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This sweet comical boy is Samsan. Samsan is seeking his loving forever home. He is a one year old Golden Retriever/ black Lab mix who is so darn adorable, smart, and very comical. He is a large size dog, a little smaller than your average Golden Retriever but still very strong. He currently weighs 60 pounds. His black fur is very beautiful, soft and shiny, this is all due to a quality healthy diet he is currently on. He came to us with a dull, dry and lifeless coat but he’s proudly sporting the silky locks of a Golden Retriever and does he ever look handsome! Samsan has been a joy to foster but it is his time now to find a forever home. He is ready to go to a great family that is looking for their next four legged family member.
Samsan came to us from a rural pound as he was found wandering on his own. He wasn’t claimed and left to an uncertain fate. He appeared to be a farm dog, and most likely an outdoor dog as he wasn’t used to being in a house and all the luxuries of a loving home were new to him. He adjusted well once he realized it was much more comfortable inside than out. Since being in a house seemed foreign to him we had to treat him as a puppy and go through weeks of all kinds of training. We are happy to say that now he is used to, and loves, being a house dog. We are not looking to have him be in the same situation as before; we will only consider a home for him where he will be a loved member of the family and live indoors. He loves being a house dog but still enjoys being outside with his people and partaking in activities, so a balance of outside time and inside time is best for him. We are happy to say that Samsan is now house trained. It took time but now he lets us know when he needs to go out. He will let you know by going to the door and also by pacing. His new family will need to be consistent in letting him out and supervising him while he adjusts to the routines of a new home. Accidents are expected initially so he will require patience and compassion as he settles in. We have Samsan in a crate for bedtime as well as when we leave the house. He sleeps in his crate at night without a peep. We are not away very often during the day however the times we have left we put him in his crate for two reasons; his crate is his comfort zone, plus he is a very busy boy and wouldn’t want him to get into mischief. A young Retriever can get into quite a bit of trouble if left up to their own devices. Samsan would not enjoy being left alone for an entire workday. We are looking for a family for him where someone is home for part of the day at least.
We are looking for a spacious home for Samsan because he seems to need space to toss his toys around in the air and play. He will not be a suitable apartment dog. A good sized back yard with a suitable and sturdy fence is a must. Samsan is a very curious boy, and with possibly having some hunting background (he is fascinated with ducks!) we wouldn’t want him wandering off exploring. This is probably how he ended up a stray in the first place. A secure backyard is a great way for him to let off some of that puppy energy; he loves running around in the snow. He is famous for running fast circle donuts and then sliding and rolling in the snow. He LOVES, just LOVES, the snow and also just enjoys sitting outside watching whatever catches his eye.
Samsan is being fostered with an older dog and two teenage boys. If you have a dog already, it would be best if your dog was young and playful as well. Our own dog is almost 11 years old and Samsan is sometimes too much for him as he just wants to go and go. Samsan would love a young dog sibling to play and run around with, however it cannot be a substitute for structured walks and he will still require walks and training. If there are kids in the household they will need to be in their mid-teens or older as he is still very much a pup and can be mouthy while he starts to play, plus he is very powerful and stocky and if kids are small he will knock them down. Samsan loves to wrestle with the boys; the boys can pick him up and roll him around like a rag doll and he knows it’s just play. He really enjoys wrestle play with his boys…they have the same rough and tumble play style but we always supervise to ensure they don’t get carried away. We don’t have cats so are not sure how he would be with them. We do know that he tries to chase any small animal during backyard time or walks. We will be looking for a home without a cat as we just can’t be certain how he would handle a cat in the home.
Samsan is a fun loving, happy and very playful young Retriever. If you know Retrievers well (Labs and Goldens) you know that they take a few years to mature and Samsan is just a big puppy at one year of age. He doesn’t know his strength and although he isn’t a tall dog, he is sturdy and can be clumsy and knock things over. Anyone considering Samsan needs to be understanding of a young Retriever’s energy level and zest for life. He is NOT a lay by the fireside type dog. Samsan is vibrant and energetic and eager to accompany you on any adventure. He will require outdoorsy, active people who are looking for a hiking, camping, running or exploring partner and he will gladly accompany you on any activity or adventure you wish to go on. He is looking for a playmate, best friend, and loyal companion and will give you that back in return, along with comic relief, a confidant, and a mighty fine snuggle companion after a busy day.