Found abandoned with his Mum & siblings as a pup, Sam loves to play with the big dogs but is equally happy having a cuddle.
Sam was rescued in early November 2021 having been found in a remote village in Turkey along with his Mummy and five other puppies. They were thought to be 8 weeks old and seemingly abandoned.
Sadly three of the pups subsequently died over the following few months. But three survived and Sam is one of the lucky ones.
Now 11 months old (6th July 2022), Sam weighs in the region of 18kg and is a beautiful black and tan mix breed dog. Being a young dog he still has some growing to do.
Sam delights in playing with the other dogs, especially with the six large breed dogs also in foster care with him. He thinks he’s one of their pack and even sleeps with them.
He also loves playing with his brother Ricky & sister Fin and it’s funny to watch them playing tag and wrestling. He does love his own space too, particularly as the long Turkish summer is getting hotter and hotter.
Sam still has a lot of the puppy traits and loves a good old dig and can be a chewer if left alone. Like all young dogs he will need kind correction and ongoing training but this will help to forge a stronger bond with his forever family.
Sam loves his food and can be possessive towards the other dogs (not humans) but his Foster mum is working on correcting this.
He loves his walks and will patiently sit by the gate waiting for you, he walks well on the lead and is dog friendly but can bark at dogs he’s yet to get to know. Again firm but kind training will eliminate this behaviour. Sam is reasonably cat friendly, considering he’s still a giddy young dog.
He would suit a home with another dog, preferably female, or with another male as he is dog friendly but of course, proper introductions would need to be made.
He has been neutered and has been known to to cock his leg and leave his mark on any material that has been dropped or may have blown off the line although all these puppy issues can easily be ironed out.
Sam may be energetic but he also loves a snuggle and enjoys being in the living room having cuddles. Can you be Sam’s cuddle monster?
If you think you could offer him the life and the forever home Sam deserves then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.
A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a voluntary donation to help towards our costs.
If you want to register your interest in Sam or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.