Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Lab/Terrier mix
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1-2 years old
  • Size: 20 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? ?
    • Kids? ?

Sammy (Sampson), wonderful with people, terrific with other dogs! Untested as yet with cats.
Special needs…read below!


I am the most delightful, adorable, sweet, funny, silly, loving, affectionate, and friendly little guy! I used to live in Nepal, on the streets (like a ton of dogs there), and life was hard.

I had no idea how much harder it could get but then I was struck by a motorbike or motorcar and became paralyzed from the waist down. It was really rough. But when faced with dire circumstances, you just kind of figure it out, and I learned to drag myself around pretty well using my front arms! Thankfully, a wonderful Nepal rescue group found me dragging myself around like this, scooped me up, and took me to a local shelter. From there, a fabulous volunteer contacted Cayuga Dog Rescue (she knew of a badly injured dog that CDR took into rescue and provided medical help for some years ago), and they said that if she could get me to them, they would be delighted to take me into their foster program, since they have the best vets in the world right here at Cornell!

That lovely woman raised money for my flight and sent me on a long, long, long flight to New York City on April 2nd! Wow, what an adventure! Scary and loud and dark and upsetting, but soooo worth it because when I landed, I was greeted by the nicest CDR volunteers and from that moment on, life has been unbelievably wonderful!

I am being fostered by a wonderful Cornell vet student and her husband, and am going to Cornell for help and rehab every week! They verified that I have a serious spinal injury that cannot be repaired, so they outfitted me with a dandy wheelchair/cart that I am learning to use beautifully, and they are doing underwater treadmill sessions with me weekly to help me rebuild muscle mass, and my foster parents are doing at-home physical therapy exercises with me every day that help me be more mobile!

But best of all–all the people here are SO NICE!!! I am learning how amazing it is to be part of a family, and am loving my new people, the other dogs in my foster home (they’re awesome!), and all of the lovely other people that i get to meet each week. Life is amazing!!! And they tell me that I will be getting my very own forever home one of these days, and I can’t wait! Please apply for me if you want the most delightful buddy for life!


If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an online adoption application and live close to Ithaca , Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, or Elmira. We do home visits on every applicant, and can’t do home visits where we don’t have local volunteers.

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