Sammy came to us when he was 8 months old from the Albuquerque shelter where he was in danger.  He was a very shy little boy covered by cigarette burns all over his ears, and very scared.  Sammy had obviously been abused as a young pup and with tlc and patience he has come so far out of his shell we now refer to him as the General.  He is the smallest of our dogs, and as such thinks he has to bark louder, move quicker, and be pushier than anyone else.  But, come to cuddling time, Sammy is the cuddliest of them all!