Second Chance Sam
By: APA Adoption Center | May 4, 2017
On June 29th, 2016, Sam was found abandoned in a foreclosed home in North County, MO. He was brought to the APA Adoption Center, in rough shape, in hopes that we could nurse him back to health and find him a loving home. Sam had clearly not been groomed in a long time, had cataracts in both eyes and was in need of dental surgery. Our team of veterinary technicians estimated him to be around 8 years old.
It took a couple of weeks to get him feeling better and healthy enough to be placed for adoption. Sam was already neutered, so after being vaccinated, receiving a dental cleaning and a microchip, he was ready to find a family.
July 29th, 2016, exactly one month after arriving at the APA, the Coonrod Family came to the APA looking for a playmate for their Shih Tzu, Max. One of our Adoption Counselors told the family about Sam and they wanted to meet him to see if he could be “the one.”
The Coonrod’s and Max immediately fell in love and took Sam home that same day. Sam has adjusted amazingly well in his new home and enjoys weekly trips to a pet spa! Max even acts as his seeing-eye dog when Sam gets a little lost in the yard. According to the Coonrod’s “Sam brings us so much joy every day. We can’t imagine our lives without him!”