Samoyed Rescue


There are many advantages to getting a rescue or older Samoyed instead of a puppy. Older dogs are usually house trained, crate trained and have basic manners! These dogs end up in shelters or rescue through no fault of their own. Some are owner turn ins due to illness or other life crisis. Unfortunately, some are turned in because the owners bought a cute puppy on impulse without studying the breed to see if a Samoyed would fit their lifestyle. These impulse purchases are usually from pet stores or back yard breeders who breed only because they have a male and a female and think they can make "easy money". There are also breeders who do not care who a puppy goes to as long as they get paid for it.

Responsible breeders take back or find new homes for any of their puppies for any reason. These responsible breeders also assist Samoyed Rescue in many ways. They pay the fees to get Samoyeds out of shelters (especially KILL shelters), foster Samoyeds until an appropriate new home is found and give lots of TLC to those with medical problems such as heartworm or other injuries. Those breeders who can't physically foster a rescue, donate money and supplies to shelters and rescue organizations. They also donate their time by bathing and grooming shelter dogs so they will have a better chance to find a new home and transport rescue Sams hundreds of miles to their new homes.


"If you want a dog, go to the people who care. The dedicated specialty breeders who have made dogs like those you see here, a lifetime effort... And after you have your future champion, go to your local shelter and adopt a dog. Spread your love around -- that's what dogs are all about--sharing!"
Excerpt from quote by Roger Caras 
Westminster Kennel Club 1999


Samoyed Rescue Sites
Northwest Samoyed Rescue
Samoyed Rescue of Utah
Samoyed Rescue List   
Samoyed Rescue Contacts
SRST    Sam Rescue of Southern Texas
Samoyed Rescue of Southern California
Montana Pets on the Net  
Samoyed Breeders Web Page
The Senior Dogs Project
Rescue Success Stories
COSR   Central Ohio Samoyed Rescue



Baggage by Evelyn Colbath

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked into my warm bed.
I would like to open my baggage
Lest I forget,
There is so much to carry-
So much regret.

Hmm...Yes there it is, right on top-
Lets unpack Loneliness, Heartache, and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave-
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough-for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
To never re-pack?
I pray that you do-I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage-
Will you still want me?




I Rescued a Human Today

I rescued a human today.

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering
apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew
I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she
wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view
from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want
her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter
keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about
my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make
a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made
little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head
up against the bars to comfort her.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A
tear fell down hercheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I
instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I
would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do
everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her
eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many
more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to
be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.





Reference Books

Second Hand Dog 
by Carol Lea Benjamin
Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence
by Carol Lea Benjamin
Don't Shoot The Dog 
  by Karen Pryor
Dogs Behaving Badly
by Nicholas H. Dodman
Why Dogs Do What 
They Do
by Ian Dunbar
For Remodeling Your 
Problem Dog
by Terry Ryan
Living With More Than One Dog  by Carol Cronan
The Dog Who Loved Too Much
by Nicholas H. Dodman


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