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My name is
Sarge – Tennis Pro!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 4 days ago

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Facts about me

German Shepherd Dog
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with Black
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Quote from foster family: “Sarge loves playing with tennis balls so much that we may enter him into the U.S. Open for canines (woof!)”


  • Name: Sarge
  • Breed: Shepherd mix
  • Weight: 63 lbs.
  • Age: 9 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Health: Neutered; up to date on vaccines

More Info:

  • Forever home recommendations: Humans with a semi-active lifestyle. Fenced-in yard would be a big asset, to give him space for playing catch and roaming around outside with his humans.
  • Kids: Yes
  • Dogs: Needs to be only dog in the home
  • Cats: No cats in the home
  • Crate trained: Yes. Yet stays home uncrated when foster family is at work/school.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Leash manners: Very good, will bring his leash to you for walks!
  • Personality: Activity level is a great balance of mellow and play. Loves chilling with foster family, going on walks, playing fetch. Loves to be pet, especially firm, yet gentle scratch by his kidneys or gentle belly rubs.

How did Sarge find himself at Rescue Haven Foundation? Surrendered from previous owners due to them running into financial issues

November 27, 2023, 10:18 pm

Rescue Haven Foundation (formerly FernDog Rescue Foundation)

Contact info
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P.O. Box 266, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

The application is the first step in our adoption process. We will screen all applications through a vet reference check, 2 personal reference checks, phone interview and a mandatory home visit. An adoption donation is required of $375 (adult dogs), $425 (puppies), $250 (seniors/special needs), which covers the cost of spay/neuter, microchipping, vaccines and preventatives per the dog’s age, health check, fecal / deworming as needed and heartworm testing and treatment as needed.
Contract will be signed at time of adoption with a set of guidelines which include, mandatory microchip registration at time of adoption, agreement to return the dog to Rescue Haven if care can no longer be provided at any time during the life of the dog, all animals will be treated humanely and live indoors and adequate medical care will be provided, etc.

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Go meet their pets

Rescue Haven Foundation has adoption events every 1st Saturday of the month at Home Towne Pet Shoppe in West Caldwell NJ from 11am-1pm.

Due to the pandemic, every 3rd Sunday at Petco in Verona NJ from 11am-1pm has been temporally cancelled.

All of our dogs are current on our website and our application can be found online as well.

More about this rescue

We are a small rescue that started in January 2013 after years of working for different rescues and decided to join forces to start our own rescue/foster program. With over 20 years of combined experience with animals (rescue, training, advocacy), we learned that many dogs are not properly matched up with the right families. We realize that no one is at fault here since the overpopulation of homeless pets is staggering and animal advocates what to spare these precious dogs lives by finding homes as opposed to being euthanized. We decided that we would do our small part and keep our rescue small so we can focus on getting to know the personality of each dog in our foster program, doing proper evaluations and temperament testing, putting each dog through any type of training services they may need, and completing a thorough screening for all applicants which includes a mandatory home visit all BEFORE the dog gets matched up with a compatible family. Our mission statements says: Rescue Haven Foundation is to help dogs at risk by providing foster homes that will nurture their physical and emotional health, help locate the ideal forever homes for them while providing support and training to help assure that their stay in their new homes is permanent. In addition we focus on developing programs to promote pet adoption services and raise public awareness of the issues surrounding animal rescue.