My name is Sam!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Sam
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Sam

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10401465-16-0411
Age: 2-3 Years
Weight: 70 lbs


This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Hey there, it's me - Sam! Are you a fun-loving active person? Are you looking for a fun-loving dog? Well then look no further - I'm the one for you! I look to be a black Lab mix that is estimated to be 2-3 years old. I am good with all dogs, of all sizes and ages. I have not been around cats or children, so I can't tell you for sure how I feel about them. I can tell you that I am sweet, friendly and love being around people. There's nothing wrong with couch potatoes, but their not my kind of owner I am looking for. I am looking for someone who will take me running, hiking or anything that is fun and requires me burning off my high energy. I am crate trained and it seems that I am likely (not positive) house trained, as I have not had any accidents anytime I have been indoors. I need more work with leash walking, and until I get better I can be too strong for some people. I have to warn you - I can be an escape artist. When I have the urge to run I will try to escape when someone opens a door, and I have also been known to push open gates and take off running. One time my foster mom thought I was safe in a secured fenced in yard so she left me unattended for just a few minutes and within seconds I was gone like the wind! I was found over a mile away, so now she never leaves me alone, even in a secured area. I love the water and playing in a kiddie pool. I do fairly well going for rides, just think how cool we will look cruising around together. I would love to go to obedience training, as know one ever spent time with me to show me how to do things that all dogs should know how to do, like: "sit" on command, "shake hands", and "down". Not only I was not taught things, I was also not treated nicely. I am likely blind in my right eye, the doctor says it was from some kind of blunt force trauma. Don't worry, I can see fine out of my left eye. I also had what is called Heart Worms, but I was treated and tested negative in November 2015. I was rescued from a high crime area last year, and now I am more than ready for my fur-ever home. If you have the love and energy for a guy like me, please fill out an application...I can't wait to start our lives together!

Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.  

Medical Note:  When initially examined at intake, Sam had a collapsed lense and some scleral injection (congestion in the blood vessels - commonly called "blood shot" eyes in humans). The cause of the lense collapse was not known, but was thought to be possibly secondary to blunt trauma which can be one cause of this condition.  Due to the lense collapse, Sam was permanently non-visual in his right eye at that time, but there were no signs of discomfort, or anything needing to be done.  In mid-2016, Sam developed anterior uveitis in his right eye. Uveitis is a non-specific inflammation and can occur in response to a number of underlying conditions.  When several treatments were not effective, it was decided that Sam's eye needed to be removed, as uveitis is painful.  Sam had his surgery in January and we are happy to report that he is doing great!  The removal of his right eye has not slowed him down one bit, and he is ready to find his furever home!

Medical Note:  Sam has been successfully treated for heartworm disease with melarsomine injections. Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future. Sam showed no symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment. A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is: . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.  
Adoption Fee: $425
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.