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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gabby at her forever home

This is gaby, living at her new home! her parents want to share this pictures with all Save A Sato fans! Thanks for the email!

Grandma's little angel.  
 Gabby is healthy, Happy and just the sweetest little girl.

Adopting a SATO was the best thing our daughter could have done for our grandson's.
We love her to pieces!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Happy Ending for Caesar!! another sato with a Forever Home!

Raquel saw when a car pulled up, open the door and let the dog out.  He ran underneath a car to hide.  Raquel coaxed him out from under the car.  From then on he would not leave Raquel's side.  The first night Raquel slept on the floor by his side, he was so afraid of being left alone.  She had him for 1 year.

Hello Save a Sato!

I wanted to write a short note to give you an update on Cesar.  Cesar was flown to Chicago on September 12 to Midwest Labrador Retriever Rescue, with help from Good as Gold.


I picked him up at O'Hare International Airport and took him home.  We are fostering him while we look for his forever home.  For a few days he was tired and a little scared, but you can't blame him for that.

Since then he has been busy.

He's been to the vet for a minor surgery to remove a lump on his left eyelid and a broken tooth.  After just a week or so he goes to the door to go outside and is pretty much housebroken.

He has a foster brother and sister and they all get along pretty well.  He likes going for walks, playing in the yard, going for rides in the car, and sleeping on the couch.

He is a very happy dog that is very friendly to all the people he meets.   He goes everywhere with us and just loves attention.

We wanted to thank everyone at Save a Sato for saving Cesar.  He is a very sweet dog and we will make sure he finds a great forever home, and we will take good care of him until then.  I'm attaching a picture of him playing with a ball on his dog bed, which he loves to sleep on.

Thanks also for everything you do to help all the animals.  You are making a HUGE difference.

Best Regards,


Cesar has already found a forever home.  His adoption is pending approval by the lab rescue, but I know for sure that Cesar has found a great home.

The people that will be adopting him are my parents.  They met him and simply loved him.  Cesar crawled right up into Mom's lap and that was that.  Cesar will never have to worry about being loved again and will live out his days as a cherished friend and part of our family.

Up to this point he's been living with us and we've gotten very fond of him also.  He goes everywhere with us, sleeps in bed with us and is a great little guy.  We love him too, but know, as fosters, that we have to give him up to save another dog that needs help.  We will certainly miss his happy face and wagging tail.  He's always smiling it seems, and is just happy to be loved.

Thank you again to Raquel and everyone at Save a Sato for saving him.  You guys did a great job with him.   There is a happy ending for Cesar and I know he will be happy and loved and will bring happiness to his forever home also.

Best Regards

Monday, October 7, 2013

Great news from As Good As Gold, another happy ending for a Sato!!

Happy Tails by Dorelle Ackermann

"As Good as Gold" aptly describes Nala, who traveled 2,000 miles to bless my family with her presence.  How is it that a street dog from Puerto Rico can be so gentle, calm and trusting?  How can she be so beautiful with such a lustrous coat?  How can she already be potty trained and has adapted to life in the suburbs?  Well, she's as good as gold!

If you are reading this newsletter, I don't need to explain how a dog can capture your heart within minutes of meeting her at her wonderful foster home with Tracy Zavos.  After her initial fears were overcome, she sat next to me leaned in and looked up with her trusting brown eyes.  It didn't matter that I thought I was quite content with owning one golden (my other golden crossed the Rainbow Bridge last January).  I knew I couldn't ask for a better match.  What a joy to see her courageously face her fears and overcome them.  Her first trip to PetSmart was cautious. On her second trip (she's too cute not to have her own designer collar and leash) she pranced right in to the store.  Her first night sleeping with my daughter required a boost up on the bed; the second night she hopped right up, sprawled out in the middle of the bed and took over the pillow as well.  She's working at winning over Maija (my 7-year-old golden) by joining in a little Frisbee play, but not quite ready to plunge into the local pond to retrieve it.  I'm willing to bet she will be tops in her etiquette class, which we start on Friday.  After all, she has the "street smarts" of a Sato and the "desire to please" of a golden.  A winning combination.

Since meeting Nala (a.k.a. Queen), I've learned about the partnership between AGaG and  Together they have brought over 20 golden retriever/mixes from the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico to our area.  What is incredible to me is the dedication and commitment of so many volunteers that made this happen.  How fortunate I feel to be the recipient of this sweet pup and the efforts of so many.
I am recommitting to supporting AGaG through service and donations.  Each
bottle of wine, candle or calendar purchased contributes to saving a golden and enriching the life of a family.  Where else can you enjoy a murder mystery or dinner at the zoo and be supporting such a worthwhile cause at the same time?  I can certainly step up and "Strut My Mutt" which is another winning fund raiser for AGaG.  And, although there is a core group of volunteers that donate an incredible number of hours, the few hours that I donate as a transporter for goldens add up when multiplied by dozens of people that also "give what they can".  
After I read an article about Serena featured in "Tails from the Backseat" in the newsletter a couple of months ago, I decided to apply for a golden.  Serena was also a Sato dog from Puerto Rico.  Was it fate that I didn't get Serena, but got another Sato dog?  Perhaps, and perhaps this article on Nala will inspire you to apply for a golden.  I hope so.