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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!

Bernese Mountain Dog Mix Dog for adption in Tunica, Mississippi - SAM
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SAM's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, and not good with dogs.

SAM's Story...

Update 8-19-13  

"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

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About Tunica Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Tunica Humane Society desires to improve the quality of life for all animals in Tunica County by aggressively pursuing a high quality, low cost spay-neuter program. We are dedicated to saving the lives of all animals who are endangered, neglected, abandoned or abused. It is our hearts desire to see Tunica become a "NO KILL" model community in a world where over 5 million dogs and cats are destroyed every year simply because they are considered "disposable".
"Lassie, Cleo, Rin Tin Tin, and Toto don't show up in a rescue shelter. We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, or perfectly behaved dog or cat. We get leftovers. Animals that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained" and badly treated. Most rescue dogs and cats have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've lived a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed, and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up.

But the Tunica Humane Society will not give up. We will never give up on an animal. We know that they are living beings, with a spirit, a heart, and feelings. Our animals are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminister champion. So...please, please don't come to rescue a dog or cat in the hopes of getting a "bargain" or indeed of "getting" anything. Come to the shelter to give, to love, and to save a life and to mend your own spirit. For rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. We can promise you this...a rescue dog or cat will make you a better person." UNKNOWN

At the Tunica Humane Society, our goal is to do the best adoption possible...matching you with a pet that will become a lifelong member of your family. To ensure the best possible match between adopter and pet, we ask that you read and understand the information provided regarding our adoption policies and procedures. You will be asked to sign a legal contract when adopting your pet and you must pay an adoption fee/donation. The fees go directly to our rescue group to help us save more animals. Thank you for opening your heart and considering adopting a shelter dog. By making this commitment, you have not only found a friend for have saved a life. If at any time you cannot keep the dog, you MUST return it to the Tunica Humane Society and not to another individual or shelter.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our physical location is open by appointment only. We are a totally volunteer organization. We hold adoption events throughout the Memphis metro area each weekend and we post the events on our Facebook page.

Our Adoption Process...

We require a contract from each adopter and all adoptions are approved by the executive director, Sandy Williams. There is a $100 adoption donation. We know each of our animals by name and we can tell you all about them. We want the very best home for each animal and we want each adoption to be successful.