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Miss Sarah came to us from Georgia, and she is a real southern belle. She is about seven years old, a beautiful sable color and very sweet. She came to us just before Christmas 2015 with a broken femur. Someone had shot this sweet girl and left her for dead. Some time had passed between being shot and her arrival at her SGSR foster home, and after consults with her vet and surgeon, it was determined that amputation would be in her best interest. However, on her surgery day, her vet took an X-ray and determined that the bones in her leg were healing in such a way that saving her leg was a real possibility. We decided that, since she wasn't in any pain, that we would adopt a "wait and see" approach. With each subsequent X-ray, it was apparent that she wouldn't need an amputation after all! Sarah will probably always have a slight limp, but at her age, we don't expect that she's going to be running any marathons!
Thunder storms and very loud noises make Sarah a bit nervous, but for the most part, she is very laid back and well behaved. She is a little bossy with her furry foster brother, also a GSD, and she loves to tease and chase the cats. Sarah corrects very easily and especially loves going for car rides. Her favorite toy is her metal food dish, which is probably due to being an outdoor dog in the past and not having dog toys. She does enjoy balls but will destroy them rather quickly. She did once eat a small section of a plushy toy, so these type of toys are not a safe choice for her. She knows "down", "sit", "lay" and "shake". And Sarah walks fairly well on a leash but will still pull.
She has experienced multiple camping trips with her foster family. At first she stayed in the tent, and when she came out she headed to the truck! By early the next morning, she was relaxed and stayed within the camp site, off lead, the remainder of the weekend! She watched the kids running past the campsite along with other dogs and did not bark or try to chase. She is not overly affectionate, but will come to you when she wants attention. She loves to snuggle on the couch or the air mattress while camping. She loves traveling. She has gone on long road trips and stayed in a hotel a couple nights.
Sarah loves kids of all ages but would do best with kids that are mindful of her bum leg. She did great with our grandchildren (ages 5, 9, 10 and 13). She's also been around an infant and wanted to be close to him. Sarah is a great companion dog.
If you would like to meet Sarah, please contact your adoption coordinator. Or, if you are in our territory of VA, NC or MD, you can complete our adoption application here: www.southeastgermanshepherdrescue.com. Sarah is being fostered in Virginia Beach, VA.
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