Pet of the Week: Sage
This week’s Red Hills Pet of the Week has, unfortunately, become somewhat of a regular at the City County Animal Shelter.
Sage, a year-and-a-half old St. Bernard/Husky mix, was first brought to the shelter as a pregnant stray in September. Instead of taking her home, her owners agreed to put her up for adoption. Sadly, all the puppies died of parvo, a highly contagious gastrointestinal illness often fatal for puppies and young dogs.
After Sage was treated by a vet and spayed, she was put up for adoption and quickly was adopted. A week after that first adoption, Sage was picked up by animal control for running at large. Her family said they could not keep her since she was able to easily jump their 5-foot fence.
Sage is a very energetic dog who would fit in great with an active family.
Her second adoption lasted a little longer than the first. Knowing her propensity for escaping fences, the family tried leaving her inside while not at home. Sage’s energy again got the bet of her and she took it out on the house causing some damage.
Sage is the kind of dog that needs daily exercise to keep her energy level in check.
The end of November, Sage was adopted again to someone who was by her side most of the time. She’s an affectionate dog with a huge heart who had seemingly found her “fur-ever” home. Her latest owner had to bring her back to the shelter since they were moving and unable to take Sage along.
Sage has already reached her adult weight of 80-pounds, so you know what you’re getting. Although she’s high energy, she knows general commands, such as sit and shake, she’s good on a leash and quite obedient. Sage is a sweet girl who just wants to be loved.
Sage gets along well with other dogs, people of all ages, and she even likes cats. In her kennel at the shelter, she was very excited and jumped up as I opened the gate. But, after a quick correction, she was content to sit and receive some love and attention.
With patience, time, and some vigorous exercise, Sage would make the perfect addition to any active family.
The shelter is open today until 3 p.m., but will be closed Monday, along with other City of Gillette offices, in observance of Wyoming Equality Day. Tuesday through Friday, shelter hours are from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Click here for an adoption application.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2007 S. Douglas Hwy
Call (307) 696-2525 to schedule your pet’s appointment