Rory: January 2020
Here’s a true success story. Rory came to SRSC as a diamond in the rough. With training and patience, this wild child moved right up the ladder to become our Calendar Girl of the year. She landed herself a spot with a great family.
Sammie: February 2020
Sammie’s heartwarming story began with her master’s life-changing experience that left her in a shelter…not usually a good place for 12-year old dogs! But Sammie’s winning personality made her a shelter favorite. They asked SRSC to help, not easy because they were out-of-state. A team of seven volunteers banded together to transport Sammie to So CA and rehome her using SRSC’s Senior-for-Senior program. Both Senior Sam and Senior Adopter were pleased as punch. Sadly, the senior adopter soon passed away and Sammie was homeless again. SRSC found an 8th volunteer who welcomed Sammie into their home. She savors life with her new family, including a younger male Samoyed she adores.
Lexi: March 2020
Another senior Sam, Lexi, was left with a neighbor when her family moved. The neighbor was unable to keep her and sought the help of SRSC. While in our care, kidney stones were found and surgically removed. She had likely been in pain and discomfort from the stones for quite awhile. Their removal transformed Lexi into a happier, more lively, relaxed girl who was obviously relieved and excited when one of our adopters made her part of a caring family.
Rosa: April 2020
Rosa came to SRSC as young owner-surrender. Like many other Sammy puppies, Rosa was mischievous and needed some professional-quality training. Fortunately, a patient adopter was found for her who was willing and able to take on the training tasks. The new home and Rosa are a great fit. This darling puppy is maturing into a charming young adult.
Kya: May 2020
Kya went from rags to riches practically overnight. She belonged to a homeless man. One day, the man disappeared and Kya was found alone and deserted by the railroad tracks. Weeks passed, but the man never came back. A good samaritan saved Kya and asked SRSC to help. Then, Kya struck it rich when a secure, loving forever home was quickly found. Her worries about homelessness and abandonment are over.
Pearl: June 2020
As a loving, active, 10-year old Samoyed Husky mix, Pearl was tossed around after her family moved and left her behind with a neighbor. When Pearl got into a ruckus with a cat, the neighbor took her to a shelter. SRSC came to her rescue and one of our dedicated volunteers fostered her until a placement was found. Pearl is now a snuggly and relaxed gal in her new home.
Molly: July 2020
Molly is a senior Samoyed (yes, Sammies can be biscuit colored) who was saddened by the passing of the human “mother” she had bonded with since puppyhood. Molly is so grateful to her new family for coming to her rescue. She quickly formed new bonds with them and has learned to feel whole again.
Golden Girls: August 2020
There’s nothing quite as rewarding as rescuing a homeless senior Sammy. In the summer of 2020, SRSC had three senior gals at once. We called them our Golden Girls. They were each placed in forever homes where they could live out their days in peaceful, comfortable and loving surroundings. Thank you to their adopters who welcomed them into their lives!
Somi: September 2020
Somi hit the jackpot when her Adopt-a-Pet posting was noticed and SRSC was able to facilitate her placement in the home of one of our long-time helpers. At that time, Somi’s new family was grieving the eminent loss of their other Sammy due to cancer so timing was a bit off for them to get a new dog. They decided to apply for Somi anyway. The next day their beloved Sammy did pass away. Despite their sadness, the family was able to move forward and open their hearts and home to Somi who, in turn, helped them enter a new chapter of their lives.
Mongo: October 2020
Mongo’s life was a topsy-turvy mess until an animal-loving couple came to his rescue. They saw him running down the street and then hit by a car. They scooped him up, took him to their vet and nursed him back to health. Searches for his owner were unsuccessful. SRSC was asked to help. A forever home was found for him where he has finally been able to settle into a safe, secure and caring home.
Helping One Another: November 2020
November was the perfect month to be thankful for our fur-family members. They touched our souls, brought us comfort, and helped many of us get through 2020’s trying times. Appreciation for and recognition of the benefits that animals bring into our lives is not new. One hundred years ago, Nobel Laureate, Anatole France, said “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Shelby: December 2020
Shelby is a perfect example of the positives Samoyeds bring into our homes. They have such an uncanny way of easing our worries, helping us relax and making us smile. We don’t know of a better prescription for curing the “pandemic blues” than sharing life with a Sammy. Cheers to COVID-19 relief at its best!