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For more information on the McNab breed:


Sadie is an approximately 7 to 8 year old McNab whose family moved off their acreage and no longer had a job for her to do. Sadly, they left her at a shelter in rural southern Utah. We are so happy we brought this little bundle of joy to Idaho!

At a petite 32 lb., she’s the ideal size – both portable and powerful. In fact, sometimes we’d swear she has springs instead of legs, easily jumping onto the tall 40-inch high tailgate of her foster family’s pickup. Sadie rides quietly in her crate the car and loves to go places, but she’s also been well behaved when left home alone in a gated laundry room.

Sadie has been diagnosed with urinary incontinence and is on a daily medication to help. The cost of the medication is $10 to $12 a month. No more leaks!

Sadie is a real love and is one of those dogs that will press against you and flip your elbow out of the way to get the cuddles she feels she deserves. She’s not terribly food oriented but she will scope out the kitchen counters if given a chance. Fortunately, she’s too short to reach much and foster family is working on the counter surfing! As for toys, she doesn’t show much interest yet, but we don’t think she had much familiarity with toys in her previous life.


Sadie is crate trained, housetrained, quite good on leash and has a good recall in the yard. She hasn’t been destructive, doesn’t demonstrate any issues with resource guarding, and overall is just a sweet, good girl. She seems to get along well with most other dogs and likes people. She has lived with cats in her foster home and seems okay, but will chase if they run.

For her age Sadie has boundless energy, athleticism, and not a lot of training, so in many ways she’s a blank slate eager to discover what her interests and abilities are. She could easily keep up with an athletic human partner at just about any activity, but she also settles well in the house.

Here is a link to her photo shoot:


Sadie's adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, vaccinations and microchip.

If you are interested in possibly adopting Sadie, please complete an application. 

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