Dear, sweet Scarlet comes to us with one of those back stories that might be hard to hear. (Tissue alert, folks.)

Scarlet arrived at Tuolumne County Animal Control in July of this year, where they discovered she was pregnant. She soon delivered eight puppies. The suspected father was her brother, and due to deformities caused by inbreeding, none of the puppies survived.

Scarlett went into a deep depression, and she was overlooked by potential adopters because she was so sad and lifeless.

We’ve been keeping an eye on Scarlet for months on our trips to TCAC. We knew that as a black pit bull, she’d likely face many challenges to adoption. When we received the call that Scarlet was out of time, we raced over to pick her up and are elated to welcome her to our adoption center.

It is Scarlet’s turn to shine! She’s now spayed and vaccinated and ready to find the person or people who will love her for the rest of her life. She appears to have a dry eye condition, which we are currently having evaluated and treated. We expect she will need inexpensive eye drops administered by her new owners on a regular basis. We’ll be able to send you home with about a month’s worth.

Scarlet is affectionate, loves to give you huge hugs, and is terrified of cats. She has puppyish energy/zoomies from time to time, and is playful, easy company. She is keeping her suite clean, which means she may be housetrained (though we never make guarantees).

Many, many thanks to local realtor Shelby French of RE/MAX Gold in Murphys for sponsoring all of Scarlet’s care while she is with us. We are grateful!

Holiday photo by Anastasia Vyshlov.

Pet Facts

Spayed female
Mixed breed


Young adult
Date of Birth: 2019


Short hair


Black and white

Special Considerations?



The Calaveras Humane Society Shelter – 1209 Highway 49 – Angels Camp, CA