April 30, 2000
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
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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