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
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Adopted*** Karma (now known as Ginger)
When I was first
shown the picture of Karma she was in a vet clinic at
a neighboring state. She was
going to be euthanized that day. I
said "We will take her...she is darling!" And she came to
us. I really thought with her
wonderful disposition, small size and being a Basenji mix, she would get
adopted out immediately. But the
months went by and it didn't happen.
Karma became part of our family and I quit worrying about her forever
home. I figured it might just be
here. But then I got the right phone
call and in the course of one day, Karma found her permanent home. She has a beautiful huge yard, a darling
doggie brother named Grady, and two loving humans. As you can see, she is comfy and happy
snuggled with her new buddy. We are
thrilled she is where she needs to be! (Her name is now Ginger, which fits
Karma is a gorgeous,
one year old, female Basenji mix weighing about 25 lbs. She has gold eyes, is spayed, heartworm
negative and almost housebroken!
Someone showed me her picture from a town an hour and a half from
here and said she was due to be euthanized that day. I told them to call the vet immediately
and I would take her. What a
terrible waste of such a precious dog that would have been. Not only is she exotic looking, she is
sweet and lovable with lots of energy, but not hyperactive.
Adopted*** Onyx ***Adopted
There is no doubt about it, I am the perfect dog!! I am totally housebroken, I don't chase
cats and I get along with everyone.
My former owner was kind enough to give me another chance at a new
home since she was having to work two jobs and I
was alone. I am now living in Iowa
with a wonderful vet student so I will have the best medical care
ever!!! She took me shopping and
bought me a new bed, and I have the run of her house. I also have a wonderful grandfather who
came with her to help us all get adjusted. Many thanks to all of you who helped me
on my way to a wonderful life with my new family.
Since an Onyx is
a black precious stone, the name fits this beautiful Newfoundland
perfectly. Onyx is a stunning 5 year
old Newfie who is so mellow and sweet no one can
resist him. He is neutered, up to
date on shots and weighs about 80 lbs.
We are not sure if he is a purebred or a mix, but he is
gorgeous. His personality is
perfect. He gets along with everyone
including cats and has a calm disposition while still being playful. His owner is working two jobs and feels
she is neglecting this beautiful boy.
He is anxious for a family who will love him and take him for walks
and appreciate the gem he is.
Adopted*** Lilly ***Adopted
Lily has gone to
her new home and it is a perfect match.
Because she turned out to be heartworm positive, and is undergoing treatment,
she needs a quiet place to recover.
Her mom is retired and home most of the time, and if not, Lily goes
with her on errands. One of our
volunteers saw her and felt she would be the perfect match for her
grandmother, and she was right. We
are so happy for her!
Lily is a 2 1/2
year old, female, Spitz mix . She is
spayed, up to date on shots, housebroken, and weighs 30 lbs. Lily gets along really well with kids and
other dogs. She is gentle but
playful and does not seem to have any bad habits. Her owner moved and the kind
neighbor took care of the dogs left behind, and Lily came here. We enjoy having her and she loves to
snuggle in your lap. She is really a great dog and will be a fabulous
Adopted*** Molly ***Adopted
was really getting shipped around for a while! When her owner
gave her up, I retrieved her from the vet clinic and found what we
thought was the perfect home. We
were wrong. She was returned and her
foster mom fell in love with her again.
Actually, she was secretly hoping no one would want Molly!! However, a great family came along and
has taken her in and she is doing great. Isn't this just the
cutest picture ever??
Molly is a 2-3
year old poodle/husky mix! She does
not shed! Molly is spayed and
housebroken, up to date on shots and heartworm negative. She is playful and fun, weighs about 45 lbs, and loves everyone. Including cats and other dogs. Molly's owners had to get second jobs and
she was spending all of her time in a crate and that is certainly not good
for a dog. If anyone needs a non allergenic dog and one who is perfect for a family,
she is the one!!!
When my friend
and I arrived at a large shelter in KC we expected a small female black lab
transfer. However, she had been
adopted that very morning and instead we were delivered a bag of bones
boxer mix who was not doing
well....obviously. She had barrier
aggression and was not eating well.
Could we take her to our place and fatten her up and get rid of her
anxiety????? That is a large order,
but we embarked on our mission.
Weeks later Ellie May aka Turtle (: started filling out and
becoming a surprisingly beautiful dog.
In addition she settled down and loved to play couch potato around
the house. No dog can truly be
evaluated at a large shelter because it is a tough
environment for everyone. People
should keep that in mind. Well along came a couple who were looking
for a dog and Ellie seemed to fit their idea of what it should be. Dad came to meet her and spend several
hours with her and seeing what a wonderful girl she is, he took her
home. The rest is history. She is
fine with their cat and the last message said "We could not have
found a better dog!!!" The two attached pictures of her alone
are in her new home. Isn't she gorgeous???
Ellie May is a
2-3 year old Boxer/Great Dane mix with maybe a dash of Rhodesian
Ridgeback. She is spayed, heartworm
negative, weighs about 60-70 lbs, housebroken and
up to date on shots. When we took her in, she was very thin and
ribby which is not good. However, her appetite is really improving
and she is gaining fast, and soon her ribs will not be visible at all. Ellie May was in a city shelter and
totally stressed out. She is getting
a lot of exercise here and has settled down into a wonderful dog. She is gentle and sweet and really a joy
to be around. Ellie May will make some lucky family a great companion.
Adopted*** Lila ***Adopted
When one of our fosters decided Lila needed to be moved from big
shelter to SCARS she vowed to keep her until she found a home. She discovered all
sorts of good things about her...Lila loves kids
(her form at the other shelter said NO KIDS), she doesn't chase cats
and she is good with other dogs. All
positive!! But then my friend
decided to go on a trip for two weeks and Lila came here. We were very full but when another friend
showed up with a family looking for the perfect dog, Lila really
filled the bill!! The little girl is only 5 years old but Lila adored
her. So, there have been a few bumps
in the road but I got the call I was praying for....Lila has found her
forever home!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!
I am not sure what I am.
In fact, I have an identity crisis because I have been called so many
things. I have been told I am part
American bulldog, part pharaoh hound with some helicopter dog thrown in for
good measure. Whatever I am, I am good.
I actually like cats and leave them alone and love wrestling with
other dogs. I am spayed, weigh about
45 lbs, and am up to date on my shots. I was in a city shelter for a long time
so now it is time for me to settle down. It has been
recommended that I not go out on windy days, as I may become airborne. How about giving me a chance?
and Isaac ***Adopted
When we acquired
Bo and Isaac from a woman who had lost her home, we had little hope for
their adoption separately - much less together due to their age. However, miracles do happen and we feel
it has today. Bo and Isaac headed
TOGETHER to their new home with a mother, daughter and grandpa nearby. They have their own fenced in yard and
now reside with an old friend of ours....(not in
years...she is young!!!) Their new
mom came to see us ten years ago, moved back east and now is back in Ks.
and looked us up. As luck
would have it, she loves giant breeds and feels empathy for older
dogs. Despite a few lumps and bumps
and tons of drool, she and her daughter love these two precious boys.
May you all have joy every day. Many
thanks from SCARS.
Beauregard is an 8 year old, male, Bloodhound/Mastiff
mix. He weighs 105 lbs and is neutered and housebroken. "Beau's", owner lost her home
and had nowhere to go, so he and his friend, Isaac (see below), were
homeless also. I got a desperate call
while driving to please take them in.
Well this is going to be interesting, I thought, Two giant breeds
arriving at my house unannounced! We
hope they will both find wonderful, loving homes to live out their years.
Isaac, a male,
Mastiff mix, weighs 90 lbs, and is neutered and
housebroken. Isaac is a quiet one -
he just lies around being lazy and happy.
He is 8 years old, and although he and Beauregard (see above) have
lived together as inside dogs, they are not necessarily bonded. We feel they would be fine adopted out
separately. Both dogs have wonderful
dispositions and would be gentle giants in your home. True, they are older, but not so old they
don't have some good years left. We
hope they will both find wonderful, loving homes to live out their years.
Adopted*** Coco ***Adopted
When Coco came
to SCARS she was very thin and scared.
She almost "walked" on her tummy to get to you. She flinched when someone tried to pet
her. We were joyous to see her gain
confidence and trust, and become a playful happy dog. In addition, she was probably the cutest
dog we had ever seen. Along came
just the right home for her...a single woman who loved her picture and kept
thinking about adopting her. For one
thing, her new brother is a tiny Chihuahua (Diablo!!!) and we feared Coco
might play too rough, but she is doing very well. The reports from
"the front" are wonderful.
Coco is adjusting well and loved by her new mom and all of her
relatives. We miss her, but we are very happy for this precious and most
Here's my story
and I'm sticking to it! I am a
smooth faced terrier of some unknown breed mix. Some people think my grandparents were
pit bulls, some boxers, and some think I am just plain cute. I have tried to trace my lineage, to no
avail. It seems I am a
foundling. Here is what I do know. I adore kids, adults and other dogs. I like to play and have fun but am a
little timid. I had some beautiful
puppies but right while I was taking care of them in a little nook in the
woods, some kids came along and I never saw them again. I miss them so much, but some kind people
took me in for a while and then brought me to SCARS. I like it here and they are really nice
to me. I have gained weight (I now
weigh almost 40 lbs and went to the hospital so I
won't have any more puppies for anyone to take away from me.) Now I just want my own family. Oh, and by the way, I was voted most
popular in the group here at SCARS!
Adopted*** Brutus ***Adopted
Brutus came to
us from Missouri from a family who had no more money for dog food. He and two "friends" were
loaded up and driven to Topeka where I met them and brought them to
SCARS. Everyone fell in love with
Brutus who definitely wanted to be an inside dog. He liked sitting on your feet! A great
couple from Boulder Colorado filled out an application and after a few
phone conversations, we felt they would be a good
fit. They drove from Colorado to
Topeka, met Brutus, spent the night and drove him home. Since then we have received many adorable
photos of Brutus in his new home. He is a dog who should live in the mountains
and do lot of hiking!
between 2 and 3 years old, neutered, and weighs 70 lbs. He is absolutely beautiful. Here is
what our vet thinks.....he is a cross between a retriever, Bernese
Mountain Dog and shepherd. Brutus
loves everyone and, like his buddy Rover, has boundless energy.
Brutus is so friendly and laid back, he really
will be the perfect pet for some lucky family. He came from the same sad environment as
Rover, but both of them seem none the worse for wear!
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