Saki is smiling now, but if he doesn’t get adopted, things will not be looking up for this friendly, affectionate puppy.
Saki is a happy, good-natured young dog who looks like a lab/shepherd mix (definitely looks like lots of lab with a narrower nose like a shepherd). He’s definitely a mix of breeds with soft coats because his is plush and fluffy. Saki would be a great family pet — the photographer wrote:
He was so much fun. He wanted to be petted by everyone. He has a great personality, and his tail never stopped wagging.”
Here’s what the volunteers wrote about him:
This sweet smiling and happy guy was picked up at the Madera Ranchos, and let me tell you, Saki loves all the attention he can get. Saki is full of love and would be a great walking or jogging partner and a great addition to your home.”
He’s definitely a young dog with lots of puppy energy. For that reason, he’s be a great candidate for obedience school. He’s rescue only because someone who looked at him thought there was some pit bull in him, but the volunteers and photographers couldn’t see it. Perhaps it’s because of the huge smile that’s on his face. (Not that there’s anything wrong with pit bulls!)
- Facebook thread
- Adopt-a-Pet page
- Impound number 3850 in kennel FF
- Madera County Animal Control, 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638
- Phone: (559) 675-7891
While Madera County shelter workers and volunteers work hard to get every dog out of the shelter safely, they are an open access shelter. That means that they must take all strays and owner surrenders. When the cages are filled, dogs are killed to make room for the new dogs. That’s the harsh reality at many city and county shelters. Their Adopt-a-pet information states:
Madera County Animal Control is the only shelter in the county. We take in all types of animals and try very hard to place as many as possible.We still have a very high euthanasia rate and hope this information will help.”
To change that reality, if you live in Madera County, write your the Madera County Board Chairman, David Rogers at 200 W. 4th St., Madera, CA 93637 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Instead of criticizing, offer suggestions on how to make Madera County a no-kill county. Without lots of foster homes and rescues to pull the dogs, it won’t work. And no public shelter can take in all the dogs without a way to find them rescue or adoption.
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