Adoptable Dog of the Week: Sarge, Beaverton, Oregon

Ten-hut! If you are looking to welcome a dog into your heart and home and have chosen the option of pet adoption, I salute you! My name is Sarge, and I’m a ‘Major’ cutie.

sarge-2A big guy with an equally big heart, I’m 85 lbs. of pure fun! I’ve never met a toy I didn’t like, and I would love to march around the neighborhood with my favorite human. I’m also as astute as I am adorable, and am very good at following commands (especially if there’s a treat involved). I have already mastered “sit” and “down,” and I’m house-trained to boot!

As you can see, I’m a very special dog, but I’m also a dog with special needs. For one thing, while I can run around and play with the best of them, I have a genetic issue with my back legs which makes me knock-kneed and duck footed. My minor disability makes me feel vulnerable around dogs who are domineering (although I get along great with playful pups) and adds to my nervous nature. I take medication for my anxiety, which has been a big help, but I have to admit that I’m still scared of going to the veterinarian or taking a bath. What I really need to be fear free is an understanding pet parent who will give me the command “at ease.”

Already neutered and up-to-date with his vaccinations, Sarge— a two-year-old Great Dane mix– is just one of the many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who have received a new lease on life thanks to Indigo Rescue. Located in Beaverton, Oregon, the non-profit consistsĀ of a network of caring fosters who have saved the lives of many companion animals who would be deemed unadoptable at many shelters.

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.