My name is Samson!

Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Samson
Photo 1 - Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Samson
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I'm being cared for by:
Saving Animals In Limbo Rescue (SAIL Rescue)

Facts about Samson

  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11689551

Samson is a special needs 5 year old Staffordshire Terrier Mix who is super intelligent and a total goofball at the same time!

There's no other way around it: Samson is a medical mess. He was brought in as a stray to Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and was in need of urgent medical care and was set to be euthanized. He had a prolapsed colon, that needed to be surgically treated, as he was in great danger of losing his colon altogether. He had four separate surgeries done to fix the issue. He also had severe Demodex mange, a non-contagious form that appears in compromised immune systems. He was emaciated and had numerous intestinal parasites as well.
His journey has been long and arduous. And not once has his spirit wavered.
The worry we felt each time we would take him out to potty, so concerned he may prolapse again, and then seeing his little peach fuzz start coming in, his improvements brought us so much relief, and we know he was so thankful!
Samson was recently diagnosed with cancer. While we weren't surprised, with everything he has been through, it didn't soften the devastation. This poor guy has gone through so much in an attempt to live as normal and healthy of a life as he can, and now this? He has had surgical mass removals and is not a candidate for chemotherapy. We are supporting his system with home-cooked meals, supplements, and Dinovite. He needs to be fed a poultry and grain free diet. He occasionally needs treatment for his Demodex if he has a flair, it's a pill called Bravecta and lasts a month.
Samson has been living with a trainer and is impeccably trained. He was extremely dog aggressive when he first came to us, and while he has greatly calmed down, he must be an "only child". He is perfect on a leash, crate trained, and potty trained. He needs an owner that will not allow him to alpha, and will continue the structure he has come to know. He is cautious of new people and must be approached with a happy and calm demeanor so that he does not become anxious. He loves to cuddle and play and run around the yard.
We are looking for either an adopter or a long term medical/hospice foster for Samson. After everything he has been through, I don't know anyone more deserving of spending the last of his time in this world in a loving home. We don't know how much time he has left, it could be months, it could be years. We love Samson so much and so want him to be happy and enjoy his life.

About Saving Animals In Limbo Rescue (SAIL Rescue)

About Our Rescue Group...

The goal of Saving Animals In Limbo is to rescue animals and provide whatever care each individual animal needs to be a successful member of a loving family. From medical attention to proper training, rehabilitation is the key to finding these lovely animals their forever homes.

Before getting involved in euthanasia list rescue, Casey and her husband John had already rescued numerous dogs and cats, as well as TNR'ed countless feral cats in Downtown Phoenix. Strays that had been tied up in parks or found roaming the streets, litters of kittens born to feral mothers, sick ferals that literally came to them for help. Whatever they could do to help any animal that crossed their path.

In February of 2013, Casey and John saw their first photo of a dog on the euthanasia list at Maricopa County Animal Care & Control. From that moment forward, they were incapable of looking the other way. Since February, Casey and John have self-funded the rescue of over 150 dogs and cats. They plan to save many more!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

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Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees are $155 for dogs which includes spay/neuter, Rabies vaccine and license, 4-1 Parvo/Distemper combo vaccine, and Bordatella vaccine, as well as a microchip that remains in SAIL Rescue's name.

Adoption fees are $100 for cats and that includes spay/neuter, FIVE/FeLV testing, 3-1 combo vaccine, as well as a microchip that remains in SAIL Rescue's name.

We require potential adopters and fosters to sign an adoption or foster contract. If adopter/foster owns other dogs, a meet and greet will be performed on neutral territory, ie a park, etc. Home checks will be performed before an animal is placed with a family.