Sammi is a gorgeous Lab/Pointer mix that is looking for her forever home!
We don’t know much about Sammi’s past but we think it was rather traumatic. Sammi was brought to a county shelter in Texas back in October so little is known about her life prior to rescue. She was brought in as a stray and was about 10 lbs underweight. She was held in isolation at the shelter battling an upper respiratory infection which did not help to get her more comfortable around people and she was always overlooked by adopters in favor of more outgoing dogs. Thankfully the middle of December she caught the eye of her our rescue partners and she made the transition into home life.
She is the sweetest and gentlest soul, but she is very afraid of people and flinches if you try to pet her. She is making great strides in her foster home, following her people around the house, greeting them with a tail wag and staying close but just a little out of reach because she is still working through her fears.
Once she is laying down in a comfy spot, you can gently approach her and pet her and she is getting used to the feel of a loving gentle touch. You can see she wants to trust again.
Sammi enjoys the company of other dogs and plays appropriately with them. Sammi would do best in a home with another confident dog. With proper, consistent positive motivation, Sammi’s intelligence and desire to please will make her easy to train. Due to her sensitivity, a little negative goes a long way.
She does great on leash. Sometimes a noise will startle her but with some gentle coaxing she will continue her walk. Sammi seems be to house trained and does great crated. Sammi has been around other dogs of all sizes and she seems to enjoy the company of other dogs. Her first encounter with the cat was one of curiosity but doesn’t interact at all now.
Sammi will need a patient family who is willing to give her the time she will need to open up. Seeing her thrive and coming out of her shell will be a very rewarding experience and we are confident once she bonds with her new people she will make a wonderful loyal companion.
Breed: Lab/Pointer mix
Age: 6 years
Weight: 55 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes. She has been fostered with dogs over various sizes and does well.
Cats: Yes. She currently lives with an inside cat and pretty much ignores her.
Kids: Sammi is fine around school age children but I have not seen her interact with younger children. Due to her timid nature, I would think older calmer kids might be best.
Adoption Donation: 450.00
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