Make This Puppy Lucky: Sam the Golden Retriever Mix

This sweet 2-year-old pup just wants someone to love. Might that be you?

Calm and gentle, sweet and affectionate – that’s Sam to a T! Although this handsome boy can be shy at first, once he gets to know his people, he displays the amazing temperament of a quintessential family dog. Won’t you be the lucky recipient of all the love he’s longing to share?

Name: Sam.

Age and sex: 2-year-old male.

Breed: Golden Retriever mix.

Size and weight: Medium and 39 pounds.

Coat: Long and gold.

Location: Hero Rescue in Georgia.

Activity level: Low.

Likes: Hanging out in his crate, and mealtime.

Dislikes: Loud noises.

Training: Sam is house and crate trained, and walks well on a leash.

Yard requirements: A fenced-in yard is highly recommended, as Sam could be a flight risk until he gets settled and comfortable with his new family.

Kids: Good with kids.

Dogs and cats: Great with dogs and doesn’t mind cats.

Health issues: Sam has had a heart murmur since he was a young puppy, an issue that does not affect him day-to-day. He behaves like a perfectly healthy dog, and will not need surgery based on his recent medical assessment.

His story: Sam was surrendered by his former owner when she realized she had more dogs than she could properly care for and manage.

His ideal forever home: Sam would do well with a person, couple, or family who can be home with him for part of the day so he’s not left alone for long stretches of time. He would also enjoy a canine sibling to keep him company and help build his confidence.

Contact info: Email adopt@herorescue.org.

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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