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Why Not Me? Sam has been ADOPTED!

10/09/2019 by Katie Virdell
October 9th, 2019 by Katie Virdell

Sam the greyhound needs a home.


Sam has been adopted!

We’ve partnered with Pawsitive Alliance for the #WhyNotMePets campaign to give difficult-to-home pets an extra paw up. These lovable pets are ready to find their forever homes.

Breed: Greyhound

Age/Gender/Size: 5 ½ years / Neutered Male / Large

Likes: Rolling in the grass, catching treats & running errands with his people

Special Considerations: No cats or small children

Healthy Paws would like for you to say “Hi!” to Sam, a 5-½-year old greyhound who, through Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign is hoping to find his fur-ever family. Sam is available for adoption through Greyhound Pets Inc (GPI), centered in Woodinville, Wash.  They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of greyhounds and greyhound mixed breeds serving the Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada.

Sam came to GPI from Macau, in which he had the misfortune of being involved in greyhound racing. Luckily the Canidrome racetrack has since been shut down, and with that over 500 greyhounds needed homes. Sam, whose racing name was “Long Stay”, was one of the fortunate lives that were saved. He has been waiting for a new family since December of 2018 and hopes to end his “long stay” with GPI very soon.

Being such a happy-go-lucky guy, one would never guess that Sam lived the prior desperate life that he did. He absolutely loves, rather ADORES his people, which proves that a little bit of human love and affection can go such a long, long way. When he’s not leaning into you as a form of cuddling (it’s a greyhound thing), Sam enjoys spending time outside lollygagging in the grass and being on the receiving end of lots of belly rubs.

Given his past history, Sam will need a home with no cats; however, with a dog-savvy family, a canine friend is more than welcome. Sam is not very fond of sharing his toys and treats, which is why he will do best in a home with no small children who may be tempted to grab his goodies.

Despite having a rough start in life, Sam is an exceptional example of what a loyal, devoted and affectionate dog a greyhound can be. If you are interested in meeting Sam or finding out more about the adoption process, please visit While Sam waits for his fur-ever home, you can also sponsor him. To do so, please visit for more info.  Sam’s adoption fee is $350, and he will go home with his new family up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped, as well as with an adoption pack that includes supplies and records.

Adoption fee?

People are sometimes surprised to find out that most animal shelters have an adoption fee. They might think, “Wait a minute! You got this animal for free so why are you charging me to take it off your hands?” This way of thinking ignores both the costs of housing animals as well as their medical care.

Here are some of the things your adoption fee usually covers:

  • Spay/neuter for dogs and cats of age
  • Vouchers for spay/neuter for puppies and kittens too young to be altered
  • Deworming and parasite medication
  • Core vaccines
  • Microchipping (at some shelters)

All of these services are recouped in the standard adoption fee, but at a fraction of what you would have to pay most veterinarians. In fact, adopting a pet at a shelter is a net financial gain for most responsible pet parents in terms of the cost of care.

Every Wednesday, Healthy Paws will highlight a new pet from Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign. Visit the #WhyNotMePets page for a list of adoptable dogs and cats.