He is Sam! Sam is a happy, healthy dog in the prime of life. He'd love to meet his new family and become a long-term companion. Sam can take a few minutes to warm up to new faces. We know the feeling. But once he knows and trusts you, he truly is man's (or woman's) best friend. We're wondering how his tail is still attached, with all the wagging it does every time he spies his favorite volunteers. After he feels comfortable he loves to come up for some petting. But Sam isn't just a good-time Charlie. He's shown himself to be a smart dog and knows all of his basic commands. Often he'll ask you for instructions by waving his paws at you. Rumor is that he may be hoping for a treat! He's always up for a new challenge. Sam has a medium energy level. He definitely enjoys a good romp now and then, but he also likes to get in plenty of beauty sleep. We think Sam would do best in a home with all adults or with older children. He'll definitely benefit from a family who can provide him with both mental and physical stimulation and ongoing training. He promises to make the learning fun for everyone! Sam is a good playmate for most dogs. If you've already got a dog in your home, we'd be happy to introduce them to make sure they would be compatible housemates. But Sam would also enjoy life as the only dog in the home.