Other Ways to Give

Leave a lasting legacy


We invite you to become a cherished member of the AARCS LEGACY SOCIETY
and leave a lasting impact to be remembered.

Naming AARCS in your will is a beautiful way to ensure the well-being of animals for generations to come. Your gift will provide countless animals with a second chance and leave a lasting impact on our world. With your support, AARCS will continue to proudly lead the way in offering thousands of homeless animals a safe haven and work tirelessly to address the root causes of animal homelessness making a profound difference in the lives of innocent animals. Your gift  is a reflection of  your compassion and dedication to creating a brighter, more humane future for them. You'll also find additional information below about our Forever After Pet Program, which provides options for people with pets to give them peace of mind should your pets outlive you.

Submit the Legacy Giving Form

To make your intentions clear and help us understand your wishes better, we encourage you to submit our Legacy Giving Form to become a member of our Legacy Society! It’s a simple process that allows us to honour your legacy in the most meaningful way. Whether you already have AARCS in your will or just want some additional information, submit the form and we will be touch!

Wish List

Looking to donate much-needed supplies?

Consider dropping a wish-list item off at our shelter locations in Calgary and Edmonton, or sending one via Amazon, Costco Online or Instacart. Learn more on our AARCS Wish List page.

Auction Donations

Throughout the year we  host online and in-person auctions to raise much-needed funds for animals in our care

We are always seeking new/valued items, gift cards or certificates year round to enhance our fundraising auctions. If you have something in mind that you believe would be beneficial to our organization’s cause,  please contact [email protected] 


Skip the Depot

Bottle donations are very much appreciated. Your empties are full of opportunity.

Please bag your bottles and drop them into our blue bottle bins out front of our Safe Haven shelter.
Funds raised from donated bottles will go towards our animals in AARCS’ 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!

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

AARCS & CIR Realty 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.

Other Ways TO GIVE

Employee Matching & 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.

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.

Find out if your company has a contribution program with AARCS.

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 to their website 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 favourite 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.

Click here to donate your vehicle to AARCS.


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!

DNA My Dog

Are you interested to know what breeds might be in your mix breed dog? Every time a sale is generated using our unique affiliate link, AARCS will earn a $12 commission per product sold. When you click on our AARCS-specific link, you have 30 days to follow through with the purchase in order for AARCS to be credited with the sale.  It’s that simple!

CLICK HERE to purchase a Dog DNA Kit!

Andy's Paw Prints

AARCS is proud to announce that we are the first Canadian charity to be approved through Andy’s Paw Prints! Andy’s Paw Prints transforms your favourite 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!

Click here to purchase your custom pet photo!

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, Sponsor Energy will make a donation of $50 to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS).

Sign up here! Choose AARCS!