- Dog ID: 16-041PR
- Gender: Male
November 8th, 2016:
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.
October 15th, 2016:
Angel has been adopted by his foster family who lovingly cared for him through two surgeries including one with extraction of ten of his teeth. Below is an update from his new forever family! He is now doing great -- his mouth still has a little ways to go to be completely healed but we are back to throwing toys around and eating some hard foods and just enjoying life. He is adding some weight but also getting enough exercise to keep him from getting overweight. He is starting to want to maybe make friends with other dogs. Every morning when we go out first thing to do is look across the street to see if the Golden that lives there is out. If not we need to bark so he knows we are. The neighbor girls and my nieces all love him and want to keep him. Of course being a good golden he is enjoying all their attention and always looking for more.
I hope he is as happy being with me as I am with him being here.
August 14th, 2016:
Angel is the sweetest boy ever! Period! Angel arrived on July 31st at O’Hare airport. When I let him out of his crate he immediately showered me with kisses. Probably because he was glad to be on solid ground again! He was very tired on the way back from the airport. We didn’t hear a peep out of him. When we got home, he met the two resident Goldens through the fence. No problems whatsoever. He is one happy guy. I gated him off from the other two for bedtime. He went right to sleep. But, when I got up the next morning, he had jumped the gate and was curled up in the chair in the living room sound asleep. Angel has adapted very well to his new surroundings. He found out about Kong’s and squeaky tennis balls and running around the yard with either or both of them. He loves to play but also loves to just sit and snuggle. He goes right to sleep in the evening if we’re watching TV. He’s just an all-around great dog. As far as his health, it’s really pretty darn good. Angel tested heartworm positive in Puerto Rico. But upon retesting here, he was found to not be heartworm positive. Great news! But, his teeth are very worn down and many are broken. This could be the result of being caged and him trying to get out. He will need to have several teeth extracted. That was the not so great news. Due to the need for Angel to have a quiet place to recover, he was moved to another foster home. From all reports he seems to be doing very well there as I knew he would. It was very difficult to let him go to a new foster. He had me the minute he got out of his crate at the airport. He sure is going to be a great dog for some lucky family.