My name is Sam!

Weimaraner Dog for adoption in Birmingham, Alabama - Sam
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Weimaraner Rescue of the South

Facts about Sam

  • Breed: Weimaraner
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9985990

***If you are interested in adopting or fostering a Weimaraner from Weimaraner Rescue of the South, please submit the appropriate application at Once received, a WRS volunteer will be in contact with you.***
Almost a year ago, Sam came to WRS heartworm positive and so fearful that our volunteers could barely touch her, much less interact with her. Up until that point, Sam had lived her entire life chained to a plastic barrel. Here she is now, thriving in her foster home and as healthy as she can be! It's been quite a journey, but Sam is smart, sassy, beautiful, and very sweet! Sam is about 5 years old and would love an adult only forever home where she has a male canine companion. Breed ownership experience is required (Sam is not a suitable option for a first time pet owner). No cats for Sam, please! If interested in adopting Sam, please submit an application at
Our sweet, beautiful, blue Sam moved to her foster home just over 2 weeks ago and she is doing AMAZING!!!!! This fearful, abused girl has already come so far in such a short time, we're absolutely thrilled! Here she is with her foster brother, Hank; the two of them have been having the best time chasing squirrels and playing together and Hank has been happy to show her all the finer things in life, things that Sam was deprived of for so long. Sam's foster parents are absolutely wonderful and we're so grateful for them opening their hearts and home to her!
Sam came to WRS earlier this year after being rescued by some Good Samaritans. For years, Sam had lived at the end of a chain and her only shelter was a plastic barrel. As you can see from the video on our Facebook page, while she has come a long way while with WRS, Sam is still a nervous, fearful girl. She desperately wants to interact, but she's just scared. She will need a very special foster or forever home that understands her fears and is very patient. Sam will a quiet, adult only home where there is a male dog to show her the ropes (she doesn't care for female dogs). There must be a fenced yard. If you think you're that special home for Sam, please submit an application at
Good Monday morning! Some of our amazing volunteers made a fantastic discovery this weekend; while we first thought that our rescue girl, Sam, was a beautiful blue weimaraner, it turns out that she is actually an incredibly rare Weimaraner/Kangaroo hybrid! Don't believe us? Just watch the video evidence below!
In all seriousness, Sam is a very special girl in search of a very special home. After living chained to a plastic barrel for years, Sam has some socialization quirks. She's come a very long way and we're so proud of her, but she is not the right dog for most homes. Sam needs a quiet, structured adult only home with a well behaved male dog to be her buddy. Breed experience and a fenced yard are a must. If you think you can provide a foster or forever home for Sam, please submit an application at
Roses are red, Weims are blue?! Well, these three certainly are! WRS has seen a huge surge in blue weims in our care this year; we have no idea why. Here are Sam, Bennie, and Silky all having a romp and enjoying playing with each other. Both Bennie and Silky are slowly losing weight; they have a long way to go, but they are making steady progress. Sam is the petite female in the trio. All three of these great dogs are available for fostering or adoption. If interested in any of these pups, please submit an application at
Sweet Sam desperately wants to play with Blitz (and he wants to play with her, but he's on exercise restriction while he prepares for heartworm treatment). Sam has come so far since she's been with us; she was so scared and unsocialized and now look at her go! Sam is about 4-5 years old and she spent most of her life at the end of a chain with a plastic barrel as shelter. Sam is looking for a home with an active, confident dog, a structured, adult only home, and a fenced yard. If you think you can provide a foster or forever home for Sam, please submit an application at!
Yesterday was a special "Freedom" day for Sam! This beautiful blue pup has successfully completed heartworm treatment and is now off of all exercise restrictions; she got to run and play and have a GREAT time! More importantly, she's now ready for a foster or forever home! ! If interested in Sam, please submit an application for adoption at
After several "ruff" days following her heartworm treatment injections, Sam has turned the corner and is feeling much, MUCH, better! She will still need to be kept calm, quiet, and relaxed for the next several weeks while the medicine kills off the heartworms, but we're relieved to see that she's not in pain and discomfort any more. Thank you to everyone who sent "pawsitive" thoughts her way. Sam is a beautiful girl who will need a quiet, patient, experienced, adult only home once she is ready for foster or adoption. That home must also be willing to give Sam pieces of hot dogs when she's a good girl; Sam loves hot dogs! If interested in sweet Sam, please submit an application for adoption at
Please send Sam some pawsitive thoughts. Sam had her heartworm treatment this week and she feels pretty crummy. While it's very typical for a dog to feel lousy for several days after heartworm treatment, it still breaks our hearts to see our rescue pups hurting. Sam is now on complete crate rest for the next four weeks while the heartworms die off and her body starts to heal. Sam led a very sad, lonely life until some Good Samaritans rescued her and got her to WRS; we've promised this precious girl that her worst days are now part of her past. If interested in fostering or adopting Sam once she is medically cleared, please submit an application at
Sam is a beautiful blue female weim who came to WRS on Tuesday. Sam's rescue story started back in February, when some Good Samaritans found her starving and chained to her "dog house", which was a converted trash can. For the next two months, those Good Samaritans fed and cared for Sam, and tried to convince her owner to let them have Sam. In April, the they were finally successful and took in Sam. Unsurprisingly, Sam tested heartworm positive. As we have stated many times, heartworm treatment is extremely expensive and the Good Samaritans did not have the funds so they contacted WRS to take Sam and get her the care she needed. We were not going to say no to this beautiful girl and the kind people who helped her. Sam is already receiving her pre-treatment medications and will start heartworm treatment in 3 weeks. She will also be spayed and receive any other medical care she needs.
Our second beautiful blue intake of the day is Sam! Sam is a 4-5yo petite female, weighing in at 54lbs. Sam spent most of her life at the end of a chain, with only an old barrel for shelter and with little food and water. Emaciated, she was rescued by some Good Samaritans, who got her to a healthy weight and brought her into their home, giving her love and attention for the first time in her life. Unfortunately, Sam is heartworm positive so the Good Samaritans turned her over to WRS so she can get the medical care she needs. Understandably, Sam is shy and nervous right now, but she is a very sweet girl. We'll post more about Sam in the coming weeks as she starts on her journey to good health.
***If you are interested in adopting or fostering a Weimaraner from Weimaraner Rescue of the South, please submit the appropriate application at Once received, a WRS volunteer will be in contact with you.***

About Weimaraner Rescue of the South

About Our Rescue Group...

Weimaraner Rescue of the South (WRS) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving Weimaraners in need in Alabama, Mississippi, and parts of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia and placing them into loving forever homes. We have been saving Weimaraners throughout our footprint for more than 10 years.

Our priority is to rescue Weimaraners who find themselves in animal controls and high-kill shelters in Alabama, Mississippi, and parts of Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia. All Weimaraners in our care are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical issues they might have including but not limited to heartworm disease, orthopedic concerns, and vision issues. Our efforts are funded by adoption fees and donations from "Weim-loving" people like you.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are not a shelter, therefore, we are not in one central location. We place our dogs in loving foster homes throughout the deep South so we can learn about each one enabling us to adopt them to their perfect family. Alabama hosts the majority of our rescues although we do have foster homes throughout our Southern footprint. Our dogs are not available for visitors unless an adoption application has been approved for them specifically.

Our Adoption Process...

Are you ready to adopt? Make sure you do your homework on this breed before taking this step as this is not the breed for the average household and you must be committed to their needs as well as your own. Still want to add a Weimaraner to your family? Great! Fill out a WRS Adoption Application to begin the adoption process with us. You will be contacted by one of our volunteers to begin the approval process which includes a veterinary background check, phone interview, and home visit.

ADOPTION FEES: EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2016 OUR ADOPTION FEE FOR PUPPIES 6 MONTHS AND YOUNGER IS $375 WITH A $100 REFUNDABLE SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT, $300 FOR ADULT WEIMARANERS, SENIORS AND MIXED BREEDS $225. This includes microchip, spay/neuter, and Heartworm prevention. All dogs have been fully vetted and treated for any medical issues of which we are aware.