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SAGE: 9-Month-Old Spayed Female Black Lab, 60 Pounds

Background: Found as a stray in Oakland in mid-May, Sage was adopted out of Oakland Animal Services but found as a stray a few days later -- and her new adopters did not return calls from the shelter. Since her return to the shelter, Sage attended morning play group sessions with other dogs and played gently with the other dogs. She stayed with the group and engaged in some gentle chase games while wagging her tail with generally relaxed body language.

What a Shelter Volunteer Says: "Loves affection and very cuddly (she was genuinely trying to lay on me while I was petting her lol). Seems very comfortable with humans' faces being close to hers because when I was sitting at eye level with her and petting her she kept wanting to boop noses. Sits politely for treats. Jumps up a lot but doesn’t pull very hard on leash. Sweet Lab pup. Took for leash walk in back. Moderate anxiety (weaving on leash, jumping, easily startled, constantly checking in for reassurance). Non-reactive/quite shy when encountering other dogs. Sits politely for treats. Clearly wants to please.”

What a Sage's Foster Says: Sage continues to do great with us. She’s been sleeping through the night in her crate, eats heartily, is learning to get comfortable getting in the car and through the dog door. She easily takes a four mile neighborhood walk in the mornings.

What Sage's Evaluator Says: Passed our eval with flying colors. Very interested in people, especially if they have treats -- fairly soft mouth. Was a little jumpy at first. Pulled a little on leash, but easily takes changes in direction -- pretty darn good for a young dog. Allowed me to touch and squeeze and hug her -- loves the attention. Calm and polite with another dog. Sage is a love. She is super affectionate. She is one of those dogs that likes to sit on your feet. Knows several commands: "sit", "down", "stay" and "wait".

What Sage's Rescue Rep Says: Currently at only 60 pounds, Sage is still growing -- not sure how big she will get. Sage would do great as an only dog... but might also do great in a home with an existing dog that matches her energy and activity level. Will need some work to walk properly on leash. No idea how she is with cats. May be a good candidate for a family with children.

Medical: Current on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed. Appears to be in great health.

Located In: Los Gatos

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