2017 (May to
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 *** Katie ** Adopted
Katie was our miracle dog!
She was running loose in town for over a month, and no one could
catch her. When SCARS was finally
called, two of our employees went after her and caught her. The reason was she was getting sick. I could tell immediately something was
not quite right and rushed her to the vet.
She has eaten rat poison and was beginning to hemorrhage. Her trachea had collapsed, and her chest
cavity was filled with blood. The
week that followed was nerve racking, but Katie beat the odds and came back
to us a happy camper. In time, the
perfect owner came along....a pretty young woman who saw her picture and
loved her. Off she went to her new
home and all reports are glowing. We love happy endings.
is our miracle dog. After being on
the run for 6 weeks a woman in town found the number for SCARS and called
for help. Two of our YOUNG employees
went out and caught her. I knew
immediately why they were able to catch her, she was dying. I rushed her to the vet and they
ascertained she had ingested a large amount of rat poison while foraging
for food. The prognosis was grim,
but they treated her with large doses of Vitamin K and after a week of
intensive care, she pulled ahead and is now well and healthy! Katie is a typical Cairn terrier of about
17 lbs. She is spayed and
housebroken and quite lively. Katie
is cautious at first when she meets someone, but warms up nicely after a while. She will do best in a family with a
fenced yard, and probably another dog.
She will bolt out of a car and has to be watched carefully. We love
her here and she will make the right family a fabulous companion.
Adopted *** Oscar ** Adopted
Oscar was one of four pups rescued from a bad
environment. He was the only
Dachshund and the other were little Yorkies. Oscar has overcome his medical problems and
is now is the home of his new family who have already begun sending
pictures!! He is absolutely adorable
and we know he will be so happy with his new family!
Adopted *** Lyka ** Adopted
has been the recipient of innumerable applications! We all tried to explain how high energy
she is, and when people did not believe us and came to visit, she convinced
them from the get go. Now here is a
great story. After a year of being
fostered the foster mom resigned herself to keeping this ball of energy
forever until one glorious day.
Guess who called?? The former
owner who was now divorced, had a new relationship, new
house with a fenced in yard and wanted his buddy back. When Lyka saw him ,she was delirious with joy. She jumped and twirled and went happily
off with her real dad. Isn't that just a wonderful ending??
Lyka is a 2 year old white, female, Australian Shepherd mix. She is spayed and housebroken and only
weighs 32 lbs. Her owners were going
through a divorce and neither one could keep her. Lyka loves kids
and gets along well with other dogs.
However, she is shy around men and will warm up in time. Lyka has a lot
of energy so would need an active family.
She settles down nicely in the house which is a real plus. This girl
is really beautiful!
Adopted *** Murray ** Adopted
were not sure Murray would ever get adopted. He is hard of hearing and has some sight
impairment. To complicate things, he
is very shy. As time went by, his
foster resigned herself to just keeping him until Maureen got a very
compelling application. Sometimes
you just now when something is "right" and this was the right
family for Murray. The news has been
encouraging. He wags his tail, is
happy and settled and they love him.
So you see, not everyone demands the perfect dog...or maybe
perfection lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Murray is a one year old male, neutered, and housebroken
Australian Shepherd. He is slightly
hard of hearing and not blind, but his eyesight is limited. However, he gets along great with dogs
and cats and runs up and down stairs with confidence. Like many who have come from his
"situation," he was not socialized well and takes time to warm up
to people. However, he is beautiful
and sweet and will make the right family a great companion.
Adopted *** Cinnamon ** Adopted
We are happy to
announce another great home for a pup!
Cinnamon's owner could not keep her, so one of our
fosters got on it and took her in under SCARS. In the meantime, a great couple was
looking for a dog just like this little gal, so we arranged a meet and
greet. So far, they are all one happy
family and who could not love a face like this??? (these!!)
Adopted *** Odin ** Adopted
Another miracle is Odin. We really did not think anyone would take
him. He is only a year old and gorgeous, BUT he has hip dysplasia and
floating knees. His prognosis is not
good. Who would take a dog who might
be a cripple in a few years? A
couple came to look at another one of our dogs and fell in love with dear
Odin. Who wouldn't? They talked for a long time and then off
he went to his new home in Manhattan, Ks....not New York! I keep waiting for the phone to ring but
so far, so good. Let's all keep fingers crossed that he has a forever home.
Odin is a happy year old Shepherd who is housebroken, neutered,
and loves everyone...cats and dogs and people!! However, x-rays h ave
shown he has some hip dysplasia and mildly floating knees. What does this mean? He may have
arthritis by the time he is four but we are hoping moderate exercise
combined with his youth will help this problem get better. This is the sad result of back yard
breeders....the dog pays but the right family can certainly know they will
have a loving companion, if not physically perfect.
Adopted *** Roy ** Adopted
had really begun to wonder if Roy was going to ever get adopted! He was energetic, yes, but such a nice
dog with a great disposition. Would
anyone be able to handle his energy?
A friend brought someone here who wanted a dog and we began to think
maybe Roy would be a good fit. The
first thing Roy did was jump up and give the man a bloody nose, BUT
that was not a dealbreaker!! He said "I like this dog, and will
give it a shot!" so off they went.
Well, Roy tore up his house the first time he left and jumped the
fence and ran off. BUT...this was not a dealbreaker!! When the adopter came home from
searching, Roy was sitting on the front porch. Here is what he
said..."You're not getting this dog away from me now!" I do so wish everyone was as patient and
understanding as this wonderful man.
Roy is an eight month old, male Boxer/Pit mix. He is smaller than he appears in this
picture, weighing around 42 lbs. Roy
is neutered and up to date on shots and is a real lover. When a dog first comes here, he has to be
introduced slowly so as to integrate into the pack. We always use caution with new dogs, but
Roy just fit in really fast. He is
friendly and wants to play with all of the other dogs. We do not foresee any issues
with beyond being a great, super and wonderful family pet.
Adopted *** Riley ** Adopted
so often, adoptions fall together perfectly. This was the case with Riley's
adoption. One day I got a call from
someone looking for a certain type of dog, young female, maybe Aussie,
great disposition. Good luck, I
thought, everyone wants that.
However, I soon got a call from a young woman who had rescued a dog
matching this description perfectly and she wondered if we could find her a
home. I went into action, calls were
made … I drove a distance to meet this dog and brought her home. The next day her would-be adopter came to
meet her and loved her. The rest is
history. They are a perfect match
and I do believe, will live happily ever after. Now why can't it always be
Adopted *** Burt and Ernie ** Adopted
We decided these two cuties would just have to
stay together. After being dumped in
the country, they needed each other for support. Once here, they slept and played together
so any idea of splitting them up went out the window. A couple came along who decided to take
them together and off they went! The
news is they are doing great although a bit more lively than this couple
had planned on. We love it when two guys get to stay together!
Burt and Ernie are two Pekingese, maybe Shih Tzu, mixes...who
knows. maybe purebreds. One is around five and one is around
two years old. They are
neutered, housebroken and super people friendly. They weigh around 15 pounds and have
gorgeous, fluffy coats. These two
are a bonded pair, maybe brothers, maybe dad and son. We think they will make fabulous
companions for some lucky family. Neither of them do any nipping and
absolutely no aggression with these two cuties!!!
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