Sampson is a very sweet and gorgeous three legged Pyr/Lab mix with a very kind and gentle nature. He just wants to be your best friend and forever loyal companion. He has the most lovable face and his foster parents can’t say enough good things about how sweet he is. This handsome fella thinks everyone he meets is great (except UPS delivery guys) and will follow anyone around for more head pats and tummy rubs. His favorite thing is to rest beside you and put his big 'ole head on your lap and look at you with his big brown trusting eyes. Sampson is just about 4 years old and adores other dogs, is oblivious to cats, and is fully house trained. He loves gentle play with his Pyr foster sister and taking long naps indoors beside her. Formerly a farm dog, he now absolutely loves being an indoor boy and always prefers to be where he can see his family. He lost his rear leg in a farm accident before rescue, and shortly after being rescued his only remaining rear leg had a weakened ACL and it completely tore. He needed extensive surgery to repair the knee or he could hardly walk or run again. He was very brave and never gave up. His surgery and rehab were highly successful and he now runs and gets around better than ever. Luck was with Sampson and it seemed a bit of a miracle when our rescue received a new application from a kind family offering to foster and it seemed like fate when they joyfully picked him up and took him home to begin his new life as a loved family member. They have loved this boy very much and you will, too. Please consider making Sampson a part of your family. He deserves the best of homes. Aside from missing his leg he is in excellent health but will need a home with minimal steps and floor rugs so that he will not slip and fall. He is just a big happy boy to be around and really seems to appreciate every bit of kindness shown to him.
NGPR does not adopt dogs to homes with children under 6 years old.
NGPR Pooch Profile
Name: Sampson in CT - Special Needs
Age: 4 years old as of July 2015
Color: All white
Dew Claws: yes, single
Estimated Adult Weight: 85 pounds
Current Location: NGPR approved foster in West Haven, CT
Medical: Neutered, dewormed, negative for heartworm, up-to-date on vaccinations and currently on flea, tick and heartworm preventative. This dog travels with a Interstate Health Certificate required by the USDA confirming that all the above criteria have been met.
Can be Placed With: Kids, Cats, Other Dogs - no chickens!
Fencing: Secure VISIBLE fencing is required; invisible fencing WILL NOT contain this breed.
Fees: Adoption fee TBD.
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About Us: National Great Pyrenees Rescue (NGPR) is not a shelter. We are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt coalition of Pyr rescuers and rescue groups. We save Pyrs and Pyr mixes across the country and place them in approved foster homes so we know how they will interact with your family. Please consider adopting or fostering. Every dog who is fostered or adopted makes room for another Pyr coming out of a kill shelter. Prior to adoption, NGPR dogs are fostered for a minimum of two weeks (usually more), spayed or neutered and fully vetted. Dogs coming from out of area are certified with a USDA health certificate before going to their new homes. Our rescuers adhere to the highest placement standards and will take back any dog whose adoption does not succeed. Visit www.nationalpyr.org to learn more about us, our mission and our breed.
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