Other Ways to Give


Changing Lives Through Kindness


A Compassionate World For All Animals

AARCS rescues abandoned, abused and surrendered animals in rural areas where there are little or no animal control services.  Many of the animals we rescue are sick or injured and require extensive rehabilitation and medical care.  We provide all necessary veterinary care, including surgeries for broken bones, treatment for ailments such as skin conditions, mange, gunshot wounds and parasites.  Veterinary bills are by far our largest expenditure. 

Adopt   •   Foster   •   Volunteer  •   Donate


Consider a planned gift or bequest in your will which can provide a lasting legacy. Your gift will ensure that animals are given a second chance and make a lasting difference in this world. With your help, AARCS can continue to lead the way in providing thousands of homeless animal a Safe Haven and all the love and care they need and deserve while working towards the root cause of animal homelessness. Find out more here!

CIR REALTY & AARCS Charitable Partnership

Through its new charitable giving program, CIR REALTY and its Realtors support AARCS to help save the lives of hundreds of abandoned and abused animals in Alberta.

Skip the Depot – Recycle for Rescue!

Bottle donations are very much appreciated at AARCS. Your empties are full of opportunity for the animals in our care!

 You are more than welcome to drop off your bagged cans and bottles at AARCS Safe Haven or you can sign up at Skip The Depot to have them picked up directly from your residence on a set schedule!

Skip the Depot

Choose the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society as your benefactor and you’ll receive a valuable tax receipt!

Donate Your Empties at AARCS!

Please BAG YOUR BOTTLES and drop them off into our BLUE BOTTLE BINS out front of our animal shelter. Funds raised from donated bottles will go towards our animals in AARCS’ care.


Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
5060 – 74 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3C9

Affiliation Programs

Employee Matching and Volunteer Programs

Many local companies such as Devon, Suncor, Encana, BMO Bank of Montreal, BP Canada, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Husky Energy, Nexen, Intact Insurance, ATB Financial, PennWest, Shell Canada, Suncor, Telus and TransCanada have employee-matching programs.  Click HERE to find out if your company has a program and double your donation.

Some organizations also provide volunteer grants, whereby after a certain number of volunteer hours the company will provide AARCS with a donation to reward you for your contribution to the volunteer sector.

Click here to find out if your company will match your donation!

Donate-a-Car Canada

You can help AARCS by donating your car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, quad or even airplane! It’s easy! Just go click here to submit your vehicle information and the folks at Donate A Car Canada Inc. will look after all the details to sell your vehicle. It’s a no-hassle way to get rid of an old vehicle and donate to your favorite charity. We’ll send you a tax receipt for net sale proceeds. Remember to select the ‘Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society’ as the charity of your choice and we will gladly mail you a valuable tax receipt and a thank you card for helping us help more animals.


Make your miles make a difference in the life of animals. Donate your unwanted or unused Aeroplan points to AARCS. Please visit the link for more information! Click here to donate your points today!2000px-Aeroplan_logo.svg

ATB Financial

With ATB Cares, it’s easy to donate to AARCS. ATB Financial has put up $150,000 to match 15% of each dollar donated to Alberta, non-denominational charities and will pay 100% of transaction and administration fees on donations made through our very own AARCS ATB Cares Campaign Page!


DNA My Dog

Are you interested to know what breeds might be in your mix breed dog? Purchase a DNA Kit for $10 on our shop page. When you mail in the sample to get the results there is a processing fee of $62. This is the exact same price if you bought it directly from DNA My Dog, but when you purchase from us, AARCS receive the $10 donation to further our rescue efforts.


Andy’s Paw Prints

AARCS is proud to announce that we are the first Canadian charity to be approved through Andy’s Paw Prints! (www.andyspawprints.com). Andy’s Paw Prints transforms your favorite pet photo into an artistic pet portrait which can be purchased from their website. Once you’ve made your purchase, they donate 25% of the profit back to AARCS! It’s a win-win. You get a pet portrait piece of art to memorialize a pet that may have passed on, or just a fun piece of artwork to show off in your home, and in the process, you help give back to AARCS!


Kuranda Dog Beds

Kuranda beds are sturdy and long lasting so you will be providing a lasting gift for a dog or cat in AARCS care to enjoy for years to come. By purchasing a bed for AARCS, you will receive 30-35% off of the retail price. With the new shelter coming, we will be in need of many of these beds (mostly large sizes). They are durable, easy to clean/disinfect/chew-proof, long-lasting and comfortable for the animals. Please donate a bed today!

Sponsor Energy

You have the opportunity to help – just by switching from your current energy company to Sponsor Energy. Whether you are a residential or small business customer, we will make a donation of 50% of our profits on your electricity and natural gas usage to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society – AARCS each month. Sign up here!