Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-009

Type of Surrender: Owner surrender

Status: Sponsored by Anonymous

 “GRR 13-039 Truman and GRR Sam are Permanent Fosters and could be considered part of a forgotten group.  They were not adoptable; yet loved and adored in their foster home.   Each has his own story as to why it is best they stay with GRR rather than try again and again to find a permanent home. Often times the reason a dog is not adoptable is of no fault of its own.

GRR felt it best to make Truman and GRR 15-009 Sam are Permanent Fosters as each is settled and happy in a foster home.   But both dogs will have regular , ongoing medical expenses….. exams, shots, and medications.  By sponsoring Truman and Sam as Permanent Fosters, we felt it was one more way to help GRR and ensure Truman and Sam have a wonderful life.”  Sam's anonymous sponsors.

Age: 12 years

Weight: 70 pounds

Updated 07/05/15: Adopted

Personality: Sam was adopted as a young stray (around the age of 1) by his previous owner who operated a small animal rescue.  After a sad family tragedy, the rescue was dissolved and Sam is now looking for a forever home to live out the rest of his years. 

Sam is shy until he gets to knows you, then acts just like a “big teddy bear.” One might even call him a “real love muffin housedog” as well once he warms up to you.  His previous owner at the rescue reported that “once he knows and trusts you, he cannot get enough petting.  He topples over onto his side and gently taps you for more attention!”  Sam also looooooves to be groomed and will practically fall into a trance while being brushed!  Sam will play a little bit with toys, but he’s honestly happy just hanging out – he’s a very mellow dog.

He is good with other dogs and cats, as he has spent the majority of his life with other animals.  Sam seems to do fine with children, although he hasn’t had a lot of exposure to kids over his lifetime.

Ideal home: Sam is going to make his future family very happy -   he just needs a calm, understanding, and loving home willing to take things slow as this sensitive soul needs some love and healing.  It would be helpful for Sam’s new family to take him on a leash for his “potty” breaks in the evening for a few weeks, to train him to come back inside when he is done.  This would just be a temporary step while Sam is adjusting. 

To learn about the adoption process and complete an application, click here.   We do not guarantee the availability of the dog that you have expressed interest in as it may be matched to another waiting family.  However, there are always new dogs available as rescue is dynamic.  We appreciate your interest in adopting a rescued golden.

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