found a new home!
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for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
So far, Samson knows: Stay, Come, Not to dash out the door, Out (to go out of the room), No, Treat, Outside? (If you say this & get a reaction, then he needs to go outside), Good Boy, Bad Boy, Inside (to go in the crate), Drop it, Not to jump on people, & Down
PLEASE NOTE: All of the pets at Safe Haven receive basic training when they come to us. Depending on which foster home they are in, they may receive advanced training. All adopters will be given a list of words that your new pet knows at the time of adoption. What each pet learns depends on the foster home they were placed in, how much time that foster has had to work with them, & if that pet has any additional issues that need to be focused on first.
Age/Birthday: 2 years/ Birthday is 2/27/12
Weight at last Vet visit: 9 lbs (he won't get any bigger)
Cats: He's great with the cats. He lives with 2 cats in his foster home, & doesn't really pay any attention to them. Samson is very sweet & gentle with them. He's actually a little smaller than the average cat.....So I would be more worried about a cat hurting him...Samson has also learned that he is not allowed to go in the kitchen when the cats are getting their canned food, & that he has to wait until they are done.
Small Dogs: He has been fantastic with every small dog I have introduced him to! He's very sweet & playful! :-) He's met many. Both small dogs that have come to my house, & small dogs at a playgroup that I took him too. He has been great with all of them.
Large Dogs: I don't think he had been around large dogs before coming to my house. He was afraid of them at first, & growled when they got in his face. But now he is great with them! He has even tried to play with my Mastiff! He is good with the large dogs that are mellow. But he will growl at the ones that are to forward or rough with him...(I don't blame him...)
Kids: He has been great with kids we meet when out doing errands. I imagine him to be very good with kids because he's such a love bug. He's small though, & could be easily hurt by a young child that doesn't know better yet, so I would think kids 7 yrs & older would be best.
Men: Same as w/women once he knows them.
Women: Social, loving & affectionate. Complete cuddle bug. He's a great companion dog, & just wants to be with you wherever you go :-)
Strangers: He is different in different situations. Samson barks at new people that come to the house, but he will stop when I pick him up. If a new person that he doesn't know goes to pet him when I'm holding him (in my house), he will growl at them.
I have started taking him out with me on my errands now when I am going to a dog friendly place so he can get used to meeting new people. He is doing GREAT with that. Very quiet & well behaved. When I took him to the small dog play group, he seemed very interested in new people, & would go up and sniff them when they weren't looking. He just needs more socialization. Soon he will be bounding up to new people seeking attention :-)
Crate Trained: Yes, he will go inside when you tell him "Inside", & will hold it until you let him out to go potty.He's a very good little boy. I don't really crate him much anymore though.
House Trained: Yes, he is used to using a doggy door. I don't have one, so I just let him out through out the day, & he does very good with that...
Leash Trained: Yes, he loves to go for walks :-) He's very easy to walk & listens well to what I tell him.
Food: Each pet has their own bowl at my house, & he has learned that he is only allowed to eat out of his bowl. He can be a picky eater. He is currently on Wellness Small Breed (chicken, rice & pea recipe) & likes it very much. He gets 1/2 C. a day. He also likes lettuce. I will even give his new pet parents the rest of his treats that he likes. (Grilled chicken strips)
Car: He does great in the car. If I let him out loose, he likes to either look out the window, or will just lay down & settle in. You will have to be very careful about how far your windows are rolled down though, as he is small & tries to stick himself halfway out the window. I have also ridden with him in the crate, & he is very good with that. He will just lay down & settle in.
Other issues: None, he's adorable!
Adoption fee is only $25 & includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Up to date on Vaccinations
- Harness *
- Other surprise goodies from Safe Haven
- Free office visit to Vet or 50% off any Optimum Wellness Plan
- Other coupons from Partners
- Available Paperwork: Spay/Neuter records, Vaccination records, Vet records, Micro records, Recommendation list, etc...
- Samson also had severe tarter when he came to us, so we gave him a dental
- Continued Support: Safe Haven will be there for the lifetime of your new adopted pet. If you ever have questions or concerns, we will always be there to help. Our goal is for you & your pet to live happily ever after!
If you are interested in adopting this pet, you must be willing to come to Cedarville, MI to meet him.
Please e-mail for an application
After we receive your application, we will contact you so you can meet him/her.
ADOPTING A CAT OR DOG IS UP TO A 20 YEAR COMMITMENT! THEY ARE NOT OBJECTS THAT YOU CAN GET RID OF WHEN THEY BECOME INCONVENIENT. THEY ARE INNOCENT LIVING, BREATHING ANIMALS WITH FEELINGS THAT DEPEND ON YOU TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO TAKE CARE OF, LOVE, & PAY FOR EVERYTHING THIS PET NEEDS FOR UP TO 20 YEARS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR AN APPLICATION.
* Safe Haven STRONGLY believes that collars should only be used as decoration. A dog can slip out of collar. Which becomes a problem if your dog gets lost, or you are trying to restrain your dog, & it comes off. Also, attaching a leash to a collar puts pressure on the neck, which is one of the most sensitive areas of the body, & could hurt them. For these reasons, Safe Haven includes a harness with every dog adoption to ensure the safety of the dog, as a harness is more expensive than a collar & some adopters will not buy them for this reason. A harness distributes the weight on the chest & shoulders. It also has a handle on the back that you can grab if need be, without hurting your pet (EX: Dog falls off your boat, just grab the handle & pull your pet back in with no harm done. With a collar, you would have to strangle your dog when pulling your dog in). Also a dog cannot slip out of a harness, so it is much easier to restrain them & they will never loose their ID if they get lost.