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|Breed:||Labrador Retriever/Plott Hound Mix||Color:||Brindle||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Nice to meet you! I go by Sammy and here's my story:
Sammy is unfortunately a product of a bad divorce. Once her parents slip she was left with her mom who couldn't care for her any longer and left her at a high-kill animal shelter. Sammy patiently waited for nearly 6 months at the animal shelter, sleeping on a hard floor without any blankets and was subjected to the barking of other dogs constantly. The staff tried really hard to hang on to her because she is such a sweet girl but at the end of her stay the shelter was just too overcrowded and Sammy was on the list to be put to sleep. The staff desperate to let her get a good chance of finding a home spoke to us about her and after meeting her in person and seeing her happy tail despite all that she's gone through. And even though we tend to stray away from older dogs because they're so hard to find homes for (we can save much more in the time it takes to place one older dog) we're very happy we took Sammy! She's been just a love to be around, is happy to be around people. Sammy seems to ignore cats and gets along well with dogs. She has a bashful but happy-go-lucky personality and when she gets especially excited wiggles her whole body and tail and shows her teeth to smile. She loves belly rubs and knows sit, shake, come and lay down. She's well-mannered and doesn't jump or pull on the leash. Sammy would be a great addition to any household. She's estimated to be between 5 - 8.
Many younger dogs get adopted fast while older but just as great dogs wait months on end to find a good home. Older dogs are typically already trained and know their house manners! Sammy has also calmed down a little bit over the years so you don't have to worry about adopting a hyperactive dog.
You may be able to see a little shaved bump on Sammy's back in the picture, we got it checked out and it's nothing to worry about, just a cyst that we're going to go ahead and get removed. It really doesn't affect her at all and she would be fine with it. She occasionally bites at it so we just decided to go ahead and remove it.
Rescue Group Info...
The Empty Shelter Project is a small foster-based animal rescue located in Northern Virginia. We believe that no animal should ever have to deal with the abandonment of being left at an animal shelter, and certainly no animal should ever be euthanized merely because of the lack of space. Every animal shelter should be an empty one. We take in many animals from shelters in danger of being put to sleep and animals on their way to animal shelters.
Please email us and ask when and where our next adoption event is!
So you've picked out the perfect pet..what do you do next?
1. Fill out an application - our application is available on our website at www.espnova.com. Click the procedures tab at the top of the page and you can download the application. This is just to allow us to make sure that the pet you're interested in is a good match for your lifestyle and needs. For example, we do not want to place an elderly Chihuahua with someone looking for a running partner.
2. Meet and Greet - After your application gets the o.k. we like to bring the furry friend you're interested in over to your place so you both can get to know each other. We take pride in the fact that very few animals are returned after adoption. Adoption is a big deal so we run a foster-to-adopt program where you can foster the pet you're interested in for a week before making the final decision.
3. Adopt! if everything goes well and you've found the right match, you just simply sign our adoption contract and ride off into the sunset.
The Empty Shelter Project serves Virginia and its neighboring states.