Why adopt a Sato?


Obviously we are horribly biased and do not apologize for it.  These special little dogs have an incredible ability to forgive, forget and move on with their lives.  Watching them is inspirational.  They are dogs that have been abused, starved and in fear for their lives on a DAILY basis but they want to trust.  You see it in their eyes when you give them a caring word or a gentle touch.  They often cower or shiver but the look is always the same – it says

‘Please do not hurt me’.

They are smart, very smart.  These are dogs that have often NEVER lived in a home but once they arrive into one they just seem to ‘get it’.  Accidents and destruction are rare.  They don’t want to run away – they stick right by your side and watch you for cues on behavior.  Many are very food motivated so they are very easy to train.  They want to please you.  Nothing means more to them than a kind word.  They LOVE other dogs – remember these are pups that have lived in a pack together.

We believe they make a wonderful addition to a household.  We have adopters who are coming back for their second sato because their experience with their first dog has been so incredible and they want more!

Please read our testimonials from adopters who have welcomed one of these amazing dogs into their family.

Testimonials

Here are some personal thoughts about adopting a Sato. You have to be able to appreciate the hardship that these poor souls have survived. Most humans would be in therapy for the rest of their lives if they had to survive in these conditions! Just like any dog, these pups need lots of love and patience and I promise you they will be great companions. Sato dogs are smart and survivors, they have had to fend for themselves for long periods of time. That kind of trauma takes a little bit of time to get over. With the right training and consistency, they are amazing pets. But you have to keep them busy and well exercised.  Meryl, is a tough gate keeper, you will need to be a huge dog lover to be able to get one of their pups. So be prepared for a thorough back ground check. Rumor has it that she even uses her FBI connections – just kidding, Meryl!!” (Kavita – adopted Lassie).

One Response

  1. vee
    vee September 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm · Reply

    MY FIRST SATO WAS BACK IN 1990. MY HUSBAND & I WERE TRAVELING ON THE BEACH ROAD NEAR VEGA BAJA WHEN I SPOTTED A PUPPY NO OLDER THAN 3 WKS OLD IN THE MIDDLE OF ROAD WE STOPPED AND I PICKED HIM UP AND IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. I NAMED HIM SURFER RIGHT AWAY BECAUSE WE WERE NEXT TO A SURFER BEACH. TOOK SURF TO VET HE HAD MANGE ALL OVER AT 3 WKS. TOOK HIM HOME TO NEW JERSEY AND WE HAD HIM FOR 19 YEARS. HE WAS SUCH A LOVE! SINCE THEN I HAVE ANOTHER ONE NAMED NINO WHICH IS ALSO THE LOVE OF OUR LIVES. I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THESE DOGS. WHEN I’M IN PUERTO RICO I ALWAYS CARRY BAG OF DOG FOOD TO FEED THESE DOGS
    SINCE MOST WILL NOT COME TO ME. I WISH THERE WAS MORE SELTERS FOR THEM ON THE ISLAND.

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