Handsome Sam is a fun and loving 2-year-old boy that just wants a family to belong to. If you want to run around the yard, he’s right there with you. If you would rather sit on the couch and binge watch TV, he’s also your guy. When given the chance, he loves belly rubs and to chase ice cubes through the house, and he will do pretty much anything for a treat. He’s still a little anxious when left alone but a few extra treats or attention should do the trick to calm him down.
Sam would do well with a second dog in the home, but only one that’s his size or smaller. He is fearful of bigger dogs and shouldn’t be around them. He would love to live with a somewhat submissive dog who will be a friend and not one that wants to run the show.
Sam had a rough start. He initially found himself at TN shelter on the urgent list. He was adopted locally and we thought all was well. However, his new family stopped responding to inquiries and Sam eventually found himself at another high-kill shelter, this time in AR. Once we found out about this, we scooped him up and promised to find him a loving furever home.
Sam is house trained and will yelp or nudge the door when he needs to go potty outside,. He is not a big fan of his crate, but progressing on going to crate willingly. Treats work very well. He’s a little anxious when left in there but extra treats usually help calm him down. No accidents at all in his crate.
Sam is currently undergoing heartworm treatment, which may be completed before he is adopted, although he may still need to be kept to minimal activity temporarily.
Sam is still learning leash skills and manners. He will need a patient adopter that can help him learn proper leash behavior. This guy gets a bit overexcited on a leash when he see dogs, bikes and cars, but is highly trainable and treat motivated.
Sam requires a fenced backyard because his favorite daily activity is burning off energy with zoomies and a nice long game of fetch. He is very curious and playful and will attempt to run after things in streets or the yard. Sam does not attempt jump a fence.
Sam is so intelligent. With guidance he knows what toys are his and what belongs to the kids. He won’t touch a toy again if you say no. He just LOVES any fluffy, squeaky toys.
While he’s lived with, and does fine with kids of various ages, he tends to herd his humans and other dogs around, so he would do best in an adult only home or one with kids over 12. Sam would make a great travel companion as he LOVES car rides.
Sam has a lot of love to give and just wants someone to love him back. He is a dog who loves humans and wants to be part of YOUR pack. He is a very smart boy, and highly treat motivated which is the best combo for to learning obedience, manners and new tricks.
Breed: Pit Bull/Cattle Dog Mix
Age: 2 years (est)
Weight: 48 pounds
Heartworm: Positive, due to complete treatment mid-July
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes, Older children due to herding tendencies.
Good with Dogs: Yes, but must be his size or smaller and on the submissive side.
Good with Cats: Unknown, but probably no based on his breed traits.
Adoption Fee: $475.00
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.