I'm being cared for by:
Tunica Humane Society
Facts about SAM
- Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog Mix
- Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
- Age: Adult
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Male
- ID#: 5207734
My name is SAM!
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, and not good with dogs.
"Sam was one of our first rescues almost 5 years ago. He was living under an abandoned shack along with a pitbull we named Doc and a mama shepherd and her pupp y. Four pitiful lost souls depending on each other for survival. We brought all of them to our shelter and I can still remember how happy they were to be rescued. Doc was the very first pitbull that we ever adopted out and I still hear from his family today. They gave him a "girly" name and the little daughter dresses him up in pink but Doc doesn't seem to mind. He is a very loved dog. The mama shepherd and her puppy "Puddin" both adopted quickly too. Sam was a different story. This dog had been thru hell and back. Part of his hind paw had been cut off in a trap and he drug that leg behind him. He was covered in battle scars and open wounds from a life of defending himself but we never saw anything in Sam but a kind and gentle spirit. We finally decided that no one was ever going to adopt Sam because of the condition he was in, so Debbie Pegram took him home. Debbie always took home our most pitiful dogs back in our early days. She had quite a collection of interesting looking dogs. There were some steps up to her house on the river and when you pulled up out front, all of the dogs would line up on those steps. I still laugh thinking about those ragged looking dogs. Debbie loved them with all of her heart and they loved her. When Debbie passed away, Sam and the others all came back to our shelter and this is their home now. Time has been good to Sam. He looks much more handsome now than when he first came to us. Debbie would be so proud".
SAM came to us when his home was destroyed in the Mississippi river flood of 2011. Before his Mom could rebuild, she became ill and passed away, and so Sam and his friends, Benji, Callie and Spot, remained safely with us at THS. As much as we love these dogs, we realize they are all ready for new homes and families of their very own. We know their Mom is looking down from heaven and she wants them to have homes.
SAM is a beautiful and very stocky and strong boy. He has the most beautiful wavy/curly fur that is orange ticked with black. We all kind of wish we could clone his fur.....Sam takes treats with a gentle little nibble and he is smart as the dickens. He gets along very well with his former housemates and he is kenneled with his friend Spot - but we believe he would do best in a home with no other animals. SAM is a manly boy and I can picture him riding shotgun in his daddy's pickup - or outback playing with the children. He is a good boy and he tries to please. He just needs a new family now.
If you are interested in adopting this dog please give us a call.
We know each of the animals entrusted to our care by name and we will be happy to tell you all about the personality and little quirks that make each animal so loved. Our adoption fee for a dog is $100 and that covers all shots and vetting and spay/neuter. Our animals are fully vetted before we send them off to their new family.
Call Us: 662-363-1625 or 662-519-1700
Donate: Tunica Humane Society
Po box 236 Tunica, Ms 38676
Visit our Web Page at www.tunicahumanesociety.com