is a 3-year-old red tri rough coated border collie. Sadie
came to us from a shelter after her owner was sent to jail.
We do not know a lot about her background before arriving
at the shelter.
NEBCR got Sadie's medical care updated and had her spayed.
We also ran a full thyroid panel on her, as the obesity
and behavior issues were indicative of a possible low thyroid
level, but all was normal. She was quite fat upon arriving
but lots of exercise and a healthy measured diet have got
her figure back in a nice shape.
Sadie is a beautiful girl. She has been in foster care
for a little while now while we get a handle on her behaviors
is incredibly smart and quick to learn. She knows sit, paw,
and speak without much prompting. She is very attached and
snuggly to her foster family. She loves to play with toys,
mostly just chasing them down and then expecting you to
go and fetch them for her. She is beginning some agility
in her foster home and she is quite agile and quite high
drive - a lot of dog and eager to learn.
Sadie has some behaviors that require careful placement.
She can only go to a very experienced dog person. She can
only go to a child-free home. She has some mild resource
guarding that we have worked on and it has gotten better.
The new family will be shown how to work with Sadie on this
so it is not an issue in her new home.
is in a foster home with several dogs and seems to read
dog language very well. She is, however, a bit of a queen
herself so does try and assert herself over some of the
other dogs in the household. She is respectful of the assertive
dogs in the household but does challenge some of the others.
She always defers to us and comes away from the trouble
she starts without any issues.
We are also working on some handling issues with Sadie.
She does not like being brushed on her back end. We are
working on lots of short brushing sessions, going slowly,
rewarding her for being calm and accepting the brush strokes.
is wary of new people but warms up once they just ignore
her for a while. Like many dogs, direct eye contact is quite
threatening to her. It is amazing how asking "strangers"
to ignore the dog, have a seat, and eventually drop a cookie
or two on the floor can work miracles with a dog like Sadie.
As I read this I realize that I have made her sound like
a dog that no one could love, but really, we do, and we
see a lot of promise in this young lady.
As I sit here typing this she is under my desk, Sadie is
wagging her tail whenever I glance at her. It may take some
time to find the exactly right home for Sadie, but it will
be well worth the wait - for Sadie and her new family.
is lucky to have landed in rescue and whoever ends up adopting
her will have a loyal, fun, and loving friend for life.
Sadie is doing extremely well with her foster family. She
has been out and about to several different agility events
and has been super at greeting people and showing them all
of her tricks.
She is a very athletic young girl and we really think she
would love agility. Her energy is boundless outside while
playing with the other dogs in her foster home but she settles
very nicely once indoors.
Sadie is not reactive at all towards other dogs while on
leash. She is responding very well to positive training
methods and is not the same dog at all that came into rescue
a few months ago.
is being fostered in upstate NY.
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