Update 6/13/2023: Sam’s health declined and he was euthanized at the shelter. ARF Harbor’s update on Facebook is below. Rest in peace Sam.
Pedro, CA – A senior “grandpa” dog is at risk of being put down at a maxed-out shelter facility in California. The handsome old boy, Sam, is at the ARF Harbor Shelter and he is on orange alert.
The shelter writes about the 12-year-old dog’s demeanor:
This grandpa loves napping in his crate and sleeps a lot. You have to wake him up from a deep sleep but he is eager to come out of his crate but he is wobbly. Sam has balance problems but he can walk and get around. You can guide him on a leash and he can walk to the yard. He enjoys treats and takes them gently. In the small yard he likes to pace around the perimeter of the yard and sniff. He gets excited when he sees a dog through the fence otherwise he is pretty mellow.
This shelter facility is so crowded that Sam is being forced to live in a crate – a fact that breaks the shelter staff’s hearts. Please share Sam’s adoption information and help save his life! This sweet, old man deserves to live out the remainder of his life with a loving person, not inside a lonely crate.
Sam’s adoption profile here.
Animal ID #A2070647
Shelter Info: 957 N. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731 Phone (888) 452-7381 Phone (888) 452-7381