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(Editor's Note: Well, Sadie has come a long way since entering our foster program. She is now in a foster home as an only dog; her personality has just blossomed. She is extremely sweet and very loving. She has good manners too. Now we are not into "hard sells," but this little gal has everything she needs to make a great long-term companion.) Sadie is a real gem. She weighs around 50 pounds (which is a bit underweight) and is of medium height. She has very short, coarse hair. Grooming is a piece of cake, although she does shed. The mix of breeds that compose Sadie is anyone's guess. Please see Lelandshope.org for more details on Sadie! Sadie is happy all the time, even in her crate. She has access to a dog door in her current foster home, so she comes in and out all day. She crates up beautifully, even crates herself. Long periods in a small pen (not a crate) would probably result in her barking. If not crated, she needs a fenced-in yard to romp in. She shows no signs of aggression toward people, dogs, cats, or horses; however, she did manage to get in the sheep pen and would have chased the sheep until she was exhausted if we had left her alone. We don't know whether she would have done the sheep harm if given the chance. She won't be allowed near the sheep pen again! Sadie's right hind leg was injured and allowed to heal on its own, without medical attention. Unfortunately for Sadie, the injury did not heal properly. She no longer has the use of that leg; the vet says she probably never will. In one picture, you can see here how she holds her leg. However, Sadie does not seem the least bit slowed by the lameness in her hind leg. In another picture, she is daring one member of her foster family to keep up at full speed!