It’s often said that cats have nine lives, but four dogs from Saskatchewan are getting a second chance in Edmonton.

The dogs are just four of the 80 rescued from an acreage near Saskatoon on June 4. Two are ready to be adopted; the other two need to pass medicals and will be available shortly.

“They’re very lucky,” said Edmonton Humane Society spokesperson Shawna Randolph, “especially coming from the conditions that we heard it’s alleged they came from.”

Randolph described the dogs as living in deplorable conditions without adequate food, water or shelter.

“A lot of them, from what we were told, were in bad shape with matted fur and suffering some serious medical issues,” she said. “They (Saskatoon SPCA) put the call out to us on Friday and we were in a situation with resources and adequate space, so we said, ‘Absolutely, send them out here.’”

The dogs have been spayed and neutered and have been cleared by the humane society’s medical and behavioural departments.

The fee to adopt a dog is $185. Visit the humane society’s website at to see the available pooches.