UPDATE - 6 NOVEMBER 2015: With the fall weather, Sago is really enjoying exploring the yard and all the falling leaves. He goes to daycare a couple times a week so he can have some quality doggie playtime while his foster mom is at work; he gets rave reviews for his good behavior there. He and his foster sister are still into rough and tumble play but it always ends with naptime. He is all beagle – he is very clever in figuring out how to get places his foster mom would prefer he not go – the kitchen counter, for example! He’s so cute though that he is quickly forgiven, and his foster mom has to just stay a step ahead of him. He is a little guy who will fit in perfectly with another dog or two. It’s a bonus that he pays no attention at all to the cat (except of course for the bowl of cat food).
28 JULY 2015: Sago has settled in and enjoys life to its fullest. He loves playing with his foster sister, and the tail wags constantly with every sniff on his walks. Crating turned out not to be his thing, so he’s allowed to be loose in the house. He still hasn’t totally perfected the housetraining but we’re working on it. He is just the cutest (and he knows it because everyone he meets tells him so). He does need to be with another dog – he just isn’t happy when he’s all by himself. He is the perfect second (third, fourth…) dog because he is deferential to all other dogs and just wants to be their bud and have fun playing. A little fun time and then it’s nap time for Sago. An added bonus is that he’s very cuddly!
23 JUNE 2015: Sago arrived just in time for a terrible thunderstorm – not the optimum time to bring a new dog into the house. While his new foster sister hid in the corner, he just explored his new digs and settled in for some serious ear rubs. He loves toys of all kinds although he goes from one to the next, tossing them in the air and doing his form of ‘zoomies’. He tried immediately to play with his foster sister, who has taken a few days to warm up to yet another goofy male interloper. The tail is always wagging no matter whom (person or canine) he meets. We’re working on housetraining (not may accidents so far) and crate-training. The crate has not been his cup of tea so far, but he’s vastly improved in just the first 3 days. When it’s time for a nap after an adventure, he just curls up and snoozes away.
First Impressions: Sago is an approximately 2-year-old male who weighs about 22 pounds and is shorter than your average beagle. Gonzo, Ginkgo and Sago were owner give ups that we rescued from a very overcrowded shelter in Bedford, VA. Gonzo is believed to be the father of Ginkgo and Sago. Stay tuned as we get to know them better.