Quick Stats:

Age:  4 years
Color:  Black
Gender:  Female
Manners:  Excellent
Crate Trained: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Energy Level:  High
Fence:  Required

Gets Along With:

✓ Cats
X Children
X Female Dogs
✓ Male Dogs
✓ Men
✓ Women

 

Sage

Adoption fee: $275

Physical appearance: Sage was born on 5/2/18 and is 4 years old.  She is black and tan, cropped and docked and is quite large for a female at 89lbs.

Personality: Sage is a sweetheart and very playful.  She’s energetic and would make a great running partner.  If you’re not incredibly active and up for running or walking several miles a day, then Sage does require a fully fenced in yard to help her get the physical exercise she needs to burn off some of her energy. She will gladly play fetch until your arm falls off!

Why he’s in rescue: Sage originally came to rescue when family had a new baby and could not give her the time she needed to be happy and well-adjusted in the home.  She was then adopted out and returned for the exact same reason.  Please consider your future family plans when adopting a dog.  Losing her family twice has been hard on Sage and her next home needs to be her last home.

Manners and training: She is a very fast learner, but is also quite stubborn and needs someone who will be consistent and set really strong boundaries.  You cannot let her get away with something even once or she will forever push and try to do it again.  If you do not set boundaries, she will set them instead, which could result in growling.  According to her former family, she knows how to sit, wait, stay, talk, and give her paw.  She is crate trained, potty trained, and does okay on a leash but could use some more work.  She does have a bit of a prey drive though so be careful when walking her because she will try to chase anything that runs and may drag you down in the process.  She is not suitable for a home with small children and will only be adopted to a home with kids over the age of 12 since she was surrendered twice over issues with children in the home. 

Vetting: All our dogs are brought up to date on rabies, Bordetella, and combo, negative for intestinal parasites and heartworms, spayed and microchipped before adoption.