoption fees are reasonable and include spay/neuter, vaccinations, micro chip and health check. (4) You are literally saving a life: When you adopt, you are saving a pet from a terrible fate. Check out the rescue stories on our website for examples. (5) Adopting helps communities: SCARS works in communities to remove strays and reduce the number of unaltered owned pets. When you support SCARS, you are helping to improve the health and wellness of rural communities with severe pet overpopulation issues. We think many adopters truly enjoy that aspect. It’s an easy way to make a positive impact to the world. When it comes to pets, please adopt instead of shop.
For more info, visit us at www.scarscare.ca.
Other Rescue Organizations that will be featured on the Puppy Pages in the months ahead: