Each month we feature one up-for-adoption pooch from a local animal rescue. This month’s Grrrowler of the Month is presented by Secondhand Hounds.
Age: 4 years
Breed: Labrador Retriever / Hound (short coat)
Weight: 30 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: No
Kid friendly: Yes (considerate and calm children only, she is frightened with fast and rambunctious activity)
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee: $350
From the Foster:
Hi, my name is Sabine.
I’m four years old, going on five. I’m easy going and lovable but I’m a little shy meeting new people, but if they give me a treat it goes so much easier, or if they have a dog. I really love other dogs, they don’t always love me, but that’s life.
My favorite things to do is going on walks (I need exercise, snow, rain or shine), laying on the couch (so if you don’t like a dog on you furniture, I might not be your dog), tug-of-war (I only play with my own toys, never gotten into trouble), play with my dog friends from the neighborhood (it can get a little rowdy), chase things (that includes rabbits, squirrels and other critters that run) and I like to sleep (on the couch or on my foster parents’ bed).
What I do not like is car rides (we are working on that one, I am quiet but I have anxiety), cats (that might not be with every cat but my foster parents really need to hold on to the leash when I see one, they just irritate me).
About those walks, I am ready when you are. If you like to sleep in, I’ll do that, or if you like to get up really early, I’ll do that too. I just like to be with my humans and be outside.
I love kids. My foster parents did not think so at first because I acted a little nervous around them but I do really like the respectful ones. If they run up to me and wants to pet me without asking, I don’t like that. I still want them to respect me, I have feelings too.
I love treats and working on learning new tricks. Since I’m very treat motivated, I love when my foster parents gets the clicker out, that means practice time, and many treats.
I tolerate the crate but since I’m a well-behaved girl, I don’t need it, even if I’m alone in the house. My foster parents have never used one and they have a lot of things out.
My foster parents say that if you want a well-behaved girl that will steal your heart, you should adopt me. I will love you with all my heart.