Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 19-087

Type of Surrender: Owner Surrender

Age: 9 years

Weight: 50 lbs

Elvis’ history with GRR goes back almost nine years ago when his previous owners surrendered his mother. For some reason, the family kept their two male dogs until recently when they found themselves contacting GRR again to take in the two males, now 11 and 9. It is believed that Elvis and Chase (Elvis’ father) spent their entire lives outdoors in a yard that only had dirt and gravel, without a single blade of grass. The dogs have probably never had a bath in their lives, are small in stature, and don’t know what to do with a toy.

Personality: Despite these challenges, Elvis was very friendly when GRR’s volunteers arrived. He and Chase were excited to meet new people and eager for attention and to please. Once in GRR’s care, a visit to the vet revealed what is often found when dogs are severely neglected: Elvis had some health issues that require immediate attention. He seems to have a skin infection and tested positive for Ehrlichiosis, although no active fleas or ticks were found on his body. His paw pads are very ulcerated and painful, possibly from walking on hot concrete. Because of this, he spends most of his time lying around in his kennel. Due to multiple infections, his neuter was delayed.

While Elvis may have a few issues to overcome, he certainly lives up to his name. He definitely thinks he is THE KING and likes for his foster Mom to bring him his food while he sits on his pillow (throne)! He is a love bug and a cuddler, is quickly picking up house breaking, and he is an excellent leash walker! There is no doubt once he is feeling better, he will be a great addition to a lucky family. He is very sedate and happy to now to be a "house" dog, what with issues and arthritis.

Ideal Home: Elvis’ ideal home will be with a family who can welcome him and his father, Chase, into their lives. These two dogs are very bonded and need to stay together. They are definitely emotionally attached and should be adopted together. He will thrive with patient owners that will allow him time to adjust to life indoors and will provide some basic training. Elvis is in a foster home with a teenager in a wheel chair and has been very calm and gentle, however it is unknown how he would be around younger children. Elvis would love to be the King of your castle, although he knows he’ll need to share it with his sweet, aging father!


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