SAM – Shepherd cross / 3 years / 25 kg / M-Neutered / $500
Sam is part of our Foster-to-Adopt program. We are hoping his foster family will become his forever family!
Sam is a happy, smart and playful guy who loves people and other dogs! Although he had a rough start in life (he was cruelly treated as a puppy and later abandoned), he is remarkably trustful of everyone he meets. Because he’d never had the opportunity to act like a puppy and have fun, he was a bit overly rambunctious with people and other dogs when he was finally given the chance to have a secure, nurtured life. He’s since been trained to behave appropriately and now has many opportunities to play nicely with other pups and to politely meet and interact with new humans. His transformation has been miraculous and now he’s ready for a wonderful forever home! The mischievous glint in his eyes is still there, but he now exhibits his frolicsome, teasing, very humourous nature in a positive way that’s sure to capture your heart!
Sam would absolutely love to be adopted by an active family who would offer him with lots of prospects for exercising. Provided with very little to eat in his previous life, he initially made up for this by becoming a bit food-aggressive at the shelter – stealing food from other dogs and putting on a bit too much weight (hence the need to be active!). He was subsequently taught better manners, but gentle caution should still be practiced around his food bowl. For this reason, we would recommend that any children in the house be aged 10 or older and be taught about boundaries, gentle discipline and appropriate respect for their new family member. Sam does well with other dogs and doesn’t show any shyness or hesitation when meeting new people. He doesn’t appear to have the slightest interest in cats, so a feline sibling would most likely be just fine! He’s quickly learning to walk well on leash.