âSadie is a beautiful dark liver and white 7-9 year young girl with a soft wavy coat. We ran a Wisdom test on her because we knew she was not a pure bred English Setter and much to our pleasure and surprise, she is a Munsterlander!
Sadie is a soft/sensitive girl that is sweet and Velcro to her people.
She does have sporting dog prey drive and points birds and small creatures.
She has permanent right hind leg lameness from a previous injury that was not treated at the time. It is an old ACL tear that has scaring and arthritis around the injury. The Vet says surgery would not help her because the injury and damage is too old. This keeps her on 3 legs 75% of the time, but she is able to run fast and freely. She has some mild arthritis in her back, likely from having to navigate on three legs. Ongoing meds are managing the pain. She loves to run and will need a home with a physically fenced yard so she can keep her muscles in good condition, especially because of the old injury. She also needs a home without lots of stairs to navigate because of the old injury. She’s good in 4 foot tall fencing and has shown no interest in fence climbing or jumping.
Sadie is housetrained and good on leash. She knows sit, wait, heel and shake commands and is working on her recall/come. She is treat motivated and a quick learner and would appreciate a home where her people will continue working with her training. She would love a home where she gets to walk regularly with her people. She’s great in the car, including uncrated. She’s easy to bathe and groom.
Sadie prefers dogs that leave her alone and do their own thing and let her do her own thing and give her space. She came from the seizure of 75 dogs in Colorado in December 2015 where she was on a property with 90+ dogs. She is showing proximity sensitivity with other dogs and may never acclimate to be best friends with another dog. It is hard to say because of the background where she was forced to live for years with so many dogs. She guards her toys from other dogs and does not want to share her food, understandable behaviors because of where she lived before rescue. Sadie has not been tested with cats. She would do fine as an only dog as long as her person is around a lot, she could have some mild separation anxiety if left completely alone. With controlled intros and time she would be fine with dogs that are not in her face or trying to interact.
Sadie loves her people, men and women. She is a very friendly girl and every one she meets is her new love, whether in public or if they come to her foster home. She is very sweet. Because of her background we are not recommending her for a home with children younger than teens.
We are looking for either an adoptive, foster-to-adopt or foster home for Sadie. She’s ready to settle in some place where she can stay and get comfortable. Sadie is now 77 lbs, down from 91 lbs when she was rescued. She is spayed, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative, and current on her vaccinations. She is currently in a temp foster home in Grand Junction, CO. Are you that furever family Sadie has been waiting for all these years? She’s ready to be your everything!