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!

Jax (formerly Flounder)

Hi SCARS, We adopted Flounder at six months of age weighing 17 lbs. He adjusted quickly to family life and loves his Yorkie playmates. He is a very cuddly dog and loves socializing at the dog parks. At 60 lbs and six months old he is working on

Jax (formerly Flounder)2019-05-20T13:57:20-06:00

Shylo and Meg

We adopted Shylo (was Sparkles) in Oct 2017 and Meg in Aug 2018 from SCARS. These two dogs have are a wonderful addition to our family. They are so sociable and friendly towards people and other dogs. Here are some recent photos of them! - Murray

Shylo and Meg2019-05-20T13:51:09-06:00


I adopted Teddy from you about ten years ago.  Before you found him, he had a broken jaw caused by being kicked, was very hungry and dehydrated and needed immediate care.  Here he is today and he just loves my home and more importantly me. Kindest Regards, Michael



I adopted LuLu 10 years ago in June, just before her first birthday. She joined Chester (black dog in second picture) who is 2 years older and a few cats over the years. We just adopted Gracie on March 30th of this year from In the Woods Animal


Cinder (RIP)

Hi SCARS, In January of 2007 we were looking for a dog on the rescue websites in the Calgary area, and we were finding that any dog we liked would be gone as soon as we called about it. We decided to look further a field and we

Cinder (RIP)2019-05-05T21:12:00-06:00

Koa and Axel

Meet Koa and Axel! Koa and Axel came into our care during March 2019. Koa has quickly become mom‘s little girl. Her brother Axel loves to follow and learn from Koa. With a lot of attention, a lot of love, and a lot of time they made themselves

Koa and Axel2019-05-05T20:58:06-06:00


My wife Lisa and I adopted Beans on May 11th, 2013 when we went to an adoption event. He was such a scared little puppy back then, it's really been amazing to see how much he's grown into an awesome dog. Beans came home with us the day



Hi SCARS, Duke was adopted in December 2018 and has made a full recovery since having his leg amputated at 10 months old. He came to us a shy, sweet guy and has grown into to a loving, well-trained and well-mannered dog. He gets around so well on


Leiah (formerly Sunflower)

This is Leiah (formerly Sunflower from the flower litter) look at how she has grown over the year! She is 80 lbs and 27” tall. Our birthdays are 4 days apart, She’s my sidekick and the best birthday present I could have ever ask for! Thank you SCARS!

Leiah (formerly Sunflower)2019-04-29T20:08:44-06:00