Sassy's care has been sponsored by Vanessa Holcomb!
Sassy is a shy yet excitable girl who will solicit attention from people she knows well. She can be tentative meeting new people but is slowly increasing her confidence with the help of tasty treats and familiar people present. Sassy prefers to engage in interactions on her own terms and will show clear signs when she is uncomfortable and needs space. She is growing her confidence by the day, and when she is ready, she is a hyper, spunky little girl who loves to run zoomies, and play with toys in the home. She also likes to sleep under the covers and follow her person around. Sassy would love to go home to a low-key adult household and a canine buddy that can show her the ropes.
History: Sassy came into the shelter with her siblings Willow and Sadie after their owner passed away. Sassy warms up with a quiet slow approach and prefers to be able to come up to new people at her own pace, especially when yummy treats are involved. With some time, she will eagerly greet people with a tail wag and wiggles. Once she's comfortable she's a wonderful companion.
Dog/Cat Skills: Sassy has shown peacefully co-existing behaviors around other small dogs. She enjoys engaging in play and running around the house doing zoomies when excited. Sassy can get overwhelmed with larger dogs present and prefers to hide or move away. We have no history with Sassy on cats.
Leash Skills: Sassy walks comfortably on leash but may need some encouragement in busy environment or around loud noises.
Medical: Surgically Removed Mast Cell Tumor
This dog had a mast cell tumor removed from her left inguinal area. A mast cell tumor is a type of cancer of the skin that can invade locally or spread within the body. Fortunately, her mast cell tumor was diagnosed by the veterinary pathologist as a low-grade tumor. Low-grade tumors tend to be a less aggressive and invasive type of tumor and carry a better prognosis. Additionally, according to the pathology report, the tumor was completely removed with no evidence of spread of the cancer cells into the vascular system or the surrounding tissues. The adopting family should be aware that this dog has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. At the time of adoption, the tumor has been removed. Unfortunately, the slim possibility still exists that she could have some cancer cells that could not be detected. The adopting family is advised to inform their veterinarian of this dog's medical history and to seek regular veterinary examinations.
Sassy is part of our Diamond in the Ruff program and needs a special appointment to be seen. Ready to meet Sassy? Fill out the form to request an appointment