Yosemite Sam

ADOPTED! October 1, 2014


SamSHM_body_MARTHAYosemite Sam is looking at you to adopt him. He has been in our program, without a home, since July.  This playful boy was picked up as a stray in late 2012 by a Good Sam. His finder looked for his owners but nobody came forward to claim him. He was taken to the vet, checked out, cared for and then transferred to our program. We found a home for him after a few months earlier this year but then the owners returned him to us due to not having enough time for him any longer.

samSHM_chairSam is about two and a half years old, he is around 45-50 pounds, playful, loves other dogs, loves people, is very responsive to commands and has been exposed to cats. If you are looking for a mutt Sam is a great choice. We believe he would make an excellent family pet and would love to see him placed with someone who is active and can keep him exercised. He is a very good walker and knows basic commands. He would do best in a home without cats unless he has other distractions like dogs, kids and toys. He is not prey or driven toward cats but when he lived in a home as an only-dog he was a little too obsessed with the cat. Now that he is distracted in an active home with three other dogs he doesn’t even pay attention to the house cat.


treadmillSam has lived in my home as a foster for the last 8 months.  He is approximately 2-3 years old and loves to play/wrestle with one of my other dogs.  Sam is about 45 pounds and in great shape.  I have not found a human that Sam does not enjoy snuggling with.  Sam walks nicely on a leash and knows his commands.  He loves to be active, he walks with my pack every day and when the weather is not cooperating, Sam is able to run on the treadmill. I have taken Sam to the dog park to interact and he has done a very good job. Sam is content curling up in bed right against me and sleeping through the night.  Sam does a nice job going potty outside and when necessary, Sam is in a crate, however he does a better with some distraction in his crate like a peanut butter filled bone or his food dish.  Sam would love to chase my cat if given the opportunity so I would suggest a no cat home for Sam.  Sam needs time to trust his human.  If given time and attention, Sam would be a great best friend.


We are not a traditional shelter, we are a cage-free facility. All dogs are temperament tested and must get along with other dogs to stay here. Appointments must be made in advance to meet our Secondhand Mutts.  email rescue@secondhandmutts.org to set up a time. We are closed on Sundays. We prefer to adopt to local families but will consider long distance adoptions. Shelter Hours – By Appointment Only. Please download an application and we will call you to schedule a meet-n-greet.

Adoption Fee: $100. Your donation fee is 100% charitable donation to Secondhand Mutts.

Date Posted 7/17/2013


Special thanks to Portraits by Martha for the photography.


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Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

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Gateway Animal Clinic

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