Moonsong Foster Malamutes >> Samson (2)
Size: Large | Age: Adult | Gender: Male | Breed: Alaskan Malamute/German Shepherd mix
Hi, my name is Samson and I am a beautiful Malamute and German Shepherd mix. I recently lost my home and I am very sad. I really try hard to be a good boy but when my furry brother would escape the yard I couldn't help myself and I would follow him and have a great time exploring. The malamute side of my personality wouldn't allow me to come when I was called so my owners said I had to go.
I can be a little shy of new people and other dogs but with careful slow introductions I do very well. I grew up with my furry brother and love dog friends. I also watched over the grand kids and think they are pretty great. I am now in boarding and getting to play with lots of dogs and meeting new people everyday. This is the first time in my life that I have been on walks and I really love them! I am a happy, healthy boy but I do need to take an inexpensive prescription to keep my seizures controlled.
I would like to go to a home that has an understanding of both the Malamute side and the German Shepherd side of my personality. A family that loves me and lets me be with them most of the time and takes me on long walks or hikes would be my idea of doggie heaven. Are you the one?
Update information: Hello there, it is Samson here. I have some new information for my forever home.
When I was a puppy I grew up with a big family and I loved them, but I did not get a chance to meet new people or get out of the yard for fun walks or to meet new dogs and strangers. I wanted to explore and learn about the world. When my first owners called me, all I could think about was my desire to explore and I had not learned to come when I was called. My first owners just were not able to spend the time I needed to help me learn. I am very smart and I really hope I can find a new home with someone who can spend time working with me. I want to please my owner, it is just going to take some time and patience for both of us.
I did get to go to a home for a little while and I was so happy! I loved my people so much and the German Shepherd side of me wanted to protect them from everything and everyone! My natural instinct is to protect the people I love. Unfortunately, my protectiveness turned out to not be the right fit in that home. I am still a young boy and I am pretty strong. I think I am going to need to go to a home who is going to be willing to help me learn that I can just be a dog and have fun. I will need exercise and someone who is willing to continue working with a positive reinforcement, force free trainer. I really want to find someone who is willing to give me time to learn to be carefree and to be loved. I know that giving me the time and training will be worth it for the right person who adopts me. I am waiting to find the right home.
The trainers at the boarding place where I stay say that I show no guarding here at all because I don't have that special someone to bond to. They also say that I am super smart and can learn that I won't need to be so protective of my new owner as long as they will stick with me and take me to force free training so I can learn that my people will protect me and I can just be a dog and have fun.
I so want to have a home with people I can bond to and who are ready to work with me. I want to be a good boy and I have so much love to give. I just need someone to stick with me and help me learn how to be carefree and loved. I really hope someone out there will love me and be my person through thick and thin. If you're the one, I would love to meet you! Please fill out an application for me, Samson (2)!
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Status: Available - Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Please contact Felicity - firstname.lastname@example.org
Samson needs a home without very small animals or young children (under 8).