Dog ID: 19-023
Surrender Date: 7/12/2019
Adoption Fee: $150, plus applicable tax
Age: 11 years
Energy Level: Low
Interactions with dogs: Good
Interactions with kids: Good
Interactions with cats: Unknown
Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes:
August 17, 2019:
Ranger's vet visit went well. He's in very good shape for his age. He is continuing on his medication (Carprofen - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) for his minor arthritis. Like many Goldens, Ranger has had a history of ear issues and will always require attention to and care for them. His weight is getting to where it should be but the vet would like to see a bit more muscling in his hind end - short walks and some small hills will help, no need for strenuous exercise routines. I have not witnessed any seizure activity or suspect any has occurred.
Ranger is the sweetest boy I've ever met. He adores me (foster momma) and does get upset when I leave, but settles down quickly. If I'm home, inside or out, he wants to be with me. A typical day involves me going off to work and the dogs (Ranger and Lambeau and our 3 yr old Golden) spending the day with foster daddy. They help with chores three times a day - this includes feeding & watering the horses & the cats and picking up horse apples. Ranger pays no real attention to the horses or the cats - still focused only on his humans. He knows the cats are there but I haven't seen any desire from him to chase them. Most days the dogs have company for a large part of the day - however just recently foster daddy had to leave first. When foster momma left, Ranger cried out some. Foster momma was having an air-head day and realized within 2 miles that she had left something at home and went back...Ranger was already settled down and back to sleeping...he didn't even know that I had come back into the house. The dogs were alone for about 8 hours with no issues/accidents.
Ranger also loves car rides and rides in the UTV well. I have not witnessed him interacting with children but his demeanor suggests that he would be 100% fine with them...he might get some little visitors soon. He met our neighbor's two younger dogs. I suspected they would be overwhelming for him but everything went very well. He is just a pleasure to have around.
July 14, 2019:
Ranger has arrived in foster care with his son, Lambeau. He is an incredibly sweet boy who only wants to be next to you. He is very low energy and will need to lose some weight. If nice, gentle walks are your thing, he's your boy! Ranger and Lambeau must be adopted together. Ranger had a seizure last April with a second one on June 23. The vet felt it was not serious and that they would just like to watch him. He was not put on any medication.