My name is Sampson!

Norwegian Elkhound Dog for adoption in Elyria, Ohio - Sampson
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Sampson's Info...

I am housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Sampson's Story...
My name is Sam (my foster mom shortened it from Sampson).
I am a Norwegian Elkhound. A senior gentleman. And, I am very gentle. My old bones have some arthritis going on. I have a hard time laying down with the front legs…but, my foster mom has me on some Rimadyl which seems to help me feel better. I'm un-neutered.
I was rescued in 2012 from an elderly couple who could no longer care for me. Seems like I spent my entire life outside. I’m enjoying the comforts of a very cushy bed right now. Really love that.
I am pretty much house trained, but, I do need to be let out a lot. Us old guys can’t hold it very well.
I am currently living in a foster home with 3 other dogs and 5 cats. I am fine with all of them, except, 1 of the dogs does not like me. I don’t understand it either. I’m such an easy going fella. I really don’t bother anyone…well, sometimes I like to pick on 1 of the cats, but, he’s really my bud. It’s all in good fun.
My foster mom is afraid that the dog who doesn’t like me will eventually really hurt me, and she would feel so horrible, I know I would too. There is no way to separate us either, as neither 1 of us can have the run of the house all day. Mom is gone too long for that. We currently have a doggie door, which I really love. I can come and go as I please, and lay in the sunshine, or lay on my cushy bed. Who wouldn’t love that?
I am really looking for a safe place to hang out. I would really hate to go back to the shelter. That would hurt my old body.
My foster mom is very heartbroken over this. She hates to have me move out since I’ve settled in so nice. I picked up the routine right away too. I listen very well. You know, when someone is willing to love me, I’ll pretty much do anything for them.
If you’re looking for a nice senior to call your own…I’m your guy.

Facts about Sampson

  • Breed: Norwegian Elkhound
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 12D0699

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sampson, a Elyria Norwegian Elkhound dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Norwegian Elkhound for sale in Elyria, or seeking a Norwegian Elkhound dog from a breeder in Elyria.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Elyria 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 Elyria 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 Norwegian Elkhound breeders who help with Norwegian Elkhound rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Elyria paves the way for another one to be saved.