Hello, I'm Muskwa

Status: Not yet available for adoption
Animal Type(s): Large Dogs
Gender: Male
Approx. date of birth: June 2016
Breed: Mixed
Intake date: February 15, 2017
Current location: Sherwood Park
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Energy level: Medium
Good with kids: Unknown
Good with cats: Unknown

Update March 11: Good News. Muskwa has made great progress this week in many areas. He has regained his hearing and his sense of smell. The two combined have really helped to lift his spirits. He is eating like a starving dog and is showing signs of wanting to play with the resident dog. He will remain on medication for the next few weeks but should recover completely.

Update March 8: I can hear! Foster mom is not certain how well I can hear yet as my ears are still clearing up but I have shown signs that I can hear. I’ve still got a long ways to go in my healing journey but I’m well on the road to recovery and will be ready for my forever home soon.

Muskwa’s story. The first 9 months of my life have been difficult and to tell the truth, I almost died. You see it is believed I was left at a dump. Unfortunately that is a common story among rescues but to make matters worse, it was cold. Really cold. Cold enough that I froze to the ground. After some time (who knows how long), I was able to make my way to some peoples home. They were kind and fed me, they gave me a name, but they didn’t have the means to get my medical needs looked after. That’s when they found out about SCARS and made the most important phone call of my life. This angel named Bev came as soon as she heard and rushed me to the vet. My face, front and back legs, belly and even my scrotum was frost bitten. My eyes were infected but that wasn’t the worst by far. My ears have such a terrible infection that the Veterinarian had never seen anything like it. My kennel walls at the clinic were covered in puss the morning of my surgery. You see, it was way too painful to try and clean the ears without me being under anesthetic. Now I’m on the road to recovery but it will take some time for me to be the happy young dog I should be. At this point I appear to be deaf from the infection but with hope, I may regain my hearing. Time will tell. In the meantime, I’ve made it into a foster home where I’ll get all the TLC I need to make a full recovery and find a forever home where I’ll never be left out in the cold again.


My status will change to “Available” once it is believed my medical issues have been sorted out and I can start accepting applications at that time.

Please note: If other cats/dogs in your home are not spayed/neutered, we will 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.