Rescue stories

Floyd has a hole in his heart

My name is Floyd. I’m a 4-month old, sweet, lovable boy. I was found as a stray by a kind lady in a rural community. She called SCARS and asked for their help to find me a new home. When SCARS took me for my health check, they found

Floyd has a hole in his heart 2018-03-02T08:05:15-07:00

Phoenix had Canine Parvovirus

Parvo, what a horrible, awful, maddening disease. Speaking for myself, I wouldn't wish Parvo on my worst enemy - not even a dog who stole my food or my most favourite treat. Phoenix here and I am the lone survivor from my litter. Metaphorically I have survived the fire

Phoenix had Canine Parvovirus 2018-02-10T18:29:56-07:00

Selma and Seville were the last two survivors of their litter

Selma and her brother Seville came into SCARS care because, unfortunately, their mother was being very aggressive with them. They are the only two that survived from a litter of seven. Selma had bite wounds on her head. With the loving care from our volunteers, Selma is recovering nicely

Selma and Seville were the last two survivors of their litter 2018-02-03T18:11:42-07:00

Cooper (formerly Fox)

Hi SCARS. Cooper has almost been with us for a year. He is a very smart obedient dog, he enjoys his morning walks and loves all his cat and dog friends. He is the perfect fit for our crazy busy family, we can't imagine our lives without him. We

Cooper (formerly Fox) 2018-01-28T15:18:25-07:00

Iris (RIP)

RIP Iris. From her loving foster mom. You got that name because an iris is one of first springtime flowers to appear. I so hoped you would be all better and able to welcome springtime. You were a survivor. How did you get yourself to that home where you

Iris (RIP) 2018-01-28T13:31:59-07:00


Tilly has seen a lot of trauma in her short life. Her initial foster home noticed that she was afraid to interact with the other dogs. She would yelp and cry if they came anywhere near her. Tilly would also cry when she was being fed, almost as if

Tilly 2018-01-27T14:00:40-07:00

Eight orphaned puppies

Sometimes the grapevine can be a life line. Our volunteer was called by a lady who knew, through the grapevine, about a woman whose dog had recently had a litter of puppies. The owner thought that the momma dog may have died because her food wasn’t being eaten. Originally

Eight orphaned puppies 2018-02-19T18:22:57-07:00