Samwise has the softest brown eyes with a mocha coat to match and is only two-years-old. He is well-behaved, obedient, gentle, and gets along with adults and children, but as close to the perfect dog Samwise has tried to be, his owners surrendered him to the high kill and overpopulated New York City Animal Care and Control.
On Oct. 22, Samwise's family of three adults and one teenager turned around and walked away stating their were personal problems, but more so claiming allergies.
And now, despite being house trained, leash trained, and friendly, Samwise is in danger of being euthanized Monday.
It has been suggested that Samwise be placed in a home with an experienced dog owner and be the only dog. During his evaluation, he did bark at the "helper dog," and there is no reliable method at this time to determine if Samwise barked because of aggression or because of the unfamiliar and frightening surroundings.
Please pass on Samwise's story to your friends, family, and coworkers. Perhaps someone knows an approved rescue organization with one more spot for this beautiful dog, or there is a qualified foster or adopter out there just waiting to be united with this wonderful 61 pounds of smiling energy.
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