(January and February)
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*** Scooby **Adopted
I really did not think Scooby would ever leave SCARS due to a
variety of odd behavior. He liked to jump out of windows, spring upside down
on the roof of the kennel and chase other dogs around biting their
noses. In addition, he had
separation anxiety so put all of that together and it equals
"unadoptable." BUT, a
family came along determined to work with him because their teenage granddaughter
adored him! I keep waiting for the
phone to ring, but so far he is doing great!!!
Scooby is a one year old, male German Shepherd mix. He is neutered and great with dogs and
kids weighing in at around 60 lbs! He was at a local shelter and not doing
well....too much energy and guarded his food. How can you not love this face? He is so
sweet and anxious to please, but sort of goofy so
he fits his name. He can jump a
6 foot fence easily! He does not
like to be crated but seems to be ok loose in the house. He would do best with another dog as a
friend or kids to be with. I would not recommend him for a family who is
gone all day.
Adopted*** Frankie **Adopted
Frankie has gone off to a great new home where he has a cat to
play with, and gets to go see his owner’s horse
every day and play in the barn.
Frankie turned out to be quite the social butterfly after he got acclimated
at SCARS and I could not keep up with the applications. I have found anything with corgi in it is
Frankie is a neutered, nine pound, eight month old, male
Corgi/Chihuahua mix. He is so much fun!!
He is playful but absolutely no nipping or yipping which is a
wonderful combination. He loves
people and other dogs and deserves the absolute best home ever. We do not yet know for sure if he is
housebroken, but he is up to date on shots and ready for his brand new
Adopted*** Shepherd Mix
When I posted
Ben and Beatrice as the last of the eleven pups left to be adopted, two
were still here but spoken for. Here
is one in her new home. We called
her Juno but her new name is Scout (makes and English teacher very
happy...."To Kill A Mockingbird!") Her new family took her home twice to
acclimate her before her final adoption which worked out really well. She is the sweetest dog and we just know
she will have a wonderful life ahead of her.
And then there
were three!!! Mama had her eleven
pups here and one more went home this week!
Buck, a sweet tan male, headed to his new home with his sister who
also came from SCARS! I n fact, this same family
adopted a dog from us about 12 years ago who recently passed away. They adopted Taylor a few months ago and
added Buck to their family this week. All reports are he is doing great.
This pup is on his way home! Mama was a neglect case and her
former puppies died, but we promised her this litter would live. Wow!
We had no idea she would deliver eleven pups, all of whom are happy
and healthy. This adorable tan male
is one of four to go home, and here he is with his new parents!
We are anxiously waiting for the naming of puppy #2 who went
off to her new home. As you can see, this little brindle girl is snuggled
comfortably in her new home. She was a surprise to the little girl who was
waiting patiently for the puppy she had chosen to be ready for adoption.
This is what we want for all of our dogs...
Fiona is one of the eleven pups who surprised
us last Thanksgiving! Her mom was the
dog we fought to rescue with the tumor and it has since been removed and
she is doing great. We still have
two left, but Fiona has a doggie brother who is a graduate of SCARS also.
Remember Blaze? Well, he is her brother and she has a big human family to
lover her also.
We have eleven beautiful puppies who will be up for adoption
around January 18th. They will be
spayed/neutered and will have had their first round of puppy shots. Mom is
a cross between a Staffie and, maybe Basenji, and
dad is a purebred German Shepherd.
The mom is gentle and loving and just about as sweet as she can be.
The pups are much like mom, laid back and gentle and PLUMP!!! There are
five tan boys and six brindle females!!!
Adopted*** JJ **Adopted
JJ had a rough start.
First he was taken to a large city shelter, then he was adopted by a
hoarder. He was flea infested and
dehydrated when he ended up with a foster for us, and began his road to
recovery. Once he settled in, was
cleaned up and fed regularly, JJ became everyone's favorite. When a couple came along and met him,
their thoughts were "Why do they have our dog here....we want
him!!" So far, all is well in
his world and he is once again on the road to happiness.
JJ is a Cairn Terrier of about 25 lbs. He is neutered and
almost housebroken. He is confusing. At one family he was not good with
the kids, and with another he was fine.
He is good with adults and plays great with other dogs. JJ is so adorable, he will be great for
the right family.
Adopted*** Sam(2) **Adopted
Sam and his
friend were found wandering on a dirt road in the country and all attempts
to find the owner failed. It finally
looks like they were dumped near our house on purpose. Sam immediately
stole everyone's heart as he is a loving, sweet black lab. We got him fixed and up to date on shots
with the help of a great organization who will remain nameless!! A couple came out to look at dogs and
fell in love with this boy. They
adopted him and I flew out of town BUT upon return I was told they adore
him, and he is doing great!
Adopted*** Sam(1) **Adopted
Sam was in a
home where he was being neglected. A
kind friend intervened and tried to find him a home. However, she ended up contacting us and
we took him in. I wish all dogs were
as perfect as Sam. He loves
everyone, gets along well with cats and kids, and is a registered
boxer. The minute the word got out,
the phone started ringing. We feel
Sam is now settled in comfortably in his new home and he has another boxer
as a buddy.
Sam is a purebred, registered 4 1/2 year old boxer. He is neutered, up to date on shots,
heartworm negative and gets along great with other dogs, cats and people of
all ages. In a word, Sam is
PERFECT!!!! He has that adorable
boxer face with the sad eyes and we find him to be irresistible. He weighs about 60 lbs
and we are working on putting more weight on him. Whomever ends up adopting this gem
will have the best companion in the world.
Adopted*** Molly **Adopted
I was called by the local vet regarding a beautiful hound,
either coonhound or foxhound, that had been picked up by AC but not claimed
by the owner. Knowing hounds are
hard to place, we began socializing her here. Molly turned out to be too good to be
true. She loved playing outside,
playing with the other dogs and then racing in the house and zonking out on
the couch. Molly was a couch potato
in disguise. When her new family
decided to try her out, we held our breath knowing hounds can be a
problem. But, two weeks later they
have officially made Molly a member of their family. She shares her home with an aging
dachshund, a one year old human toddler and a human brother (pictured here)
Although we have received many adorable pictures, this one is a favorite.
Molly is a gorgeous, 50 lb, female
Foxhound. She is spayed, heartworm
negative, up to date on shots, and housebroken. We have debated as to
whether or not she is a Coonhound or Foxhound. We sent her pictures to a Foxhound
expert, and she feels she is probably a Foxhound but both Coonhounds and
Foxhounds are descended from treeing Walker Coonhounds. She does not
exhibit the typical traits of a Coonhound....no trying to get up into
trees, no running off with nose to the ground, no howling. Molly just wants to be with her people
which is fine with us!
Adopted*** Cotton (now known as
began a year ago when he was born deaf. Sadly, he was the victim of
inbreeding and hoarding. Through a
series of miracles, he came to SCARS and was fostered and loved. Slowly he came out of his shell, although
it took months. We wondered if anyone would be strong and patient enough to
adopt him with his deafness. Of
course, you all know where I am going with this tale.
Let me rewind to
last year, a hot summer day, when I went to a mobile home park to rescue a year old puppy who was being thrown out because
"Dad" didn't like dogs. I
remember driving up, seeing a malevolent look on the father's face as he
glared from the porch while the children played with the dog, still chained. They took her off the chain and brought
her to me, and I bundled her into the car, said goodbye to the sad
children, and marveled at how beautiful she was. A while ago, as a result of posting of a
different dog on the website, a woman called who was interested in
adopting, came over, and fell in love.
This same woman would fall in love again a year or so later...she
just did not know it at the time.
out different things in different people.
It was determined that Bailey was ready for a friend. Mom saw Cotton's picture and
wondered...could she take on the responsibility of a handicapped dog? So, do you want to know what
happened?? Here is the rest of the
story, written by "mom" herself about her two fluffy kids, Bailey
“My dog Bailey
and I had decided it was time to add a new dog to our household. Bailey came to me over a year ago through
SCARS Rescue so I decided to check with them again to see what dogs might
be available. Through a picture on the website I saw adorable Cotton. I read his story and about his challenge
with deafness and decided he could be the one. When I went to meet him at his foster
home it was love at first sight, so I made arrangements for him to come
spend the long weekend with Bailey and me to make sure they got along well
and was a good fit. The first 24
hours was a little rough. Learning a
new place for him, and how to communicate when he couldn’t hear us was a
challenge, then suddenly it was like a light switched and things started
getting smoother, he figured out what outdoors was for, and settled down
nicely when I placed him in his kennel.
We quickly decided this match was going to work and Cotton has found
his forever home, we have renamed him Luca (Italian for “bearer of the
light”). I’ve read a lot the last
few days about deafness in dogs, especially through poor breeding
decisions, many of these dogs struggle to find good homes, but it seems
once they do they are cherished as wonderful, bright and adaptable
pets. I am very happy to have the
opportunity to provide a safe loving home for Luca.”
Cotton is a year old, purebred, male Australian Shepherd. He is neutered and, for the most
part, housebroken and weighs about 25 lbs.
However, Cotton is deaf. He
is a wonderful, playful, companion and loves people and other dogs.
However, the fact he is deaf will prohibit him from getting a chance at
many homes. Deaf dogs can adjust
beautifully and have a full life.
They can learn many signals from their owners and it is a
joy to watch them thrive. Would you
consider this little guy for your home?
Adopted*** Lily (now known as
Lily was rescued just in time.
She was from a large litter, all of whom were fine except Lily. She was born without a right front
paw. The owners were going to put
her down because they thought no one wanted her. Our friend called me and asked if we
would save her, and of course, you know what we said. We found Lily to be one of the most
adorable dogs we ever had and she is totally unaware of her malady. One of my former students and his
wife and two children came to visit our shepherd pups and met Lily...it was
love at first sight. She is in
her new home and her name is now Grace, which fits her perfectly. Thank you to this wonderful family....we
are so happy for her!!!
Adopted*** Boo **Adopted
Boo came to us starving and lost. She was a tiny pup, covered in fleas, and
was in bad shape over all. SCARS
took care of her medical needs and she went to one of our
fosters where she thrived and gained weight. A family called looking for a small
female dog...woohoo. They came to
meet Boo and adopted her. The grapevine tells us Boo is one happy pup!
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