Name: Sam

Date of Birth:  August 22, 2014

Breed Info: Male Yellow Labrador Retriever

Location: Bred by High River Labs in Tehachapi, CA

His Story

Sam is the brother of Jato and the Son of High Rivers Rugels Point and High Rivers Fall Snow on Shasta. Mom and Dad are certified hunting and sporting dogs. Many dogs from High River Labs enjoy lives as upland hunters as well as traditional retrievers for waterfowl. High River Labs raise dogs with unparalleled pedigree lines. They share the same passion as Big Paws Canine to place the dogs with good families, as we both believe that it is about the dog first.

At only 8 weeks, Sam adjusted quickly to his life with Big Paws Canine. Starting out at 9.5 pounds, he will grow to be about 60 pounds. He loves to run around with his step brothers, Boom, Diesel and Nitro, and loves to roll around with Whiskey. He will begin to master the basic commands of “ no” very quickly as well as “sit”, “stay”, “here”, and “drop”.

Sam’s Veteran Recipient just returned from overseas in March 2015. After only a few short days with his new family, Sam has acclimated and bonded incredibly well. He loves to play with his new sisters and cuddle with his new Mama. He has daily training sessions with his Veteran and mastered the art of airplane travel without so much as a whimper. He got into the elevator and onto the train without flinching.

As Sam progresses with his task training, we will post them and keep you updated on his progress!

Puppy Paw Print

We hope this dog’s story has inspired you. If so, please make a donation and help him and other service dogs get the training they need to be a companion for our veterans!