Monthly Archives: September 2016

Cody (formerly Petra)

I am the SCARS volunteer coordinator and I adopted Cody (previously Petra). All I know about Cody is that she had a rough few first years of her life. It is believed she lived outside and, unfortunately – for more than a year – with a broken back leg.

Rocco’s rescue story

It takes a team of caring individuals working together to make any rescue happen – this is Rocco’s story. Late on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 22, two dedicated volunteers (Greg and Patsy) in one of our target communities noticed a dog in trouble. It was a normal workday

Molly (previously Ella)

Molly (previously Ella) was rescued by SCARS along with her eight pups and taken to the Hinton SPCA. When I picked her up February 5 of this year, they had to carry her to put her in the back of my vehicle to bring home. She was stressed with

Ellie (formerly Elf)

Hello SCARS! I adopted Ellie (formerly Elf) a year ago. She was originally adopted out as a puppy, but was unfortunately returned to SCARS through no fault of her own. But perhaps this was fate because it brought Ellie into my life. The first time I met Ellie she

Astro (formerly Franklin)

Hello SCARS! It’s me, Franklin (now Astro)! Just checking in! I am all grown up now, though my humans would argue that! It’s been almost four years since I found my forever home! I am about to have my 4th birthday party. My Military Dad could have taken us


Hi SCARS, Six months ago we brought Koda into our family, and she has been an amazing addition. Everyone in our house loves her, and she has settled in perfectly. I couldn’t ask for a better dog than Koda she loves attention more than anything and is always a


Hi SCARS, I just wanted to give an update on Oakley. She is doing great and fitting in so well with our family. She loves my 3-year-old daughter, our cat and our other dog Odin. When we first adopted her she was really thin and didn’t eat as much

Breevo – RIP

We have a very sad update about a dog that was part of our spay-neuter-return program. Breevo was a young, healthy dog that had been spayed by SCARS to reduce the number of unwanted pets in a northern community. We got a frantic call recently from her owner who

Jordan’s story

Hi there, I’m Jordan! Nice to meet you all! I have a sad story to tell but just keep reading to the end and you’ll see it’s quickly getting better. Things are definitely looking up! I was found on Monday morning by a wonderful lady who, luckily, stopped to

Checkers, Twister and Yahtze

We are four-month-old siblings and, unlike our new names, our lives have not been fun and games. We have learned a lot of lessons. Some very hard ones and some good ones in a very short time. First lesson. A garbage dump is no place for puppies. So many