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April 30, 2000

Meet Sammy!

Sammy is a fella with some special needs who needs a special home. He is very big for a griff, about the size of a big mini schnauzer. His beginnings are unknown but he was about 6 months old when he came to me. He had not been leash trained, house trained, or crate trained at that time and was scared of most everything except my other dogs. He did go on a trial visit to a home and that is where his terrible fear of men became apparent. He did well with the Mrs and the other dogs but even after a month went by he would shreak and hide when her husband entered the room. They/he tried everything but this is one thing that did not change. He was leash trained at this time but he still has had trouble getting the concept of house training. He was also crate trained

The most ideal situation for Sammy would be with an active single woman who would enjoy the adoration and kisses he would shower on her. (and someone who could be patient enough to be very consistent with potty training) He loves to play with other dogs and loves his toys. Any new situations or friends must come slowly though. His beginning wasn't so good, so a better end to his story would be a joy.

Sammy is in Georgia.

If you are interested in adopting this dog please fill out our Adoption Application and email it to Cindy Muir.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

May 28, 2000


Sammy has been adopted!

The following is a letter from Sammy's new mom:

It was a happy day for us when you brought "Sammy" into our life. Since we already had one "Sammy" in our household (the Yorkie), we had to find a new name for this adorable little Griff. We are calling him "Buddy" right now, because that is what he seems to be. He is an excellent little companion or buddy, following us around the house and the yard. He still has his moments of being very shy and frightened, but we believe that with consistent love and kindness he will overcome those fears.

He has quickly become part of the family, bonding with our other two dogs, Samson, the Yorkie, and Bailey ,the Toy Poodle. He loves to play and run. Luckily, we have a huge fenced yard in which he can practice running in those amazing circles he likes so much.

As far as his interaction with people he is still adjusting. He does very well with Connie. He always tries to climb into her lap, much to the annoyance of the Yorkie. I think he accepts her as top dog! With me he is hesitant at times, jumping if I reach his way or trying to hide if I move too quickly. I don't take it personally. I understand he has had a rough time, and when he feels totally secure he will come around. We don't push him.

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