Now this is the sort of movie we need, not the same old shit we get now a days with a new coat of paint
Yeah, with Keanu!
As the dog.
I would watch it
i saw this post last year still hits the heart the same
No, the narrator
Hollywood give us this as a movie or it’s jail for you
Mission: Bring Samson Home
I'm already crying at the theatre
Does anyone else really want to adopt a dog but the idea of going to a shelter and picking out one dog over another is just too much? It sounds stupid but I just want a dog to find me like this.
I went to a rescue foundation to find my dog. I initially went to meet a different dog but when I found my boy I just knew he was for me. It was still so hard and I cried leaving the other dogs behind but because I went to a rescue foundation and not a shelter I was able to take home my dog with full confidence that the other dogs there would be loved and taken care of until they found their forever homes. I just couldn’t stomach going to a shelter again it was traumatic for me.
Maybe try finding a rescue like that. The foundation I used rescued dogs that were on the kill list at shelters, got them fixed up, and put them with fosters until they found a home. I payed a lot more for my dog but it was worth it knowing that the money was going to get 3 more dogs out of shelters. So I feel like I got to save 4 instead of just my boy.
This is a really good way to go about this. I'm gonna explore it more.
Not all shelters are depressing, not all shelters are high kill, not all shelters are dirty, over crowded, or underfunded.
If your local shelter is any of the above, they need your help and support to get better
But yeah, shelter = depressing, avoid anything sad... /s.
If y’all’s shelters are better that’s awesome! I’m genuinely happy to hear not all shelters are like that. I live in a backwards ass redneck state so they are all kinda shit and it’s depressing. I donate to the ones that are non-kill but they are still tough to visit. Especially difficult for me as I’m very allergic to cats and they house cats.
Thanks for making sure everyone knows their options but I was simply speaking to my personal experience.
Honestly I’d just get overwhelmed by the amount of animals and not be able to make a decision. It has nothing to do with the quality of the shelters near me, just my own need for a quieter setting.
When I was 12 I was allowed to get my first dog, but my parents being smart, had us go to the pound. I picked out the goofiest, bad teeth having, weird motley colored dog there. He lived to be 17 despite being a large breed type. His name was Kato and he was amazing.
Thank you for sharing this. That is beautiful.
I never thought about that until reading this😂 now I have the same problem😫😂 if I win the lottery I’ll buy loads of land and all of the dogs in the nearest shelter
It is NOT stupid. I've had the same mental battle with cats.
Going to PetSmart to get my cat food was always an hour long ordeal before the pandemic. I had to stop and socialize with every single cat for at least five minutes each. It breaks my heart every time I see them, they deserve couches and naps in sunny windows. If my cat weren't strictly a one-pet-household kind of cat, I would have eight cats.
You’re absolutely right. Every time i go to a shelter it’s always traumatic. Never a dry eye.
I specifically have only gone to one shelter/rescue because they were a no kill shelter and would keep dogs as long as necessary. It was also super cool because they basically had a house where all the dogs ran free except for a gated section for very elderly dogs, a small section with enclosures for anti social dogs, and another section for puppies. I knew that all the dogs would be happy and loved no matter what. I found my forever dog within 10 minutes. By adopting him (RIP Fritz Von Longerdog AKA Fritzie Paul)- I opened up another spot in the rescue. Try to find something like this. It WAS more expensive than a regular pound but they explained that you weren’t paying for the dog you got- you were paying for the dogs left behind. Way worth it in my opinion.
Someone else said that in another comment but I love that idea of paying more to support other dogs.
Yeah, I kind of dorked out by replying right away before reading the comment you mentioned. But it’s amazing when you can just hang out with a bunch of dogs and find the right one to adopt with zero guilt
No worries! I appreciate you sharing with me!
Maybe you could volunteer giving the dogs a walk every so often. Eventually you'll find one that you connect with the most and adopt that one. You still have to make a choice but at least the other dogs got some company and a walk...
If you go to a rescue organization website you can often look for a dog that might be a match for you, and then have the foster folks bring the dog for a visit to meet it. Then you can avoid a depressing shelter if that's something you want.
You know when you meet "your" dog at a shelter.
After trying so many times to adopt and getting our application denied, beat out by others, or the fosters deciding to keep the dog, we stopped trying and said “whatever, if we’re meant to have a dog we’ll find one without trying.” The very next day got a phone call from my brother-in-law saying he found some puppies in a bush. Brought them home, picked the fleas off each of the 4 puppies, and kept one. The rest were given to other family members. 9 months later, it was the best decision ever. Just keep an open mind and I’m sure the right opportunity will present itself.
When I got my kitten during the pandemic, I found a rescue with pictures online and just knew she was supposed to be mine. Her foster dad met me before work one day and she’s been a part of my family ever since.
Try looking online first to get an idea of ones you might like to narrow down your choices.
I went to a shelter and adopted an older dog, she's a very good dog so don't get me wrong but she's got tons of baggage. She doesn't like other dogs and she's gotta be put up in our bedroom if we have anyone over because she is aggressive with people she doesn't know. We had tons of training to try and get her better and she is slightly but because she spent her first few years in a cage never meeting anyone she'll never be a "friendly" with anyone but my wife and I. Makes me real gun shy on getting another rescue dog in the future.
Please keep getting rescue dogs. (I adopted a senior rescue who died last Friday, and I have another rescue, so I say this as a fellow rescuer.)
You and your wife are such good people for rescuing her. It's ok that she isn't a super social dog, and if she has to be put in a bedroom when guests are over, so be it. You're giving her a better life than she ever would have had in a cage, and all that matters is that you love her and accept her.
I probably will, dunno if ill get such a big dog again. She's a GSD and like 80lbs so if she bites it's gonna be bad. I just try to be super safe with her in public, have a warning vest on her and tell everyone no petting. It's crazy because when it's us in the house she is super friendly and playful but anyone she doesn't know or outside with loud noises she gets scared and gets fear aggression.
When I was in my teens my family adopted a GSD mix from a shelter — he had fear aggression issues too. (The shelter believed he was beaten/abused because he had some brain damage.)
With him, we very slowly (it took months) introduced him to a muzzle that he sometimes wore during walks in public. It was a lifesaver and was implemented with the overseeing/supervision of a specialized trainer who worked with formerly abused & traumatized dogs. Consequently, when he wore it, we had to be very careful to keep him away from other dogs on walks (for his safety), but like your little one, Hugo was an angel at home and very gentle. He just didn’t trust anyone else.
If you need any recs/links on fear aggression and/or how to find good trainers for that issue, let me know, Im sure I can dig up some old resources.
I appreciate the offer, we hired a pro trainer. We are working on a muzzle now if only for safety when out. She's a good girl but scared.
Good luck to you. The vest is a great idea, and I hope the muzzle helps (only used in the right situation of course).
Thanks for adopting your girl. She needs a lot of love and care and it sounds like you’re doing an amazing job with her.
Well thank you, she's part of the family so by the time we figured out she had issues it was too late to even think of returning her. I mean once she slept with me in bed it was all over.
That jump on the bed 😆
I love Sampson
All my homies love Sampson
Shit man, that made me tear up
Is someone cutting onions in here?
So happy (and grateful) there are people like this on our planet. For a moment, I’m relieved of all the meanness out there. Good man.
One of the most heart-warming stories I’ve ever read.
What a loving, friendly pooch!
He just took to the soldier immediately. Love at first sight!
Poor dog, his ribs were sticking out at first, but now...he has good food, shelter, and love.
Happy cake day :)
Melts my heart ❤️
Made me smile? More like made me cry
This is so insanely incredible, it’s so refreshing to have such genuine moments filmed and shared to help individuals stop and take the opportunity to have a break in the modern world we live in.
This video has made me overflow with good vibes.
Paws of War is a great organization to donate to that specializes exactly in missions like this. It not only helps the animals, but can have a huge positive effect on a veteran’s life.
And Nowzad are another one. I love seeing the happy stories of pets coming home. They also help locals learn to care for animals and set up clinics in war zones.
I'm not crying your crying
Came here to say this! *sniff*
No lie, this the realest love story.
How did you manage to keep it from your chain of command? I know this is highly frowned upon.
I was wondering the same thing. They put down wild dogs all the time but I guess he found a local shelter to take Sampson until the soldier could take him home...?
Out of genuine curiosity, why is this frowned upon?
We are not supposed to interact with wild dogs/cats cause it encourages them to continue to come around and risks the health of our bomb dogs that could get into a fight with them and either be maimed or given a disease that may have to put them down. I worked closely with a bomb dog team and they were always planning ways to get rid of wild dogs.
Gotcha, I hadn’t thought of that, it sucks but is understandable
I wasn't expecting rain this morning
I'd love to see the other side of this video just a kid crying his eyes out and trying to draw a lost dog photo with crayons in his shitty desert hut.
...there weren't even any crayons. Just tears and the painful memories of a best-friend lost.
This is such a graet story 😃🥺
I remember seeing this , I want an update on Sampson .
Sampson is one of the good ones!
I'm not crying. You are. So happy for this doggy and the human!!
Interesting. Scientists have theorized that dogs initially bonded with people when dogs realized all the advantages that people could provide. This is like that.
Idk why he says "Deployed to the desert" this dude is in Qatar lol
Is the language barrier tough?
Not anymore. Sampson learned to bark in English.
Beautiful! Dogs are the best and you have a huge heart,
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Thank you for being so awesome
How beautiful, well done.
Did anyone else notice that he backed into the bedroom?
This is the best!!!
I’m not crying, your......nope, I am definitely crying!
Bros being animals
that was a really impressive jump
Proof that Man is a Dog's best friend, too.
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I’ve seen this before. I wish we could see when they were reunited
You’re a good man!
I did indeed smile
Saving lives while saving lives!
Sampson is HOME 😭😭 because you are his home 😭😭😭
That story made my heart happy
Kudos my friend
Good mission! A lot of people have gotten a lot more recognition for doing a lot less-well done!
Not to be dramatic but I would die for Sampson
Love this story, that doggie must have sooo much love for this guy.
Made me smile and tear up in joy for this dogs journey. What the power of love can do. ☺️
Oh God love him!! This is beyond beautiful, made me tear up!! ♥️♥️♥️
I have to skip to the end of these videos so I see the doggy's new life and don't cry.
Made me smile AND cry.
He looks so thankful it almost makes me fucking cry
Alright, who’s cutting onions in here?!
That Hero Jump tho 😍
00:30 Ok, that's not fair. You should have left that picture out.
Meanwhile, a small girl in Qatar cries herself to sleep every night, wondering where the hell Bonzo went.
Its story's like this that make life bearable, bless your heart!
Excuse me.. while I cry :’)
Such a great story. This dog looks so content. Well done.
This is the best thing I’ve seen this week. I’m so happy.
Thank you for this story! It lifts my spirit and hope in humanity
I’m not crying, you’re crying
Try as I might, I can't upvote this enough.
The way he jumped on the bed was the most adorable thing I’ve seen all day and I have 3 goofball dogs lol
Oh my gosh!!! This makes me so happy!! May God bless you and Sampson!!
🥺 so wholesome
Awww, I loved the dog already, and then the flying leap happened!
Reverse Reverse Reverse Turn Jump
I’m not crying you’re crying
I am so happy for both of you! A wonderful and worthwhile endeavor!
Thanks for sharing and giving me a smile, OP.
Imagine being able to bring back something you saved. Must be great for the soul. I'm so happy for both of them.
Jumped through all the hoops and over all the barriers to bring home therapy for his own soul's peace . . and Sampson knew a good guy when he saw him.
Looks like a village dog! Have you gotten his dna tested?
You saying “dogs pick their humans, not humans pick their dogs” this is a good example of this
We worked an ECP during our time overseas and we pulled night duty. Busy the first couple of hours, then pretty dull until our cat showed up and we got pretty close to 2 desert foxes out there too.
Operation Make My eyes into Niagara Falls isa success
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
This, this warms my heart
I'm not crying, you are!
Wonder if Sampson would be half as underfed and homeless if the US hadn't helped bomb out his home.
That dog obviously wasn’t homeless or underfed, he wasn’t “wild” . 🤷🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ 🙄
OMG I am crying
No your crying.
Crying tears of joy.
Fuck. I’m ugly crying