If you love Huskies, you’re going to be crazy about Sadie, our wonderful 1.5 year-old girl. This lovely dog with the gorgeous bi-colored blue and hazel eyes came into a shelter last winter with an old injury to her back legs and hips. The shelter didn’t have the resources to get x-rays done and provide any follow-up care so she made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could get the medical attention that she needed. Upon arrival here, x-rays revealed that Sadie had likely been hit by a car in the past with her injuries left untreated. She had a bad break in one leg near the hip socket which had destroyed the hip joint. Since she had very limited mobility and use of that leg, the decision was made to try to save it by repairing the break and recreating a hip joint at the same time. After two months of post-surgical recuperation, it was determined that the efforts to save Sadie’s leg had not been successful and that the best course for her going forward was to amputate the damaged leg. Sadie is now 2+ weeks post-amputation and doing amazingly well. She had not had use of that leg for a long time so she has adapted very quickly to being a three-legged dog and is now ready to find herself a great new home. Sadie gets along well with other dogs but prefers her canine companions on the calm, gentle side. Rough and rowdy players are not her cup of tea so if there is a canine buddy in her new home, he or she would need to be a mature, quiet dog. Sadie does extremely well in a crate and has been housetrained in her foster home so should be able to pick up the house rules quickly in her new home. The ideal home for her would be a single story house so she wouldn’t have to do a lot of steps everyday as well as a home with a yard that has a secure aboveground fence so she could relax and explore her surroundings safely. Sadie does very well on a leash and would enjoy gradually increasing her stamina with daily walks around the block. Three-legged dogs must be kept on the slim side so that too much pressure isn’t put on the remaining back leg so it’s imperative that she go to a home where her family will not overfeed her and will provide her with daily exercise to keep her at an ideal weight. Sadie loves to “talk” to her human friends and is a truly delightful dog! Sadie weighs about 45 pounds and her adoption fee is $350. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Sadie. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there. Sadie is available for adoption to a local Northeast OH home only.

Sadie’s medical expenses have totaled about $2,000. If you would like to made a donation to help with her care so that we may help another dog in need, please make an online donation at or send a check to Canine Lifeline, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts OH 44125. Thank you from Sadie and Canine Lifeline!

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