Meet Mercedes (also known as Sadie)! She is a pointer/lab mix, approximately 1-2 years old. Mercedes came to LDDR from a West Virginia shelter where she had arrived as a stray (possibly an outdoor dog). Last Day was able to rescue her on her last day, and Pilots N Paw was gracious enough to transport her to us!
Mercedes is an extremely shy dog. She will pee and poop herself when touched or put into new and unfamiliar situations. Once she warms up to particular people, she is much better and lets them cuddle and pet her, is very sweet and affectionate. We have note tested her extensively around men or kids, but we know this is the case with women.
She has made great progress and is a super smart sweet girl! She is becoming accustomed to people, and will gradually greet "her pack" with kisses and hugs. She's just so excited, she can't contain herself! Mercedes loves to cuddle at night too!
Mercedes is great with dogs of all sizes (although would do best with bigger dogs as she likes to pounce at our little ones, not in a mean way but I fear she might accidentally hurt them). She really loves the dog park and doggie daycare. She has watched other dogs play ball, and now has learned to fetch. She loves playing ball! Though she is very scared of people at first, she's a social butterfly with other dogs. She would be super happy with a brother or sister to romp with and would prefer to live in a home with other dogs. she absolutely worships some of our calmer, more dominant male dogs. It's actually adorable the way she bounces around them, kissing their faces in a little play bow. She then rolls over at their feet, wagging her tail. Sadie's second favorite game is stealing other dogs' toys and hiding them. I think if she had a proper doggy role model it would make it much easier for her to acclimate to a new home.
Mercedes also loves squirrels. We have an 8 ft wooden fence with a large tree just outside of the yard and a lot of squirrels perch in the tree and tease the dogs. Sadie tries VERY hard to get them. She can actually jump/run up the side of the fence. She gets about 5.5 to 6 ft up it. A higher fenced yard would be best for her.
She really is a lover and will make a great addition to any family patient enough to work with her. Because it takes a little longer for Mercedes to warm up to a new family, our goal would be to do a trial adoption or foster-to-adopt arrangement with Mercedes.
Last Day Dog Rescue now microchips all dogs before adoption. AVID Microchips are implanted between the dog's shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. The microchips are registered to Last Day Dog Rescue with the adopter's info added once adopted. If the dog is ever lost and slips his/her collar/tags the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact if scanned for a microchip. Dogs MUST still have a collar with tags on at all times. Per our contract, we take all our dogs back if for any reason you can't keep your adopted dog.
The petfinder.com system requires that we choose a predominant breed or breed mix for our dogs. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do
our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
Photography by volunteer and animal advocate, Dee Maggio Photography
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