Described as “loyal, loving and intelligent,” a Charlotte, North Carolina pit bull needs a home this holiday season.
Five-year-old Sage is currently up for adoption at the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Animal Care and Control Center.
Sage has been in shelter care since April 2022, entering and exiting short-term and long-term foster care.
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“All Sage truly wants (and deserves) is a forever home,” shared Melissa Knicely, CMPD Animal Care & Control communications and communications manager.
Knicely deemed Sage a “wonderful bundle of joy” who made it onto Santa’s “nice list” this year.
Even though his breed is a pit bull, Knisely says he could easily be classified as an “excitable bug.”
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He is described as “adventure-seeking” as well as “kind, loyal, intelligent, funny, gentle, kind, sweet, calm and curious”.
Sage is said to love car rides and occasionally falls asleep in the car.
“He’s well mannered, leash trained, house trained and crate trained and handled,” Knicely said.
“However, we have to reveal that he’s humiliating—there’s also earplugs in his reception.”
“He’ll be your shadow…because he loves to be next to you and sleep in your bed and cuddle. However, we have to disclose his snoring – earplugs are included in his adoption.”
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Sage is friendly with some dogs, although he prefers to be the only puppy in the house.
Anyone interested in adopting Sage can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-336-7600.
Charlotte-Mecklenberg Animal Services is now open.
219 animals are being cared for in the shelter, and 147 animals are under foster care.
Although it is not a no-kill shelter, the municipal facility, which is funded by the local government, has been threatened with having to resort to euthanasia if it becomes full of animals.
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Knicely said the shelter is “desperately in need of adopters who are willing to help.”
“It happened when we reached capacity and there were no more cages, we had very difficult euthanasia decisions for animals with moderate behavior or behavioral problems. we have to accept and no one is willing to adopt, foster or surrender that animal to a rescue group,” she said.
If kennels weren’t full, more time could be spent working on behavior modification, Knicely added.
“But if the dog has been here for 30 to 60 days and the behavior has escalated [issues]and we have to open kennels and we have 12 dogs in vans waiting to come in and then the burden is on the staff to make the decision,” he said.
Although the community has recently stepped up to help avoid such harsh decisions, the “constant concern” of stray dogs entering an already overcrowded kennel feels like “the new normal,” according to Knicely.
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