• Sage
  • Dog ID: 15-036
  • Gender: Male/Neutered
  • Surrender Date:  09/10/2015
  • Gender: Male/Neutered
  • Age: 9
  • Energy Level: Medium
  • Interactions with dogs: Good
  • Interactions with kids: Good
  • Interactions with cats: Good
  • Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes: Arthritis in left leg/allergies/seizures


February 20th, 2017:

Sage, and his bonded Golden pal Buddy, came into GRRoW in September, 2015. They had spent the summer in a kennel, following the death of their owner; Sage was eight at the time and had some health challenges. His forever foster parents tell the story:

Several months after the passing of our beloved golden Zoie, who we obtained from GRRoW, we received an email asking if we would foster two golden retrievers Buddy and Sage. The condition upon their surrender was that they be kept together. Sage came to our home with his brother Buddy (not canine related). When they arrived at our home they fit in with our other golden and a cocker mix. Their previous owner had passed on vacation and they spent several months at a kennel until the estate was settled. Fortunately, a family member contacted GRRoW. Both dogs were hungry for love when they arrived. Sage had multiple medical issues (severe allergies, seizures, and a torn ACL) and his adoptability was low. Buddy’s adoptability was good as no medical issues. As time went on we examined our options. It was clear that we loved them and they loved us. We adopted Buddy and Sage as a permanent foster. Both are thriving. GRRoW had Sage’s ACL repaired. Sage and his companions love car rides as well as running around our 214 acre farm. His seizure medication has been reduced significantly with a loving home and his allergies are simply manageable. We would like to encourage others to consider permanent fosters. They are not castoffs and want love and attention and pay it back. No matter the circumstances, GRRoW will always help you along the way. Please consider a permanent foster in your life.

March 28th, 2016:

I am so happy to let you all know that my leg is 100% better…I am now running (actually I can run in circles!!!) and am playing with everyone!! I love this warm weather and just being outside!! I lay outside on the tarmac, or walk through the flower beds and sniff!!.. I love finding poop to roll in!! Oh yeah, also wanted to let you all know my belly is full of hair again!! When I first came to my foster family I had patchy hair, or even bald spots on my belly…..don’t know if it was stress related or not, but I am even getting the missing patch on my butt to start to fill in. Mom teases me that the groomer does the come over like one of the guys running for president!! But then in the next breath she says she doesn’t like politics…so we go with that. It is at least smaller…not completely in yet but I do think it will come back. I am now running our hill to get a little of the excess weight off and loving it!! I had to ride in the car while ever one else got to run and now I am making up for it!! I absolutely love being in the country!! I get to check out whoever comes and while I sound tough, I am as close to a kitty cat as you can get…. I love attention and if I don’t get enough I start to get a little vocal about it so you know I am ready for your time and attention. The other night my little sister (who is a little mix of springer spaniel and something else) got in the play position on all four and I did the same thing at her and I think I caught her off guard because of my size and the fact that I have never done that before!! I just wanted to let her know I am 100%. Will keep you posted on my story….

February 12th, 2016:

Sage has made incredible strides after his ACL surgery several months ago. His foster family took him to several weeks of rehab so he would regain as much mobility as possible. Sage continues to take medications due to his surgery and to increase mobility, as well as meds for seizures and nasty allergies. Due to these facts, it was decided by the GRRoW board to make Sage a forever foster. He is extremely happy in his foster home along with his bonded golden friend, Buddy.

December 8th, 2015:

Sage has been doing well with his water therapy! Check out some latest photos!

October 27th, 2015:

Sage had ACL surgery on Tuesday Oct 13….and he came home on the 14 Wed!! They called at 7 am and said he was ready to go… Unfortunately I wasn’t!! It was a tough 15 minute drive on the way home as Sage wanted nothing to do with the dreaded cone!!! By the time we were 3 blocks away from the office he had managed to get it off by himself…and then promptly went right to sleep!! He has been an absolute trooper through this whole thing….. he started to put weight on his surgery leg by Thursday afternoon…so as you can imagine…keeping him resting is a struggle…. He takes his medicine just before supper and sleeps through the night… His attitude is great except he will give you a look like why don’t I get to go with everyone else??? I will take him out for his bathroom trips and he immediately comes back and lays on the driveway like he is saying can’t we just hang out here for awhile like we use too? And I look back and say outloud it is much windier out now Sage than it was a week or 2 ago…we need to go back inside!! But..if he had his way, hewould lay outside and enjoy the sun and the breeze… The others at my house seem to know he is in sick bay and should be left alone. We will continue to keep him resting until the time comes for him to start rehab.

September 17th, 2015:

Sage and his bonded companion, Buddy, came into GRRoW last Thursday. They had been staying at a kenneling facility since their owner passed away this past May. Buddy and Sage are love bugs (aren't all goldens???) and will be looking for their forever home together soon!