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Size: Large
Age: Young
Gender: Male
Breeds: Labrador Retriever
Unknown with Cats/Kids
Special Needs

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Samuel is a true Velcro dog. He wants to be close all the times, he really wants to please and does good on the leash. Samuel is very sensitive so with positive motivation training, he will be a breeze to train and he will enjoy the attention of training.

Samuel appears to be house trained and crate trained. He appears to enjoy car rides, but is initially shy in new places.

Samuel has been around other dogs of all sizes. He doesn’t really seem interested in playing but does fine around dogs greeting appropriately. Samuel’s play style is more gentle and dainty but would prefer the attention of a person, more than playing with another dog. While Samuel will be fine in most any home, I would recommend older, calm children for his own comfort.

When Samuel was rescued as a stray dog, he had an old injury in his back leg. The injury did not heal correctly and it was causing the poor boy A LOT of pain. The decision was made to amputate his back leg and boy did Samuel seem happy to be out of pain. He recovered from the amputation very quickly and was managing his disability very well within just a couple of days. He is still a little clumsy with his leg and is still learning to walk on it but overall, he navigates the world VERY well!

Samuel will make a VERY LOVING companion. He’s perfect for long leisure walks and just a ‘hanging out by the fire’ guy. As with most amputees and “special needs” dogs, I think Samuel will prove to be just “Special”.

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Name: Samuel
Breed: Lab Mix
Sex: Male
Age: approx. 1.5 years old
Weight: 55 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: current as of December 2018
Heartworm: negative
Microchipped: yes
Medical: Tripod missing rear left leg.

Good with Dogs: Yes, he is currently fostered with several dogs and interacts fine with them. Due to his recent amputation, Samuel’s interaction with other dogs has been limited

Good with Cats: Curious.

Good with Kids: Untested- Samuel seems to be good around children, but due to his recent amputation his exposure has been limited and would recommend no small children

Adoption Donation: 450.00

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