Sam – Adopted 10/21/2017

Happy Gotcha Day Sam!
MEET SAM!! Sam is the 6th and final member of the Alabama shelter ‘Saved 6’. Sam is 8-9 years old and is a very sweet boy. Sadly, it appears that he’s had a pretty tough life up to this point. He is blind in his right eye and has also tested heartworm positive. Poor Sam is really not feeling very well right now, but our wonderful veterinarians are busy taking good care of him. Stay tuned over the coming days for updates about how Sam is doing.
As you may know, we are a not for profit rescue,  ran by volunteers. If you would like to make a donation to help cover the costs for Cooper, Ali, Cruiser & Sam’s heartworm treatment will be very much appreciated!
  1. Cooper, Ali, Cruiser & Sam’s Heartworm Treatment

    As you may know, we are a not for profit rescue, ran by volunteers. If you would like to make a donation to help cover the costs for Cooper, Ali, Cruiser & Sam's heartworm treatment will be very much appreciated!
    $410.00 donated

Update 05/11/2017: This handsome, 8-9 year old boy is Sam. Sam is a special boy who unfortunately has been going through a lot recently. We were so excited to get this gentle soul out of the shelter, but the fight is not yet over.

As soon as Sam arrived at our vet’s office, we found out that he was heartworm positive with a more advanced stage. Then, he started showing symptoms of kennel cough, which he likely picked up from the shelter. We immediately started medication to treat both so that Sam could be on his way to recovery. Sadly, his body had an unexpected reaction to the medication and this caused some injury to Sam’s liver. We are now working round the clock to get Sam’s liver values back to normal and ensure that we get Sam to good health. We absolutely hate that all of this has happened to this sweet boy and will do all in our power to make it right.

Understandably, Sam was confused and anxious when he first came to the vet’s office, but with plenty of good food/treats and lots of cuddles, Sam has come out of his shell and is showing us what a trooper he really is. Even though he doesn’t feel the greatest, he has been taking it all in stride and still makes us smile everyday. He loves to stick his tongue out for pictures!

Sam is blind in his right eye but it doesn’t seem to bother him at all. He is a calm dog who already knows some commands and would make an excellent companion for someone once he is feeling better.

As we have done all we can so far, the cost of his treatment and care has quickly added up, and we are now asking for your help to help us save Sam. Any and all contribution, no matter how much you are able to give, would be a massive help to LFS in this effort and so so appreciated. We wouldn’t be able to continue to save lives without the amazing support that all of you so graciously provide us. If you are able to contribute to Sam’s cause, please click on the link above or

Thank you in advance!!!

2 comments on “Sam – Adopted 10/21/2017”

  1. Kim Purser

    Does Sam have a foster home or is he at the vet’s office?

    • Martha (volunteer)

      Hi Kim, Sam is in a foster home. If you are interested in adopting or fostering please go to for more information.

      You must be pre-aproved by Labrador Friends to adopt or foster.

      We set up private appointments once you are approved.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you!

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