Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 16-038

Collin is Sponsored by Brandon Topfer and mom Kelly Topfer

Update on Collin:

A Good Samaritan discovered Collin wandering slowly down the road. Collin was initially quite wary but after a little sweet-talking and petting, he relaxed and jumped in the car. His skin was scabby, he had lots of missing fur, ears were filthy and teeth were worn teeth.  The Good Sam surrendered Collin to GRR as he needed immediate medical care. 

Fast forward:  Collin’s fur, skin, ears and eyes have improved.  He still has significant dental issues, reoccurring nasal issues and early/mid-stage kidney failure.   But Collin feels so much better and is enjoying lots of belly rubs, love and attention from his foster family.  Life is sweet for this gorgeous boy.

Personality: Collin’s luck changed dramatically as he was slowly wandering down a road near Kyle when a GRR member spotted him and took him under her wing.  This boy was in rough physical shape and needed help badly. He had lost lots of his reddish golden fur on his rump and had oozing lesions with crusty, irritated skin. His ears were infected, and he had an upper respiratory infection. Now that his luck has changed, Collin is receiving tons of medical attention from his veterinarians and GRR volunteers to restore his health. He is underweight, but is already starting to gain it back with his newfound diet.

In spite of this mountain of obvious abuse and lack of care, Collin is a delightful and affectionate fellow and that personality shines right through his current medical issues. He is a classic Golden that is true to his breed.  He is mellow – a really cool guy, according to the staff at Manchaca Village Veterinary Care. He has already demonstrated that he is trustworthy in his GRR foster’s house and is fully housetrained.  He sleeps peacefully all night and remains calm during thunderstorms. He is quite social with other dogs, and virtually ignores the cat in the house (what self-control!). On walks, Collin has shown a tendency to sniff every new smell along the way, swerving to make sure he misses nothing! His GRR fosters are showing him proper manners on walks, and he is catching on nicely. During his trips for vet care, Collin has shown he is a good car passenger as he lays down and quietly observes the world go by.

Collin is on “Fast Forward” to good health, and more than ready to shower his forever family with gratitude for a new life as their best companion ever.

Ideal home: Collin would love a forever home with moderate activity level, including regular walks. Since he is very social and great with other dogs, a multi-dog home would be on his A list.

 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.

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