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Saving Sadie

Saving Sadie: The Dog Story with a Happy Ending

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Sadie was shot in the spine and the head and left for dead in the mountains of Kentucky to die alone right after having a littler of puppies.

Against all odds and with the love of her human mom, Joal, Sadie beat all the odds and is now an inspiration to bullying victims everywhere. Think about what you CAN do, not what you CAN'T do - just like Sadie! Woof!

(Buy "Saving Sadie: How a Dog that No One Wanted Inspired the World" online or at brick and mortar retailers worldwide.)

Don't Stop Believin'!

Pet Me! Magazine
The Story of Sadie - Pet Me! Magazine

Sadie was found in the mountains of Kentucky with a bullet between her eyes and a bullet and shrapnel in her back, put there after she had yet another litter of puppies. Kind people found her and took her to a veterinarian, and through a series of events, Sadie was transported to a no-kill shelter [...]

Barbara's Bookstore
Sadie the Dog Delights Visitors at Vernon Hills - Barbara's Bookstore

VERNON HILLS, IL-Sadie's story is about wow an unwanted dog inspired the world. On Saturday, June 1st, Sadie and her human, Joal Derse Dauer, visited our bookstore at Hawthorn Mall to the delight of animal and book lovers, alike. Sadie has come a long way from her previous life of cruelty and exploitation.

The Balancing Act
GooFurr - The Balancing Act

Your pet needs life-saving medication but hates taking them? Well GooFurr was created to help cat/dog owners and animal caregivers provide a safe and humane way to get animals to ingest their meds... plus this ingenious idea takes the stress out of medicating your favorite four legged friend.

Dog Gone Green
Saving Sadie- Sadie's Heroic Story Danica Nikezic, HHTC staff has the pleasure of interviewing Joal Derse Dauer and her dog who was found with bullet wounds in the Mountains of Kentucky and later transported to the Midwest. Sadie has sustained injuries that have prevented her from walking normally. Sadie is currently working with Jason Hunter, LMT to receive canine massage...

The Pet Blog Lady - Celebrating Our Pets
Saving Sadie - The Story of a Miraculous Relationship The story of a miraculous relationship began in 2012. Sadie the dog was found in the mountains of Kentucky with a bullet hole between her eyes and one in her back put there after she had a litter of puppies and left to die. Through a series of events,...
I Triple #Dogs Dare Ya!

In the spirit of A Christmas Story, here are three new-ish dog books that are guaranteed to warm your stockings this year -- Walking With Peety, Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find A Home, and Saving Sadie: How A Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World...

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Saving Sadie: A little rescue dog shares a big message

88Nine Radio Milwaukee Sometimes small acts of kindness can make a big difference, and Sadie Derse, a beautiful and happy rescue dog is living proof of that. After being badly abused and transferred from shelter to shelter, Joal Derse found Sadie at a no-kill shelter in Milwaukee in rough shape.

Pet Central by Chewy
Saving Sadie: Dog Shot and Left for Dead Gets Second Chance at Life

When Sadie was found in early 2012, her chances of survival weren't good. The then 5-year-old dog, had been abandoned in the Kentucky mountains with a bullet hole between her eyes and one in her back. Although Sadie was left to die, the scrappy little pup had other ideas.

Paws To Talk
How Can Dogs Teach Us To Be Less Judgmental? - Paws To Talk

Joal Derse, author, animal advocate and lecturer shares how adopting a special needs dog was the best thing she has ever done and how similar experiences can help us all lead fuller lives. MP3 File To find out more about Joal and her dog Sadie go to

Celebrity dog visits Little Chute adopt-a-thon event

A very well-known dog by the name of Sadie was in the Fox Valley Monday night for a special adopt-a-thon event. Sadie's story of recovery after being left for dead years ago continues to inspire pet lovers.

Shot and Abandoned, Sadie Now Spreads an Anti-Bullying Message

Sadie the mixed breed is a hit with kids, the elderly, and just about everyone she meets. Her happy smile attracts plenty of attention as she travels with her human, advocating against bullying and teaching people how to end the cycle of abuse. She's been the subject of TV, radio, and newspaper interviews.

Savannah Morning News
Bookworm: 'A Canine Christmas' satisfies your craving for dogs

Your holiday shopping list is almost finished.Everything's bought and wrapped except the gift you're giving to the furriest member of your family. That's the easy gift, though, because you know what your dog likes. He knows what you like, too: snuggling together with a good book.

Saving Sadie: Surviving abuse and inspiring others

Posted Saturday, July 12, 2014 -- 10:00 p.m. Sadie was shot in the head by her previous owner and left to die. Today she lives on to inspire. "Sadie is such a special girl," said Joal Derse-Dauer, who rescued Sadie about two years ago.

Timbers of Shorewood
Inspiring Story of Sadie, A Dog No One Wanted

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community focused on independent and assisted living for seniors. Residents have the opportunity to live as full a life as they wish. A resident can create a day as exhilarating - or as soothing - as he or she wishes.

Saving Sadie @ The Animal Rescue Site

Sadie is a dog who was found in the mountains of Kentucky. She just had a litter of puppies, then she was shot between the eyes and in the back and paralyzed. Kind people found her and through a series of events, Sadie found her way to a no kill shelter in Wisconsin where I found her while I was donating blankets.

Joliet, IL Patch
Inspiring Story of Sadie, A Dog No One Wanted

Joal Derse Dauer is bringing Sadie, an incredible and beautiful dog, to talk about Sadie's dramatic rescue at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. Born and raised in suburban Milwaukee, Dauer has had a passion for animals since early childhood.

Daily Herald
Dog shot in head on the mend

A mother dog shot "right between the eyes" has been adopted by a woman determined to not only save the dog's life but give her the therapy needed to walk again.

Cottage Grove Sentinel
Pet Tips 'n' Tales: 'Saving Sadie'

Not many dogs are featured in two books, but not many have Sadie's unbelievable story. (In eight weeks, her newest book is in its third printing.) Her story describes her survival, rescue and life's work exposing bullies.

Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin
Joal Derse Dauer

press release: Joal Derse Dauer thought she was just donating blankets at a local no-kill shelter in 2012 when a disabled and despondent dog caught her eye. With three "fur babies" already at home, Joal wasn't looking to adopt another dog, but there was something special about Sadie, a shepherd mix who had been shot and left for dead in the hills of Kentucky after giving birth.
Dog who suffered unimaginable abuse offered second chance at life

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) -- Human cruelty, followed by an act of human kindness. This past Spring, a dog managed to escape death and unimaginable abuse -- but "Sadie's" fight is far from over. If only the fittest thrive in the world, and only the most resilient are able to live here, six-year-old Shepard mix Sadie is one of the strongest dogs you'll ever meet.

Massage Therapy Helps Paralyzed Dog Walk Again - LIFE WITH DOGS

One of Sadie's favorite things to do is to go to Pet World Warehouse in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and get massages from Jessica Dragan. While some dogs receive massages to relieve anxiety or just as a treat from their doting owners, Sadie gets them as part of her therapy.

All Paws Pet Talk, February 11, 2016

Talk Show Episode, Audio Podcast, All Paws Pet Talk and with Deb Wolfe on 2016-02-11 20:00:00, show guests , about WPET Talk Radio, Smart Animal Talk, All Paws Pet Talk, categorized as Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Education, Pets and Animals

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