- Dog ID: 15-034
November 13th, 2015:
Chuck has been adopted! More updates coming soon!
October 9th, 2015:
There once was a senior Golden named Chuck. Living on a farm somewhere in east-central Wisconsin, he was reported to be an outdoor dog. Details are sketchy, but the owners’ circumstances changed, and they could no longer keep him in the family. Off he went to a nearby shelter who, in turn, contacted GRRoW. A successful completion of assessment plus the usual medical steps, and he was up for foster. Having lost both of our most recent GRRoW Goldens, Ben and Winston, almost exactly a year ago, we were proceeding cautiously. Some unnamed angel at GRRoW somehow saw a potential match between us and Chuck, and we were subjected to some not-so-subtle hints about taking him in on a shared foster basis. So, we did. Well, that lasted all of three days. I’d met him a week before at GRRoW’s “Bark In The Park” volunteer summer picnic. Chuck, already shown to be a real love bug, attached himself to me like a barnacle. We’ve referred to “Velcro Dogs” in the past, but here we have to add “stealth” as a descriptive term. He’s the sweet, silent type and his deep red color tends to make him almost disappear in the dark. Following us silently through the house, he has become an ever-present shadow. An endless love-sponge, he’s eerily calm, meeting adults, kids and dogs with perfect manners. So far, he loves everybody. His only downside is a wariness toward new things, and he needs “help” getting into the scary car. Something in his past as an outdoor dog, we suppose. He’ll adapt, we’re sure. He’s reported to be 11 years along, but he looks more like six or seven. No white face fur yet, and his teeth are “puppy-perfect.” We thought he had a speech defect for a while. Even the doorbell is met with silence. That ended just today when he spotted a couple of guys here to help dismantle a fallen tree. A flurry of barks ended as two new friends were quickly added to his “buddy book.” This alleged “outdoor dog” was house-trained from the first day, and he’s well nigh perfect when left alone in the house. All he wants is lovin’. It took very little time to decide and start the adoption process. Stand by for news. The Chuckster has a home.
September 13th, 2015:
Chuck went out to dinner at another GRRoW volunteer's home. He was a perfect gentleman with the resident Goldens and won the heart of the hostess. He's a very sweet and gentle boy.
September 7th, 2015:
Chuck is an 11 yr old male who came to GRRoW from a WI shelter. He started his life as an outdoor dog, and now he is lovin’ the comforts of life inside. It is hard to believe he is 11; he acts about 8. Chuck was neutered at the shelter and has received his required vet check-up (shots, heart-worm test, blood-work and chem panel, fecal, and a full physical). He’s a healthy boy whose only medical concern is a mild case of kennel cough. He is not fond of getting into a vehicle, but once in, he has perfect manners, laying down for the ride.
He easily goes up and down the steps into the house, but will not climb the steps to the second floor. He sleeps quietly at the bottom of the steps waiting for the next petting session. Chuck's teeth are beautiful, shiny and white, but he’s not been interested in chewing anything in the house including dog toys. He has started to play with a ball, but prefers humans over toys. He gets along great with the 2 resident goldens. The cat has not made a appearance yet.
Chuck is a mellow, gentle guy who is an easy to foster and to love. Even though he lived outside his whole life, he’s 100% housebroken.
He is a total love sponge who would sit to be petted 24/7.
September 2nd, 2015:
Chuck came into GRRoW today and is settling into his new foster home. He was neutered at the shelter yesterday and is recovering, but he's a sweet old fella. Stay tuned for updates!
Chuck is currently available for adoption through our match process only. If you are interested in adopting one of our GRRoW dogs and would like to be added to our list of waiting families, please fill out an application found in the adoption section. Dogs that are available for adoption are then carefully matched with families from the list starting with those who have been waiting the longest. Although we cannot guarantee you will be matched with the dog of your choice, we recommend you mention any dogs you are interested in on your application.