Sweetest Dog Returned To Kill Shelter Where She Was Adopted As A Puppy & She Is Sad

 When Sadie left the shelter in 2014, no one anticipated her return because they had never seen her before. However, she did come back last month when her family deserted her. Sadie was adopted one again shortly after that and then given back. She was adopted and then brought back a week later, so sadly, this was not the end of the story.

When Sadie and her littermates arrived to the Harris County Animal Shelter in Texas, they were only a few months old. Sadie was adopted by a family after staff members snapped photos of the adorable puppy. This was not the kind of family Sadie was searching for—one that would stay forever.

Last month, Sadie's family dropped her off at the Harris County Animal Shelter with Ashley Roberts in attendance.

Roberts told the Dodo that "[Sadie] was curled up in a ball." I genuinely thought she was a scared animal that had been found after becoming lost. Even with the people she was with, she didn't appear comfortable.

"We thought we were going to keep her," they said, citing [Hurricane] Harvey. Roberts went on. They didn't appear to regret returning her to the shelter though, did they?

When a staff member scanned Sadie's microchip and checked their databases for a record of her data, Sadie's puppy picture came up.

The employee "almost started crying," claims Roberts. He was unable to function after seeing her first photo and the thought of her going straight to a death shelter. The dog we saw in front of us and her self-assured puppy portrait were in stark contrast. He was on the verge of crying. I had already started crying.

The next week, a different family asked that Sadie be taken from the shelter and placed in their house. At first, everyone was jubilant, thinking Sadie's bad luck had finally ended. But a week later, Sadie was also welcomed back by her new family.

Roberts said of her second surrender, "I wasn't there, but [the new family] claimed she kept urinating in the house." According to the article, "What we think happened was that she was so scared that she nervously urinated."

When they were able to find Sadie a better, longer-term home, the crew posted pictures of her on Facebook in an effort to assist her as soon as possible. A young woman soon got in touch with the shelter and offered to foster Sadie with the goal of adopting her.

According to Roberts, "We work to provide adoption and foster counseling so that these animals and people have a higher chance of success with the adoption." Give [Sadie] some space and time to settle down; she's gone through so much, the statement stated. We were quite clear that [Sadie] shouldn't be around any other dogs for at least a week.

According to Roberts, the young woman disobeyed him for an unspecified reason.

We believed it would work out since she seemed to have good intentions," Roberts continued. “So she took her home and said, ‘Oh, she’s doing so well.'” It was begged of the sister to "bring your dog over." Later, as her sister approaches her dog, Sadie is assaulted.

Sadie had bite scars all over her neck when she was delivered to the Harris County Animal Shelter for the fourth time.

Roberts remarked, "It's just bad luck, that's all." “I’ve never seen another dog returned this many times.”

To assist Sadie get her life back on track, the shelter staff arranged for her to be put in a foster home with Down South Rescue.

Director of Down South Rescue Sharon Fanning told The Dodo that Sadie is working with a seasoned foster. She continues to maintain a mistrust and a fear of others. She does, however, share a close bond with her foster mother. She will require some time to fully recover, both physically and mentally. Additionally, we will be very picky about who we let adopt her.

Sadie won't be ready for adoption for a while, but Roberts wants to ensure that when she is, she is placed in the best possible household.

She doesn't appear to have a malicious bone in her body, according to Roberts. She was a genuinely kind lady in the shelter. We only ask that she be kept in a household that will love and care for her.

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2023 at 12:42 PM

    I would like sadie..call me please 828-2706114-270

    • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 8:48 AM

      I think you need to call Harris County Animal Shelter in Texas

      • Anonymous July 3, 2023 at 10:46 AM

        You call them, they don't call you. Especially from comments on articles like this.

      • Anonymous May 13, 2023 at 1:25 PM

        I think this poor baby needs time until she can trust people.

        • Anonymous May 13, 2023 at 1:38 PM

          What breed is Sadie

          • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 9:46 AM

            Pit mix boxer

          • Anonymous May 13, 2023 at 9:28 PM

            I’ll adopt her when she’s ready. I have a pitbull that I adopted from a shelter last year and she would love a friend to
            Play with.

            • Anonymous May 14, 2023 at 4:26 AM

              please give Sadie to a good people who will love her as a true family I know dog smarter like human but they can't talk🦜

              • Anonymous May 15, 2023 at 1:52 PM

                Thank you, for your love and compassion you show all animals and especially for Sadie♥️

                • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 2:15 PM

                  How can I adopt Sadie please

                  • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 8:49 AM

                    I think you need to contact Harris County Animal Shelter in Texas

                  • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 4:30 PM

                    How sad, can’t give up so easily. If I didn’t already have 2 I’d take her and love her. Wishing her a great home

                    • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 4:55 PM

                      I would love to have her, she would have the best life and giving lots of love and hugs and kisses for her whole life. You have to give her a chance to adapt to her new surroundings. I could never give up my animals for nothing in this world.

                      • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 6:56 PM

                        Asher House, Lee you would be great for Sadie’

                        • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 7:28 PM

                          Poor girl. I wouldn't trust people either. She needs time to adjust.

                          • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 7:19 PM

                            I have a pitbull. And love him todeath he has peed and pooped in house I just didn't let him out when he needed. But I would never get rid of him for that. He is the same as one of my children. Lots of people have academy's. We don't put them in kill shelters.

                          • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 9:22 PM

                            Poor baby, I hate humans. Animals are better by far!!!

                            • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 11:29 PM

                              Whomever, decides to adopt have the person visit several times to make sure they're a good fit. Because Sadie was brought back many times the trust isn't there. With many visits from the one person maybe their bond will develop.

                              • Anonymous July 1, 2023 at 11:43 PM

                                If I didn't live so far away I gladly take sandie in as a baby to have and fuss over

                                • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 1:25 AM

                                  Poor Sadie my heart goes out to her, seems she was mistreated from the 1st family adopted her.
                                  I hope she finds a forever home soon with a loving family

                                  • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 3:44 AM

                                    Thank you for taking her back after the series of horrid experiences (no fault of hers as clearly environmental and owner/leadership wise). Dogs require so much (years of) care and understanding rather than being token living-toys, guard dogs and worse. Training and love and concern go hand in hand... Thank you for giving her as many chances as it takes to find the right fit (she so deserves).

                                    • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 7:57 AM

                                      This breaks my heart. I would take in a minute but I have 4 now. She needs someone to give her lots of love and not let her go ever.

                                      • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 8:04 AM

                                        Thank you for your kindness towards Sadie. I don’t get adopting a dog and mistreating it. Maybe some people view them as possessions rather than a species that coexists with us and unconditionally provides us with years of happiness and companionship. They should become a family member. I hope Sadie finds a loving forever family. That poor baby deserves it.

                                        • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 8:42 AM

                                          I would love to adopt Sadie I love dogs I have a long hair Chihuahua weighs 7 pounds. She is a sweet dog I live in Decatur Alabama hope she gets a loving home 🐕🐾❤️

                                          • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 8:57 AM

                                            Shame on this animal shelter for giving her up to a person that would return her with bite wounds all over her.

                                            • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 9:32 AM

                                              I too have a dog that is fearful of everything and everyone.. knowing I would not be able to teach or comfort her from those feelings I took her to a boot camp with a trainer that specializes in dogs with emotional/mental issues. I was afraid I would be wasting money doing this as it was very costly, my family/friends thought I was nuts. Much to my/Everyone’s surprise.. she came home a new dog.. so much more confidence.. loves to play with other dogs.. loves her family.. she has one left over fear .. this is when a man comes along or approaches her.. she was clearly abused at some time by a man.. we are still working on this .. she has her favorites .. my brother and some of the guys from work she sees regularly.. MY POINT: Never give on an animal you rescue or adopt. Your rescuing them from terrible circumstances. Like a human they too need time, help and a boat load of patience.. I didn’t expect to adopt a dog with such issues but after all I have done to help her.. I would not give her up for the world.. Sweetest dog ever.. Best wishes to Sadie on finding her forever home. 🐾❤️🐾

                                              • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 10:27 AM

                                                Has she beeen adopted?

                                                • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 11:25 AM

                                                  I am a dog mom and always been I have no biological kids I was put on this earth to nurture dogs and cats so if Sadie needs me to be her mommy please reach out to me my life is about giving animals all the live I have to the day I die 😍🥰😘 6102267104

                                                  • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 11:52 AM

                                                    I’m from Boston Mass !! Please reach out to me about Sadie !!! I would love to have her and give her the best life she deserves ❤️❤️

                                                    • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 2:14 PM

                                                      Did anyone adopt her yet??

                                                      • Anonymous July 2, 2023 at 4:14 PM

                                                        Is there a way to donate money for toys and treats I do not live close but would love for that sweet angel to have!!!

                                                        • Anonymous July 3, 2023 at 7:33 AM

                                                          Apparently you tried several times to be careful placing her so what makes you feel you can do it again? This dog is suffering through misplaced good intentions so something here is not right??

                                                          • Anonymous July 3, 2023 at 3:12 PM

                                                            Did the woman who invited her sister to bring her dog over too soon, at least take her to the vet before surrendering her. Poor baby. I would love to have her up here in Idaho. We have two pound puppies already--1 chichihua/terrier of some kind. The other is a terrier mix. They both sleep with us. We've lost 5 dogs from age related causes. But please, not the kill shelter..

                                                            • Anonymous July 3, 2023 at 4:38 PM

                                                              please give her to someone that wont hurt her i adopted a dog with fear and bits but i have never given up on him he was abused to i got him from texes where they are a kill shter

                                                              • Anonymous July 4, 2023 at 6:51 PM

                                                                I'd adopt her, still have my first adopted fur baby. 3mos when I got her and she is 15 yrs old today. Still a strong girl for sure ❤️

                                                                • Anonymous December 3, 2023 at 10:35 AM

                                                                  I'll take here I gave her a good home where are you located


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