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SAGE

Breed: Cross

Age: 5 (DoB 20 March 2015)

Donation:  £250

Sage is five years old. For most of those years, he was permanently chained up in the Romanian countryside, presumably as a guard dog. When his owners moved to the city, he was sent to  a kill shelter from where he was rescued. He is the gentlest of souls, loves to stroked and combed and can be handled at will; having never been allowed to walk, needless to say he now loves going out. He is about 40kg, but may fill out a bit (but is not at all greedy with food). He has two issues:

  • His back legs are a bit wonky, never having been exercised. He may suffer some pain and this may restrict his mobility in the future, but he walks well at present. His legs also have bald patches, calluses and scabs from being permanently on a concrete floor – these are being treated.
  • He is at present reactive to some other dogs when out. We take this to be anxiety and his background, and we will be working with a behaviourist.

Since his time in the shelter (see photo), he has been with Michael, and is at present fostered with him, but we think he will be fine as an only dog or with another dog (particularly Michael!). We have no experience of him with children, so we are unable to home where there are young children.