*** Sadie is currently in boarding due to a lack of qualified foster homes! Sadie desperately needs wither a qualified foster or adoptive home. To foster, email email@example.com ! ***SADIE is an absolute doll with a gorgeous curly coat and the most expressive eyes ever! She looks at you and your heart just melts.BACKGROUNDSadie was a stray from a rough part of town and ended up at a local shelter. We don't know her background but she was extremely thin and missing some fur, so had either been stray for some time and/or neglected.PERSONALITYSadie has a soft personality and yet loves playing with the toys in the playyard and running around it, stretching her legs. She doesn't seem to have any leash manners so likely was never taken for walks before. In the boarding facility she loves her soft bed and curls up on it, not reacting to the other dogs. She quietly and eagerly waits her turn to go out and be loved on. Our volunteers have fallen head over heels for this sweet girl.PEOPLEShe seems to love everyone. At first she was barky at strangers but within just a day she got the message that everyone is kind and has met every stranger since then with joy.KIDS: we haven't seen her around kids yet and that would have to be tested. She has a gentle enough temperament that we believe she'll do well. The only issue would be that she could easily knock over a small child while running and playing, and like all large dogs would need to be supervised around small kids.OTHER ANIMALSDOGS: in her dog test at the shelter, she avoided getting close to other dogs but was not aggressive to any of them. In boarding she's calm and does not react to any of the other dogs. We think she can likely live with another dog who's not an "in your face" energetic type of personality. CATS: we've seen her around the cats who are kenneled at the boarding facility, and she seems to do well (curious but easily redirected). She doesn't show aggression and appears to be trainable.HEALTHShe's spayed, up to date on shots, microchipped -- and ready to go home.TRAININGIt appears that all she'll need is the basics -- she can already 'sit' and we're working on 'wait' at doors. With consistency, structure and loving leadership she'll be an amazing companion.OVERALLWe haven't seen her in a home setting because she's in boarding, but the signs we see so far are that she's a gentle dog with good young dog energy but is past the crazy-puppy stage. She needs leash manners and other basics, but she has a nice medium energy and a demeanor that's heart-stealing. She needs a securely fenced yard to romp and run in, and a family who will adore her and give her the basic training she needs!
If you're looking for a gorgeous, young, trainable German Shepherd
who will steal your heart with her gentle nature,
SADIE may be your new BFF!
SADIE'S ADOPTION FEE: $350 This fee covers only part of what we spend to vet, board and rehab the dogs we save. On average we spend over $450 on each dog. We made a decision to keep our adoption fee at the 2005 level even though vet prices have doubled and tripled since then. We are constantly fundraising to cover the deficit. At minimum, your adoption fee includes the dog's spay/neuter, heartworm test, heartworm treatment if needed, rabies shot, distemper/parvo shot, bordatella shot, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea preventives, and microchip. In many cases it also includes surgery and various types of vet treatment for standard issues such as hot spots, ear infections and so on. INTERESTED IN ADOPTING SADIE? Complete an Adoption Application Now!PLEASE READ THIS:
We're picky about our adopters.
Are you sure you're up to having a GSD? They're not for everyone. They take a lot of time, effort, training. They shed year round. They're big. They scare lots of people. They "mouth" and herd. They're usually strong-willed and stubborn. You have to have references and a home visit. If you're not willing or able to deal with any of this, please don't waste your time or ours applying.
Will the dog be an inside family pet? We do not adopt to outdoor-only homes. All dogs must be indoor dogs.
Do you leave your dog outdoors when you're not home? We do not adopt to homes that leave their animals outside when they're gone. You must put your dogs indoors when you're gone. A 3 yr old adopted MOGS dog died when the owners went to run errands, left her outdoors, the gate was somehow opened, and she was hit by a car. Tragic and 100% preventable. Even privacy fences get broken into. Gates are opened. Thieves steal dogs. Never leave your dog outdoors when you're not home!!
What's your plan for unexpected events and major changes? New baby? Divorce? Moving? How you will provide for your dog if your family breaks up?
Will you make a lifetime commitment? It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe, loved and cared for FOR LIFE.
Do you understand we expect you to keep that lifetime commitment? It's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to stick by your family member -- no matter what.
Are you unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment? Do not apply.
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