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Let us introduce you to Sammy! He was found as a stray, so we really don't know much about his past. The vet has guessed that he's at least twelve years old. When Sammy was picked up by ESRA at the shelter, all we knew was that he was an older boy who was in need of some attention and health care.
Sammy has had his teeth cleaned, and three teeth have been pulled. He's also been neutered, and with a steady diet of good food, he's gotten some spring back in his step. His stiff back legs are helped by a daily dose of tramadol.
As a senior dog, Sammy's eyesight is a bit restricted, and his hearing isn't the best either, but he still enjoys going for a walk, being playful, and having a nice head rub and snuggle now and then. Because of his limited eyesight, Sammy can be startled and may growl when he doesn't know right away what's going on. This is especially true if you try to wake him up from a nap.
So far, Sammy does not have full run of the house, as he has occasional accidents, but he's quite happy to wear pants in the house or to simply curl up in his kennel and nap. He enjoys being in his kennel because it's his special place, and he will often run into it when he comes in from outside.
As Sammy has settled into his foster home, he has enjoyed time with the resident dogs and has quickly picked up on the daily routines. Sammy's ideal Forever Home will be a quiet one that does not have small children. If you are looking for a gentle, low-key companion, Sammy should be a great fit. For more information, contact his case managers at the e-mail address below.
Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager.
Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Sammy.
Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org.
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