• Lilly
  • Dog ID: 18-006
  • Adoption Date:  6/8/2018

Updates:

July 3, 2018

I just wanted to let you know I’m doing great! My humans are really nice to me. They let me sleep in bed with them, run in the tall grass, go swimming in the pond, chase tennis balls and even let me on the furniture. Simba is really nice too… he has been a good role model for me by staying away from the little flags in the yard so I don’t get a shock. Simba has been very patient by sharing his toys and letting me step on him when I get excited!! He is a little older, but he sure makes a good playmate and we are getting along wonderfully. I also wanted to thank you for all you did for me. I know it wasn’t always easy, especially when I got sick after being at the Vet. I guess I’m a slow healer. Hopefully, I won’t need to wear the cone again anytime soon. I’m happy to know that people are out there to help foster dogs like me. Without you, I never would have met my family. I hope you know that I will be forever grateful that you helped me find my forever home. May God bless you both, and all who are involved with Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin. You are truly special, and are doing great work. Your friend forever, Lilly

June 23, 2018

Lilly has been doing great. Her and Simba are very comfortable with each other. Lilly has been “off leash” in the tall grass with no issues. She sticks close to Simba and thus far has returned when called. With the hot weather she has developed a liking for ice cubes. Tomorrow (Saturday) I plan on filling the kiddie pool for some splash time!! She is becoming familiar with the boundaries of the yard, and has not been “drawn out”.

June 8, 2018:

Lilly has been adopted by a wonderful family who will provide her with the exercise she needs and work with her prey drive. Lilly has already gotten a bath, new collar and brushed. She went downstairs and picked out a A&W stuffed bear to call her own.

May 31st, 2018:

Lilly is doing great. Her infection in the incision and subsequent skin infection is finally cleared. She was not a good patient. She literally wore that cone day and night for a good two months. We had to go under the table to wash her stomach and apply the ointment. She would not come out at all. She has found a new passion. She loves to swim and she is really good at it. She will retriever a tennis ball in the water but on land it is still not a consistent thing to do. She would rather take one from the other dogs and roll on it. When she runs in the fenced in area she will sprint; roll around; sprint; roll around. She is eating normally now since the antibiotic is done. She is very gentle with people and has a very soft mouth. She is ready to find her new home.

May 3, 2018:

Lilly has not had the best recovery from her spay. One day she was acting strange and trembling so we decided to take her to the emergency vet. The did a culture of the stuff oozing from her spay incision and it is a very resilient bacteria. She is on a potent antibiotic to try to get rid of it. In the mean time she has developed something like a oozing rash on her stomach near the incision site. She went in again and we are awaiting the results from yet another culture. So she has been in the headlamp for quite awhile. She is good outside with it on but inside she hides under the table and sulks. She is acting fine and loves to go on our walks. Her future adoption is currently on medical hold until we get this under control. Cross your fingers that she will not need to be re-opened up.

April 15, 2018

Lilly got spayed and had a cyst removed this past Thursday. She has to keep the cone collar on since she wants to lick her incision site. They had a difficult time with the inside sutures due to her having thin skin on the inside. So she has an ace bandage around her middle while she heals for extra support. She is very quiet and HATES her collar. She will get her vaccines on April 25th and then be set to go. She is still a delightful dog. I would categorize her as high energy, and she will need daily exercise. Her previous owner would run her off leash to get the energy out of her. I would say she will need about a 3 mile run/walk every day if on leash. She would prefer to be somewhere with a large area to run loose. She loves our 8 acres (fenced) and will run as fast as she can with her nose down. She likes water and has run in the creek. I have two new fosters and she likes to play with them.

February 22, 2018

Lilly has the worst timing. She came into heat the day before her scheduled spay. So she will be in our care for awhile yet. She cannot get spayed until 60 days after she is out of heat. That will be in May. She did test high positive for Lymes and low positive for anaplasmosis. She is on Doxycycline for thirty days.


This girl is a delight. She loves my husband and they spend time snuggling on the couch. She has done well with brushing, nail clipping and looking into her ears. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body and has done well with the other dogs. However, she does have quite the nose and is always looking in tall grasses, brush and areas in our barn for critters. I am certain if she saw something she would be gone in a heart beat. She did find a deal dove near our driveway and could not get it out of her mind. She did drop it when I told her too. She does well with indoor cats. She is does great with other dogs both female and male. She would love to have a dog to play with in her future. She tries to get Huey to play but he is a stick in the mud.

February 4, 2018:

Lilly came in today from an owner surrender. She is a bit on the timid side with dogs and kids. Has done fine with my cat. More information to come.