Hello, I'm Sanctuary Animal Ranger-R.I.P.

Thanks to Sanctuary Animal Ranger-R.I.P.’s sponsor(s):

Status: Sponsored
Animal Type(s): Dogs, Large Dogs
Gender: Male
Approx. date of birth: April 2005
Breed: Mixed
Intake date: November 27, 2008
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Good with kids: No
Good with dogs: No
Good with cats: No

From Ranger’s foster mom Terra:

I am saddened to tell you that Ranger was diagnosed with lymphoma and lost his battle on May 4.  Ranger, in his true stoic fashion never let me know he was sick.  I actually took him to the vet because he had lumps in his throat and from his diagnosis until passing away were only a few weeks.   He aged 10 years in it felt like a day.  The meds did little and the extra food didn’t help.  His decline was shocking I was suddenly faced with what was right.  Was this fight for him or myself, even though he grew weaker every day?   It became too hard and devastating to watch him go downhill any further.  It’s such a fine balance between quality of life and the selfish urge to keep them as long as we can.

Ranger was regal and steady and mostly “himself” even though his body continued to fail him.   I couldn’t watch it anymore, and we made the decision to let him go.  Thanks to your continued support we could afford his original tests and to have the vet come out so Ranger could pass in the comfort of his home.  He laid down and the needle was barely done and he let go of this world for a pain free one in my arms.  We were also able to have him cremated.

He was probably the coolest dog I ever met…and I’ve met a few.  His canine brethren truly lost one of a kind.



My name is Ranger. “Ranger Danger,” they usually call me. I have an attitude problem, and due to this particular attitude, SCARS has deemed it best that I stay here with my foster mom. I love it here, and I run my own show which is what I like.

Part of the problem is that I am very particular about whom I like and whom I dislike. That’s fine, and I am sure most people can relate, however, I am one confident dog so this can be a problem if I don’t like you. And unless you are watching incredibly closely, you may have no idea. I am not silly enough to bark and growl and give you any obvious signs that I don’t like you. That’s for amateurs. I stand very still and very calmly stare right at you. I don’t back down, and I let you make the next move. At this point, my dearest person likes to say, “if nobody moves, nobody gets hurt.”

If I like you, we can be great friends until you do something foolish like, grab my collar, scold me, or tell me to do something I don’t want to do. Then the attitude rears its dominant strong-willed head. And this goes for all creatures–dogs, cats, horses–alike. My dearest person and I get along great, though. As a matter of fact I will let her do almost anything to me, but that my friends is the result of a relationship that took a long time to build. So we decided it’s best if I stay with her where my attitude and personality quirks can be appreciated and respected to their fullest!

I’m a Sanctuary Animal

What’s a sanctuary animal? Sanctuary animals are permanent wards of SCARS due to medical conditions or behavioural issues and we are not likely to ever find an adoptive family.
SCARS is committed to giving these animals a home and the love, care and attention they deserve! We house them at our two main intake facilities.
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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.