DREAM Dog Friday: Sammy

Sammy has been in foster care through Manitoba German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. for over a year. But her foster mom Tracey said there isn’t any real reason why it’s taking so long to find this beautiful German Shepherd/Husky cross a new family.

Sammy came into her foster home with severe dog aggression, but now she’s best buds with the other German Shepherd living in the home. Despite this, Tracey said she’d avoid taking Sammy to the dog park or letting her be around any dog she hasn’t been properly introduced to. She has a poor relationship with the small dog in her foster home, although Tracey admits the little dog teases Sammy and is partially the cause of the hostility between them.

Sometimes Sammy cringes when people hold shoes and shows other signs that she was abused and was chained. She came to her foster home with a high prey drive but now is just fine around the cat, birds and rabbits in her foster home.

Sammy lies on the floor quietly through DREAM’s interview with her foster mom, enjoying the occasional tummy rub from the young girl in the home. When Tracey puts a treat on her nose she sits still waiting to be told she can munch it. She gallops outside when the door opens, hoping to go for a nice car ride but goes right back inside when called, despite there being no fence stopping her from running off into the country. Tracey said she gets scared at night, likely because of the coyotes, and is a big baby staying close to the house.

Tracey warns Sammy’s new family not to put a carrot on any snowman Sammy will have access to. Sammy will probably pull it off for a little snack.