Wrightsville Beach Coast Guard welcomes new station dog

Sadie (Photo: USCG)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (StarNews) — The world may feel like it’s in a tailspin of uncertainty, but there’s at least one canine living her best, carefree life.

Sadie, a 10-week-old chocolate lab, has spent the past two weeks sniffing out her new home at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, where she assumed the role as the new station dog.

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She certainly has big paws to fill. The last station dog, Kale, died in 2018 at the age of 15 after 11 years on the job.

Petty Officer Mark Ward with Station Wrightsville Beach said they held off on finding a new canine first mate while the station went through a leadership change.

“But with the coronavirus leaving everyone feeling kind of weird, it was the right time and everyone could use a boost of morale,” he said.

She was donated by a lab breeder in Chesapeake, Virginia, who heard of the loss of Kale and wanted to give the station a new furry resident.

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