Sadie is great with people of all ages. She's been around kids 3 & 4-yrs old, and is very gentle with them. She's fine when approached by both adults and children at the park.
Sadie is great with other dogs, and did great with several dogs at GSRSV's rescue ranch when I evaluated her on 8-4-16. (See the short video of Sadie mingling with those dogs elsewhere on this page.) Unfortunately, Sadie is not cat-friendly, which is the primary reason her savior/caretaker Erica is seeking another home for her.
Sadie is housetrained and perfectly behaved inside. She's a comfort pup, and likes to snuggle up on the couch or bed. Sadie stays in a closed bedroom when nobody is home and does fine. She does NOT like crates, and broke out of two of them already.
Sadie walks fine on leash. She rides calmly in a vehicle and likes going for rides.
Here's Sadie's amazing story: Erica, Sadie's caretaker, was teaching her daughter to drive along some rural roads near Nicholas (between Natomas and Marysville) in May 2016 when they found Sadie lying in a ditch, covered in mud, dehydrated, and with an injured right rear leg. Erica immediately took Sadie to her vet, who said that they could operate on Sadie but could not offer a discount. However, that vet hospital had a "sister" hospital (Sunset Animal Medical Center in Fair Oaks) with a seasoned vet (Dr. Jay Griffiths) who was willing to perform Sadie's surgery with no charge for labor. Dr. Griffiths pinned Sadie's broken leg on May 17. Sadie was recovering well, but then popped the pin out on June 2 while chasing a cat in Erica's house. Dr. Griffiths re-inserted the pin, again at no labor charge.
Dr. Griffiths removed the pin from Sadie's leg on October 11, and Sadie has done fantastic since then. She wants to play, jump and run, but she needs to take it easy for a little bit longer. The only post-op veterinary care that Sadie will need is to have two skin staples removed around October 24, and this can be performed at no charge at Sunset Animal Medical Center in Fair Oaks.
GSRSV has evaluated Sadie, and is placing her as a "Program Dog." This means that GSRSV is placing Sadie through its adoption program while her caregiver continues to care for her.
Sadie's adoption fee is $210, which is a drop-in-the-bucket compared with the nearly $2000 that Erica has laid out for Sadie's medical needs. GSRSV will be donating the adoption fee to Erica.
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