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Charming German shepherd surrendered at busy high kill New York City shelter

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Described as a very feminine and gentle barely eight-year-old German shepherd, Sammy smiles at the camera and believes somewhere out there, her new family will come to the busy New York City Animal Care and Control in Manhattan and take her home.

Sadly, Sammy was surrendered because her family moved to a new residence where dogs are not allowed; yes, it's the "disposable pet syndrome" animal advocates cringe when hearing, but it's far from Sammy's fault, and everyone just needs to concentrate on sharing Sammy's story so she can live happily ever after.

A volunteer who spent time with this lovely dog has this to report:

"Although clearly feeling out of place, Sammy knows her ways around people and other dogs. She is a GOOD girl with soft and gentle manners, going with the flow. She walks calmly on the leash, eliminating on the way. A slight weakness of her hinds is perceptible. She is pretty, feminine and can not take a bad picture. Her eyes are bright, engaging and eloquent, voicing silently her plea…'I am a family dog, please, take me home..' Sammy seems to have been well cared for. Her coat is lush and well groomed and displays lovely markings."

The volunteer notes Sammy is very obedient; comes immediately when called, is well-behaved and very sociable. She would make an excellent companion for someone who doesn't want an overly active dog.

"She likes to be petted and places her head in my lap for bonding. Only good words were spoken about Sammy; loving and calm pet, friendly to all, including kids, cats and other dogs. Sammy is an older girl with a bit of arthritis and a lot of love, spirit and companionship to share and brighten your days."

Please share this nearly "perfect" dog's story with friends, family and coworkers. She is listed as "urgent" and therefore it is imperative we work together to find her a home.

Click here for the main thread on Facebook as humane advocates and dog lovers try to help Sammy. When inquiring about Sammy, please refer to A1011908.

Call 212.788-4000. Please click here for additional information.

326 East 110th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves.)
New York, NY 10029
Shelter Hours: 8AM - 8PM, 7 days a week
Adoption Hours: Noon to 7PM, 7 days a week
Intake Hours: Open 24 hours for stray and owner surrender intakes
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