found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.
More About Samuel: Samuel is coming into foster the week of April 10th and we will update this posting soon. I the meantime, his advocate, Diane (who wrote the letter above) and Kelly, who has kindly taken him in at the kennel, report that Samuel is a very "mellow fellow" who just wants pets and love. He has been bathed and brushed by a groomer, has had surgery to remove a benign cyst on his "back end", is being treated for corneal abrasions, and -- in good shape now after their tender care -- is getting ready to make the big move from the Ohio friends who saved his life to his foster mom in Illinois, who is offering him a chance at a new life.
Though he has that Husky tendency to think of cats as "play toys", he tested fine with other dogs. He's a little stiff (common in dogs his age) and will likely benefit from inexpensive glucosamine supplements, but this is not a rowdy dog who is going to create an uproar in anyone's home . . . he just wants a roof over his head, the love of a family where he belongs, good foot to eat, a rawhide to chew on, and a soft place to lay his head. If you have not known the special joy of the companionship of a "senior" dog, you don't know what you are missing! There is a depth of character, of "wisdom", of acceptance and stoicism and gratitude that younger dogs simply have not yet lived long enough to learn, and the look of "knowing" and love in a senior's eyes is a gift you get to re-open and celebrate with every day you share. And though Samuel is old enough to have earned the "senior" in his description, he is only 9, and Siberians live to be 12, 14, 16 and even 18 years old! He still has a lifetime of live to give that person who will appreciate and celebrate how special he is.
Updates: Coming soon!
This dog's adoption donation is $175. If you know how much it costs to give a new dog responsible vet care, you can easily see that this is quite a bargain! He has had a complete health exam, has already been neutered, is microchipped, has tested negative for heartworm, has been kept on heartworm and flea preventative, is fully vaccinated and free of parasites.
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