SAM…Everybody’s Dog

By Patti Lawson

Sam waiting to greet customers at the Store.

Sam waiting to greet customers at the Store.

Sam, the dog who greeted customers at the Dalton General Store for many years, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 15, 2015. Sam was one of a litter of puppies born to a Redbone Coonhound in 1998. Sam was 17 years old, a remarkable age for a large dog, but Sam was a remarkable dog.
Loved by many who met him at the Dalton Store over the years, Sam was a sweet boy who lived out the days of his life at the store and on the Tessneer Farm. He had many loyal friends who over the years brought him gifts, provided money for vet care, and came to the store just to see him. Sam was buried on the Tessneer Farm, in Rutherford County where he lived his entire life. Donations may be made in remembrance of Sam to an animal charity of your choice or to PAWS of Rutherford County.
PAWS, PO BOX 399 Lake Lure, NC 28746 PAWS is a 501 (3)(c)