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Like so many, sweet Sadie has had a rough time of it for the last year or so. Adopted from a shelter 4 years ago, at around the age of three (we have no idea of her life prior to that) she had been living in her home with an older single woman since then. Unfortunately, all that changed when her mom lost her job, and then her apartment, and Sadie started spending a lot of time in daycare, boarding and dog friendly hotels. During this time her anxiety grew-not only do dogs really dislike changes in their normal routines, she was picking up on her mom’s growing anxiety. So, she come to the difficult decision to give her up as she realized she was no longer able to care for her. Sadie took it hard, but now after a couple of weeks in her foster home she is beginning to settle in.
Sadie is a very sweet girl with many great qualities. She is perfectly house trained-she has never had an accident in any home she has been in. She is crate trained, but she is not a big fan, so her foster mom has not used it with her, nor has she needed to, as she is a very good house guest and generally leaves the human belongings alone (except one unfortunate incident where she snagged some food off the table when the opportunity presented itself). She loves humans and is absolutely amazing with kids, and very patient with the 1 y/o human toddler she is living with now, who likes to pet her (sometimes a little too hard) talk to her (sometimes a little too loud) snatch her toy away from her- Sadie never seems to mind at all. We have been told she enjoys the water, but we have not had the opportunity to get her to a pool or the beach. She could use a little more work on her leash skills, as she gets very excited when it is time to go for a walk, and she can pull, especially when first starting out. We have no idea how she would do with cats.
Sadie can be reactive to other dogs, maybe possibly due some negative interaction(s) she might have had prior to her winding up in the shelter. When first relinquished, she met one older, calm male golden and she immediately began to bark and carry on. He could have cared less and pretty much ignored her, and relatively quickly she figured out he meant her no harm-in short order, they were walking shoulder to shoulder and were able to be in the home together without further ado. Ditto her foster fur brother, somewhat differently though: he, being much younger, did in fact react to her when she acted up, and it took somewhat longer to acclimate them together, after something finally just snapped her out of the doggie tantrum she was throwing. Since then, she has never barked or reacted to him again. That said, while she can definitely tolerate another dog once she deems there is no threat to her, she is not a dog’s dog-if you are looking for a bestie for your pup, keep looking, as she is not the one.
My Ideal Home
Sadie would enjoy a home where she can be the center of attention, and where she can finally feel secure that her life will not once again be upended and where she can proceed to enjoy in her golden years. She would love a quiet home with a fixed routine, where there were lots of humans, particularly kids, to shower her with love. She would enjoy a couple of leisurely walks a day, and a yard where she can have a good roll in the grass, and where she can hang out and sunbathe. She has been given a thorough work up, and the x-rays showed arthritis in her hips. She is currently on a regimen of carprofen, gabapentin and dasuquin which appear to be helping. Other than the arthritis, not unexpected at her age, her bloodwork came back great, and she is a happy, healthy girl.
Want to Adopt me?
Sadie had her “Meet and Greet” and was adopted!