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 *** Bullet ** Adopted
Granted, I cry easily these days. Granted my sister is in my every
thought. Granted, I am a sucker for
a dog story, but so will you be when you read this. And you will cheer along with me...
Bullet was out of time.
He was hyperactive and out of control. One of our workers was in school near
this shelter, and she saw his picture and begged me to take him in....she would
even pick him up and drive him to us.
I knew what that meant, when the dust settled in the driveway, and
the car receded in the distance, I would be left with yet another wild,
unadoptable young male shepherd. So
be it....he was in the grand plan.
We named him Bullet...he flew out of the yard like a jet. We could not put a collar on him.....he
spun in circles in the dirt having been locked endlessly in a cement run
far too small and confining. This
was torture for a young, strong dog.
He had lost it, so to speak.
So, time went on and he ran and ran and he began to be a dog, one
who could be loved, one who could run the race and
win. But, he would not walk through
a door. Was he punished someday,
long ago, for venturing too close to the house....he would not tell us.
He captured many hearts here because he was beautiful and
sweet, but troubled. He did not
trust anyone for a long time, so we gave him the gift of time and told him
to take all he needed. One day I got
a call from a mother whose son wanted a German Shepherd more than anything
in the world. They had seen Bullet's
picture and loved him....could they come meet him? I told them another family was coming
that day, but I would call them if it did not work out. and...it did not work out.
I love people like this mom. She was in the car and on her way before I
hung up the phone. This mother knew
what her son wanted and he would get it.
Why was she so determined?
Because her son had been diagnosed with Leukemia....and he was on TV
the preceding week. His story is a tough
one, but this family is tough and so is Bullet.
Mom spent time with him (he was to be a surprise) and, to his credit,
Bullet did not misbehave. He was good.....he was kind....he was a dog. A normal dog. He jumped in the car, and this time
Bullet was sitting next to the driver as the dust swirled around the
disappearing car. He was going home.
If pictures tell a story, there are volumes in this one.
Bullet is a one
year old, male, German Shepherd mix.
He weighs about 60 lbs and is neutered and
appears to be housebroken. Of
course, no guarantees on that since they are animals! Anyway, Bullet had 24 hours before
euthanasia when SCARS was asked to pull him...fast. When I saw his face, I knew I would
not get any sleep if
we did not save him, so he came to SCARS.
The first week was a nightmare.
He was so stressed, he leaped and twirled and spun in circles.
However, with the passing of two weeks, he is clearly a great
dog! He knows a few commands, and
never has an accident. He is calming
down, thanks to lots of exercise and playing with other dogs. We have seen absolutely no aggression so
I think it is safe to say, he will make a great companion.
Adopted *** Luna ** Adopted
Last summer I
visited a home where a mother dog and her pups were living in incredible
filth. Animal control had been
called over and over, and they did nothing according to the
complainants. Luna needed to be
spayed as this was her third litter in a year and a half. We took the pups, cleaned up her pen and
instructed the family to keep it clean which they did not. We even paid for her to be spayed and
returned her. Six months later I
went back to check and she was without food and water, and feces piled
everywhere. The owner said she
didn't want her anyway, and she came to us.
Now she is settled in nicely with a couple and their dog and all
seems to be going well. They were
good with her very outgoing and energetic personality!
Luna is a year and a half old spayed German
Shepherd/Husky mix. She came from a
family with kids and is good with them, and good with most dogs. However, she can be protective if someone
comes in she does not know, and will bark loudly to protect her family
which is typical of most German Shepherds.
Luna weighs about 40 lbs and is quite
strong! She can run like the wind,
but is well behaved in the house.
We love her floppy ear!!
Adopted *** Harley ** Adopted
One of our
construction workers arrived with a dog in his car, and he said this was
Harley had been thrown out of her house because she snapped at
the kid, even though she was a real sweetheart and not aggressive. Many dogs come to us this way...no second
chances regardless of the circumstances.
Off she went to one of our fosters and
after a failed attempt at an adoption, our foster announced that she was
adopting Harley herself!!! This is
such fabulous news and these two are soulmates.
Harley (aka Sara Heart) is a purebred coonhound. She is housebroken and spayed and gets
along great with other dogs.
Sometimes she is happy being a couch potato, but she also loves to
play with her doggie pals. She
weighs about 50 lbs and is probably better off
not being adopted to a family with small children as they tend to make her
nervous. Isnt she gorgeous???
Adopted *** Tiffany ** Adopted
Tiffany came to
us as a purebred Golden Pyrenees.
She was bred in the great northwest as a designer dog, mom a
purebred golden retriever, dad a Pyrenees.
The result was a gorgeous pup who was given as a wedding present to
a couple who did not want a dog. A
year later she was surrendered to SCARS.
After multiple applications, we believe she has the perfect
home. Dad is a professor at K State
and has a house on 80 acres. You can
see by this picture how happy she is !!
the latest addition to the gang at SCARS.
Tiffany is a Golden Pyrenees which is a designer breed on the West
Coast. It is probably not even
recognized yet, but I must say, she is beautiful. Mom is a purebred Golden Retriever, and
dad a purebred Great Pyrenees.
Tiffany is a year old, spayed female who weighs about 70 lbs. She has been a "backyard dog"
because she was a gift and the couple was too busy to really care for her
properly. However, she is a fast learner! Here is what we know so far. She can jump any fence, but does not run
off. She is submissive to all dogs,
even little ones. No info on
cats. She loves to run and play and
is almost striped gold and white.
Isn't she lovely?
Adopted *** Australian Shepherds (Mike and Maggie) ** Adopted
I really had slim hopes of the Aussies
getting adopted at all - much less together. Not everyone wants to deal with a deaf
dog, and also take on two dogs who have had little or no training. But there are still people in our world
who do not expect perfection, and they found us! Their new names are Mike and Maggie and I
must admit, the family has shown great patience. They remove silverware
from the dishwasher and deposit it in the yard, eat furniture and chase
their cats. But do you know what they said, "We love them!!"
two blue merle Australian Shepherds are not only beautiful, but gentle and
timid. The male has the longer hair
and he is deaf, but can see. The female
can see and hear, which is not always the case with blue
eyed, white dogs. They are
best buddies, but would be fine if separated, as long as they each had
another dog to play with. They need
work!! They are coming along slowly
on a leash, but will take a patient and experienced owner to bring them
completely around to the dogs they need to be! They weigh about 50 lbs
each and are spayed and neutered.
Adopted *** Sadie ** Adopted
Sadie came here one day and was gone the
next! Once she hit Facebook, we
could not keep up with the apps on her.
I cannot imagine anyone giving up this precious Yorkie, but they
did, and now she is happy with her new family who will keep her forever!
Adopted *** Mia (now known as Tipsy) ** Adopted
Mia was the dog whose leg was caught in a trap
and had to be amputated. She recovered really well and we wondered if she
would be hard to adopt? However, the
good news is we had lots of great applications on her and she went off with
a family of her very own. Her name
is now Tipsy, and here is a painting her owner did of her...isn't it
Adopted *** Willow ** Adopted
Willow is a gorgeous Collie, probably a
miniature, and has gone off with her new owner! She had a funny bark and we were told the
owners had her vocal chords cut since she was a show dog and they wanted no
loud barking. Her new owner does not
care if she has a croaky bark or not, he loves her just the way she is!!!
Adopted *** River ** Adopted
found running down a road in the city and picked up by a passing car. The
couple who found her had recently adopted a dog from us, so they were full.
They kept her for a week, advertised everywhere, called the local shelter
and nothing happened. So off she
went to a SCARS foster who has two dogs and two cats. The good news is she is fine with cats
and after clearing up a urinary infection, she seems to be housebroken. A
great couple from Ks. City came to meet her and she is now safely tucked
into her new home!!!
River is a 6 month old, female black Lab. She is spayed and seems to
be housebroken. River was seen
running across a highway and dodging traffic with no collar or tags. A
passerby managed to get her in the car, and took her home. Weeks of searching for her owner were in
vain and the local humane society had no report. Finally they decided they could not keep
her, and gave her to us. She is very
active but settles down nicely inside.
She is fine with cats and likes all dogs so all in all, this is a
Adopted *** Shiloh ** Adopted
has finally landed in her “forever home” after a few mistrials! She came to us because the owners had no
time for her and we probably had the highest number of adoption
applications on her in years. One
family was determined to adopt her and off she went, with lots of good
advice for a successful adoption. In
one month she was back. She dug
holes in their yard...good grief, so we tried again and screened a lot of
homes. Now she seems to be working
out just great and thank you to the two girls who have made her fit
into their home...maybe they don' t care if she digs holes or not!!!
Shiloh is a seven month old, female St Bernard/Shepherd
mix. She is spayed and close to
being housebroken. Shiloh is timid
but sweet and loving. She is fine with cats and other dogs, and is well
behaved in the house. Good guess for
her ultimate weight is probably 60 lbs?? Her coat
is so fluffy it looks like Angora.
She is a real cutie pie.
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