(January to March)
Here are the original stories and adoption
information about those dogs who came to us as a result of abuse or
abandonment, and have been placed in permanent homes during 2015.
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Adopted *** Herbie ** Adopted
did not resemble a dog in any way when he came to us. He was so heavily matted we could not
even see his face. He was encased in
a body cast made of hair. It took
several hours to cut the worst off, and another hour and half with a
professional groomer. What surfaced
was a darling, sweet little Shih Tzu male pup. He has gone from rags to riches and is
now in the hands of a wonderful, loving family. He even has a brother who
is his same age and size!
Adopted *** Code ** Adopted
Code is a chocolate Lab who was not getting along with the
other house dog. The owners
contacted me to help find him a home, and several options fell
through. Then came the phone call I
knew would work! Now he is happily
settled in his new home and a spoiled only child.
Adopted *** Kringle ** Adopted
Kringle has been, and will continue to be a challenge. The great news is her new parents are dog
smart and patient. They are working
through some of his weird habits like being terrified of balls and certain
toys, getting hyper and then collapsing in exhaustion. We loved him so much but he was not happy
here...too much stimulation. So now
he is spending his days with two college professors and listening to
classical music. It sounds so
wonderful, doesnt it?
Kringle is a three year old Australian Shepherd with
perhaps some collie mixed in. He is neutered, weighs around 45 lbs,
housebroken, good with dogs and we do not know about cats. Kringle is timid and will do best as an
only dog or with one other. He tends to get nervous with too much activity
and prefers older , quieter children. He will "herd" a
dog bowl around the room which may be somewhat of a novelty for some
people. He does not jump fences,
does not need to be crated as he is not destructive when left alone in the
house. Isn't he gorgeous??
Adopted *** Luna ** Adopted
Luna is another
white American Bulldog who was taken in by our foster who loves this. Luna's family was going to be evicted for
having a bully breed in their trailer, so we took her in. She is pictured here with our wonderful
foster mom because it’s such a great picture! But she is safely home with her new dad
and doing great.
Adopted *** Jojo ** Adopted
As you may remember, Jojo came to us with severe mange. She looked more like an armadillo than a
dog. It was a tough few months, but
in time she healed and her coat became glossy and black. One of my former teaching colleagues
reached out to this poor dog and she and her family have made her a part of
their family. They have had some rough spots, but they love her and she
sure loves them and her lab buddy!!
Adopted *** Snow ** Adopted
Snow was in city shelter because she had been attacked by some
dogs. She was torn up and needed
surgery and no one wanted her. One
of our wonderful fosters took her in and got her healed up, and then we had
her spayed. In time, she was adopted
by two friends of ours and could not have a more wonderful home!!
Adopted *** Bandit ** Adopted
no longer wanted him, so a man who works here plopped him in his car and
brought him to work at SCARS one day!
We got him to the vet and "taken care of" and he turned
into a wonderful companion. The right family came along who had lost their
dog and needed a friend to fill in the lonely days! Bandit loved them and all reports are
Bandit is a one year old Rat Terrier mix weighing about 12
lbs. He is neutered and up to date
on shots, almost housebroken, loves all other dogs and has not been
around cats!! He is going to make a
fabulous companion to some lucky family or person!!
Adopted *** Jasper ** Adopted
One of the young
women who worked for us all summer had to return to college, but she
really wanted to take Jasper with her as a foster. Instead of that, she started working on
her aunt and uncle who were looking for a dog...maybe?? She dragged them
over here and lo and behold, Jasper ran up to them saying "Take me
home with you...it is crazy here!!"
This decision was made quickly, and off he trotted with his new
family. We get constant reports on
how wonderful he is and how happy they are with their new family
member...hurray!! As you can see, he is settled in comfortably!!
Jasper is a year
old male, neutered, mix…and after careful consideration, viewing
pictures, watching him move and run, it appears Jasper is a probably a
Foxhound mix of some sort. He has the long nose of an American Bull Terrier
(Target dog) and the rest of him yells out, "I am a
Foxhound!!" He has the amiable
personality of the Foxhound, weighs about 40 lbs, likes people and loves to
poke around in the high grass with his tail sticking up. Jasper had one day to live when we pulled
him and we are so glad we did!
Adopted *** Baby ** Adopted
The day a couple
came to look at Juniper and Benny became our BORDER COLLIE day!! They wanted only one dog and we agreed
that the female got scared when we put the male outside so she could have a
meet and greet. The couple said it
would be too hard on them to be separated, but they only wanted one
dog....a female border collie.
SO!!! I told them my neighbor
had a female BC and did not want her because he had a farm and goats and
she was a huge failure at being a herding dog. Off we went in the car to meet her
and it was love at first sight. The
couple adored her and she loved them in return. I am told the transition from being only
and outside dog has gone quite well and she prefers lying on the sofa
and has had zero accidents. It
was later that day our family came who adopted the two border collies at
our house together. So, we were
feeling somewhat magical that day!
Adopted *** Juniper and Benny ** Adopted
We got a call
one hot summer day from a man on a tractor that two border collies were
dumped in a field. We went over and
realized the mom had just had pups, but they were nowhere to be
found. The neighbors and I searched
for hours and never found the pups.
I advertised for days and drove for miles trying to find the
owners, but nothing. Finally we gave
up and put them up for adoption after having them fixed. I began fearing they would never be
adopted because they were a bonded pair, but finally the right family came
along and they are now safely tucked in with two darling children. We could not be happier.
gorgeous purebred Border Collies showed up in a field one day and no one
ever claimed them. In fact, we made
so many efforts to find the owners, we decided they must have moved to a
foreign country! So they came to
SCARS and here is what we know. The
female, Juniper, has recently had a litter of pups but we have no clue as
to their whereabouts. The male, Benny, is probably the dad. She is quiet and loving and would make a
perfect house dog. He is lively, but
not hyper, and would be great as an inside/outside dog. They do not
necessarily have to go together but if they do not, we will make sure they
leave for their respective homes at the same time. They are both neutered, working on
getting housebroken, have all their shots and are good with kids and other
dogs. They weigh about 40 lbs and
are very muscular. Aren't they precious??
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