Valley Animal Center: Sauer

Jul 8, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures

by Joseph Riloquio

Joseph Riloquio is an Administrative and Humane Education Assistant with Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.

Sauer is an eight and a half year old Queensland Terrier mix. Sauer was surrendered to us at Valley Animal Center in December of 2016, just before the Christmas holiday. Having been with us for a few years now, Sauer is one of our longest residents.



Sauer suffers from severe separation anxiety. Because of this, he was previously adopted but was brought back to Valley Animal Center. When left alone, he becomes very frightened and will attempt to escape or lick himself into hot spot rashes. Sauer’s previous adopters realized they could not give him the amount of care he needed, so Sauer came back to his home at VAC.

Sauer is frightened around small children, so his new home will need kids ages 10 or older. He also does not like other dogs or small animals, so he will need to be the only dog in the household.

Despite his special needs, Sauer has become a volunteer and staff favorite at Valley Animal Center! He is still the perfect lap dog that loves to relax with his handlers. He is a sweet, well-trained dog and loves to go on long walks to our dog park, relax in the park sunshine, and take long naps in his bed afterward.

Sauer has become accustomed to his life in the shelter, and will need patience while he transitions back into life outside the shelter. He would be perfect for someone who either works from home, is retired, or a family where someone is home most hours of the day. A secure fence line where he is separated from any neighboring animals will also be necessary.vac

Sauer is a small dog with a big personality that has a lot of love left to give. Though he requires some special love and attention, anyone who spends even a short amount of time with him will quickly fall in love.

Like all of our adoptable animals, Sauer is neutered, up-to-date on his vaccinations, and is micro-chipped. Come visit Sauer at our Dog Adoption Center seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.! If you would like more information about any of our adoptable animals or to get information on our July adoption promotions, please call or visit Valley Animal Center!

Keep up with VAC’s animal rescue adventures here at KRL, and learn more about adopting from them, volunteering, and donating to VAC on their website If you advertise with KRL you can designate 10% of your ad fees to go to VAC.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to a local animal rescue.

Joseph Riloquio is an Administrative and Humane Education Assistant at Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California.

1 Comment

  1. Aw poor pups I home they all find a wonderful home. We got our one from the pound 3 years ago he’s the best


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