#2798 – Sam, whose intake name was Malcolm

Status:   Adopted

Sam in his Fur-Ever Home!

Status: Adopted
SAM (according to his Avid chip), Taken into rescue under the name Malcolm
Type: Sable and White
Age: 10 Years
Birthday: September 28, 2000
Gender: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Unknown, but he is so gentle he would probably be good with older, respectful kids
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Norwalk, WI
Special needs: He has some arthritis in his hind end.
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: Everyone who is familiar with rescue dogs knows that most come to us with very sad stories, but Malcolm’s story is one of the saddest. It occurred one day when a Good Samaritan saw a car pull up and watched as the driver lured a collie from within. The man then got back into the car and drove away, while Malcolm sat by the side of the road and watched his family toss him aside like an old candy wrapper. Fortunately for Malcolm, the Good Samaritan took him in and contacted MWCR. It was later discovered that Malcolm had been micro-chipped, but the contact phone number had been disconnected. It is hard to believe that someone who would go to the trouble and expense to micro-chip a dog would later just abandon that dog by the side of the road, so it is possible that Malcolm (now identified as Sam) had passed through one or more homes since he had been chipped. We want to make sure that his next home is his last.

The first time Sam’s foster mom used his original name, Sam looked up at her in surprise as if to say, “Well, it’s about time you called me by the right name!” So now Malcolm is officially Sam. He has happily adapted to his foster home and seems to be glad to be with people who love and care for him. He is housetrained, can “sit” on command and walks well on his leash. He likes to go for car rides and loves attention from his people. He is particularly fond of men and gets very frisky and playful when his foster dad comes home from work. He isn’t a particularly chatty boy though he will join in when the other dogs are barking.

Since coming to his foster home, Sam has been enjoying a level of love and pampering that had been missing in much of his life. His foster mom recently took him with her when she went for a massage, and Sam joined her in the “spa experience” by getting a 15 minute massage of his own. Ahhh, the good life!

Sam enjoys playing with the other dogs at his foster home and lets them know when he has had enough. He is not food or toy aggressive, but he likes his space and doesn’t allow the other dogs to lie down too near him. His foster home does not include children or cats, so we can’t say for certain how he would be with either. However, he is a sweet, easy-going boy who would probably be fine with older, gentle children who wouldn’t rough house with him. He has some arthritis in his rear legs, so he wouldn’t like young children jostling him or climbing on him.

Sam is looking for a loving home with people who will appreciate his sweet, gentle nature and who will provide him with the stability that he deserves. He would enjoy a laid back doggie companion who is not excessively playful, or he could be happy as an only dog, particularly if his forever family did not leave him alone for lengthy periods of time. Although he is no longer a pup, Sam deserves to spend his retirement years as the much loved companion of folks who would never toss him aside and who will show him the loyalty that has been missing in his life.