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- Saint Bernard / St. Bernard Mix
- Saint Bernard / St. Bernard Mix
- Cincinnati, OH
- Extra Large
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Meet St. Sadie
The “big fish” in our little pond … 120 pounds of love!
Meet St. Sadie .. the patron saint of snoring :O) Sadie, just three years old, lost her home when her family lost theirs. It’s tough going from a loving family one day, to a shelter the next. Especially when, like a typical St. Bernard, Sadie was deeply devoted to her people. She’s hoping to find a new family to love again ... forever this time. Her big ol' Bernard heart can't take another goodbye.
Since Sadie is the first St. B I’ve ever met in person, I did a little reading-up on the breed:
“Enjoys attention, but not overly demanding of attention.” (Totally Sadie.)
“Gentle giant who is happiest when she is wherever her family is.” (Yup.)
“Extremely gentle, friendly and very tolerant of children.” (Sadie comes from a home with five little kids who used her for a pillow. She’s good with other dogs, too!)
“Highly intelligent and easy to train, however training should begin early, while the dog is still a manageable size.” (Uh, yeah ... Sadie may have missed the boat a bit on this one, but all it not lost! She is eager to please, and a quick learner ... but, until she learns some manners, she needs a handler who can ... well, handle her. She has taken several of our volunteers on unscheduled jogs around the grounds when she decided that it would be more fun to turn right and go out the front, than turn left to our play yard.)
“Saints need daily, owner-initiated exercise. Because they are so mellow, laidback, often lazy, your Saint will not give herself enough exercise unless you accompany her.” Sadie sleeps a lot. And oh yeah ... she snores. Sometimes loudly. Pretty adorable, huh?
“The thick shaggy long-haired Saint Bernard coat demands regular grooming.” Sadie is actually a long-haired St. Bernard, still growing out from a haircut last fall. Ideally, you should expect to spend 10 or 15 minutes a day grooming--not just to keep her looking nice and prevent cat-sized hair bunnies from collecting in the corners of your home, but also for the health of her skin.
Sadie’s ideal family will include kids, lots of companionship, and an XXL spot where she can take long, snorey laps.
Please see our homepage for visiting hours and adoption details.
All of our animals are spayed/neutered and current on shots.
You must complete an application at the shelter prior to meeting any of our animals. (Sorry--our application is not available on-line or via email.)
We do not do same-day adoptions; we ask that you return for a follow-up visit before taking an animal home.
We require a fenced yard (sorry--no invisible fences) for homes with children under age 13.
We do request vet and personal references.
At this time, we are only able to consider applicants within 150 miles of Cincinnati.
Can’t adopt but want to help? You can make a difference! Our shelter is run entirely on volunteer-power and generous donations from animal-lovers like you. 100% of your contribution goes directly to caring for our 500+ furry residents. Thank you for your support.