11/30/16 Update: Sam has been with us for a couple of weeks now. He is a very affectionate, playful boy and is even cuter in person. His favorite thing is to play tug of war with a rope but he will also chase balls and other toys. The only problem with the tugging is he is very enthusiastic and sometimes when he adjusts his grip he can get your hand by accident. He will also use his paws in play and can be a little rough with them. For that reason we think he should not go to a home with younger children. Teens or older would be perfect. When done playing he likes to snuggle next to us on the couch and he really enjoys being petted.
Sam gets along fine with other dogs but he seems to prefer being with his humans. He probably should not go to a home with cats because even though he usually ignores them, sometimes he can't resist chasing them.
Sam is housebroken and is excellent in the crate. He doesn't seem to have any problem with being destructive in the house but we crate him when we aren't home and at night to make sure the cats won't be bothered.
Sam is very enthusiastic about food. That is not surprising as he was extremely thin when he first arrived. You could easily see all his ribs. He has since gained a few pounds and looks great. He does sometimes put his feet on the kitchen counter but is learning that this is not acceptable.
Sam came to us with a golf ball sized lump at the base of his tail along with a few other small growths. These were surgically removed and biopsied and were found to be benign.
Sam is microchipped, neutered and up-to-date on all his vaccinations so he's ready to go to his forever home.
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