Hi, I'm Samson

Status: adopted

About Samson

lead, I rarely tug on the lead except when I see other dogs. I’m very calm in the house, and I usually don’t bark much. I am cautious when meeting new people inside the house. It may take me a while to warm up to strangers. I am good with other dogs, but I don’t like cats and want to chase them. I’m looking for a home without cats.

I’m house-trained and well-behaved, but I’m not crate trained. I don’t get on any furniture or beds, and I have not chewed on anything other than my toys. I also sleep through the night in my dog bed. I really like going for car rides. I’m well-behaved and calm when riding in the car.

In January, I had surgery to remove my right leg. I had a cancerous growth on my right elbow and the vets thought it was best to remove my leg so I wouldn’t have to worry about it causing any problems later. I had bloodwork and x-rays and there are no signs that it has spread.

People kept telling me it would not be that bad not having four legs, but I didn’t believe them. Now I do though! I have very good mobility. I like all the same activities as other Dobermans, walks, playing fetch, and running in the yard. I just can’t do them as quickly as other dogs.  I can even go up and down stairs without any problems! It does really help me to have my food and water bowl elevated off the floor.

This is My Story

Samson was turned into a shelter who asked us to help him find his forever home.

DAR&E only places within the Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, and in portions of both eastern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania. Please do no apply to adopt if you live outside of those areas. Please visit our Adoption Process page for additional information on adopting one of our DAR&E Dobermans & an online application!

Our dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped.

How You Can Help Samson

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