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Age: 2-3 Years Weight: 70 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.
Hey there, it's me - Sam! Are you a fun-loving active person? Are you looking for a fun-loving dog? Well then look no further - I'm the one for you! I look to be a black Lab mix that is estimated to be 2-3 years old. I am good with all dogs, of all sizes and ages. I have not been around cats or children, so I can't tell you for sure how I feel about them. I can tell you that I am sweet, friendly and love being around people. There's nothing wrong with couch potatoes, but their not my kind of owner I am looking for. I am looking for someone who will take me running, hiking or anything that is fun and requires me burning off my high energy. I am crate trained and it seems that I am likely (not positive) house trained, as I have not had any accidents anytime I have been indoors. I need more work with leash walking, and until I get better I can be too strong for some people. I have to warn you - I can be an escape artist. When I have the urge to run I will try to escape when someone opens a door, and I have also been known to push open gates and take off running. One time my foster mom thought I was safe in a secured fenced in yard so she left me unattended for just a few minutes and within seconds I was gone like the wind! I was found over a mile away, so now she never leaves me alone, even in a secured area. I love the water and playing in a kiddie pool. I do fairly well going for rides, just think how cool we will look cruising around together. I would love to go to obedience training, as know one ever spent time with me to show me how to do things that all dogs should know how to do, like: "sit" on command, "shake hands", and "down". Not only I was not taught things, I was also not treated nicely. I am likely blind in my right eye, the doctor says it was from some kind of blunt force trauma. Don't worry, I can see fine out of my left eye. I also had what is called Heart Worms, but I was treated and tested negative in November 2015. I was rescued from a high crime area last year, and now I am more than ready for my fur-ever home. If you have the love and energy for a guy like me, please fill out an application...I can't wait to start our lives together!
Medical Note: Sam has been treated for heartworm disease with melarsomine injections. Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future. Sam showed no symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment. A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.
Adoption Fee: $370
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/
**Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.