Orvis Dog of the Day: Sammy the Hall-of-Famer


A former stray found wandering the streets in an emaciated state, Sammy exudes calm, and
everyone who meets him agrees that there is something special about his touch.

photo courtesy NJVMA

Sammy is a Redtick-coonhound mix who has a very special gift. With the help of his owner—Nancy Turner of Somerset, NJ—he has gone from being a Mississippi stray to an award-winning therapy dog in just a few short years. One touch of his silky smooth coat leaves the young patients he visits feeling more at ease. Every year, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) honors the human-animal bond by recognizing special animals that have made a difference in someone‚Äôs life. For his service, Sammy was inducted into the VMA’s Hall of Fame for his remarkable service. Click here to read the whole story, and watch the video below to learn about Sammy’s amazing journey.

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