Pictures do not do Sage’s beauty justice. She is so gorgeous in person, with the most kind eyes and gorgeous fawn fur. Sage LOVES humans so much and was immediately Velcro’d to her foster family in the first few days she was there. She always wants to be on the couch snuggling, but will settle for resting her face on you, if her stumpy legs won’t make it up.
Sage would do best in a home with a dog who doesn't mind sharing their humans. We hope if does have a fur brother and sister in her forever home, her family makes sure to work on creating a positive relationship between them right off the bat and ensure she doesn't feel nervous around them. After all, Sage did lose the only home she's ever known when she came to ABR, so it's understandable she'd feel a bit insecure about losing new humans she falls in love with to another dog. She is so, so very sensitive, and that's one of our favorite things about her! Sage is currently living with another bulldog in her foster home and has the best time playing with him outside in the yard, but prefers human company inside the home. Her play style is typical of a bully breed— rough and tumble, and like a bumper car— so we think she’s best matched with a dog who isn’t intimidated by this.
Sage is also SO smart! She’s already learned to ring a bell to go potty from watching her foster brother, and knows a few other tricks as well. Sage would be best in a home with kids 10+ since she is a beefy babe who thinks she’s a lapdog. However, she’s just fine seeing kids when out and about and happily greets them with a wiggle butt!
Sage is available for adoption to qualified adopters in the contiguous 48 states. ABR would prefer approved applicants to come to TX to meet their match, with their family and dog(s), but we recognized this isn’t always possible. In such cases, approved adopters should be willing to participate in video interviews with the entire family to meet their match virtually. Adopters must also provide a transportation plan for their new family member that will require approval from the ABR Board. This needs to be paid for by the adopter, in addition to the dog’s adoption fee. Adopters need to also be prepared arrange safe transport back to the Austin area, should adoption not work out. Please be prepared to provide vet and personal references in your application for us to contact when considering your family.