• Age:  4 years (DOB July 2013)
  • Color:  Blue
  • Weight:  65 pounds
  • Gender:  Female
  • Dogs:  Still assessing
  • Cats:  Unknown
  • Kids:  10 and up
  • Obedience:  Always recommended
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Used to leash walking
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Sage is a 4-year-old girl who doesn’t understand why she’s not the only baby in the house anymore. Since the human infant joined the family, Sage became jealous and protective of mom and started acting out for attention. With everyone’s focus on the new bundle of joy, Sage was also not getting enough exercise, which a young working breed needs lots of to keep their mind and body active. Therefore, she was reluctantly surrendered to IDR+ to find her a new home where she could get more attention. Sage is move-in ready. She is used to a regular work day with no accidents, and she can either be crated or trusted loose eventually. She is friendly and affectionate with the adults in her life, and she should be fine with older kids who can help keep her mentally and physically stimulated and show her attention. We are told she walked nicely on the leash before the baby arrived but became more protective of mom and vocal when she would encounter other people and dogs on walks. She has been okay with us so far. She knows sit, but it seems like she’d appreciate training with her new family to bond and learn to communicate. The give up paperwork was contradicting about whether she can live with other dogs, so we will assess this better and update her bio as we learn more about her. Sage has no history of living with cats. Her favorite toys are stuffies. Sage has a pretty typical thin blue coat, but it could improve with grain-free food and supplements. She just arrived, so we will get her moved into a foster home and update her bio as we get to know her better.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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