How one rescue dog drove me to save thousands more
Sam: It’s Cool to Be a Smart Girl
Sam came to the AAWL 3 years ago a smart, motivated German Shepherd looking for a new family. Rescued from the euthanasia list at the county shelter, we knew with the proper home she would flourish. She was the brand standard for German Shepherds: Perfect gait, astonishing coat, her personality and behavior fit the AKC definition exactly. A family fell for Sam, and took her home to begin her new life.
We received a heartbreaking call recently about a young boy who had been abandoned by his mother and was entering the foster care system. Adding to this sad situation, the boy had a beloved dog that he had raised from a puppy. He was going to have to give up his dog because he was not allowed to take it with him to the foster home.