I got Samson in Jan 2007. He is a standard pischer that was abused and abandoned and we had adopted from a rescue group. Sam is 50 lb now, the weight for a large male of his breed, he was  28 lb when we got him. When we got Sam he was emaciated, covered with scars, sores, and with fur missing all over his body from malnutrition. Sam had never been in a house before, didn’t understand stairs or affection, and didn’t trust people at all. It took the better part of 2 years to rehabilitate Sam, he is now the best trained, and most affectionate of our 3 dogs. Support rescue organizations and your local no-kill shelters.

— Jason from St. Ann, MO