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Sam may be a Lab/Rottweiler mix. He's approximately 3 years 7 months old and weighs 64 lbs. He loves to run and play and is very smart! He knows the commands sit, stay, down and come.
He's very affectionate and is always happy to see you. After a joyful greeting, he settles down and loves to snuggle. He has an "adoring" personality and once he gets to know you, he will be very attached to you. He will lay his head on your knee, stare lovingly with his big brown eyes and "adore" you.
Sam also enjoys tumbling about with his sister, Rosie, and the rest of our pack. Sam is learning to walk on a leash, is crate-trained and is housebroken. I didn't have to teach him at all. He came to me ready to do his business outside! He has not been around cats, so I don't know how he would do with them. Since he's a strong boy, he would probably do better with older children. However, he is very loving with my 4 & 6 year old grandchildren. He's always trying to give them kisses.
Sam is friendly and playful with the other dogs in our pack, however he does not like strange dogs to charge him. With proper introduction, he will become comfortable with another dog and soon they will be playmates. Sam has accepted new foster dogs that come to our home with no problem after a proper slow and careful introduction.
He is shy with new people and in new situations and does need a bit of socialization with the outside world. We are working on that. He needs time to be at ease with people who are new to him and in new situations. He will bark at newcomers and be aloof initially, but will warm up.
Sam has been trained not to sit on sofas or beds, or to jump up on counters in case new owners would prefer the same. However, I'm sure he wouldn't mind learning how to be a couch potato or snuggling up with you!
Sam will need someone who is patient and experienced with dogs that are a bit shy. He needs someone who will take him out to explore the world.
Sam is a joy, very affectionate with his family and very loyal. He would make a wonderful best buddy! Sam & Rosie are very bonded and I would love for them to find a home together, but it is not a must.
The adoption fee includes vet check, vaccinations, Bordetella, de-worming, rabies, spay/neuter and microchip. There is a an additional $12.99 fee for Home Again for a lifetime registration of the microchip.
It is against the law in the State of Texas for a rescue not to be sterilized so we have to make sure it gets completed and that we have record of it.
NOTE: In our bios, we provide information based on our volunteer's experience with a particular dog; such as temperament, training, and ability to get along with others.
AARF is a 501(c)3 Non Profit, all breed, no kill organization. Our group is always in need of donations in order to continue to give the needed medical care to our rescues. Adoption fees do not begin to cover all of the medical costs. Any donation, no matter how small is a big help and is greatly appreciated. Please help us to continue to help them. Thank you.