Nobody anticipated Sadie to return to the sanctuary when she left in 2014. She did, nevertheless, return last month when her family surrendered her. Quickly later on, Sadie was adopted again– and after that returned. Unfortunately, this was not the end of the story; she was adopted and returned a week later on.
Sadie and her littermates were just a few months old when they reached the Harris Region Animal Sanctuary in Texas. Sadie had been photographed by the staff, and the little dog was promptly adopted by a family. But this had not been the forever family Sadie was looking for.
Ashley Roberts, a Harris County Pet Sanctuary worker, was present when Sadie’s family surrendered her last month. Roberts informed The Dodo,” [Sadie] was in a small ball.” “To be honest, I assumed she was a stray who had actually been discovered, which was why she was so frightened. She didn’t even seem to be at ease with the people she was with.”
” They mentioned something along the lines of [Hurricane] Harvey and said, ‘We believed we were going to keep her,'” Roberts included. “But they really did not appear sorry that they were sending her back to the shelter.” Sadie’s young puppy photo showed up when a staff member scanned her microchip and looked up her information on their systems.
” [The employee] almost burst into tears,” Roberts added. “He could not also function when he saw her original picture and her return now … being surrendered back to a kill sanctuary. It was a sharp contrast in between her confident young puppy picture and the dog we saw before us. He was almost in tears. I was already in tears.”.
The following week, another family came close to the shelter and begged to adopt Sadie. Everyone was overjoyed at first, thinking Sadie’s bad luck had come to an end. Nevertheless, Sadie’s new family also returned her a week later. “I had not been there the 2nd time she was given up, but [the brand-new family] reported that she kept having accidents in the house,” Roberts explained. “What we believe happened was that she was so frightened that she peed nervously.”.
Following this, the crew shared Sadie’s photos on Facebook in the hopes that she would swiftly find a better– and more permanent– home. Soon after, a girl contacted the sanctuary and offered to foster Sadie with the intention of adopting her.
” We strive to do adoption and foster therapy so that these pets and people have a higher possibility of success with the fostering,” Roberts discussed. “And we expressly stated,’ [Sadie] doesn’t need to be around any other dogs for at least a week– just provide her some space and give her some time to mellow out– she’s gone through so much.'” According to Roberts, the young woman did not listen for some reason.