Poor Sammy, he really needs an angel! Sammy was one of the hoarder dogs who went with three others to Houston Texas Sheltie Rescue who had helped out with the hoarder dogs in the past. Unfortunately, the rescue had to close down and Sammy was still without a home. Tri-State immediately said they wanted him back in NY.
When Sammy came back, he was, sadly, not doing well. He lost a lot of weight and you could tell he just was not happy. After spending time at the vet and a battery of tests including blood work, ultrasound and urines, it was discovered that Sammy’s liver is failing, he is borderline anemic and has absolutely no protein in his urine (which is a bad thing -there should be some).
Sammy is also so emotionally drained. This dog has lived approximately, 10 years in the hoarder house with no utilities or water or connection with the outside world. The rescue trekked him halfway across the country in the hopes of finding his happily ever after only to have to come all the way back and still no family to love him.
While Sammy has not shown any aggression in his foster home, he has not dealt well with the poking and prodding at the vets office. He needs a quiet place to hang his little Sheltie hat, be fed wonderful nutritious food, be given his meds and supplements and have peace and love for the remainder of his life however long or short it is. The veterinarian has said he could realistically still have a couple of years with good support.
Because of all this sweet boy has been through and his medical needs, the rescue just wants him to have a family to love and honor him. They are looking for a forever foster home to care for Sammy. They want someone to open their home for him, but he will remain in the custody of TSSSR – meaning they will pay his bills for the remainder of his life.
Sammy’s ideal home would have no more than 1-3 dogs, be a quiet envirornment with no young children running in and out (visiting kids ok – Sammy can be crated or kept in a bedroom) and a fenced in yard. Sammy is a tiny boy – only 14lbs.
He really deserves at least a little time knowing the love of a family before he leaves this world!
Please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to offer this boy a temporary or forever foster home. Sammy must remain in the immediate tri-state area.
UPDATE 9/25/13: Sammy has been adopted!