17 February 2012: adopted by Teh of Teluk Intan!
Sam was abandoned by his previous owner at a housing area due to Demodex, a skin disorder which is genetically inherited. This skin disease is not contagious to humans or pets. Although Demodex is not curable, it can be controlled by
(1) keeping Sam indoor most of the time,
(2) feeding Sam supplement like Omega Gel / Salmon oil to maintain and improve the skin and fur condition
(3) Weekly bath is a must
(4) supplement, glucosamine daily consumption to maintain hip & joint condition
(5) daily walk
The adopter will need to understand Sam's daily and fundamental needs as stated above. If the adopter can keep an extra large breed dog indoors, it will be perfect for Sam due to his skin condition.
Behavior: He may look fierce at first glance, but once you get to know him, he's actually a gentle soul. His playfulness especially with a ball makes him a fun companion. Sam loves car rides. He enjoyed going for a spin and will just sit and stares out the window, looking around. Even with his jolly attitude, his GSD's instinct is still in him. He's a good guard dog, giving warning when strangers walk pass the house. As a pet, he's a complete package.
Adoption fee: Adopter will need to pay his neutering fees estimated at around RM300. We plan to neuter him once his skin condition improves. The vet will advise us further as due to his age.
The adopter should be active on Facebook so that we can get pictorial updates on the dog and forgo the need for physical visits to check on him.
By the way, Sam was featured in Star newspaper on 16 February 2013 under the Dog Talk column. Thank you, Ellen Whyte!
If you're interested to adopt him, please sent a message (via petfinder.my) and tell me about yourself especially your dog ownership experience and do expect an interview. Thanks.