Adoptable Dog of the Week-Sampson

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Nothing warms the heart quite like a dog with a big smile! Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Sampson, a 3 years old brown Labrador Retriever mix from Little Rock, Arkansas. Sampson is neutered, up to date on his shots, heartworm negative and housetrained. This goofy guy gets along with older children, puppies, and cats.

Even though Sampson is a Lab mix, he seems to have inherited only the best traits of the breed. He is not at all destructive or hyperactive, he is not interested in chewing furniture and he doesn’t like dog parks. On the other hand, his Lab mom or dad are probably responsible for Sampson’s love of humans, car rides, sleeping on the bed, and eating treats. Although that might also be all Sampson, who can tell?

This adorable 90-pound puppy at heart is a playful dog who likes playing in the yard and cuddling with his foster parents. Despite his young age and big size, Sampson is a pretty easy-going, laid-back guy. His low-key attitude didn’t make him a good match for his previous home, where he was overwhelmed by 4 young children in the family. Sampson does get along with kids, though: it’s only that he prefers when they’re a bit older (10+ years) and when there’s not that many of them running around the house. His time with his previous family left Sampson with anxiety, and he’s currently on generic Prozac to treat it- but he’s doing fabulous.

Sampson does well with other dogs, but only if they’re smaller than him (about 20 pounds seems to be this guy’s limit for furry friendships) or if they’re still puppies. In fact, his rescuers recommend he either goes into a dog-free home or that you adopt a puppy alongside him, so he could get to be a proud pawrent, too.

If you want to give Sampson a forever home, contact Rock City Rescue for more information.