Sam was a stray who showed up at his current owner’s house one day last summer. It was a hot day so they gave him some water, he left but came back the next day. He looked hungry so they gave him some food. This dog knows a good gig when he sees it, so he kept coming back and pretty soon he had moved in. The owners contacted shelters, vets, and did neighborhood and online postings, but nobody claimed Sam. So Sam became part of their pack, they got him vet care, brought him up to date on shots, and got his weight up to a healthy level (he was a bit scrawny when he showed up). They’ve really enjoyed having Sam as part of their pack and he gets along great with their kids and smaller dog. As time has passed, however, they’ve realized that having two young kids, and two dogs in a small house with a busy schedule is more than they had planned for and can realistically handle at this point in their lives. So they contacted Lab Rescue to help Sam find a loving new home and family.
Sam is a snuggler and a leaner, he loves to be around his people and he will snuggle with you on the couch if you let him. He is very tolerant of the family’s two year old (who isn’t always that nice to Sam) and their young, smaller dog (who will jump all over Sam). Extended interaction with the youngsters can get to be a bit much for Sam after awhile, so he also likes to be able to have his own space that he can retreat to and just chill for awhile.
Sam is fine being left home alone in the house and he is not a chewer. He does need to be let outside to go to the bathroom if you are going to be gone for more than a few hours. Sam does like to chase squirrels, so we’re not sure how well he’d do in a home with cats.
Sam appears to have had training and knows basic commands. His current owner uses a harness to walk Sam as he is a big strong dog with a tendency to pull. Sam does likes to stop and sniff and leave his mark while out on walks (he’s just catching up on the latest neighborhood news).
Sam is a great dog and we really hope that his next home will be his forever home. Sam tested negative for heartworm, is up to date on vaccinations, and he will be micro-chipped soon. He is currently being treated for a skin allergy that his vet thinks is caused by the wet weather. Sam is located in Concord.
If you are interested in Sam, please call Rescue Rep Katy at 650-796-3596.
(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)
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