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March 4, 2007

Meet Sailor!

Sailor is an adorable belge smooth boy. Sailor weighs about 9-10 lbs. Sailor was used for breeding for the first four years of his life so he lived in a cage. His breeder then sold him as a pet and the new owner noticed he was weak in the rear end. She was not prepared for a dog that could not fit her active lifestyle so she surrendered him to rescue.

Sailor’s hips and knees have been examined by our vet and the determination is that poor Sailor is just weak in the rear because he never got any exercise due to the fact that he spent his first four years in a cage. He is now in foster care and is getting more space to move around and he is building his strength. Sailor walks pretty normally – he just doesn’t run around much. He needs time and patience to gain strength in his rear legs.

Sailor is not leash trained. He is partially housebroken but will mark occasionally. He doesn’t let you know he needs to go out – he needs to be kept on a regular schedule. He loves his crate but will go the bathroom in his crate if he needs to go.

Sailor is shy with new people – but gets a major case of the butt wiggles if you squat down on his level to greet him. He really wants to be your friend and his foster mom says he is a real doll! He doesn’t bark much and he loves to be brushed.

Sailor is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, takes heart worm preventative and has just had his teeth cleaned. He looks a little worried in his picture – but he is a sweet nice boy.

Sailor is being fostered in Wisconsin.

If you would like more information, contact Vicki. If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

May 15, 2007


Sailor has been Adopted!

Sailor in his new lap - looks pretty happy doesn't he?
He is now being called Linus.

Sailor is now called Linus.
When his owner found him standing at the top of the rock pile by the pond,
she thought he looked like he thinks he is "His Highness, Linus"!

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