Samson the American Staffordshire Terrier – Pittsburgh Dog Photography

The story of how Samson, a now two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier, found his forever family is equally as touching as it is heartbreaking.

“My husband and I were volunteering at a local animal shelter when he was surrendered. He was just a puppy, maybe 10-weeks-old,” recalls Samson’s mom Natalie. “We quickly fell in love with him and we were immediately asked to foster. Our house was already set up for a tripod because we had a dog who had osteosarcoma and [who] had to have her leg amputated, so when they asked us to foster Sam, we immediately said yes and the rest is history. We decided we would take care of him forever on that drive home.”

Natalie described Samson as silly and very playful, and he let that part of his personality shine while splashing through the creek, climbing along the rocks, and exploring the park. This handsome fella was all smiles the entire evening.

Samson’s handsome face will appear in the 2021 Biggies Bullies pet calendar, which will be released in mid-September. He earned his spot as one of thirteen featured dogs by raising $1,101 for Biggies Bullies during the 2021 Biggies Bullies pet calendar contest, an annual fundraiser held every January. With the generous support of dogs like Samson and 66 additional entries who collected 19, 560 individual votes, this year’s contest raised a record-breaking total of $12,688.


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