Does the animal have rescue back up?: Yes
Number of groups: 1
Number of animals: 1
Age(s): 14 years
Vaccinated: Cannot be vaccinated on vet's advice
Reason for rehoming: Handed in
Temperament: Happy chap who has a lot of life left in him
Medical problems: Deaf and Epileptic (well controlled on Epiphen).
Has the animal been assessed?: In foster home
Transport available: We ask that prospective owners visit the dog in the foster home unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Sam - a real gentleman!
Good with cats, good with children, good with adults - this boy is just brilliant all round. Look beyond his age and you find a quiet but lively boy, a little stiff, but still loving his walks. Deaf as a post but still mentally bright enough to have learned hand signals. Totally social with other dogs but now looking for the quiet life and a home all of his own.
Sam has quite a few of us firmly under his paws - there's just something so appealing about this lad! Undemanding but a sponge for affection and training. Yes, he's epileptic, but he has shown no sign of fits in his foster home so the epilepsy is well controlled by the Epiphen tablets that he takes twice a day. We've just had his blood checked and all is fine. This will need repeating in three months time, when he's due a peak test.
Sam's not bothered about toys - would you be at his age? - but he's exceedingly fond of cheese as a training aid. He travels well in a car, can be left for reasonable periods with no fuss at all, walks well on a lead if a little inclined to wander around and is calm and friendly when meeting new people who are, of course, expected to provide strokes and skritches. ;)
Groomers - no problem although he really doesn't like the driers. Sam's neutered and microchipped although not vaccinated on veterinary advice.
Sam's foster carer says "He's a lovely, happy little soul. He may have some hearing but not very much, so needs to be kept on a flexi lead when out and about.. also care taken that he's not startled from sleep etc. He's much more playful and energetic than I'd have expected from a dog of this age.. loves his walks and the occasional trot and sniff."
Do you have a Sam-sized space in your life?
Anyone interested in making further enquiries about Sam can complete our Pre-Adoption form here:
or call Clare on 07541 784500 for an informal chat.