MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- There are an abundance of homeless pets across the region and News 3 is trying to help them find a family to call their own.
Meet Sammie, a three year old shepherd mix looking for her "Furever Home"
"She was transfered to us from another shelter with eight puppies. Since we have the new nursery we're able to take them in when other places can't," says Jessica Piquard, Assistant Director at Saint Francis CARE in Murphysboro.
Piquard says Sammie has been at the Saint Francis CARE for 12 weeks. "She's a super sweet girl. All of her puppies have been adopted and she's still waiting. She likes to play, likes to run around."
Sammie seems to get along with everyone, both pets and people.
"We took her to one of our events last weekend and she did great. She did well with the other dogs. She did well with everybody being around. It took her a few minutes to get comfortable but once she did she just laid out in the middle of everybody," explains Piquard.
Piquard says Sammie can get overwhelmed but giving her a safe space will go a long way. "I mean I think an important thing is just kind of giving her her own space. So if she does start to feel overwhelmed it gives her that space, a kennel or just her own little area that she can kind of go to just to get away and calm down."
Sammie is up to date on shots, spayed and heartworm negative.
"Sammie is a super sweet girl. She raised her babies. She's now spayed so she doesn't have to worry about that anymore so it's time for her to find a forever family that's going to take her in and love her like we do," adds Piquard.
For more information on how you can adopt Sammie click here.