9 years old, in foster

March 22, 2021: Welcome Sami to SECR!

There’s a new Corgi in the SECR house, and his name is Sami!

Please put your paws together for this sweet boy, who comes to us as an owner surrender. Sami had a very elderly owner who was no longer able to care for him due to personal health issues, and we are thankful to be able to step in and give him the love and care he needs.

Sami is settling in to his new foster home nicely, and our first order of business is to get him on a strict healthy diet and fitness plan to help him get down to a healthy Corgi weight. Sami currently weighs in at 70 pounds, which is about twice as much as a healthy male Corgi should weigh. Obesity is a serious concern for all dogs, but poses what can be very detrimental risks for low-riders due to the impact weight can have on these dogs’ backs, joints, and heart and respiratory system. Getting Sami down to a healthy weight is critical to his overall quality of life and we are focused on doing everything we can to make it happen for him.

We’ll also be getting Sami caught up on routine senior healthcare, get his eyes re-checked following a previous infection, and have his teeth examined. A cleaning may be in Sami’s future, but that won’t be on the books until he’s down to a healthier weight and can handle the procedure.

We’re happy to have Sami as part of the SECR family, and are glad his fosters are dedicated to making him the healthiest Corgi he can be. Welcome, sweet boy!