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SAMMY#3 AD 12-29-12


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.

See Sammy in a few of these videos:  1)       VIDEO #1 **  2)       VIDEO #2 **  3)       VIDEO #3

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.

Click the “Open Full-screen Gallery” link below the photo and see a clear close up view of the dog

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE DOG ** Questions, please email: rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com

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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RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 2 Years
Life Average
Sex Male
Weight 31-40 lbs, xydac-null
Location Bristol CT
Breed Purebred Yellow Lab
Altered Yes
Fee $450 (Full vaccinations for a year & transport)
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages, xydac-null
House Yes
Energy Medium, xydac-null
Fence Helpful, xydac-null
Crate Yes, xydac-null
Leash Yes, xydac-null
Car Yes, xydac-null
Personality Social
Email rescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.