(Photo courtesy Muttville)
It can be an overwhelming decision when trying to decide on a new animal companion. Dogs? Cats? Pigeons? A gecko? But never fear: we’re here to help. Every Wednesday we’ll choose a different beast that we find particularly charming, unique or worthy of your love.
Here’s our choice for this week: Sammi the shepherd mix dog.
Sammi is Muttville Senior Dog Rescue’s longest term dog, and although she’s being fostered in a good place, she’d very much like to find her forever home. This “nine years young” dog weighs around 70 pounds, making her a very big snuggle buddy.
Sammi’s a unique pup, in that she has no ears. Thanks to a nasty infection, they were removed—making her a much happier, healthier dog than she was before! She’s unable to hear, but it hasn’t seemed to affect her quality of life.
“She is a lesson to us as she seems so accepting of not having ears ,” writes Samm’s foster family. “We take her on walks and don’t really notice much that makes her different. We have no problem getting her attention when we want it, and mostly we forget she isn’t supposed to be able to hear us! We’re always talking to her and calling her name.”
If you’re interested in adopting Sammi, fill out Muttville’s adoption application online. As an added perk, her adoption fee has already been paid by one of her volunteer fans, so you can bring home this bundle of love for free.