My name is Sampson!

Anatolian Shepherd/Alaskan Malamute Mix Dog for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Sampson
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Rescue of the Rockies

Facts about Sampson

  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/Alaskan Malamute Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9459906
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

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Hi!  I'm Sampson, but my foster mom calls me Big Muffin. Although the shelter had me listed as a Great Pyrenees Mix (probably due to my size), my foster mom did a DNA test on me, and I came back as 87.5% Anatolian Shepherd (which actually makes a lot more sense). I am a healthy 110 lbs now, thanks to my wonderful foster parents! So my new family will need to be able to handle a big boy!

 I'm a very funny boy who loves to play and is eager to please.  I get along great with other dogs, big or small, but it takes me a minute to warm up to new people.  Once I get to know you though, I'm a great friend to have!  I'll accompany you on any outdoor adventure and I love the car rides to get wherever we're going.  I like to have a job to do, so I'll carry a back pack so you don't have to carry one on our walks.  I love to explore new toys and I enjoy bones as well.  I like to take them all out when I'm ready to settle in for some chew time and chew on all of them! Due to being so big, and my natural protective instincts, I will need a home with a 6' fence or higher. I'm also fully trained and am so smart, I can sometimes even anticipate what you're going to ask me to do.  I'm just a gentle soul looking for a quiet home life and plenty of outdoor adventures with just me and my special person.  Is that you?


Animal Rescue of the Rockies believes that every pet should find a wonderful, caring home. To ensure each pet finds the best possible home, we ask that you fill out an adoption application form so we can learn more about you and your household. We review each application we receive and will contact you as quickly as possible. A home visit will be scheduled before any pet is adopted to a new home. Once a home visit has taken place and the adoption application has been approved, we will ask you to read and sign our adoption agreement form. Our adoption fees help cover the cost of spay/neuter, veterinary exams, vaccinations, microchipping, and foster care, enabling us to save more lives!

Adoption fee is $80 and covers microchip, DAPP, Rabies, Heart Worm test and spay/neuter.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application here . We want our pets to go to a lifelong new home, so thank you for your patience during the adoption process!

Please email for more information, as we can not accept calls at this time.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

Our adoption process is:

1. Fill out our Adoption Application online.

2. We'll contact you to schedule a home visit.

3. If the pet looks like a great match, fill out our Adoption Agreement online (or Foster-to-Adopt Agreement), pay the Adoption Fee, and arrange to pick up your new furry family member!

About Animal Rescue of the Rockies

About Our Rescue Group...

Animal Rescue of the Rockies pulls abandoned dogs and cats from shelters and places them in loving foster homes until their forever homes are found. Our philosophy is that each pet deserves a loving home and a long, healthy, happy life. We do everything in our power to ensure pets receive the training, veterinary care, and loving attention needed.

Our Cat Casita in Fairplay, CO houses adoptable cats in a cage-free cat "playroom" - visitors are welcome to stop by and meet our cats anytime during open hours. The Cat Casita is located downstairs at High Paw Pet Supply, 503 Hwy. 285, Fairplay, CO (719) 836-4909.

We also operate a thrift store in Breckenridge, Colorado to help fund our operations so we can help as many pets as possible. Animal Rescue of the Rockies Thrift Shop is located at 203 N. Main Street in Breckenridge, (970) 453-4339.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoption events several times monthly at PetSmart and Petco locations in Denver and Loveland, Colorado. Check out website's home page for upcoming events, locations, and times:

Our Adoption Process...

We ask potential adopters to fill out our adoption application form on our website online, or we can email one directly. Once the application is reviewed and approved, one of our volunteers does a home visit. Once the home visit has been approved, an adoption agreement needs to be filled out online at