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My name is Sassafraz!
I'm being cared for by
Paws Above Rescue
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Meet the Pet

3.

Approve Application

4.

Home Check

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever
Color
Brown/Chocolate - with White
Age
5 years 3 months old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter

My story

Are you looking to add a little extra Sass to your life? Well you’re in luck. Sassafraz is a 3-4 year old (lab mix?) who made her way here from Texas in the fall of 2019. This girl has had quite the journey since then, and has unfortunately been bounced around between several foster homes, adoptions, and returns. Sassafraz is a good dog, but the instability in her life means that she is insecure and can be reactive around new people. Unfortunately, this led to a bite incident in both of her most recent adoptive homes, and she is back with us to find a forever family who will set her up for success, and commit to ongoing training. While she may not be the dog you bring to big family gatherings, this girl loves her doggy pals (she prefers her pals on the larger side), has impeccable house manners and is incredibly loyal to those who are lucky enough to become her family.

Sassafraz has a great zest for life. If you’re thinking about getting into dog sports, or want a dog that will run, hike, and wrestle with you all day, this is your girl. She would make a great addition to an active family as a single or second dog.

Sassafraz has has quite a bit of training put into her already. She has attended a board and train, has a strong understanding of basic commands, and is e-collar and muzzle trained. She is still working through some residual separation anxiety but has made huge strides and we expect that she will continue to improve with someone that is willing to put in the work.

This girl is as cool as they come, and is just waiting for the right family to help her shine.
Rescue

Paws Above Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Dawn Lemay-Hayward
Phone
Address
King City, ON L7B 1K5
Donation

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

https://www.pawsabovecanine.com/adoption-application/

2.

Meet the Pet

3.

Approve Application

References are checked

4.

Home Check

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

Dog goes home, adoption agreement signed and fee paid

Additional adoption info

All potential adopters must fill out an application, have their references checked and go through a home visit. Adoption fees are set on a case by case basis.

Go meet their pets

Meet and greets can be arranged for dogs that are in foster care.

More about this rescue

Paws Above is a small foster based rescue that operates in the Greater Toronto Area. It was founded by Ola Zalewski. Ola has been caring for and training dogs her whole adult life, 20 years! She runs a successful training and boarding business out of King City. She is most passionate however when it comes to homeless dogs. She has been rescuing and rehoming dogs for as long as she has been training them. She specializes in taking in dogs with challenges, we work on their issues and match them up with the perfect family. She saves dogs in Canada and also rescues from abroad. If there is a dog in need and we are able, Paws Above will help out!

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