Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Sadie. She is a Carpathian Shepherd mix weighing 63lbs. She is almost 1 1/2 years old. Her coat is a beautiful silver, grey, black and white mixture. She is a long-coated dog and it is not hyper allogenic. Barks and Meows Rescue pulled Sadie from an Ontario Shelter. She was quite timid. The shelter believes she may have been a dropoff and was then found as a stray. If this is the case, this would mean that her relationships with humans previously was most likely not a positive one and not one where she was nurtured. She has come a long way and is great with her foster Mom and the other dogs in the home. She is timid with the foster Dad if he is standing but if he sitting she comes over on her own and nudges for hugs and pets. Sadie has a very sweet and loving personality in the home. This is a great family dog, loving all ages of people in the home. This breed is very protective and she has exhibited that in her first foster home. She doesn't appreciate strangers in the home. She needs to go to obedience classes from the first week with her adopters as she needs to learn to focus on her owner's commands. Currently, she knows the basics very well, she will sit and give a paw and her recall is excellent. This breed is extremely intelligent and will do anything to protect the family, the home, and the flock. The good news is that she is still young. We believe obedience as well as working one on one with a trainer will make a huge difference in her acceptance of others entering the home. Her breed is a wonderful one as long as they are in the right family and dynamic. Sadie is housebroken and not destructive. She doesn't require a crate in her current foster home but crating is a good thing to do for a protective dog. She loves playing with the other dogs in the home and plays hard. She lives with both small and large dogs and has no issues with any of them. She doesn't like small dogs on her leash walks. She is great in the vehicle and adores children. Sadie loves to cuddle and is a very quiet dog in the home. She takes treats very gently and gives soft kisses. Sadie is great at the vets and loves all the staff there. The ideal home for Sadie would be one in a country setting. A farm property would work, depending on the dynamics of the farm. We do not know how she is with farm animals but she has demonstrated the herding instincts of her breed with the other dogs. She will require a second dog in the home. A large male dog that likes to play with other dogs is the best fit. The male dog should be a very happy go lucky, trusting of people type of dog, so that Sadie can pick up on their trusting of people. She will be the alpha dog in the home, so the other dog cannot be a dominant one. Continued socialization with other people, in and out of the home, obedience classes, and working with a trainer is mandatory. The family must have herding breed experience, having owned a herding breed, currently or in the past. Research this breed thoroughly before applying for Sadie. It is not a breed for everyone. Sadie has not been tested with cats. Sadie is spayed, up to date with vaccines, 4DX tested negative, and on heartworm/flea/tick prevention. A fully fenced home in the country, a minimum of 6 feet, or farm property with the right dynamics will be the only homes considered for Sadie. A Veterinarian History of Compliance and no cats in the home are also mandatory to apply for our Sadie.