Sammy was discovered by Suzanne Davis. “I was in my kitchen when I saw this dog running from one side of my house to the other, playing with my dogs who are in a fence. You could tell she was living rough. She was so skinny,” Davis said. “She was scared to death of me. I coaxed her into the garage and I almost had to carry her.”
“She wanted to come to me, but she was scared of me. Not like a wild dog,” Davis said. She managed to get her to come into her garage and find her family. She posted the dog on Facebook and luckily Johnson's friends were able to find him and let him know. Johnson left for Norfolk immediately to go see the dog.
Johnson approached his dog cautiously, because she had become so skittish in her two year adventure. “He came in and was very gentle,” Davis said of Johnson. “[Sammy] came up and laid down next to him. It did take her a little bit to warm up all the way to him. I think she was just not sure. When they (dogs) have been living rough and been in and out of people’s yards and been yelled at, it takes a little while."
But Sammy was finally back with the people who loved her. Not only that, but her fellow dog companions were happy to see her again. Johnson's other two dogs, Gunner and Sadie, were thrilled to see her again. “She cuddled up right in between them and before we got to the vet, she [Sammy] wouldn’t leave Sadie’s side,” Johnson said.
The family is happy to be back together, and she's relearning how it feels to be safe. “She’s opening up minute by minute. Nothing some food, fluid and love can’t take care of," Johnson said.