My name is Samson!

Mastiff/German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Fort Worth, Texas - Samson
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Facts about Samson

  • Breed: Mastiff/German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Besides being a giant breed which shrinks his net of adopters, poor Samson has been diagnosed through xrays that he has Hip Dysplasia. Right now his mobility is normal. He runs, jumps, walks & runs upstairs, has no problem getting up and laying down. We are using supplements to strengthen his connection tissue and pain meds are being used to make sure he is on no pain. He needs an adopter who will be committed to helping this big guy live out the rest of his life as pain free as possible and this means daily suppliments and pain medication. Due to this diagnosis his adoption fee will be waived for an approved adopter.

SAMSON 5 yrs Mastiff mix 93 lbs

Samsom is lazy giant who is a smart, clever, confident, social & affectionate big companion. He livens up fast when a stuff dog toy, car ride or walk is offered. He has been great with kids, (due to his size, no small children), women, men and dogs. He takes treats oh so gently. He currently lives with 5 other large dogs and 2 parrots. Samson is good with female dogs in his home but is very selective when it comes to msle dogs. Samson likes to follow you from room to room find a comfy place to lay and hang out with you. He does enjoy alone time too and goes outside through the doggy door too explore by himself. He is crate trained and house trained with or without a doggy door. Mastiff have a reputation of not doing well being confinded. This is true with Sammy. He is no longer crated while his foster home is not home. He is the only dog in his foster home that is not crated while their foster mom is away. Samson is a perfect house guest. He has not had any accidents and has not chewed or destroyed anything. Samson sits, lays down and stays on command. Samson enjoys getting on the 1st step of his foster mom's pool. Big bonus-Samson doesn't mind going outside to potty in the rain!

RESCUE STORY - Samson was adopted from the Arlington Animal Shelter in 2013. This family surrendered him back to the Arlington Animal Shelter on 3/21/17 along with his bff (who was adopted from the shelter) after his owner divorced and moved into a apartment that did not allow big dogs. He was then adopted from the shelter, but the dogs in the home did not like Samson and tried to attack him, so he was surrendered to his foster mom. He should be around 115 lbs, while at the a Arlington Animal Shelter he weighed 83 lbs. His owner says Samson appetite significantly decreased when her husband moved out of the house, who Samson was very bonded with. Now that he is in a foster home, he is eating 4-6 cups of food a day and is gaining weight. His appetite varies.

Questions? Contact Gayla

Samson is neutered, utd on vaccinations, heartworm negative, on heartworm prevention, dewormed and microchipped. His vet records will also include a negative fecal test, normal CBC blood panel test results and xrays

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About Our Rescue Group...

Cowtown Loves Animal Shelter Pets (CLASP) is a non-profit organization formed to be the voice for homeless, abused, and neglected animals of the Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Control Center (CSACCC) and the surrounding Fort Worth community. We are run solely by volunteers dedicated to the health and welfare of animals in need.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

CLASP has cats & kittens who are available for adoption at PETCO every day! Located at 5236 Hwy 360 in Grand Prairie. Hours (for viewing): Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
We also have cats at the Petsense at Interstate 30 and Eastchase.
Many other animals are in Foster homes awaiting adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

Process to adopt is to complete an adoption application, and interview with our Adoption Coordinator. Once approved and adoption fee is paid the adoption can be finalized.

All CLASP adoptable cats are spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV tested, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped.