All in the Family


Golden Retriever

Sammy just turned 8 years old 2 months ago. I grew up with goldens for all my life. So a few years after I was out of college and engaged, I decided to get a dog. I went down to the animal shelter not knowing what to expect. There where lots of cute dogs and puppies I could have easily chosen but none of them seemed the one for me. I was heading out the door when a man stopped me on my way to my car. He has a beautiful year old golden by his side, sitting politely. I looked on his other side and saw hi wife and little 3 year old girl. He began to tell me that this little girl was allergic to dogs and they had to find their dog a new home. They where afraid to put him in the pound because they where afraid their loved pet would be put to sleep. I was a little unsure taking a dog from complete strangers but Sam was already at my side licking my hand gently. I looked in his eyes and almost instantly said yes. The guy smiled and haded the leash to me. He got two full bags of dog food, a dog bed, a bin with toys and bones and treats, and his crate. He hugged me and told me to take good care of him, he was a wonderful dog and then gave me his phone number and email just in case I had a problem, and to update them about Sam and how he's doing. As their truck pulled away, Sammy whimpered and looked up at me again. I got down and hugged him and I was in love. He is a very loving dog, his owners still visit us once in a while and their daughter loves dogs, despite the fact that she's allergic. Every time time they come Sam shows off by cleaning up his toys and straitening his bed. On his birthday we got a package from his old family with a note that said " Share these with your brother and don't eat them too quickly! Tell your mommy she is a wonderful person to take you into her home when strangers asked her to. Love Dad, Mom, and Cassie." It made me cry. Sam came and comforted me and nuzzled my hand for a pet. It's been 8 years and our love is still going strong.

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Comments (5)
Dec 6, 2010 chelseapuppy
that`s a wonderful almost made my cry!he lokks so funny and loving.please post some more pictures!
Dec 6, 2010 cutiepants26
SAM! What a beautiful boy with such a WONDERFUL story!!! I'm glad you got him!!! Lucky for that family that Sam went into a good home!!! I'm so happy for you and them! Sam looks like such a beautiful boy!!!
He looks smart with those glasses on! Beautiful! Loved reading about him!
Dec 7, 2010 CATARINA
He looks sooooooooo smart!! =)
Dec 19, 2010 isbel5926
awwwww! love your pups! loved reading sam's biography!!! what a great dog
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