Second-Chance Athabasca Country Refuge

Attention rescue animals: The SCARS Athabasca Second-Chance Country Refuge facility is the perfect place to start your second chance! Convalesce with us at SCARS as you pass through our intake process on your way toward our adoption process and to your new life in your “furever” home!

We Believe in second chances...

Because every life is worth saving, TWICE!

Our rescue facility is located on 12 acres of open, rural area and includes several rooms designed with animal comfort in mind. The facility includes heated villas with indoor/outdoor access, large open runs, covered runs, walking trails and structured activity areas to enrich your life during your stay as a rescue.

Our refuge is loaded with amenities

Heated indoor/outdoor runs

Quiet places to meditate

Lounging areas

Enjoy our structured outdoor activities and programs

Ball play and romp areas

Bask in love and pampering

Enjoy a refreshing swim in our pools

Public pools

Privacy pools

Mud baths

Open areas with humans for your enjoyment

Seek adventure on our 12 km of nature trails!

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chauffeured quad rides if you get tired

Supervised play areas for the young ones

Relax in our spas after a day of frolick

Spa Treatment

Need a mani pedi?

Relaxing rubdown

Finish the day in the warmth and comfort of our villas

Wonderful people can sponsor the various areas of the refuge