Status: No Longer Accepting Applications
Animal Type(s): Dogs, Medium Dogs (< 50 lbs / 23 kg), Small Dogs (< 25 lbs / 11.5 kg)
Gender: Female
Breed: Mixed
Current location: Vegreville area
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
House trained: Yes
Good with kids: Unknown
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown – Expect good.
A note from Mitzee’s Foster mom
“Mitzee is looking for a special forever home. A home with an experienced dog owner in a calm, relaxed environment.
Mitzee’s story is about a dog who learned to live by herself and without a lot of human contact or interaction. She would hang around a family with dogs but always making sure she was far enough away as not to be touched. The family was getting concerned for her safety and decided that it would be best to live trap her. I would like to say that she was instantly overjoyed to be in SCARS care but that’s not how it works. She was scared, distrustful and wanting to escape. Her first week consisted of me leashing her without making it a production and taking her for bathroom breaks. I would drop a couple of treats for her when I went by but basically I just let her settle in. Meals were given without the fanfare too. She kept to her crate, pressing herself against it whenever I came close.  Gradually, bit by bit, she started sticking her head out, then wagging her tail and finally full body wiggles. (This took about a month).
Sounds perfect, rehabilitated…well fear and distrust are hard issues to overcome and even though she has made great progress she still is leary around my husband and son. New experiences can set her back.  Strangers…like a scared dog in a thunderstorm.
So when you adopt her she will be that scared, shivering dog who will not be excited to see you. It will take time, a journey but let me tell you as you grow together and bond you will have the best friend ever.  Let the journey begin…”
Mitzee will require a home with another dog and ideally an acreage with a fenced area. She is only about 25 pounds and a year old.

Special needs:

Mitzee will require a home with another dog and ideally an acreage with a fenced area.

Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we may deny your application. SCARS exists due to lack of spaying/neutering and it is our goal to end this cycle. If there is a documented medical reason for your animal to not be spayed/neutered, we will work with you.