SarinaRescue Me ID: 20-08-02-00151

About Sarina

Adoption Fee: $85
German Shepherd / Collie
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

Posted 2/9/19, and pictures taken 1/17/19. The crate picture was taken on 1/1/19 after she was caught. Another rescue person was coming on 1/1/19 in the late afternoon to pick up some food donations I saved for him, and informed me that there was a Shepherd on our road that growled and wouldn't come to him. I went down the road after he left. At first, I couldn't find the dog, so I called him to find out exactly where he saw her. I went to the other side of the road, and then she ran from the woods back under the bridge. I put some dry and can food on the ground for her under the bridge, but she didn't seem interested in the food. She may have been terrorized by fireworks to end up on our road. I went back to the other side of the bridge where I first went, sat down, didn't look at her much, just started talking to her, and eventually she came near me. I knew it was time to start getting closer to her. I kept talking, scooted a foot closer every few minutes without getting up much, until she let me pet her. I let her sniff the leash, and kept petting her. She let me pull her onto my lap, pet her some more, and slowly put the leash around her neck and front leg in case she tried to pull. She wouldn't choke herself that way. I looked at her teeth, and she is still very young. I tried to stand up while picking her up at the same time, but she started to struggle, so I quickly sat down, held her, pet her some more, and tried again. This time she let me carry her to my vehicle holding her firmly. She rode calmly back to the house. She started to growl at the other dogs, so I carried her into our store room for the dogs, and put her in a crate with a dog bed. After I put food and water in the crate, she wasn't eating, but was protecting the food from the other dogs on the outside of the crate. The next morning, I moved her to our outside 5 X 10 kennel on concrete. She started to lick my hand and act playful when I went to tend to her. She has now joined my yard dogs, loves to play with the other dogs, is ok on a leash, but needs work, goes in a crate at night, and no longer has an issue sharing a food dish. She has playfully grabbed at pant legs when visitors come. She has been tried in two homes, and doesn't like a lot of people coming and going, does like to have another dog to play with, and must have a fenced yard. She is still waiting for the right environment for her. She has a long muzzle like a Collie, but Shepherd colors and fur. No owner claimed her, she was spayed on 1/4/19 weighing 44.8 pounds, no micro-chip, and estimated to be 10 months old.


Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.
Smith County
Tyler, Texas 75704

Tonya Griffith 903-533-1282

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  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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