April 2015 Dog of the Month is Sadie, she just turned 3 years old. She is a mix of Lab and German Shepherd, but not sure of what else, if anything. Her nicknames are Sader Tot or the Tot. How did Sadie get her name?
She came from Kansas as a rescue and was named Casio. The new family didn’t like that name much and kept accidentally calling me Sadie. (She says her mom doesn’t think I know why, but I know it was because they had just visited and almost adopted a different dog named Sadie glad they didn’t!)
The most expensive item she destroyed and made her toy? Sadie had a rough first two weeks in her new home. She was full of so much anxiety. She didn’t make it her toy, but she sure did a number on the rugs, the doors, and the walls when she pulled a Houdini and escaped from the house! She has also tried to eat her sister’s Legos she wanted to see if Lego apple trees tasted like the real thing. And Mom and Dad recently bought her a really comfy mat to sleep on in her new kennel destroyed that too.
Her favorite place to be scratched? Depends on who is scratchin. Mom scratches best on my head and around her ears. My Dad gets her belly and sister gets her butt!
What your favorite thing you do with your dog? She loves to go to the dog park!
Whats her favorite Toy? Toys don’t last long enough for them to become my favorite, but between you and me, if it involves a treat, its my current favorite. How about a favorite Treat? Treat? Does it really matter? They are ALL my favorite.
The best trick Sadie knows? She knows how to shake hands.
What is Sadies personality? Mom and Dad are still trying to figure out what really makes my tail wag, but as I get more comfortable in my new home, I show them a little more of who I am. I love other dogs, but I still shy away from humans a bit but once you are in my inner circle, you’ll see how sweet I can be.
Who is Sadies best friend? Her human favorite is her sister. But she love, love, loves Gunnar when she gets to go to DDG, and Angel is my best buddy in our neighborhood.
You can see me at this dog park: We like to go to Dakota Woods Dog Park in Rosemount. This summer, though, we’re going to try out some others around Dakota County.
Housemates: Mom, Dad, and a sister. No other animal siblings for now.
Things I do that are naughty: Naughty? “Naughty” is a matter of opinion I like to think of it as “testing boundaries.” Most of my naughty streaks stem from my anxiety of being alone and my fear of change. When I feel anxious, I tend to get a little destructive before I finally calm down. My new family is very understanding and are helping me work on this.
Favorite thing about DDG: Everyone is so nice and welcoming at DDG! I cannot wait to get into the back to start playing and everyone is so patient with my abundant amounts of energy.
DDG loves Sadie because she loves us so much, no one shows as much enthusiasm as she does when she comes in the front door. She can not wait to get in the back and makes the most of a day here with us. She is a sweet girl and we are so happy she has found a family that loves and understands her.