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Bust Dog Diaries: Samson

Handsome Samson!

Here’s another heartwarming success story of one of the puppies from last year’s big MO bust. Albert (now called Samson) and his brothers were born at HSMO’s temporary bust shelter after their mom was rescued in the July ’09 raid. He has been adopted and is growing up healthy and happy with his forever family. Samson’s new daddy Jake shares the story of how he and his wife fell in love with Samson and decided to add a pit bull puppy to their home.

I’m a dog lover always have been. When my wife and I got married I talked constantly about when we bought a house I would love to get a dog. My wife, Michelle, didn’t quite share the same view, as she never owned a dog only cats. I would talk her about the different dogs I would like to own, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Pit Bull. My wife was very afraid of the idea of owning a Rottweiler or Pit Bull. She would always say I don’t want a dog that could eat me! I would talk to her a lot about what great dogs Pit Bulls are, it was very hard for my wife to get over the stereotypical feelings she had about owning a Pit Bull. Finally she said she would think about it. I knew this was my chance! In January, I found the website PBRC and saw the pictures of Willis and Albert I immediately knew I had to have one of these puppies. When I came home that night I showed my wife the pictures. She watched the Pit Bull Tribute video and we both started crying. With out a word my wife starting filling out the application, she said we have to give a good home to one of these puppies.  In the next week we looked at the pictures everyday as we waited to hear back from Mutts N Stuff. We were so worried we would not qualify for some reason. Finally on Thursday we heard back from Shaun and arranged to meet Albert (we changed his name to Samson). On Saturday, we met Samson, we both fell in love with his adorable face and lovable personality immediately. That day we brought Samson home and waited while Shaun evaluated Samson’s future home. Finally, Shaun gave us the approval. We were thrilled, Samson has broke down every stereotype my wife had about Pit Bulls. She even wanted him to sleep in our bed and he has since the first night he became part of our family.  Samson, is lovable and smart and very gentle. We love him and feel so privileged that he is our puppy. We recently put him in obedience training and he is doing great. The trainer is drawn to him and said he is the Star of the Class! One of our friends said “Samson is the kind of dog that makes you want to get a dog!” He has won over all of our family and friends. We hope that we have the privilege of adopting another Pit Bull when the time is right.

Samson snuggles with his daddy

Samson’s equally smart and adorable brother Willis is available for adoption and waiting for his own loving forever family. To submit an application to adopt Willis or any other of our available animals, please visit our website.

Bully Bash 2010!

Join Mutts-n-Stuff on May 30th from 11am to 3pm at Point DuSable Park in St. Charles for the 2010 Bully Bash!

Bully Bash is an annual outdoor event that celebrates the bully breeds. Come join the fun and support homeless dogs and cats. There will be music, prizes, games, demos, a silent auction, and behavior testing. Games include washers and a ladder golf tournament. Brown Bottle Fever will play at noon. PETS ARE WELCOME, but must be on leash. Make it a picnic and bring your own cooler and gear. Bully Bash is FREE and will take place rain or shine.