Lawsuit pending in San Diego Superior Court for FRAUD
against Catherine "Cate" Sacks El Cajon, California

• Other Dogs Cate Sacks took to Chula Vista Animal Care Facility to be euthanized


Rarely are isolated incidents.. just isolated incidents


" I would have to make the decision that I have never had to make before
...euthanasia." "I help dogs like this every day, and
I have never had to euthanize a dog before....
but Sandy just hated being alive.
It was a horrible decision, but sadly, I stick by it"
Emailed to us by Catherine "Cate" Sacks, owner of Shelter Dogs To Dream Dogs
~ June 21, 2014 2:55 PM

And from Mr. Sacks email sent to the San Diego Better Business Bureau :
" This has been a horrible transaction ( our Sandy was a "horrible transaction")
and a ton of work was put into this animal to save it! -
It was heartbreaking to put the dog down!
SDTDD has saved 2500 animals NEVER
having to put down an animal except this one"
" Stop making the industry look bad and go away" Steele Sacks
8/25/2014 Response to our Better Business Bureau complaint*

*see full BBB complaint that was marked "unresolved" here,
we did not know exactly what or when they had really done at the time of our complaint

RIP Sandy.
Ordered euthanized
at Chula Vista Animal Shelter
by Cate Sacks, his "trainer"
and owner of "Shelter Dogs To Dream Dogs" on June 7, 2014

Both Ms. Sacks and her husband, Steele stated UNEQUIVOCALLY, in wrting to Better Business Bureau,
and to Lucky Pup Dog Rescue, that Sandy was the first and ONLY dog they have ever euthanized. Yet, when public records were checked at Chula Vista Animal Shelter, it
revealed that at just ONE local shelter, THREE other dogs were "EUTH REQ" by Cate Sacks, adoption papers prepared and signed off by Linda Septon, their rescue coordinator. That's FOUR dogs that we know of lost their life at this shelter with this dog "trainer"/ "rescue".

800+ plus animals that Chula Vista Animal Care Facility gave her ?
Why did Sacks tell San Diego Animal Control on 711/14 that she only trains ONE animal at a time ?
We weren't able to find any adoption events this "rescue" holds regularly, or the use of fosters, how
could one possibly train and place this many dogs each week ?

After Sandy was killed, we started to investigate this organization. We found these three dogs.

Lucas, to the right, is a little maltese who scored a B on his temp test, the paperwork says he
"doesn't appreciate rough handling"
Cate Sacks takes him, uses her special
"training" methods on him, brings him back about a week days later and "euth req" him.
He was killed.

Curious why Chula Vista pads it's "adoption" records by reporting that he was adopted twice.
Sandy showed adopted twice as well.

Below, a cocker who arrived at the shelter on 10/14. Stayed at the shelter for nearly a month without a single documented behavior issue.
Tax dollars paid for his ear infection, microchip, flea tx, neuter. Cate Sacks the self proclaimed "dog whisperer" adopts him and then brought him back after just a few days
and "euth req" him. He was killed

And the last record below, a fawn lab, he was at the shelter for about 3 weeks before San Diego's "dog whisperer" took him, and brought him back 3 days later and "euth req" him. He was killed