Sakari

Sex: Female

ID Number: 7134

Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat)

Age: 1 Year 8 Months (Birthdate: 7/24/2022)

Size: 58.0 lbs. (Medium)

Other: Spayed, Vaccinations current, Microchip

Housetrained: Yes

Exercise: Moderate Exercise Needed

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Dog Friendly: Yes

Adoption Fee: $250

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Name: Sakari
Size:  ~Medium range: 26-60 lbs 
Adoption Donation: $250 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid by cash or check.  
Other:  Spayed Female, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Dog-savvy cat only

 

Sakari is learning what it means to be loved

 

Foster Home Feedback 

* A dog-savvy cat only (Cat that knows how to deal with dogs)

4/6/24 Foster Feedback: I am amazed Sakari hasn’t been snatched up yet! This girl took zero time getting acclimated to living in a home; still no accidents! She likes to give hugs & kisses, which does mean she can be a bit jumpy, but I wouldn’t say she’s obnoxious about it. She loves belly rubs & has super soft ears. Sakari very much enjoys having a dog companion, although she is fine as a solo dog also. She does seem to prefer having a human next to her during mealtimes, adding some pumpkin or other topper to her kibble has been a big help. She always looks forward to being brushed; she has learned what the brush is & will sit nicely for you. Sakari is not very fond of new humans on her home turf, so this is something we have been working on. She is great meeting people elsewhere & does very well meeting new dogs at my home, although she may bark at the dog’s owner for a few minutes until she is too busy playing with her new doggie friend. It has made a big difference meeting new people outside in the yard with some string cheese, but it does take her a bit to warm up to new people in her safe space. She is not aggressive but will let you know she is uncomfortable. She still loves her walks! She doesn’t take much interest in smaller birds but gets very excited when she spies geese. How can you look into Sakari’s beautiful smoky eyes & not want to adopt?

3/14/24 Foster Feedback: Sakari is REALLY loving the weather & luckily I work from home so she can spend hours & hours outside. She seems to have learned her name, although she will still ignore me if she’s having too much fun outside! She is very curious about the vacuum & does not seem to mind it. Sakari recently attended her very first adoption event & did fantastic! She was a very good girl, only barked once. She was really great with the kids she met, although at home she can be a bit rambunctious when playing so this is something to keep in mind with smaller kids. Sakari can sometimes be nervous with males she meets; this is not always the case & with a little time, space & cheese she learns to overcome her fears. She has never shown aggression but will bark & growl to show she is nervous. She is a fabulous house dog; still no accidents, sleeps through the night, doesn’t get into anything at all. She is not fond of the kennel, so I have been leaving her to free roam when I leave the house & she lays quietly on the couch until I return. Sakari has quite the sniffer & has found mice several times on our evening walks, but she will let me dig them out of her mouth (reluctantly). Sakari is an excellent guard dog! Rest assured, no one will enter your home or yard without you knowing about it. She does bark at humans she spies in the neighborhood but rarely barks at dogs. I dog sat for another dog for about a week & Sakari really enjoyed having a friend; she gained some confidence & came out of her shell. She was very playful (maybe a bit too much for the other dog, who is older) & still needs to learn to read cues when playing with other dogs. She did not resource guard with food, treats or toys but did show some jealousy when I paid attention to him. I left both dogs out when I left the house with no issues. Sakari is such a great girl & I have truly enjoyed fostering her. She would make a great addition to your home!

2/28/24 Foster Feedback: I’ve had Miss Sakari for 3 weeks now & what a fabulous girl! She has adjusted to home life very well with zero accidents! I have been free feeding her, which has been working well. She is a bit of a Velcro dog in that she sticks close to her humans. She sleeps with me like a champ, even letting me sleep in on weekends. Her absolute favorite activity is going on walks; I work from home, so this allows me to walk her 2-3 times a day. She also really loves being outside & has been sunning on the deck or running through the snow. She has been known to snack on (white) snow. Her favorite treats are kongs with frozen peanut butter, string cheese & hot dogs. She is not very keen on being kenneled; however, she will just hang out without getting into anything if I leave the house & do not kennel her. She has not touched anything other than her own toys & treats; what a good girl! She can at times get mouthy, however she will redirect immediately even without a toy distraction. She has excellent response to a "no" command. She has been cat tested & dog savvy cats only for her; she didn’t seem very interested unless the cat was active, so a cat who can fend off unwanted dog behavior would be a necessity. She is not real interested in the neighbor dogs & isn’t a fan of hyper or extremely barky dogs.  Sakari is dog friendly & does like to play but seems to prefer more mellow dog friends. She will bark at humans more than dogs. She needs a very strong hand on walks as bunnies & mice are extremely attractive & she will go after them with all her strength; this also makes her a flight risk, so a double leash (leash on both collar & harness) is recommended. She knows how her harness goes on & will help! Sakari has decided she enjoys being brushed! This is a good thing being she has a lot of fur! She seems to prefer chewy to crunchy snacks. Sakari likes to give hugs! She will jump on you to give you hugs & kisses but isn’t an excited jumper. She does get nervous & guarded with people coming into my home, but not aggressive; this is manageable by walking her around on a leash with cheese as a distraction for a few minutes until she realizes the new people are friends not foes. I also have had her meet new people outside & she is just fine, as she is going to other homes for a visit. Sakari is such a good girl! She will be a great addition to your home!

 

2/2/24 Volunteer Feedback: Sakari here! I am a short and stout bundle of love. Once I know you, you are my favorite people. I come running to greet you and give you hugs. I get a giant smile on my face, because I am so happy to see you. I've been told my smile is contagious.  
I know how to sit and shake. I have been told I'm an excellent walker who loves to sniff and take in the whole walk.

I love to snuggle right on top of you. I definitely think I'm a lap dog. My favorite pastimes are chewing on toys and playing fetch, I will bring the ball back, just not always to you. I'm working on that. 

It's hard not to fall in love with me. I'm a catch!


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