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SAGAN

SAGAN
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 8 1/2 yrs.
WT: 90 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Good with other dogs.
Good with cats.
Good with older children.
 
This handsome senior Dober was recently adopted from DRT by one of our repeat adopters.  It was an excellent placement and a good match except for one thing.  Sagan needed more room and opportunity to run than was available in this setting.  As a little time passed and his new owner assessed his exercise needs, she realized the responsible thing would be to return him to us for placement in another home.  It broke her heart to do so, all the same.  Here are some of her random comments and observations upon returning him:

    “I am so sorry I have failed Sagan....He follows me in the house and lies down in the room I'm in....He passes out at night and snores occasionally.  He sleeps on the floor right beside me and never wanders around....He loves hugs and snuggles on his bed at night....I bathe him in a walk-in shower with a hand held wand.  He runs and plays afterwards and comes to me to be toweled off....He's a great dog; he's just too strong to walk on city streets....Sagan & Carol, I am sorry.  Dogs know everything and I hope I haven't disappointed him and he can recover for the next (and right) person.  He has so many good qualities.”

The information below is from his profile when he originally came to us.  Keep reading to learn the rest of his story:

This big handsome senior Doberboy is way more energetic and engaged than one would expect for his age. He was supposed to have come to us back in December from a lady who was going into a nursing home and suffering with terminal cancer.

On the day we were to take him, he went to a friend’s home instead. Very quickly they learned that with four children, taking on a large dog was more than they could handle. In addition, it was hard on him, going suddenly from a home where he lived with a single older woman to a home with many people and lots of activity.   In the end, the best thing has happened in that he is now with us at Elijah’s House as he awaits a new home.

He’s handsome and playful and loving and active.  He loves to go for walks and is friendly with any dog he encounters. When we first received him, he had a type of mouth cancer.  Thankfully we were able to arrange for the necessary surgeries, and he is clear of cancer and looking well besides!

He’s a wonderful, happy Dober, significantly younger than his years, who will "sing along" (howl) if he hears “Chop Sticks” by Liberace (I’ve seen it; it’s hilarious!), loves carrots and broccoli, and will perk right up if you ask, "Want to go for a ride?"

Our volunteers, who work with hundreds of dogs a year, are completely taken with him. Here’s what they are saying:

     “Sagan’s face and body language say to me happy, smart, a good friend. I was caught by the way he studied a potential adopter family as they visited with other Dobies. It looked like he really knew what was going on. He seems wise beyond his canine genes; maybe that’s why he was given the name Sagan (i.e. Carl Sagan). Occasionally I will encounter a dog or horse that seems to have a stronger sense of self, and personally I think they are better at communicating with humans. Mr. Sagan may be one of those. And if not, he sure seems to want to share his large supply of happiness.”

     “Sagan is a sweet guy and likes to be outside doing chores with people. Plenty of pep in him!”

     “Sagan is a true gem! He is spunky, well trained, and loves attention, and treats! Sagan knows sit, shake, down, and speak. He is absolutely as sweet as he can be, and he loves to lean against you and snuggle when relaxing! He will sometimes nestle his little snout in my neck to get as close as possible! It doesn’t get any better than that!”

     “Sagan is a vibrant boy. It seems like his whole purpose in life is to make you smile. He’s happy to see everyone, loves to cuddle with you, and gives kisses.”

     “On paper it says Sagan is 8 years old but, as smart as he is, he can't read. He is 8 going on 3 - full of energy and love!”
 
      
       "Sagan is  friendly to every person I’ve seen him meet and he still displays the energy and enthusiasm of a younger dog.   He appreciates life – and people around him pick up on that.  Sagan helps you see the bright side of life."

One thing is sure, this is a terrific senior Dober who wants and deserves a fitting home as he lives out his retirement-age years. If you think your home may be a match, make an appointment to meet him after your application is approved and see for yourself what a champ he is. Chances are if you do, he’ll be warming your heart for a number of years to come.

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