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Sawyer the Handsome Shepherd – ADOPTED!

August 2017: GREAT NEWS! Sawyer has left the building! This stunning guy had lots of adoption interest, and finally found his forever home 8/12/17. Thanks to Den Dog Beds for donating a beautiful bed, and to Alexis Toriello of Zen Dog Training for providing helpful support to encourage Sawyer’s confidence-building! READ MORE.

June 2017: In foster care through #OperationFosterBound, looking for adopter. 3 years old, 70 lbs, Good with dogs & cats!

Sawyer is from Egypt. Yes, you read that correctly. He was rescued from a neglected existence in Egypt, underweight and timid. Once he arrived to the US, he needed a foster – but until one was found, he lived in a boarding kennel in Pennsylvania, with nowhere to go. At that same time, we reached out to BARRK rescue about Operation Foster Bound, and we realized that Sawyer would be perfect for the program. He sounded great for one foster applicant who previously inquired about one of our other OFB dogs who had just found his home – Bentley. Beth said YES to Sawyer, after Bentley found his family (quite an unexpected happy ending). Because of Bentley, Sawyer found this amazing foster home, with a doggy friend!

Says his rescuer, “Sawyer is very sweet but as his past would indicate, he gets apprehensive around new people until he learns to trust. He is great with other dogs and cats. A quiet home with some furry friends would be ideal. Some patience and consistency will go a long way with Sawyer.”

In a temporary foster home in Egypt, snuggling with a cat

Sawyer was terribly neglected and abused in Egypt prior to his being rescued by BARRK. He had a broken leg and hip for which he had surgery, and has now healed. He will always walk with a limp.

Foster mom Beth says, “This handsome pup is a total love bug. He loves to give kisses and cuddle up as if he were a lap dog. He is fantastic with other dogs (though my pup, Gilly is less than pleased with his unannounced arrival). He traveled all the way here from Egypt, where he suffered some fairly serious abuse and neglect. Despite his tough background, he has such an amazingly sweet disposition! He is a bit fearful of strangers at first, particularly men, but as he learns to trust people I believe that will get much better. Given his prior experiences, he is easily startled and can become fearful in response to loud noises. He is house and crate trained! No food aggression or resource guarding!”

Through Operation Foster Bound, Sawyer will receive one-on-one dog training sessions, a dog bed from Den, and whatever he needs in order to thrive! He opened his OFB care package on Tuesday, with gusto!

Donate to sponsor Sawyer and our other OFB dogs:

From BARRK Rescue. 

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