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!


We adopted Sam from SCARS almost a year ago. At the time, Sam was 14 and homeless due to his elderly owner dying. Sam was going to be euthanized but SCARS saved him. Sam is now almost 15 and is doing great! He has hyperthyroidism and kidney failure, but

Sam 2018-12-11T17:23:37-07:00

Felix (formerly Rex)

December 6th marked one year since Felix (previously Rex) came into our lives. Although we did not know it at the time, Felix was meant to be part of our family and would soon be our first foster win in the 2.5 years we had been fostering. After a

Felix (formerly Rex) 2018-12-11T17:19:34-07:00

Gibbs (formerly Rambo)

Gibbs is doing great and is definitely Richard's dog. We are so glad he is our dog. We just wanted to send you an update. His leg is healed and he is loving our back yard. Bonnie and Richard November 2018 [Read his rescue story]

Gibbs (formerly Rambo) 2018-11-12T10:01:09-07:00


  Hi SCARS! My mom got my dog, Kasey from you guys probably 18 years ago. She is still here today loving life! We are not sure how old she is, maybe 19 or older, but I wanted to thank you for rescuing her as she is my best

Kasey 2018-11-11T14:50:20-07:00

Biggie Smalls (formerly Muskwa)

Hello SCARS! I just wanted to send you an update for our little dude Biggie Smalls (used to be Muskwa)! When we adopted him, he had a naked stomach and chest from fighting a skin infection and bad allergies. He is totally cleared up now and has grown a

Biggie Smalls (formerly Muskwa) 2018-11-10T17:06:30-07:00

Luna (in memory of)

Hi SCARS, we just wanted to say thank you. Nine years ago we adopted a beautiful black lab cross named Luna from a SCARS adoption event. She was a truly beautiful, smart and gentle soul. Once our kids arrived she loved them like they were always with us. She

Luna (in memory of) 2018-10-28T17:04:43-06:00


Hi SCARS, My wife and I adopted Sam from SCARS a couple years ago. Since we’ve had him, he has changed so much. I could barely get close to him at first. He’s come a very long way. He’s such a good boy. We taught him a few tricks

Sam 2018-10-28T16:45:17-06:00

Bailey (Previously Loki)

Hey SCARS, Look at me now! In June 2017, SCARS volunteers found me all on my own. I was so young, but not afraid of anything. I was an outgoing pup from the beginning, ready to make my mark on the world! Or on my new daddy's face! When

Bailey (Previously Loki) 2018-10-28T16:28:43-06:00

Lilly (formerly Munday)

One year ago today we met one of SCARS' amazing volunteers when we picked up our sweet girl Lilly, previously known as Munday. We first met Lilly in Athabasca on a Sunday. We were so impressed by Sylvia and her desire to make the best match for the dogs

Lilly (formerly Munday) 2018-10-13T18:35:07-06:00