Rescue Stories

Rescue Stories

Thanks to all the wonderful people who have worked so hard to give these Samoyeds their forever homes. These are some of their stories as told by their people.

Blanche Neige

arrived at the home of an Ontario SAC rescuer in September 2019, after she was surrendered to a shelter in Quebec.”She arrived not understanding English, was meaner than a junk yard dog (just like the song), skinny and bony. You definitely could not trust her. There were definite signs of abuse, trauma and neglect. At the shelter she was sedated for aggression and anxiety. Once she arrived to SAC rescue, no more medication was given.

“We allowed her to interact with our 4 Samoyeds and often we had Samoyed boarders as well. She learned quickly what was acceptable and what was not.

“English also came quite quickly to her along with hand signals.

“She gained weight and put on some muscle. Her coat is coming back nicely as well. We felt that she was shaved at one point.

“By March 2020, we felt she was ready to be adopted by her forever family. Due to her past, we felt she would do best with a family that didn’t have any other animals. This way she could be the center of attention and loved the way she should be. Males in general have a trigger for her but with patients and understanding she is slowly coming around.

“Once Covid-19 has settled down we will be driving her to Chicago. The young family is over the moon excited to get her.”

Milo at home.

Milo at the beach.

“Hi, thought you might like to know how Milo is doing! He is an absolutely amazing and we are all crazy about him! Thanks so much for bringing him into our lives! A video of him at home and one of him at Sauble Beach. “ Milo


“We were able to meet with Cathy at Winterfrost Samoyeds and after visiting the dogs we ended up bringing home Apple about one week after taking possession of our first house. Apple was renamed to Poe, as in Polar Bear, but has since picked up the nicknames Poe Poe and Poe Bear. Poe has easily adapted to home life and seems to have found her favourite seasonal napping spots. Snacks and snoozing are what she does best, which is great as that’s basically her day job as she travels daily with me to work at Orangeville Kia where she’s the Chief Treat Officer. Poe’s temperament, personality, and overall cute appearance make her a hit with the staff and customers. While there are many great stories, one is that we had a pair of customers drive over two hours just to buy a car from us as they saw Poe on the website and wanted to meet her; she got a toy and treats out of the deal…an expert negotiator. Overall, we’ve come to the conclusion that we are extremely lucky to have Poe join us, and we assume all dogs won’t be like her, but she’s certainly made us forever Samoyed people. While maybe not right away, we’d certainly be interested in adopting another rescue Samoyed!”







“Today is our 1 year anniversary of having Tara Snow as an official part of our family. My husband and I are absolutely in love with our beautiful girl and we are so happy that she came into our lives.”Tara is thriving in her forever home. She loves her walks and playing with her rope but her favourite is getting her cuddles first thing in the morning. Her happy howl still makes our hearts melt.

“We are so grateful to Cathy who helped us adopt Tara.”


 Tara Snow



“Hello, Angel is doing very well, she has gained full self-confidence and surprises us every day. The biggest change was an extraordinary hair growth, it had to be trimmed because there was too much of it, unable to get to the bottom of the coat and it was trying to felt.

“We has to euthanize her adopted sister (dysplasia too advanced, unable to get up, she had suffered enough to please us).

“She is bored and looking for her, our Labrador plays with her but does not have as much «gas» as she, hahaha, it turns into a funny race.

“If however you come to rescue puppies (before the age of 8-9 months), I would like to adopt another one, Angel could play to his liking. She still has a few fangs but it heals slowly, she was afraid of my grandchildren but she is getting better ans better, they manage to flatter her and she no longer runs away.

“She’s a real good girl, playful and naughty, we love her, thank you again for accepting our candidacy for Angel.

“Photos in chronology, you will be able to see the growth of hairs, it is astounding.”






“We drove out to Coburg just over a year ago, to see which Sammy was right for us. Cathy let out the first 4 dogs and right away, Luna ran up to me and locked me in her gaze. It was love at first sight, although it felt like we had known each other for lifetimes. After all 11 dogs were in the yard Luna was the only one who chased my youngest son around as he laughed and cried with glee. She came home two weeks later and she is, by far, the best thing to ever happen to our family. Everyday we walk together in the woods. She is an amazing dog, so gentle and fun and the perfecter our family. I am grateful everyday that she picked us. Thank you!”

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