Look at me now!

Please submit your “Look At Me Now” update

If you have adopted an animal from SCARS, please send us a Look at Me Now update. You can provide an update at any time during the life of your pet and more than one is welcome. We sometimes get updates shortly after adoption but we also get them months or even many years later.  All updates are welcome.

Reasons to submit a story

  • Inspire our volunteers. The dogs and cats we rescue live in our homes so our volunteers develop a deep bond with them. Seeing a pet thriving in its forever home is a source of pride and joy for our volunteers. The update you provide gives us the strength to say farewell to a beloved foster at adoption time. Adoption means there is now an opening for the next rescued pet.
  • Encourage others to adopt. When people see how much joy a rescued pet can bring to a family,  it encourages them to adopt. This helps us to reduce the number of unwanted pets in Alberta.

How to submit your story

Please email your story along with one or more images to scars@scarscare.ca. We will add it to this page and share it on our social media sites. Thank you!


Look At Me Now Update...Today I'm celebrating my 1st birthday which likely would not have been possible without the amazing and persistent volunteers at SCARS. Because of these volunteers..... my two sisters, mom and I learnt that life under a deck with little human interaction is no life for

Grier 2017-09-18T19:23:48-06:00

Ellie (formerly Elf)

Hi SCARS! We just celebrated our two-year anniversary of adopting Ellie (formerly Elf) and can’t imagine our lives without her. She’s crazy, goofy and sometimes so sassy. We have been doing lots of hiking, camping and working on agility too. So happy to have such a special dog in

Ellie (formerly Elf) 2017-09-09T17:07:11-06:00

Stella (formerly Jewel)

Hi there, In January of this year, my husband and I rescued our cat Stella, formerly known as Jewel from SCARS. When we met her at her foster home, she was hesitant to be around people, staying high up on the kitchen cupboards, but seemed to warm up to

Stella (formerly Jewel) 2017-09-04T09:55:10-06:00

Layla (Formerly Sparkles) and Luna

Hi SCARS, I figured you would want an update on Layla (formerly known as Sparkles) and Luna! We brought Luna (cat) home almost two years ago now, and Layla (dog) joined our family last spring. Both have been wonderful additions to our family and we can’t imagine our lives

Layla (Formerly Sparkles) and Luna 2017-09-04T09:19:23-06:00

In memory of Koda

I wanted to pass on my sincere gratitude for your help in bringing Koda to our lives. With your help, we were able to rescue Koda (previously named Flurry) and bring him home to a happy home three years ago. We adopted him on November 16, 2014. He was

In memory of Koda 2017-09-01T18:30:53-06:00

Tucker (formerly Sawyer)

Hi SCARS! We adopted Tucker (Sawyer, then) in the Spring of 2014. Tucker was recently diagnosed with genetic epilepsy/focal seizures. But other than some anxiety and his seizures, Tucker has a fabulous life. He is a loyal and happy companion who is always eager to please. We've been working

Tucker (formerly Sawyer) 2017-09-01T18:02:48-06:00

Jake (formerly Toes)

August 2017 marked the one year anniversary of when I adopted Jake (formerly Toes) from SCARS, so in celebration here is an update! When I arrived at his foster home, I wasn’t intending to adopt Jake because I actually went there to meet a different cat. But from the

Jake (formerly Toes) 2017-09-01T17:34:49-06:00

Charlie (formerly Yoda)

Hi SCARS. I thought you might want an update on Yoda (now known as Charlie). He's grown to be a very energetic yet still a sleepy head dog. He's a great addition to our family and fits in great! Charlie has grown quite a bit since as you can

Charlie (formerly Yoda) 2017-08-02T16:06:53-06:00

Sydney (formerly Garcia)

Hi SCARS! This is Sydney (formerly known as "Garcia," AKA one of the Criminal Minds puppies)! Syd is five months old now and incredibly saucy. She is 100% the queen of the castle. She's a little weary of strangers and tends to hide behind mum most of the time.

Sydney (formerly Garcia) 2017-08-17T15:15:21-06:00


Hi SCARS! Almost three years ago we adopted Sasha II from you guys (now just goes by Sasha). She had been returned several times before we adopted her due to her excessive energy and wandering tendencies. She's still a handful but she's settled in nicely. I've never met a

Sasha 2017-07-28T13:46:32-06:00