Recent cases of distemper in Alberta remind us how important it is to consult with your veterinary professional to ensure your animal’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Distemper is a highly contagious and deadly airborne virus. It can be transmitted by dogs exposed to the virus, even if they are not showing symptoms. Here is a link […]


Staff Announcement: New Dog Program Manager

We are pleased to announce that Nikki Dokken will be starting at AARCS as the new Dog Program manager, replacing Shaylene Jones. Nikki comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the animal welfare world, including time spent at the Edmonton Humane Society and the MEOW Foundation. Her professional experience in the non-profit sectors […]


AARCS Edmonton Is Officially Up and Running

AARCS is excited to announce that we now have a formal operations team in the Edmonton area. Our expansion to Edmonton includes having donation drop off points available, volunteer positions available and foster homes in the area. Although we have had foster homes and volunteers around the province for several years now, expanding our operation […]

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Thank You MaxGreen Windows

AARCS was chosen as MaxGreen Windows charity of choice for 2014. For every window sold in 2014 they donated $5, as well as raising money through a Facebook campaign. In total the raised $11,000! Thank you Adam and your crews, this will go a long way to helping the homeless animals of Alberta. Max Green […]


AARCS Receives $10,000 Dollar Donation!

The Calgary Real Estate Board’s Charitable Foundation kicked off the holiday season in grand giving style at its holiday luncheon. As part of the festivities at the Vegas-themed celebration on Dec. 11 at BMO Centre, $150,000 was gifted to 15 local charities as part of its annual Investing in Hope initiative, one of two major gift-granting […]


AARCS Rescues Charles

WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGE Charles was brought into AARCS care just over a week ago. We got a call about a dog at the dump with a very bad open wound on his back. Rescue crews left the next day to find this sweet boy and get him the medical help he needed. When rescuers […]


Changes To Our Adoption Fees in 2015

Currently, AARCS has some of the lowest adoption fees amongst our peers.  With the rising costs of medical for our animals that we have seen in 2014, we are adjusting our adoption fees effective January 1, 2015 to reflect these increased costs. New prices will be as follows: Dog 6 months and younger $400.00 Dog 6 months and […]


Problems With Our Online Applications

We are currently having some technical difficulties with our online application forms.  If you have submitted a volunteer/foster/adoption application and have not heard from us within 24-48 hours of submitting the form, please contact us via email. For foster home applications – For Volunteer applications – For Dog Adoption applications – For Cat […]


Giving Tuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday no doubt, and you’ve also probably heard of Cyber Monday. But have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Today we celebrate the National GivingTuesday movement where people are encouraged to spend with a PURPOSE! Click here for more information on this movement. Should AARCS be the recipient of choice for you on this day, here are a few ways you can […]

AARCS Event Sponsorship Opportunities

In May 2015, AARCS will be hosting its third annual Art Combat fundraiser. Guests will watch as a diverse group of artist’s battle it out to be named the ultimate Calgary Live Art Winner. The competition will be based upon three, 30 minute rounds and the theme will be announced right before the combat begins. […]