I am saddened to inform you Abby (11-046) has crossed the rainbow bridge. Abby joined her forever home almost 6 years ago at the age of 6. It took her a little while to settle into her new home with another Golden Rescue (Porter W01-087), but she became the sweetest dog. Her job was to be petted and she would sit for hours and hours to be petted if anyone had the time. She succumbed to heart ailments. She will be dearly missed by family and friends and her fur sister Daisy, who as a puppy learned so much from Abby.
Penny is settling in well. Her first few days she was a bit anxious, but she's really opening up. She really enjoys fetch and just being outside. She's a real sweetheart. Penny's begun to chase and playfully wrestle a bit with our resident golden, and has just recently found a love to destuff his toys too. It's very hard to find her without a tennis ball or sock in tow. She's energetic, but loves to cuddle, and is above all a super sweet girl.
Bernie has been adopted by his foster family and is doing very well. An update and more pictures will follow soon.
Bernie has been adopted by his foster family and is doing very well. Ann update and more pictures will follow soon.
Christina is now available for adoption. She would like to be the only dog in a home where she can get all the love and treats. She does chase cats (but doesn't hurt them). She is currently in puppy school and knows basic commands. She walks well on leash. She will need additional training as we are working with her to teach her that things like counter surfing are not ok! Christina would do best in a home where she is the only dog, any children are over the age of 10 and the family has time to continue her training. Her adoption fee is $450 and adopters will be required to sign a spay contract and pay a deposit of $400 (that will be returned upon proof of spay). Spay costs will be paid by GRRoW. If you are interested in learning more about Christina and fit these criteria, please complete a pre-adoption application.
Bella has been with us for about 3 weeks now. She is a very sweet and well mannered 9 year old golden. She knows all the basic commands, doesn't counter surf or sleep on the furniture. She was an only dog in her previous home so will entertain herself with toys or bring you a ball to play fetch.
Her vet visit went well, weighs in at 68 pounds and has no health issues. She will have one more vet visit for her Lepto booster. Once that is complete we will start the search for her forever home.
Oscar is looking for his forever home. He loves meeting other dogs and ignores cats. He loves going on walks and playing with balls.
He does have allergies which the foster home has been actively working with a vet on treatments that would help control these.
Oscar is a sweetheart and is looking for that special family that would help him with his medical needs.
Willow has now been in foster care for two weeks. She has adapted well to the routine of the foster home. She knows her commands and continues a nice balance of play and rest. She is now able to be left for up to two hours with no restrictions in the house, can be trusted, and is not destructive in any way. She enjoys meeting new people but does not pester. She is a very beautiful dog and is admired by those who meet her. Hopefully that won't affect her ego too much.
One would think that having "poodle" in the mix would decrease the amount of dog hair that is deposited throughout the house. That is not the case.
We are now working with a behaviorist to eliminate "leash reactivity". Willow is a smart dog and did extremely well after one session. Much daily practice ahead but great progress in just one day. A neighborhood dog has volunteered to assist with the training by agreeing to bark everytime we walk past. We are also working with Willow on her anxiety when there is a thunder storm. Vet prescribed medication works well for her to get through these episodes.
Angel is also doing well. She has lost some weight. I still cannot believe how she runs and chases a ball when she is so heavy. She also went on a 2.5 mile walk with Murphy and I. She has a lot of energy when she is moving but crashes at night. She could play fetch until she dropped. She likes to place the ball in laundry baskets, the grill's ash pan and wherever we are working. You have to throw it just so you can finish what you are doing. She prefers to sleep on the floor in the kitchen while Clifford is right next to my bed. She is still battling her ear infection. It was cleared for about three days. She doesn't mind the meds at all or getting them cleaned. She is on Claritin once a day for allergies. She has been itching her face a lot so I will be taking her in to see what that is all about.
Clifford is doing very well. His skin infection is totally cleared and his skin looks very good. He spent five days at another volunteers home and he did very well. He is attached to me ALOT. He follows me everywhere and looks for me when I am out of site. He enjoys a good walk but his are shorter than Angels. He has arthritis in his elbow and wrist. Apparently, he had a break in one of his wrists when he was young. He has a bony lump at that spot. It is the wrist with arthritis in it. He is not in any pain from it at all.
Bella is very well mannered and knows sit, down, shake and stay. She has a lot of energy for a dog that is 9. She is a little lady.....doesn't counter surf, stays off the furniture, does not chew up her soft toys, walks well on the leash, rides nicely in the car. :) She will jump up when someone walks in the door, but knows to stop once you turn your back to her.
We took her to the vet this week, and all the bloodwork came back perfect, which was great news as she hasn't been to a vet for a couple years. Bella weighs in at 68 pounds.
More info once we spend a little more time with her.
Great news! Jack and his "brother" Banjo have found their forever home together. They are happy, healthy and doing great! Soon you will be able to find updates and pictures posted in our Happy Dog section. Thanks to everyone for helping these two handsome boys!
Great news! Banjo and his "brother" Jack have found their forever home together. They are happy, healthy and doing great! Soon you will be able to find updates and pictures posted in our Happy Dog section. Thanks to everyone for helping these two handsome boys!
Lily is doing very well. She is on Claritin for her allergies and it is helping a lot. She isn't chewing on her feet as much. She spent five days at another GRRoW volunteer's home while I was on vacation. She did very well, however, she does not like cats licking her face or eyes. Barb also said that when her cat ran outside Lily took after it. Apparently, she likes a good chase. We went for a short walk tonight and she did very well. She loves to wander around our property sniffing everything. She has her bed in our bedroom and it is her spot to sleep during the day and night.
Murphy just arrived yesterday. He is settling in nicely. He loves to go for long walks and does very well in our fenced in yard. He is getting along with the dogs in the house, however, he is desperate need of neutering.
Goose arrived at our house yesterday. He was tired at first, but eager to interact with us. He met our two Goldens, Chester and Bella and interacted appropriately with them. Goose walks well on a leash, and likes to be near people. He is friendly, and at nearly 75 lbs. and one year old, very playful. He has settled in very well and really enjoys all of the attention he is getting from the dogs and kids. Goose has not met the house cats yet.
Willow is a confirmed 4 year old golden doodle. Her dad was a black miniature poodle. She had her vet visit and is up to date on all of her shots and is a health and medium to high energy gal that knows when to settle down.
Almost one week since Willow arrived. She has adapted well to her foster home. She eats well, sleeps well, and is a very contented dog unless there is a storm brewing and she seems to be more accurate than the weatherman. She fears storms and hides in what she perceives to be a safe spot. She is currently being medicated for that fear, which does help somewhat. She also has great fear of gunshots/fireworks. Her focus at those sounds is pure escape. She is not able to eat or follow commands yet when this occurs.
She is good when guests come to the home. She barks when there is a knock or the doorbell sounds. She likes to be acknowledged but doesn't pester. Her favorite toys are of the "tug of war" variety or playing with balls. She is really quite good with catching balls that have been tossed in the air and enjoys the praise when she is successful.
Leashes attached to her collar are not as successful as the body harness variety. She walks well and at a good pace......that is unless a rabbit or squirrel decide to cross her path. She is a strong girl and can really pull when she perceives that she is being held back. When leashed, she barks at other dogs we share the road with. We are working on that. Very easy dog to have around. Nice balance between wanting to play and rest.
Bella is settling in to her foster home very nicely. She played with her toys and got a good night sleep her very first night with us! She walks nicely on a leash and she will be going for her vet visit to get checked over very soon. She is a joy to have in our home and we look forward to learning more about her as she continues to settle in with us. Watch for more updates on sweet Miss Bella soon!
8/2/17: Charlie is a four year old white golden retriever with a mellow, happy disposition. He has idiopathic epilepsy and a wobbly gait due to the anti-seizure medications. But, when he puts his mind to it, he can run like the wind. He has been trained very well and obeys commands like a champ. His manners are awesome. Charlie was in his foster home only 2 days when he started having cluster seizures. He was rushed off to the the emergency vet clinic and the next day, he was transferred to UW Veterinary Hospital. He had an MRI and lumbar puncture to rule out tumors or infections. The veterinarians stated there is no reason for the seizures, it is just the cross he has to bear. His medications were increased. Fortunately, he takes pills well, once they are hidden in his wet dog food. He is a grazer with his food, liking to enjoy every bite, and does not notice the pills as they are covered in tasty dog food. Charlie is a lover, wanting to sit his entire 90 pounds on your lap. Despite the wobbly gait, he can jump up on the furniture when invited. He is bored by the resident cat and gets along well with the resident dog, who is a bit crabby that he came to live here. But, he takes everything in his stride and does well with everyone, human and pet. He truly is a wonderful dog and we feel lucky to have the opportunity to care for him.
8/9/17: Medically, Charlie has been doing well. He has been seizure-free for several weeks and sailed through the neutering surgery. His hips were deemed normal, and the medications for hip arthritis were stopped. He only takes medications to remain seizure-free. Charlie is a sweetheart of a dog. He is so mellow, not letting anything ruffle his fur. He allows the resident dog to be the top dog and peers at the resident cat with a bored eye. When he needs something, he quietly walks over to you and looks with big limped eyes until his needs are met. He is truly a gentleman and very well trained. He will make a family a wonderful dog!