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Plenty of my friends are looking
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My name is Sam!

Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Sam
Photo 1 - Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Sam
Photo 2 - Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Sam
Photo 3 - Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Sam

Facts about Sam

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Sam

Sam's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Sam's Story...

Poor, sweet Sam. He was turned into animal control as a found dog, yet no one has claimed him. And, he obviously was someone's dog. He's wearing a purple collar and he's clean, well-fed and terrified of the animal shelter environment. It's very apparent that Sam is used to being a beloved pet, a heartbeat at someone's feet, a best friend and companion. This homelessness stuff doesn't feel right and Sam isn't liking it. He wants his people back. (He also does not like having a camera pointed at him, so capturing a good photo was not possible.) Sam is a very handsome boy! He is housetrained and well mannered. He walks well on a leash and gives gentle, soft kisses. He is a mellow, very loving dog who now needs to find a new home and new people to love for life. Give Sam a chance and he could be your best friend forever and ever. He certainly deserves it - sweet Sam. Adoption fee: $75.


UPCOMING EVENTS:



  • Sunday, November 18: Adoption Event at Lou's, 20779 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, from 1-5 p.m. Paws for Life will have adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens at Lou's in Grosse Pointe Woods. Shop for pet supplies and meet some cute and furry homeless pets for adoption. Also, meet the infamous Franky, the shop's resident 40-pound sulcata tortoise.

  • Sunday, December 9: Adoption event at Petco, 4820 South Baldwin Rd, Lake Orion, from noon to 4 p.m.(in the Baldwin Commons Shopping Center near Kohls, other side of the highway from Great Lakes Crossing mall).

  • Sunday, December 16: Adoption Event at Lou's, 20779 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, from 1-5 p.m. Paws for Life will have adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens at Lou's in Grosse Pointe Woods. Shop for pet supplies and meet some cute and furry homeless pets for adoption. Also, meet the infamous Franky, the shop's resident 40-pound sulcata tortoise.


NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.


Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.


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Adoption Process:
Complete the application at the link above or send an email to info@pawsforliferescue.org to tell us which pet you're interested in and we'll send you a questionnaire that will help us make the best match for you and your new pet. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sam, a Troy Retriever (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Troy, or seeking a Retriever (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Troy breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.