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!

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


When I adopted Casper, she was shy and scared of everything! Now, 7 years later, she has changed and grown so much! She still does new things that surprise me and whoever said an old dog can’t learn new tricks was wrong! It’s been so rewarding having her around.

Casper 2017-07-17T18:42:06-06:00


Hi SCARS, Gizmo joined our family two years ago now. We were hesitant adopting a senior animal, especially because Gizmo had some pre-existing conditions, but I would never change our decision to bring Gizmo into our home. He is quite the character. Every day when I get home, I’m

Gizmo 2017-06-28T17:57:51-06:00


Hi SCARS, First of all we would like to thank those responsible for rescuing our little Banjo. We could not love him more. He is without a doubt the sweetest, cuddliest, most loving little guy. He has been on his first camping trip with us and has been introduced

Banjo 2017-06-27T19:51:41-06:00

Sawyer (formally Bali)

Our family is very excited to announce our one year anniversary with our big, rambunctious goof – “Sawyer”!  Sawyer has grown so much over the past year, and we’ve grown right alongside him. When we first spotted Sawyer on the SCARS website, his gorgeous eyes and big silly smile

Sawyer (formally Bali) 2017-06-25T17:17:45-06:00