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Available Dogs - Sanderlyn

Sanderling's smile


I hope you're thinking - Wow, that's one handsome dog!  Because that's how I think of myself - NOW.  You'd think as cute as I am that I would have always been a confident, easy going guy, but my life before becoming a Neuse River dog was tough.  I was chained outside with limited food and water, not a lot of attention and no meds and winter on the horizon.  Want to know what I brought with me - an unhealthy coat, a bunch of heartworms and some confidence issues.  But that was then.  Now I'm a handsome healthy guy just looking for my forever home. 

I haven't spent time around kids, so I'm not sure what I think about them.  I'm good with cats (I've heard that's a selling point to all the cat lovers out there).  I haven't spent much time around other dogs, and I'm a little skittish around them.  I'd really prefer to be an only dog.  And I'd really be happy to be the only dog of someone who runs (or walks) a lot.  It's taken me a while to get comfortable with the leash, but now it's one of my favorite things.  Because I was chained outside, I developed a love for being outside, so it would be great if you had a fenced yard we could play in.

Often Neuse River is helping adopters find the perfect dog, but for me, they are working hard to help me find the perfect owner.  I know I would thrive in a home looking for a higher energy dog with owners who have a lot of love and patience to share with me as I work hard to become the best dog possible.  And my birthday is May 9, how awesome would it be to find my forever home by then!!

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs and you haven't submitted an application, start here.






 two years old


45 pounds

Health status:  


Major personality traits:  

Energetic, silly - a people pleaser

Interaction with dogs:  

Needs a structured introduction

Interaction with cats:  

Good - ignores them, mostly

Child requirements:  

Great and sweet with kids he's met

Fence requirements:  

Large, fenced-in backyard highly recommended

General activity level:  

Moderate to high

Work schedule best suited for:  

Any but his energy level makes a midday break a positive thing

Leash manners:  

Getting better every day

Degree of training needed:  

Needs routine - but is very receptive to learning new words

  • Sanderlyn Agility 2
    Sanderlyn Agility 2
  • Sanderlyn agility 1
    Sanderlyn agility 1
  • Sanderly Agility 4
    Sanderly Agility 4
  • Sanderlyn agility 3
    Sanderlyn agility 3
  • Sanderlyn
  • Sanderlyn Checking The View
    Sanderlyn Checking The View
  • Sanderlyn Just Chillin
    Sanderlyn Just Chillin
  • Sanderlyn's smile
    Sanderlyn's smile
  • Sanderlyn