GRR Number: 17-021
Type of Surrender: Stray
Status: Available soon
Age: approx. 8 yr
Weight: 50 lbs. (and increasing)
Personality: Betty was found wandering the streets of San Antonio by a good Sam who helped her find her way to GRR. The poor thing must have been on her own for some time. She was very skinny and had quite the assortment or worms, including heartworm. She's got a long road ahead of her health-wise. She needs to be spayed and she has a scarey lump that must be removed and biopsied.
Betty is an adult Golden that has a mellow, calm personality with just the right pinch of energy to keep things interesting. She has already learned the house rules and has earned the right to roam the house unrestricted. She learned the rules quickly because Betty lives to please. Her foster has noticed how friendly and happy she is with children (of all ages), and how well she gets along with other dogs immediately after the “introductions.” Her calm nature is mixed with a heavy dose of curiosity. She is super nosey (aka a real busy-body) and could not resist counter surfing and trash can “exploring”. This will likely fade as she becomes aware of her new life under the GRR auspices – plenty of good food on a very consistent basis. Her prior experiences have made her a fast eater with a ravenous appetite, but she is not food protective at all. Her new diet is already filling out her frame and beginning to thicken her coat. A beauty is in the making.
Betty just loved her first shower at her foster’s home, and loved the post-shower grooming even more. This pampering could get habit forming! Her foster brags that she is extremely sweet and cuddly. She has that Golden expression that transmits how much she appreciates your attention. And she returns the companionship in spades! One of her favorite “thank you’s” is to lay her head in your lap and look up to see your reaction.
Betty is amazingly well mannered on her walks with a leash. She has been non-confrontational with all dogs she meets, but did bark at a neighbor cat. More research needed in that arena! She rides well in the car, except that she is certain she needs to be in the front seat with you, since back seat driving is so remote (see included photo).
Like many rescued Goldens, Betty has already started into a short laundry list of veterinary attention, with GRR providing the resources for her medical needs. But in no time, she will be in the finest shape imaginable and raring to join her forever home.
Ideal Home: As her foster observed, “She would fit in anywhere where she would be adored!” Betty would ideally love being a true family member, calmly enjoying and participating in activities morning ‘til night. Her new home, however, must be prepared to take her through her heartworm treatment if the vets decide that it's necessary. But the process is not difficult and GRR covers the expenses. You'll find that it will be totally worth it to come out at the end with lovable, sweet and well-behaved family companion.
To learn about the adoption process and complete an application, click here. We do not guarantee the availability of the dog that you have expressed interest in as it may be matched to another waiting family. However, there are always new dogs available as rescue is dynamic. We appreciate your interest in adopting a rescued golden.