Bernie came into GRROW on July 10th. It is a pleasure having him in my home. Bernie is settling in. He enjoys long walks, and playing Chuckit . Bernie loves people. He ignores other dogs and has yet to be introduced to one. We will be working on how to appropriately greet people. His exuberance can be overwhelming. Bernie is truly a joy.
Josie came into GRRoW as a stray with multiple health issues. WIth GRRoW's help she became a beautiful dog. When we went to meet and greets everyone would comment on pretty she was. She was our Queen at our house. She was the most gentle, loving dog we could ask for. She flourished under our vet's care and the love we gave her. She was attached to my husband at the hip. We enjoyed almost two years with her. She was diagnosed in April with a brain tumor. In June she past away. She will be forever missed.
On Wednesday Chloe was full of life and sass. By Friday her health took a turn for the worse. I spent the night sleeping next to her. I woke at every move she made. I snuggled up to her and made sure she felt loved. On Saturday she collapsed. She had a possible tumor near or on her heart and had fluid around her heart. The best choice for her was euthansia. Chloe came into GRRoW with a cancerous tumor on her toe. We had it removed and she lived a full six months after that. She enjoyed eating and teaching the other dogs to eat our asparagus, swimming and going for walks. When I would come home she would bark at me. Now there will be silence. Thank you to her previous owner for giving me the time with her. I enjoyed every moment.
Sage, a forever foster, sadly crossed the rainbow bridge in July. Sage lived his last few years on a beautiful farm with his bonded brother Buddy and several other golden siblings. He was deeply loved by his human family. His health started to decline and his long term foster home helped him cross over.
Christina was a little bit shy when we met her to bring her home, but quickly warmed up and made herself comfortable at our house. She made friends with both of our cats the first night here! We've been on many walks to burn off puppy energy and she's learned many new things: garage door openers are kind of scary, don't step on storm sewer grates, vacuum cleaner is fun to follow, and frogs in the pond are loud! Gets along well with our dogs and all dogs she's met so far. Loves cats! Good with people! Will make a great active family dog!!
Jackson is an 8 year old golden/lab mix who has all those golden markings but much shorter hair and smaller stature. He does well in a quieter household with older children that do not disturb his slumber. He came into GRRoW from a shelter and can only be adopted by a family if children are over 10 years old. He loves to follow commands and enjoys attention. He is inquisitive and likes to know what is going on in his world. A vet visit is in the works.
Lily came in with her "husband" Chewy. Lily was in desperate need of a brushing. We filled one plastic grocery bag on the first brushing. We are brushing her every day to get out the thick under coat. She will be getting a hair trim shortly and a bath. She is very itchy. She is doing very well and gets along with all the dogs. She does bark when she wants to come in from outside. She is slow to figure out the dog door. She really wants to chase the chickens and shows a lot of interest in them.
Chewy is NOT a golden retriever. He is an Eskipoo. He is bonded with Lily who is a golden retriever. This guy can still walk 3 miles, chase chickens and actually catch them and wants to run after rabbits. He is doing very well with my dogs after a slow introduction. He shows interest in my cat but she has an area where he cannot get to her. We have had some marking issues in the house. As the days go by it has gotten better. We are crating him when we are not home. He knows how to use the dog door but has quite put it together that that is how he can let himself out. He sleeps in our bed. For some reason he really loves my husband and will do his little dance for him the most.
Oscar has made great progress with his allergy management. At his last vet appointment, he “graduated” to a long term maintenance program. Oscar will need to continue to adhere to a strict diet that avoids all his trigger foods. He’ll likely need Apoquel pills and twice weekly staph lysate shots (given at home) to manage his other allergies. He successfully completed his 16-week twice weekly staph lysate injections to build up his tolerance to the naturally occurring staph on his skin. Oscar will never be a ‘water dog’ as he needs to be completely dried as soon as possible after he has a bath or gets wet. But he doesn’t mind. Running after tennis balls is more his style. He has always been a happy dog, but he’s even happier now that his allergies are under control and he’s comfortable. He is a fast runner and often jumps and catches a tennis ball while it’s still in the air. He’s an easy-going guy who is finally ready to find his forever home.
Hello, William here. I'm feeling rather regal right now after my day at the spa. Actually the spa came to me. This crrrraaaazy lady with scissors and brushes and air blowers (and yummies for my tummy) came to spend the day with Dad. She did LOTS of brushing and cutting on me. I pretended to hate all the attention but secretly I kinda liked it. Plus, her treats were first class! She told Dad I needed to be on the allergy stuff daily until July 1 and then they'd see how I was doing. I'm not scratching but the lady found some scabby spots. I'm also going to get my ears cleaned more often. Boy did she cut the matted hair away from my ears! She told my dad that I need to go to the groomer monthly. He's going to look for someone who will take older, distinguished gentlemen like myself 🕵🏻 so I hope you like my spiffy look...the ladies will be knocking at my door 😁🐾💕