On a cold and rainy afternoon in February 2005, the founder and president of River Dog Rescue was traveling down a busy road and noticed several puppies in the middle of the intersection. She immediately stopped to help, but unfortunately, two puppies were killed in traffic before they could be saved. After rounding up the remaining puppies and placing them in her vehicle, she heard a sound from the dumpster. There she found Sasha suffering from a gun shot wound to the back.
By this time, the police department had shown up because of complaints regarding several puppies in the street. The officer instructed the founder to follow him to the local shelter. Once at the shelter, staff informed her that because Sasha was a bulldog mix, she would be euthanized after seven days if her owner did not claim her. River Dog Rescue immediately agreed to take Sasha and her puppies into their rescue.
The puppies were quickly adopted. Sasha required a great deal of vet care to recover from the gunshot wound and she also had to go through heartworm treatment. Sasha remained in rescue for two years before finding her family. Sasha finally had a family with children to love and be loved by.
In April 2012, Sasha was stabbed multiple times in the neck and back while defending the home she loved so dearly from an intruder. Sasha was in critical condition and it was unclear if she would survive, but she pulled through because of her strong will to live. Sadly, in November, Sasha was returned to River Dog Rescue due to circumstances beyond the family's control.
Sasha is now in need of a new home to live out her golden years. She is crate trained and house trained. She loves children and would thrive in a home with them. She was known to watch over the kids in her previous family each night by going from room to room checking on them. Sasha is a social butterfly and loves meeting new people. She gets along great with the other dogs and even cats in her current foster home. Sasha also knows a few tricks.