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Who is Samson?

February 1, 2017


Samson was our beautiful and loving German Shepherd. We formed The Samson Pet Group to honor his name. He is our inspiration.

Life for Samson began in a horrid puppy mill in Oklahoma. He spent the first three months of his life in a small and dirty cage. Having eaten a combination of kibble and his own feces, Samson was suffering from Coccidia and Giardia when we took possession of him. My wife and I, and our four young children welcomed him into our home with great love and caring. Samson was our first family dog.

As Samson grew up with us and matured, his protective instincts began to appear. Every night while our children were sleeping, my wife and I would hear him walking on the hallway wood floors and enter into their bedrooms to check on them. He wanted to make sure our children were safe. This was an amazing thing to experience. He loved spending summers at our family’s lake house in Connecticut swimming with our children, eagerly chasing them off the dock, dutifully digging holes in the lakeside beach sand, and relaxing in the shade under his favorite oak tree. Having lived for only seven years, Samson filled our family’s hearts with wonderful memories that will last forever. He was a great dog and family member. It was two years ago this past December that we lost Samson to cancer. We miss him dearly. 

Like all pet owners, the loss of a beloved dog, cat, bird, to name a few, impacts a family greatly. There’s a deep emotional pain that never goes away. So we formed The Samson Pet Group using that pain to honor his name by doing something about the challenges that impact these innocent creatures. Aside from our personal contributions to various organizations, our work began with the launch of our inaugural line of dog toys this past November. It was time to introduce our patent pending CANINE COOLEYS™ and MUTT BUTTS® dog toys. The creation of a uniquely scented dog toy seemed to be a natural and fun solution that would set us apart from the rest of the toys on the market, and this is the kind of approach we will take in the development of our future products. We’re a brand new company, but as we grow, it is our goal to contribute a portion of our sales to various animal welfare organizations and causes close to our hearts and our customer’s. One such cause on the horizon is the formation of The Samson Canine Cancer Research Fund. Look for future updates on its development.               

We were greatly blessed as a family to have had the help to find that neglected pup in Oklahoma and to have been able to give Samson a loving home. We greatly admire all pet lovers around the world who tirelessly rescue and adopt animals in need. They do great work and we thank them all for giving their Samson a loving home.