Southern Region

Samson "Sammy" in Austin, Texas

Adoption Pending!

Sweet Sammy is a typical Cavalier lovebug who enjoys snuggles and quality time with his owners. He eats well, pottyies outside and is all waggy tails. He is crate trained but enjoys being outdoors when he can, laying in the grass or sitting in a sunbeam.

This little sweetheart, with a face that will melt your heart, likes to have constant love and attention. He prefers to be in the center of the action in the home, ideally right on your lap or cuddled up close. He tends to whimper and cry if he is not feeling loved or getting the attention he desires. Usually a gentle touch or scratch under the chin will calm him right down. He can sometimes be timid about sudden movements, or being picked up and will occasionally yelp if he feels unsure of what is going on, but can be calmed easily with a loving tone and a reassurance that he is okay.

He has made wonderful progress on house training while in foster care, but had a tendency to “mark” around the house when he first arrived. This behavior seems to have gotten under control with training and neutering. In general, he responds well to training, though he is still uncomfortable walking on a leash, so more training will be needed. He is well mannered and well behaved, and is relatively low energy. He mostly likes to cuddle and sleep nearby his family. He is an absolute joy and will bring overwhelming love into any home!

While in foster care, he received rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza vaccines and was treated for mats in his ears. His fur was cut shorter, but he should be brushed regularly to ensure that his lovely thick hair doesn’t become matted again. He was also neutered and had a teeth cleaning. He is healthy as can be, and a beautiful little boy! The vet said that his heart sounded good, he’s heartworm negative and both his patellas and eyes are ok.

Sammy is being fostered in Austin, TX. If you are interested in providing him a forever home, please fill out the online application and then contact Janice Cartwright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know that you have applied. Families who live within a few hours’ drive of Austin will be considered. Please also take a moment to read about our adoption process by clicking the following link: Adoption Process.



  • Color: Black and Tan
  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: 5/13/11
  • Weight: 14 lbs
  • Sex: Male
  • House Training: Mostly
  • Medical Conditions: good health; need to monitor his heart and ears
  • Temperament: sweet and snuggly, emotional
  • Recommendations: a home with someone around most of the time
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Region: Southern