ADOPTED 12-20-12 – Sammy is a dolly. He is so good with the cat. Not a vicious bone in his body. He is truly loving and trusting even though he has been through so much. He goes in the crate and put in Joey’s room at night and he sleeps soundly. NO whining or crying. He gets up happy and ready to play. I am taking him to work with me; he can sleep on the couch in my office and be petted by everyone and go for lots of walks on our 30 acre campus.
He’s very good on the leash already and I can walk both him. He’s following Sabrina’s lead, which is funny because she’s all of 8 pounds. We’ve settled the feeding time issues. He eats on one side of a gate and Sabrina on the other. He never takes food out of Sabrina’s mouth (like when we are giving treats) and politely waits for his. I think we may have stuffed him with food because he now just eats his portion and walks away. The first few days he was begging for more. I think we hit max level.
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I can see that he has really good manners under there. He’s hyper, but I think it’s because he’s trying to show us he’s a fun, peppy dog and wants us to love him. Today he put himself under the kitchen table and took a nap. He must have been exhausting himself! We call it ‘bitely hour’ when he gets all silly and wants to bite everything and tug and play. Sabrina does it too every night. But then they both fall asleep.
He’s a super good boy. He is starting to settle down. He even let us give him a bubble bath with no problem. He didn’t even resist the tub or anything. How could anyone mistreat this baby doll?
Every dog is a good dog. But Sammy is a good dog on his way to becoming a great dog! This boy needs a home with a person or family who will devote time to training him. This poor boy was one of the labs that was seized and rescued in a hoarding situation along with 14 others. He came in starved nearly to death. His future deserves to be bright from here on out. Are you able to provide a forever home for Sammy where he knows he’s always going to have a meal and a warm place to lay his head?
Sammy is pure Lab and is now up to about 40 pounds and is only two years old. This sweet pup would thrive in a home where someone is home with him most of the time. Or he could come to work with you. He does tend to get bored if left alone, so crating him when he can’t be supervised is a good idea at least at first for his own safety. He’ll need a bit of potty training help, but once you work with him a bit, he’ll catch on. Sammy is playful with other dogs, but it’s best if he has a medium to larger dog as a companion (if you already have a dog) and is fine around cats. He doesn’t really bother with them at all. Older kids would do well with Sammy, but not very young kids. If you have a tween or a teen who can devote some time to playing with him, that’s wonderful. He’ll be loyal for life. Sammy came into his foster home afraid each meal was going to be his last, but now he has slowed down and eats normally. Continuing to use a “slow feeder” bowl like he has in foster would be a good idea so he continues to eat at a normal pace. He’ll need frequent potty breaks, so don’t plan to leave him with a full bowl of water if he’s going to be inside for a long period.
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Sammy is easy to get along with and will let you brush and bathe him. You can easily get him into his harness and he willingly goes into his crate at night to sleep if you say “kennel up.” He is a gentle soul with a very kind spirit. Sometimes he will just sit down outside while he’s on his walk and look up at the sky or the birds. It’s like he’s cherishing his good fortune and freedom.
Sammy needs a really stable home. If you’ve always wanted a dog who is loveable and trainable who wants more than anything to please you, Sammy is the one for you. He’s still a work in progress. If you have a heart for a dog who just needs extra love, please contact us about Sammy. You’ll be rewarded for your efforts with big sloppy dog kisses and a friend for life.
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