My name is Sampson!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington Hills, Illinois - Sampson
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Barrington Area Animal Rescue & Kennels NFP

Facts about Sampson

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet Sampson, a very handsome, very intelligent boy. He’s a Shepherd Mix and about 48 lbs of enthusiasm and love!! Sampson is an adult dog and we do not know exactly how old he is, but his love of life and enthusiasm would suggest he is a young pup!

Sampson loves to play with balls, toys, and ropes. He enjoys long walks and walks well on a leash. His foster mom says he is "crazy smart" and learns very quickly. He LOVES the companionship of people, playing with them, as well as napping and just hanging out.

Sampson found his way to BAARK Dog Rescue after being found as a stray, and brought to Chicago Animal Care and Control where he stayed until his time was up…….he was rescued just in the nick of time! When arriving at our Safe House, Sampson was quite ill with a severe upper respiratory infection. It took a while for him to recover, but today he’s as good as new…and ready to find a permanent loving family of his own.

Sampson would do best in a home where he could be the center of attention. He would be great as an only dog because he can be a little choosy about his dog friends and protective of his belongings but, he may also do well with a dog of similar size and energy. He would likely be too much for a senior dog. A fenced yard would be wonderful to allow Sampson to enjoy running, playing, and burning off some excess energy. He’d love the company of youngsters to play with him. Although he is a super smart boy, obedience training will help him to bond with his new family and learn to be even more fantastic than he already is!

Sampson is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and on monthly heartworm preventative. If you are interested in learning more about Sampson or possibly adding him to your family, please email or call 847-852-0895.

About Barrington Area Animal Rescue & Kennels NFP

About Our Rescue Group...

B.A.A.R.K. Dog Rescue focuses its work on the rescue, compassionate and extraordinary care, and placement into permanent loving homes of homeless, unwanted, neglected, and suffering animals, with a focus on senior and/or special needs dogs. The Organization is an all-breed, foster-based no-kill Dog Rescue.

In addition, the Organization shall strive to educate the public on critical animal-related issues, and partner with other Organizations having similar values and objectives.

Come Meet Our Pets...

B.A.A.R.K. schedules meet-and-greets with potential adopters at times mutually agreeable to both parties. These typically take place at the potential new home.

Our Adoption Process...

1. Complete B.A.A.R.K.’s adoption application in its entirety. Prior to submitting an application for a particular dog, we encourage you to research the breed so that you understand the characteristics and needs of the animal.

2. After submitting the application, a B.A.A.R.K. adoption coordinator will contact you (assuming you are the primary caregiver to/adopter of the new dog) to review your application and conduct an initial phone interview.

3. A representative of B.A.A.R.K. will contact your references and verify the veterinary information that you have provided on the application for pets currently or previously owned. Please be sure you inform your references that you have provided their contact information to B.A.A.R.K. and that they will be contacted.

4. If, at any time during the adoption process, we conclude that the dog of interest is not a good match for your household, your application will be kept on file for one year. You will not be required to complete another application during that time period if you find another dog you are interested in adopting from B.A.A.R.K. Dog Rescue.

5. After the initial phone interview, if B.A.A.R.K. has decided that the dog of interest to you may be a good fit for your household, a “meet & greet” will be arranged, either at the home of the foster family or at your home. If the first visit is preferred to take place at the foster home, a second visit will be arranged at your home.

6. B.A.A.R.K. will bring the dog of interest to your home for a meeting with ALL family members and ALL other pets within the household. The purpose of the home visit is to ensure that the dog you have chosen is appropriate for your living situation and lifestyle. Please note that ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALL FAMILY PETS MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE IN-HOME INTERVIEW. More than one meeting may be required during the adoption process to ensure the best placement possible for the dog and the household.

7. When you have made the decision to adopt a dog from B.A.A.R.K. Dog Rescue, we ask that you to spend 1-2 days thinking about the decision, in order to ensure that you are making the best choice for the dog and your family. A same day adoption is NEVER an option.

8. Once the decision is made to proceed with the adoption, an adoption contract must be reviewed, completed, and signed. B.A.A.R.K.’s adoption fee is non-refundable. You may also be asked to provide a separate check(s) of $150 as a fence deposit, obedience training deposit, and/or spay/neuter deposit. Check deposits will either be destroyed or returned upon completion of the required action.