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2010 Rescue Kerries Placed: Sam


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Sam, 7-year old male in WA

Rescue Coordinator: Lynn Mathers

Sam has been in foster care for a short time and we have a very good feel for the family that would be perfect for him. He was adopted from an animal shelter last July and according to his last family "He is the perfect pet!" They felt he needed a new home since their child was now walking and since they didn't know what his back ground was they thought they should probably wait a few years before getting another dog.

An active lifestyle: Sam may be 7 yrs. old but he has energy to burn! He will chase after the ball but will not bring it back! He loves to go on walks so the minute he sees you get the leash he is bouncing all over the place. It must be made clear though that Sam I Am has his preference in that he HATES wet grass! He also can't wait to go in the car for rides, and doesn't care if they are short or long. Sam wants to be more with his people and can't just be left outside on his own.

Grooming: As you can see, Sam came into foster with an absolutely adorable haircut. As he didn't care for the 1 1/2 year old baby that he was living with pulling on his coat, he has received a more conventional Kerry clip, and while it is very short, it will grow out evenly and be absolutely beautiful.

A large secure yard: see above! He wants to investigate then find a warm dry patch and he will lay frog style while he suns himself

People: Sam loves everyone, but may do better with older children. Sam had a long hair cut before his grooming and he didn''t like his coat to be pulled on. He has currently been living with a 3 year old little girl who has fallen in love with him and he loves her. He will follow her and she certainly follows, sits and lays with him and hugs him constantly. Being left alone is fine for him but he would prefer it to be just short times if possible.He has been 100% safe loose in our house while we've been out.

Other pets: Sam is friendly with the other Kerries, Airedales, Norwich, and cats in his foster home. He will be fine with any other dogs and cats. We have even had him out with the horse and he hasn't shown any interest. He does love to pull you to meet up with another dog but as soon as the meet and greet nose touch is over he's done. Doesn't care because he has more important business in meeting the people on the other leash!

Health: Sam is neutered, healthy, recently micro chipped and housetrained. At 7 he has a small soft fatty lump on his right shoulder and his teeth will need to be cleaned toward the end of the year. He has had obedience classes but would benefit with new classes with his new owner to create a working bond. This is a requirement of all our rescue placements. He is a lovely purebred, silver Blue boy

Sam was adopted on August 1, 2010.


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