Pet of the week: Sampson is a Labrador Retriever mix who loves scratches behind his ears

Available for adoption from Pet Pal Animal Shelter
Sampson pet of the week
Posted at 8:13 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 09:57:27-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — ABC Action News is bringing you a big boy this week in our Pet of the Week segment.

Sampson is a 6-year-old, 82-pound Labrador Retriever mix who needs a loving home. He comes from Pet Pal Animal Shelter.

According to the American Kennel Club, Labrador Retrievers are America’s most popular dog breed. They are medium-to-large dogs who bond well with the whole family.

Labs need a good amount of exercise and enjoy swimming or games of fetch.

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Shelter workers say Sampson is the strong and silent type, but a simple scratch behind his ears and he becomes a lovable guy. He would do best with a family who will help him with his "Weight Watchers" program.

Sampson is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. His adoption fee is $200.

For more information on how to adopt any animal from Pet Pal Animal Shelter, you can call them (727) 328-7738 or go online to

Pet Pal Animal Shelter is located at 405 22nd Street South Street in St. Petersburg. You can visit all their dogs and cats up for adoption Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.