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Friday, Mar 31, 2023

11-year-old German shepherd Sarabi still has the spirit of a puppy!

The Cluster is highlighting the furry (or feathered or scaled) friends who are members of the Mercer community! Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to submit photos of their pets for a chance to be featured on our website. Click here to view the submission form.

This week’s pet of the week is Sarabi, a saddle-coat German shepherd that always makes her owner smile!

Sarabi lives with Jennifer Tillery, the cataloging and operations assistant at Jack Tarver Library. She was adopted over 5 years ago just before she turned 6 from the Peach County Animal Rescue. 

Sarabi and her two siblings, another German shepherd named Kiara, and a miniature pinscher, were all surrendered to the Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare together by their previous owner.

"(The dogs were surrendered) because his girlfriend’s dog and Sarabi did not 'get along,'" Tillery said. "Did I mention that the previous owner had them since they were 8-week-old puppies?!"

Tillery said they were all pulled by a local rescue, which is where Sarabi ended up being adopted. 

Both of Sarabi’s siblings were adopted by other families, but Tillery feels like she got the deal's best end. She has had German shepherds in her home for over 25 years, but Sarabi is a stand-out.

"They say all your dogs have different personalities," Tillery said. "I can tell you that Sarabi is unlike any other (German shepherd) I have owned."

Even though Sarabi is 11 years old, she always greets Tillery with a bounce like "Tigger" from "Winnie the Pooh." Like many other German shepherd owners may say of their pooches, Sarabi is incredibly talkative. She also likes to eat her kibble one piece at a time during breakfast. 

Tillery said Sarabi “never fails to make a bad day better.”


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