Meet Sadie Mae

Meet Sadie Mae2020-07-10T13:44:11+00:00

Meet Sadie Mae! Sadie Mae arrived here, at just under 2 years old, in the spring of 2018. This little Beagle is a true sweetheart, giving lots of love to everyone she meets and, of course, expecting some love and attention in return.

We’re not sure how, but at some point in her young life Sadie Mae sustained an injury that ended up causing severe, irreversible liver damage. Although she’ll be on medications and a special diet for the rest of her days, her lifespan is expected to be shortened because of her illness. But North Shore Animal League America and all of the Sponsors will ensure that Sadie Mae will be loved and live happily for as long as possible. If she could, she’d crawl into your lap to thank you personally.

July 2020

Sadie Mae’s grandmom, Maryann, reports that she’s been seizure free for months. She just loves playing with dog toys that have animal sounds and her tennis balls — ALL the time! With her canine sister, Ella, she plays doggie tag and she’s feeling well enough to “just plain old ’ruff house’ with her.” When Maryann gives Sadie Mae her afternoon dose of medicine sometimes she “falls asleep in my lap. I just love her!”

March 2020

Sadie Mae’s grandmom, Maryanne, says that she’s the “best little dog I’ve ever been lucky enough to take care of and it’s hard to say who saved who here. And it only seems to get better every day.” She’s been seizure-free for a few months now and everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that she’ll continue to be so. Her doctors at our Pet Health Centers have prescribed many medications that have to be given morning, afternoon, evening, and bedtime. Maryanne and dad, Corey, enjoy watching Sadie Mae play with her many toys. Sometimes she plays with them by herself and tosses them around and runs after them. Sometimes she plays with her “partner in crime” Ella and it can be more entertaining than watching a television show. These two Beagle girls just love each other. Sadie Mae also just loves to snuggle with her people, especially sitting on grandmom’s lap. Maryanne would like to thank Sadie Mae’s Sponsors for helping her care for this little love bug.

November 2019

“Sadie is doing fine even though she’s had a few seizures lately,” says her grandmom, Maryann. “When she has them, I hold her and talk to her softly and tell her it’s okay.” The doctors are trying to find a non-liquid medication that she will take more easily on a daily basis. Sadie goes in for regular checkups and the doctors have given her a medication to calm her down when she’s having a seizure. “Sadie is so wonderful and so sweet. We absolutely love her and can’t imagine life without her.” She has a sister named Ella and her family says that they “complete each other—they’re like book ends.” They enjoy playing together and running through the house. Both Sadie and Ella do not like getting wet in the rain or snow. They just go do their business and then get dried off with a special towel when they come in again. In the winter time, Sadie has a sweater. Even though she looks very fashionable, she doesn’t really want to stay outside too long.

July 2019

“Sadie is doing well and she has a lot of favorite toys, including her canine sister,” laughs her dad, Corey. She hasn’t had any seizures since New Year’s Eve. She likes to chew hard bones, the safe ones, but she just can’t get enough of toys! She really loves the ones that make sounds, especially if they’re animal sounds. She carries them around with her and Corey says she leaves them all over the house. Sadie Mae is very social and always wants to be around people (Corey’s mom is one of her favorites) and she always enjoys a good belly rub. Thankfully, the medication to help her damaged liver is working and she is enjoying her life.

November 2018

Sadie Mae couldn’t be doing any better in her foster home with Animal League America Mobile Unit driver, Corey Ryan. She and her canine sibling,
Ella Mae, also an Animal League America rescue pet, have quickly become best buddies. The two hounds can be rough housing, sleeping on top of one
another, or jockeying for position on the laps of their human admirers. A few kisses and a long gaze into the eyes of those who love her has quickly become this little mush’s favorite pastime. Although she takes a plethora of medications every day to combat her liver disease and ward off seizures, Sadie Mae never lets it get her down. Thanks to everyone who Sponsors this cheery little pooch and allowing her to enjoy the spoiled life she was always meant to live.