Here you will find some stories of Samoyeds rehomed by the Samoyed Association Rescue, be sure to have a handkerchief ready...
A TRIBUTE TO SASHA
A 13 Year old Samoyed Bitch
Re-Homed 10th January 2006
Many of you who will read this will have seen Sasha at our rally day on 6th August 2006, she was the lovely old girl that I took into the ring to let you see what Rescue is all about.
Sadly, Sasha passed away on Friday 11th August 2006.
Sasha spent all her life on a puppy farm, she was bred from every season, locked away from everything and everyone - she didnt even know what grass was.
When I was contacted to try and re-home her I had no problem in saying that the Samoyed Association Rescue would help this old girl to find a loving home where she could spend what was left of her life with someone who would love her and spoil her. This we did and on 10th January this year she was re-homed with a wonderful family, who took her into their home and showed her that not all people were bad. She was loved, spoiled and pampered.
Sasha loved everyone and every day was a new beginning for her, she would go on her walks and see things that she had never known, people stopped to stroke her, other dogs said hello to her, she loved life, she loved people, why I will never know, after what kind of life she had previously.
Sasha's spirit for life never left her and when she arrived at the Rally on 6th August, I couldnt believe that she had made it so far, but I knew that she didn't have long and my heart went out to the family who had given her 7 months of happiness. I cannot find the words to thank people like this family, who take on old and sick Samoyeds, knowing that it will not be long before they lose them. It is a hard time now for this family and a lot of tears have been shed, but they must always remember what they did for Sasha and I am sure with all my heart that Sasha is smiling down on them saying thanks.
My thanks also must be added to all the people who take on our older Samoyeds for without you my work would be impossible. To me Rescue is re-homing a Samoyed regardless of age in the best possible home I can find.
Can I remind people who are considering taking on a Rescue Samoyed that in general Samoyeds live to a good age, possibly 12 to 14 years old, so when you apply for a Rescue Samoyed and I say that I have only a 9 year old on our books, then you must realise that you could have at least 5 years with that dog.
Linda Brasier, Chief Rescue Officer
December 2009 :
Unfortunately, Sammy's cancer has returned and he only has a short time to live.
Update - 1st February 2009 :
It is with a very sad heart and lots of tears that I have to tell you we lost the battle to keep Sam going longer than expected.