My name is Sammie!

Maltese Dog for adoption in Jamestown, Michigan - Sammie
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I'm being cared for by:
Tyson's Place Animal Rescue

Facts about Sammie

  • Breed: Maltese
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Sammie is a 7 year old purebred Maltese who is just adorable. He first arrived at our rescue when his elderly owner was no longer able to care for him. Our rescue's mission is to assist terminally ill people with finding homes for their pets.

Sammie is very protective of his person - his owner, and he needs an adopter who understands that he needs behavioral training starting from day one in the home to extinguish this problem. Tyson's Place is willing to pay for a training session with our trainer, Bob, from Paradigm Dog School to help Sammie start out on the right foot. In his original home, he was so protective of his owner that he snapped at her home health workers - in his mind, he thought they were trying to hurt her. He was adopted last summer, and, because he didn't receive training, he started this same protectiveness with his new female owner, and they made the decision to return him to us a year later. Needless to say, Sammie is confused, and we are determined to start him out right this time by providing training to his new owners. Because of his protective nature, he would do best without young children in the home or visiting. He is a smart guy with the potential to be a wonderful dog.

He has lots of great traits too - he is good with dogs and cats. He walks great on a leash and is used to being groomed and bathed. He is housebroken and crate trained. Like many aging dogs, he needs bathroom breaks after several hours in a crate. He is a tiny guy that enjoys attention.

If you are interested in him and can make a commitment to working on his protectiveness issues, please email

About Tyson's Place Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Our mission is to assist terminally ill people with finding homes for their pets. Since we help people receiving hospice care, heading into nursing homes, or families after the pet owner died, we often receive older animals. WE value older animals and cherish all that they can offer to their new family. We do not have a physical facility, so we rely on volunteers to foster the pets in their home until they are adopted.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events throughout the year - check out our Facebook for a current listings. We do private adoption visits with approved applicants.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application to be filled out (available at If you have a dog at home and want to adopt a dog, we would require that the dogs meet prior to adoption. Our dog adoption fee ranges from $75 to $175 based on age, and our cat adoption fee is $40.