Sammy has been adopted! –
This adorable girl was surrendered to COSIR when she was 12 y/o, after spending her life with one family. Sammy was deaf and had problems being startled by a toddler in the home. She tended to guard her space and needed physical interactions, like petting, to be on her terms, which is not unusual with a hearing-impaired dog. She was very smart and still had a lot of life left in her.
COSIR found in a vet check that Sammy had a number of other health issues including a lump on her chest, an inflamed gall bladder and a cancerous anal lesion. They were able provide for Sammy’s surgery for the lesion, which turned out to be benign, and she recovered very well. Fast forward to meeting her foster humom, Pamela, who had recently lost her 18 y/o Chi. She was ready for another dog to share her home with her and her son and had hunting dogs before.
Though they would have to learn the signs of living with a deaf dog, she was immediately taken by Sammy’s story and open to anything, including modifying her lifestyle as needed. Their home was quiet, in an area with lots of walking trails, green spaces and parks nearby and she thought it would be perfect for Sammy. It turned out to be a match made in heaven and this fairy tale ended with a happily ever after for Pamela, Sammy and her human brother! Congratulations!