Walls for Winter Program

How to help

The Walls for Winter program provides insulated pet shelters and straw to residents in rural communities that otherwise would not be able to provide warm shelter for their pets. This program includes providing Spay-Neuter-Return of owned pets.

Provide Pet Shelter Building Materials

  • Lumber: 1×4’s – 8′ studs – spruce; 2x4s – 8’ studs – spruce; 2x4s – 8’ studs – pressure treated spruce; 4’x8’ – 3/8” plywood – spruce; and 4’x8’ – 1/2” plywood – spruce
  • Insulation: Rockwool R6 1.5”
  • Fasteners: 1.5” course outdoor wood screws and 3.5” course outdoor wood screws
  • Other materials: exterior paint, liquid rubber (roof sealer), 3” hinges, and straw

How to help

  • Donate to this program
  • Donate gift cards to stores that sell the supplies listed above
  • Become a Walls for Winter Corporate Sponsor

Become a Builder

Are you interested in helping to build pet shelters?  Do you have woodworking shop space?  If so, we welcome anyone who can follow a plan to collaborate with us.

Thank you to our supporters Wolf Concrete & Construction who supply materials and Details Insulation who spray foam the floors of every shelter at no cost to SCARS.  This makes the shelters even warmer!  

We are very grateful for their ongoing support!


How to help:

If you (or your company) have the space to build shelters we’d love to chat with you.  Please email us at w4w@scarscare.ca

Deliver Pet Shelters

We need volunteers to help us deliver the shelters. Once the shelters are constructed or donated they need to be delivered to the home that needs it most. This is a commitment of six plus hours and we especially need people who are available during working hours Monday to Friday.

Become a SCARS volunteer Driver

For more information, please contact 780-466-SCAR(7227) or email scars@scarscare.ca

Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us make this program successful.


Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors