Ollie is beginning to settle down as he acclimates to his foster home. He is playing well with our resident goldenn, and plays well with the kiddos too. He still is a ball of non-stop energy, but is always willing to snuggle. We're working on getting Ollie onto a feeding schedule, and walking lots to keep him happy. Ollie does pull a lot, but is learning very quickly. Ollie is a sweet, eager to please puppy, that loves to play and run around outside.
Nutmeg went to her forever home on Thanksgiving. She will be with a family who has no children in the home. Her new home has a fenced in yard, a cat, and an older golden retriever to keep her busy. She is expecting lots of walks and can't wait to get up to that cabin up north. More later as she learns more about her new home and forever family.
Tuesday November 22nd at 12noon Rozzy laid in our arms on the floor at the vets and took his last breath. There were many tears from not just us but the vet staff as well. Fozzy was very much loved by all that knew him, he was a gentle goofy boy who loved food, walks, balls and more food as well as sitting on our lap and just generally being pet. He never had a cross word for anyone except the puppy when he would try to take his bone.
Our big guy was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. He was doing good and you wouldn't have known he was sick until the last week or so.
Rozzy/Rozco had just turned 9 in October, he joined our family in June of 2014. We were blessed with 2+years with him, our only regret is that it couldn't have been longer, but to keep him here longer would have meant his suffering and we never wanted that for him he already suffered so much with his allergies.
God speed my sweet boy, run free, we love you
mom and dad
Al and Canela will give back the gift of love for years to come. These two are a bonded pair and ready to go to their forever home together. Al is eight, described by his foster family as a big, goofy, giant ball of fur! He is a very mellow, laid-back guy. Canela is three, a very smart girl, quick to learn, and more energetic than her pal. She has some dog-reactivity issues that are improving, but will need continuing practice of her training in order to build her confidence. For this reason Al and Canela must be the only dogs in their adoptive home. The criteria for their new home are: Home with no other dogs, children are okay, someone committed to continuing Canela’s training, home that can provide prescription food for Canela, A fenced yard is preferred, but not required. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in adopting this pair, please contact the Foster Coordinator at email@example.com
November 19th, 2016:
The Little Princess continues to blossom and grow every day. Lately she's been stepping out of her comfort zone and even asks to go along on rides. Over the weekend we stopped at a small local pet store to pick up a bag of food, and while there were all sorts of smells of other dogs that seemed a little scary, the smell of yummy treats and good food won out. (That and we were only there for about five minutes!) Bella seems to really enjoy making people friends. She squeaks and seeks attention from anyone one who is willing to offer it (very much like my last Golden -- I would swear he'd let a burglar in to the house and show them the valuables as long as he'd get a pat on the head!) Other four-legged friends are sort of hit-and-miss, so we approach those friendships very cautiously. It seems that as long as she meets a new dog on "their" turf she is more apt to not be stinky about it. If, however, you are coming in to HER castle, she will pout (yes, pout!) if another dog is getting her attention. Bella is very observant and while Miley the day-care-dog is not her favorite friend, she seems to have watched the joy that Miley finds in life and she has started exhibiting some of Miley's silly, happy behavior (only when Miley is not around ) Meaning, she has started running around the yard and teasing with you. She "dances" for her dinner every night and is becoming more and more animated with me during our little ritual, which always end by sitting like a lady before her dinner is presented to her. She definitely knows her name and is learning some simple commands. "Sit" is a gold star task. "Come" is getting there, especially if a whistle is used. "Stay" -- well, we still have work to do, okay? The leash still isn't a favorite, but pink is indeed a Princess's color and as long as it doesn't stay on long, is tolerable. On nice days, outside is a good place to be and there are favorite garden spots to check if Bella isn't immediately sited. She loves to explore the fenced in yard and was even observed giving a bunny a chase just the other day! Almost no more crawling... only on rare occasions when she is intimidated for some reason, or scared... but fewer and fewer observations of that behavior. It is truly a blessing to watch this little girl grow in confidence. She is very happy and content most of the time. The only time she fusses seems to be if there is a time she can't go along on a ride and needs to stay home. We have had no bathroom accidents, no behavior accidents, only a snappy incident with Miley -- never at any other time or with any other animal (still watching that though -- work to do in socialization -- but slowly but surely coming along). Bella is a joy, and it is indeed an honor to be entrusted with her care. To tell the truth -- it's not just Bella who is blossoming .
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Show everyone how much you love your Golden Retrievers! This striking 20" long necklace has a 1" wide heart surrounded by sterling silver with rhodium (925) and gold plating and AAA cubic zirconia stones that sparkle just enough to highlight the beautiful gold plated Golden Retriever standing at point in the center.
Here I am hard at work. Didn't know life would be so different here. My foster mom says I have come a long way but still have "fine tuning" that needs to be done. All I know is I love my life, I play a lot (got a lot of energy to burn) with my fur sister, she loves to swim, me I get the feet wet and watch her.
I love to meet new people and go places and food I could eat all day long.
Gotta go time for nightly walk and playtime, don't want to miss that.
Bailey is doing well adjusting to her Foster Home.
Nutmeg was awesome on the two leg journey after her assessment. Not a peep out of this gal who was wondering where the journey would end. After arriving at her foster home and the routine “getting to know you” time, Nutmeg was introduced to the resident golden and her new surroundings. She loved the fenced in yard and enjoyed a campfire before settling in for the night…again, without a peep.
We had a great 3 mile walk and she walked like a champion with very little leash pulling and did very well with leash correction. There was even a band of about 5 motorcycles at about mile 2 where we thought we might lose her but with a little leash correction and encouragement she did really well with the noise they create as they went by. We played “through dogs ears” for her right after putting her in the kennel for the night and she did not make a noise all night long. She played ball last night in the yard last night and this morning when we let her out I said “where is your ball,” and she grabbed it and brought it to me. Nutmeg was very hesitant with stairs but got the hang of them now and is enjoying exploring the whole house. She is definitely one very smart cookie. Right now Nutmeg is on antibiotics for an infection after her spay, but she should be ready for her vet visit in about two weeks.
It seems like forever ago that Angel went through his surgeries and infections but now he is completely healed and enjoying his new life. Since he is able to eat again without pain he is enjoying his meals and has gained much needed weight. Seems like his health problems are behind him. He loves being the Mayor of Meadow View and polices the neighborhood to keep it safe. Trail walks twice a day are something we both enjoy he is never at a loss for friends to play with him. He loves all people and most can't believe that he lived on the street considering how well behaved he is. Typically he walks up to people and sits down in front of them waiting for them to respond to him. All his little girl friends refer to him as Olaf --- because he likes the cold, but also came from a warm place and he likes warm hugs. Just like in Frozen. When there are children around I can always count on him to protect them and guard them. He still has not played with neighbor dogs and we hope to introduce him to some of them in the near future. Hopefully he will be able to help foster other dogs in the near future. He sure has found a place in our hearts and knows this is his home.
Summer is a gentle sweetheart who loves attention. She is also great with our three kids and could play fetch with her tennis ball for HOURS...particularly at bedtime :) So far, she prefers to lay outside in the yard to relax when she is not playing with her ball - so a good-sized fenced-in yard would be best for her. She is pretty fickle when it comes to following her commands, unless there is food involved :) Some review would be good. We have also learned pretty quickly that no food is safe if left out on the counter or table. She is pretty good at responding to "no" though, and will avoid it if told to do so. Summer's first vet appointment went well yesterday. We are treating her for a double ear infection (which would explain the smell and all the shaking she has been doing)and all of her blood work came back as clear. We are hoping to schedule her appointment to be spayed in the near future.
I've learned a lot about Molly in the past few weeks. She has a LOT of energy and is very playful. She loves her soft toys and she loves playing tug. She is a great walker and gets very excited when the leash comes out.
She gets excited to see other dogs, but she doesn't always read their signals. She's all "in your face" which elderly pups do NOT appreciate. She has played nicely with dogs her size/age with a mellow temperament. Introductions should be taken slowly with her and other dogs.
She has been getting 2 miles daily and no table scraps. She weighed in at 92#s (a loss of 6 - 8 lbs depending on the scale). She's got a way to go, but she's on the right road!
All vet care has been completed and Molly is a healthy 5 yr old. She will be going to her forever home tomorrow evening. I will miss her terribly, but she will be living a great life with her new family.
Eddie - my best buddy of 14 years -crossed the Rainbow bridge 10/1/2016.
I look forward to seeing him again in heaven.
Chase has fit right in with his fur brothers & sisters! He loves wrestling with our not quite year old Golden Ranger they are always enjoying each other who would think the oldest & youngest would hook up but Chase is young at heart & you would never know he is almost 11 years old! We are still working on getting some weight on this sweet boy, other than that he has been a real joy to welcome into our home!
Macy is settling in nicely with our family. She is patient and gentle with our two young children.
Butters had surgery 3 weeks ago to remove 2 mammary tumors. The biopsies came back showing that they were cancer. The vet feels that they got all of the cancer and that it was a non aggressive type which was good. The plan for now is to continue to monitor for the return of these tumors again or any new ones. The vet wants to see Butters again in 6 months to evaluate her again, unless some new ones return before that time.Butters did very well with the surgery,and had her sutures removed last week. She's healing well. She continues to be a joy to have around. Recently my daughter was here for a visit with her dog and other than Butters hoarding her toys and wanting the toys from my daughters dog they got along well. Will continue to provide updates as needed. She will remain in foster care until she is reevaluated in six months.
Chase is adjusting very well. He loves attention lots of head rubs for this guy. He stays close when it is raining or storming he just wants to know his human is near as he is nervous about storms & rain. If you are close he is fine. We are working at putting some weight on him so we do weekly weigh ins at our vet, so far a gain of two pounds hoping for more in the weeks to come. Loves his rides when I do errands, very sweet boy!
Happy Monday from Alex and Canela, our foster pups! We took them in back in August and they are clearly feeling better these days after we got all of their medical issues cleared up. They LOVE people of all ages, but Canela is not such a fan of other dogs. So, we are working with a trainer to help her deal with her anxiety and be able to enjoy her walks when other dogs are present. Alex is a big, goofy, giant ball of fur who loves casual walks and the occasional romp in the backyard while Canela is high speed, and loves to chase a tennis ball as much as she loves being petted and groomed. They are both very sweet dogs!
Nala came to live with us a month ago. We have enjoyed every minute with our newest family member. Nala is an explorer. She is always looking for the next adventure. Now that the leaves are falling she is having a blast in the leaf piles we make for her. She is always up for a walk with this nice weather we have. She has enjoyed meeting several new friends and playing fetch with them. Nala has been working on her manners with new people and not biting. She sometimes forgets but listens to the gentle reminders. We all look forward to the next silly thing Nala is going to do.
Welcome Chase to GRRoW! More info to come soon!