Garbanzo is new to foster care. More information on him soon.
New Dog in Foster Care
Little 30 pound Angela came to us after a long plane ride and then a journey across the state. She appeared shy and scared and would cower and crawl rather than walk for two days until she became accustomed to us. She was not afraid of our two 80 and 100 lb. goldens and totally ignored them. Since coming to us she has been to the vet and treated for ehrlichia as well as being spayed. It takes some time for little Angela to be comfortable with you. She does not respond to commands or to her name yet and is more interested in being a couch potato. She loves her crate, a large one, please, as well as fluffy dog beds. We are not sure of her age, probably around 4-6, but we do know she has had several litters and was most probably confined to a crate most of her life. She loves that she can go from her open crate to a dog bed on her own. If you walk up to her, she will roll on her back and show you her tummy, which she would really like if you rubbed! This sweet girl would be wonderful in an apartment or with someone with limited mobility as she does not require much walking and has a consistent bathroom routine. What she needs most is consistency so she feels secure and lots of petting and rubbing of tummy so she feels loved!
Logan is new to GRRoW and will be starting his heartworm treatment this week. Keep an eye out for updates on this young man.
Ginger came into GRRoW from Puerto Rico. She needs to learn some manners and how to interact with younger children. Right now they are working on jumping and being mouthy. She also tends to be on the more dominant side. She's eating, peeing, pooing and playing great. We've been on several walks around the neighborhood and she did fine until she heard fireworks on July 4th. She is a bit tentative on going for a walk since then. We'll work on not pulling on the leash and jumping on people. She's a quick learner and seems to know "sit". Hard to believe the short amount of time she's been here she acts like she's lived here forever.
Mimo has had quite the journey from Puerto Rico but has arrived with the best attitude and has been very loving ever since his arrival. We are still learning new things but he has been good with the sit coomand and has learned to go up and down stairs and is potty trained. We found he loves water and is happy to be where we are. He is great on car rides. His journey to his forever home is not over yet and will need a vet check and neuter. We will be posting more of mimos journey along the way.
Chloe come into GRRoW at the end of May and was off to a rock start. Her first foster home was not a good fit for a stressed out pup so she moved to a quieter home. She is settling in pretty well, although there has been some guarding over toys and some dog-dog reactivity. Our foster home is getting some expert help learning to manage Chloe's behavior. Chloe loves all the attention she gets from her human; she is smart and eager to please and she loves to cuddle. Stay tuned for more updates on Chloe.
Mimo arrived from Puerto Rico on June 12th. He has been an absolute delight so far.
Gracie just arrived into GRRoW. More information to follow.
Simba arrived into GRRoW on May 1st. More information to follow.
Elias is new to GRRoW. More information on this handsome boy soon!
Bandit is new to GRRoW and will see the vet for treatment of his allergies. More to come on this guy soon.
Hannah arrived at her foster home after several transports. She is a smaller sized golden and is scheduled for a full exam and spay in a week. Understandably, she is a little confused and timid with her new surroundings but very friendly and loves to be petted. Today she will get her first romp in the fields with her two new friends and learn all about Wisconsin spring time. Stay tuned for more information on this little red head.
Tellie came into foster care one excited pup! He took his time settling down but is now doing well with another golden in the house. He needs to be neutered and learn some manners in the next few weeks so we will be anxious to report how he is doing.
Ditka has been in his new foster home for a week now and is settling in more and more every day. He has that sweet lovable golden personality and all he wants to do is please. He is young so has lots of energy to burn. He is getting 2-3 walks a day and short training sessions after each walk since his attention span is pretty short right now. He is curious about everything and has a lot to experience. He does startle easily when vehicles go by so we are introducing noise and activity slowly. He does get excited easily but learns quickly that he must settle down before he gets what he wants. His goofy personality makes us laugh every day and his big brown eyes will melt your heart. His first visit went great, he is the picture of health! Stay tuned for updates on this golden boy!
Maggie is a wonderful, mellow dog. She has such a sweet disposition. After a couple days of not eating, I finally found a combination of food she likes. I had to abandon dry kibble. I am thinking her gums are too swollen and it is painful to eat dry kibble. I tried moistening her food from home, but she rejected that. After several trips to Mad Cat, a pet store in Madison that carries high quality pet products, I found food that she will eat. It is a mix of Nature's Instinct raw diet, high quality canned poultry dog food, and Stella and Chewy's freeze dried patties. We take her on 3-4 short walks a day. She is a slow walker and seems to have a little arthritis. Her vet appointment revealed she is a healthy but morbidly obese older golden. Her weight was 104.8 lbs. Today, I took her back for a weigh-in (while picking up meds for my cat) and Maggie had lost 3 lbs! She is scheduled to have her teeth cleaned on April 22. She is very good with my cats. One of my cats wants to be her friend, but Maggie is indifferent. Another cat has hissed occasionally, but Maggie ignores that, too. My family is so enjoying Maggie. And she appears happy. She wags her tail and looks up expectantly when we enter the room. She prefers to stay in the living room, which is my family's nerve center. And she will not do stairs.
Wally is just into foster care. Watch for more updates soon!
Gabby came into GRRoW last Thursday. At first, she was very stressed out, but now she's settling into her foster home very nicely. She is enjoying her daily walks and gets along with the resident Golden. Her vet visit is scheduled for tomorrow. . . stay tuned for more updates on Gabby.
Comet came back to GRRoW after his owner died. He is doing well and coming out of his shell as some of his medical problems are being addressed.
Comet has been with us since the beginning of December. He has spent the past 5 weeks with 2 other dogs and seems a bit lost now that they are gone.
When he arrived he did not want to go outside for walks, or get into a car, or do anything other than lay on his bed. He soon discovered that our fenced in backyard suited him and will go in and out of that door without encouragement. We take the dogs for 2 walks a day and he will now go out the door that leads to the garage and will enter the car on his own -- although while the other dogs were here he jumped in with more enthusiasm. While on our walks he holds his head high and appears to be smiling while wagging his tail.
He never pushes or bullies the other dogs. Very much a gentlemen. At times he will play bow and attempt to get other dogs to play with him. He avoids the cat. He is friendly to people but not a Velcro type nor will he seek attention of strangers.
We are waiting for additional blood work to be completed later this month.
Tanner just arrived at his foster home. More to come.
- Dog ID: 16-005
Chester just arrived at his foster home. More to come soon.