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*** Max ***Adopted
When we first
saw Max, all of us were very upset.
He was covered in fleas and losing hair. His skin was raw and he was
miserable. The owner was oblivious
to his suffering. We took him in,
had him neutered and updated his shots.
In time his skin healed and hair began growing back. Max, however, is Houdini and the
chances of him getting adopted were not looking good. He could jump any fence and did so. To her credit, the new prospective
adopter kept hanging in there and finally, after many chases around
her neighborhood, decided he was home whether he liked it or not. Last report was good....he had settled
in, loves her sofa and she signed her email "Max's mom." Hurray!!
Adopted*** Molly (now known as Zoey) ***Adopted
Molly was taken to a vet and left there because her owner
lived in an apartment and the neighbors complained about her barking. She had to stay in a crate all day and
she is young and energetic so she was obviously bored! Her owner contacted us in desperation and
I went to the vet clinic to meet Molly.
I said we would take her and she went to one of our great foster
homes where she played with the other two dogs there. In the meantime a family from KC had
contacted us about adopting a new dog, and I thought this might be a good
fit. Molly is now Zoey and living
happily in Kansas City in a big new house and has dogs all around her to
play with. She even goes on trips
with her new family!!!
Adopted*** Oakley ***Adopted
Oakley had a
tough time at the beginning. She
came to us skin and bones, and eaten up with fly bites. After months of work, she emerged
beautiful and sweet, but very shy. I
knew it would take a very special family to work with her. A young couple has decided to keep her
forever and she is learning to be a wonderful companion thanks to their
Oakley is a 9 month old, female black Labrador Retriever. She is small at 35 lbs, spayed, and up to
date on shots. Oakley was a former
starvation case but she has come a long way to health and happiness. She now has a glossy black coat, shy
personality, and will always be small due to her initial lack of food. Will it affect her health in the long
run? NO!! She is now just as healthy as any other
dog her age, just smaller. Oakley
needs a quiet, gentle home where there is not a lot of commotion and stress
due to her quiet nature. Here at
SCARS she is quite a favorite!!
Adopted*** Rhonda ***Adopted
Rhonda was a challenge.
When I first saw her in a large city shelter, I could tell she was
depressed and had given up. We took her
in to find she was heartworm positive and began treatment. She was afraid of men, nervous and
reclusive. Rhonda went to a quiet
foster home where she bloomed.
Eventually she was adopted by a K State veterinary student who says
she is doing great!! However, we
have given up trying to get a picture of them together, so here she is with
Rhonda is a
purebred, black faced, female St. Bernard.
She is spayed, housebroken and weighs around 100 lbs. Rhonda
is very quiet and well behaved when left in the house all day, and playful
outside. She is a bit shy around men
at first, but warms up quickly. She is affectionate and gentle and deserves
a wonderful home of her own. Her
first owner kept her on a chain for four years,
and then roughly dragged her into a shelter in Missouri for no reason, and
left. She became depressed and would
not eat so a friend of SCARS called me and brought her here. Her
appetite came right back and a gentle personality emerged.
Adopted*** Sabrina ***Adopted
We were beginning to think the right family would not come
along for this special dog. We tried
one home, but the present dog was not very friendly to her! She was shy around people who visited BUT
when this couple came to meet her, everything changed. From the minute she met her "new
dad" she was in love. She
twirled and jumped and absolutely loved this couple. It was astonishing! All reports are good and she is, as
expected, a "Daddy's girl."
Sabrina is a
Heinz 57 variety!! I am sure she has
lots of different breeds, but it would only be a guess. Sabrina weighs about 45 lbs, is spayed
and housebroken. She is named
after the Audrey Hepburn's character in Sabrina Fair because she is
so sweet. She was left at a Kansas
City shelter with deep abrasions from an ingrown harness. She has waited for several months to be
noticed for her wonderful disposition, but so far no one has been wise
enough to adopt her. We all decided
she needed to get out and run and play after all of this time and she is
having a wonderful time running on our 50 acres, playing with her new
friends and swimming in the pond.
Whoever adopts this precious dog will have a companion for life.
Adopted*** Mickey ***Adopted
Mickey has gone off to his new home and is very happy about our
choice for him. He has two, stay at
home parents, and some grand kids who run in and out all week. Mickey is an only dog and he likes it
that way - he does not want to share the love and goodies!!
Mickey is a beautiful black and tan, purebred, male
Dachshund. He is neutered, weighs 10
lbs, and is housebroken. Mickey gets
along well with cats and other dogs and LOVES kids!! He is just a precious and fun little guy
and will be a great family pet!
Adopted*** Toby ***Adopted
Toby is a Jack Russell Terrier/Corgi mix. He was found sitting on the side of a
country road, watching each car go by.
That is usually a clear sign of a dog having been dumped from a
car. Finally a kind woman scooped
him up, brought him home and took care of him. Since she could not keep him, she called
us and a wonderful family with four children adopted him. He is doing just great and he has lots of
siblings to play with! We are so
happy he is settled in his new home and has left his sad experience behind.
Toby is a one
year old, male Terrier mix of some type!!
He weighs 17 lbs and his fur is as soft as angora. He is playful and sweet and as you can
see, absolutely adorable. We are
working on the house breaking. Toby
was found sitting on the side of a country road watching each car pass
by. He would not move for three days
until a neighbor picked him up and took him in. Unfortunately they could not keep him and
called SCARS. He is here now and has
been neutered, given all of his shots, heartworm tested (negative) and
ready for a new home of his own. Whoever gets this precious little guy, is going to have a wonderful companion.
Adopted*** Marvin ***Adopted
We carried Marvin to the car, a bag of
bones, and to the closest vet where he was put on IV's and treated for many
medical problems resulting from neglect and starvation. When
released, our job was to build him up and finally get him up to par with
his shots and sterilization. Slowly,
he got well and became a healthy, playful dog. He was ready for the next
step... Along came a family with a special request - their youngest
daughter had been abandoned in China at a gas station and they adopted her
and brought her to this country and made her part of their wonderful
family, but time revealed she needed someone to protect her in the night
from boogie men!! She needed a
Who better than
Marvin, aka Starvin’ Marvin, to protect a little
girl now that he was big and strong??
When we took him to
his new home for a trial adoption, one of our volunteers looked at him , put her hands on his face, and said, "You can
do this Marvin, this little girl needs you!".... AND HE
You really need to read this beautiful article in CJonline.com. Marvin, adopted in September, 2013, found
a home with his, now best friend Eden.
Click here to read…
Marvin is a one
year old, neutered, male of some sort of exotic
breed!! He is possibly a mix of Great Dane, Mastiff, Boxer, Catahoula
Hound, or Hyena?? He is small at 35-40 lbs, housebroken, and well
behaved in the house. I named him Starvin Marvin because he was so thin and ill he had to
be carried to our car. He is now strong and energetic and ready for a new
Adopted*** Cowboy ***Adopted
Two years ago
our Charlotte was adopted by a wonderful woman and she decided recently
that Charlotte needed a pal!! Our
dog, Cowboy, was purposely never put on our website for a variety of
reasons. He is a pit bull mix male
who had a harness that had grown into his chest as a young dog. He bears a permanent scar. Although he is
intimidating looking, he is a kind and gentle spirit which his new mom was
smart enough to see. He and
Charlotte have become fast friends and although we miss his beautiful face,
we are happy he has gone to his new home.
Adopted*** Ava ***Adopted
Ava was a stray
in a bad section of town. A friend
of SCARS took her in and kept her for a while thinking she belonged to a
relative. Ava needed exercise and
her own home, but most of all she needed her own person. We were on a short vacation in Colorado
and stopped to see some friends.
There was a man there doing contract work and he was a dog lover and
had been looking for a dog. When we
got back to Kansas, we emailed Ava's picture and it was love at first
sight. The next problem was getting
her to Colorado. Thanks to the
wonderful people with CARE transport, we got her all set up and she arrived
in Denver last week. The two are
getting along great and Ava is one happy dog!!
Ava is a beautiful, well behaved, one year old, female
Shepherd. She is lively and sweet,
but somewhat submissive. Ava has been spayed, weighs about 40 lbs and gets
along well with other dogs and kids. She was adopted from a shelter
and then "thrown out" as a stray.
She was rescued by one of our foster parents and they are taking
great care of her while we search for home. Ava responds to commands and
does not run off even in the country.
She is a such a doll!!!!
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