Hellooooo! I’m Samson, and I am a big, sweet, friendly, majestic, mighty steed! I’m basically Falcor (from the Neverending Story). I’m a livestock guardian breed called an Akbash (similar to a Great Pyrenees), mixed with a labrador retriever. I would do best in a home where I have access to a big, fenced-in yard. I love to patrol and sniff the perimeter to make sure there are no bad guys approaching my family.
I consider the game of fetch to be amateur and I turn my nose up at such silly games. I am a working breed and take my job very seriously. I would do best in a home without small children. Also, my weakeness is barking at cats. What even ARE cats? Weird little creatures.
I’m looking for a patient owner who will give me a little bit of time to get to know them. Once I know you, I love to stand up and give you hugs with my giant paws! I also love to go jogging side-by-side with you on a leash! I have been at the shelter for a long time and am ready to find my forever home.
Samson got to go on a field trip today to Big Cottonwood East Park in Holladay, modelling an adoption vest with a volunteer. The volunteer introduced him to his fellow horses, he watched some dogs play, got to explore the great outdoors and get some sunshine.