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Size: Large
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Breeds: Pit Bull Terrier, Crossbreed
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Sammy has a long story to tell - too long if you ask us! Fostering in New England!

Several years ago he arrived at a shelter in Memphis, Tennessee as a stray. He had wounds all over his body, evidence of a tough past remain as scars on his legs, face, and ears. From there he went to an adoptive home who adored him but Sammy decided the newborn in the house was not his cup of tea - the family knew it was best to find him a home where he’d be more comfortable .

Fast forward, we have had nothing but disappointment trying to find him a new home. He can meet dogs out and about but he’s not loving them if they are in his face so an only dog home is what he needs.

His foster has put together this fabulous checklist to help you fall in love with this senior handsome boy.

Energy level: He is a couch potato that occasionally gets a burst of energy and has the zoomies. And when he sees his favorite humans he is so happy, wiggly and full of excitement.

What we love: His snuggles and unconditional love.

What he loves: Duck jerky. Be prepared, he is so loud when chewing table manners. Peanut butter, cuddles, belly rubs, cuddles, leisurely walks, and relaxing on the porch.

Independence level: Medium. His favorite place is going to be right by your side. Think of him as your shadow.
What he knows: Sit, down, stay, here and paw

What he’s working on: That every little knock doesn’t mean someone is here.

Dogs: No, but I still like other dogs. I sometimes misunderstand play for an attack and immediately defend myself because of my past. It doesn’t mean that I want to attack other dogs. I only react if there’s strong physical contact by the other dog.

Kids: 11+, chill dog-savvy kids.

House-trained: Yes, but he thinks he will melt if he has to go out in the rain.

Crate-trained: Yes, will go in on his own terms and enjoys sleeping in it. If you want him to go in, that’s another story. You will have to pick up the big lug and put him in it. When he is in there he is quiet and will sleep.

Ideal home: A chill laid back home.

Special Needs: Has hypothyroidism. He will need 2 pills a day, he takes them like a pro when hidden in peanut butter. Not an expensive medication at all.

A couple of videos of me for you to view:

Name: Sammy
Nicknames: Sam, Lazy Bones
Breed: Pitbull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 7 year estimated
Weight: 65 lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative (treated previously)
Microchipped: Yes

Location: New England

Adoption Fee: $250.00


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.