Sammy, his papillon dog was Justin's dog which he adopted in 2008. The dog lived with Justin's grandparents. He got the dog when he was in Atlanta. His mom never liked dogs and she never wanted him to have a dog but she knew that he wouldn't have any friends because he just moved to Atlanta.
Justin did a photoshoot with his dog by Micah Smith for StarfishLA. He died on December 11, 2014. #RIPSammy was a worldwide trend on twitter. He posted a lot of messages on social media.