Sam is What Happens When You Mix a Golden Retriever with a German Shepherd

Sure, there’s an inflation of dogs on the internet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t handle one more pooch. Introducing Golden Wolf Sam. The Golden Shepherd (a cross between a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd) has won our hearts thanks to her playful personality and wolf-like ears. And what’s more, she’s also adopted, encouraging others to adopt, instead of shop.

“Before we adopted Sammie we had a difficult year,” her owners, Saray and Maor, recalled in an interview with Hello Bark recall. “We had a Golden Retriever puppy named Bailey, she died when she was only 1 year old from a genetic kidney failure although we did everything we could to save her. After a period of mourning and grief, we saw an ad for a puppy that needed a home and we instantly knew she was exactly what our broken heart needed.”

It turned out to be love at first sight. The next morning, they drove to the shelter and the fluffy pooch ran directly to them. “She really chose us as much as we chose her,” they remark. “We decided to name her Sam because it’s a combination of both our names – Saray And Maor.”

Based in Israel, Sam has a cult following both on Instagram and YouTube. One video of her in particular, where her owners boop her nose until she’s had enough, has gained thousands of views. You’d want to join in on the hype: