Meet Samson! He is a handsome eight-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever with a soft coat. Samson (also called Sammy) is an English lab with a blocky head, big bear paws, and an otter tail.

Samson came to WCLRR when his person had a change in work schedule and was forced to give up Samson. Samson has seen our vet and has had a senior exam, where all results came back as normal.

Samson’s foster describes him as a lovely, well-behaved boy that is popular with everyone he meets. He lives with a male Labrador and two female Labradors, and they all get along well.

Samson is a low-to-medium-energy boy. Samson loves going to the dog park, where he enjoys playing fetch and meeting people and other dogs.

Samson gets along with other dogs but doesn’t engage in play. After playing fetch for a few minutes, Samson is ready to relax and nap for the rest of the day.

Samson enjoys toys and walks around with a tennis ball or a stuffed toy in his mouth. His people need to keep an eye on him when he has toys.

Samson will take tennis balls and stuffed toys apart if left alone. However, he does enjoy alternative chew toys such as Nylabones, and he gets frozen peanut butter-stuffed kongs when his foster has to leave him alone for a while.

Samson loves to be with his people, but he’s not a Velcro dog. He will nap during the day and check on his people when he wakes to find out where they are and what they are doing. Samson lays at his foster’s feet during the workday or on the couch, watching television in the evening.

Samson also enjoys sunning himself next to the pool. He will lie by the side of the pool but has not gone in.

Samson is an intelligent boy and knows many commands. For example, he knows “come,” “sit,” “up” (into the car or onto a seat), “lie down,” and “no.”

Samson is house-trained and hasn’t had any accidents in his foster home. He sleeps quietly through the night on a dog bed in his foster’s bedroom. Samson waits patiently for his people to get up, and he loves getting snuggles from his people in the morning before going outside.

Samson will pull hard when walking on a leash, especially when he sees something interesting or wants to meet other dogs. His new family will want to work with him to learn proper manners for walking on a leash and meeting new dogs.

Samson’s ideal home would be with an individual, couple, or family that will take him on trips to the dog park, play fetch with him, and give him attention. After that, he would be fine as an only dog or living with other dogs. We don’t know if he’s lived with children, but he behaves well with people and would be fine in a home with children over ten.

Samson is a social, happy dog and likes to engage with new people and dogs. He enjoys sitting outside, so a house with a yard or a condominium or apartment with a patio or balcony would allow him to enjoy some outdoor time. However, he does tend to pull hard on the leash, so he needs to be with someone that can manage him while he learns proper leash manners.

Samson is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, and microchipped.