Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 
GRR Number: 17-107
Status: Available Soon
Type of Surrender: Stray from Bastrop Shelter
Age: approx 9 months
Weight: 29 lbs
Beaumont Update 10/27/17 - Read How Well Beaumont is Doing.
Beaumont is doing much better. He has grown taller in the last month, but only gained a little weight. As far as his overall  health he is doing great and his foster mom says it's 180 degrees from two months ago. He seems to be totally normal and healthy dog. That pesky old mange is all but gone and he's now covered in fur. His hair just needs to grow a little bit longer then you won't even be able to tell he ever had mange!! He's not crazy about having to take a bath, but at least he no longer tries to make a jail break from the tub! And he will calmly let you brush him afterwards.
Beaumont is doing so well and has really started to come out of his shell over the last month. He's nice and calm in the house, but has a shoe and sock fetish! So look out, forever family! Keep anything you don't want chewed or slobbered on up out of his reach! In the evenings he likes to bark at toads. But once inside for the night, he sleeps all the way through till  morning. Beaumont's bathroom manners are impeccable. He's fullly house-trained and uses the doggy door faithfully when his foster family is home. And since he is not destructive in the house, he is not crated and is left free to roam.
When it's time for a road trip, Beaumont is a bit nervous about getting into the car, but is fine once he gets in. Walking? He's a bit of a puller still, but good training an correct this.
Beaumont has a pretty average personality, though a bit timid when he first meets a new dog or is in a situation that is foreign to him. To quote his foster mom, "he is super sweet and loves affection from people. He will crawl into a lap if given the chance." Beaumont plays well with other dogs once he gets to know them and is submissive to dogs with alpha personalities.
Ideal Home: It still seems like Beaumont would do well in any type of home. He recently had a first experience with kids - an eight year old boy. He did just fine, not treating him any different than the adults he's been around. He was playful and full of exuberance. He could do with some training to build his confidence up a bit more and to break him of a couple of bad habits, but otherwise  he's a great dog and there is no reason why an adoptive family wouldn't love him!

Beaumont's Story:
Beaumont came to GRR from the Bastrop shelter where he showed up as a stray just days after hurricane Harvey. Given his poor condition, we can only assume he rode out the storm outdoors or on the streets. Beaumont had obviously been neglected for quite some time despite his young age. He was severely underweight, anemic, limping, had a heart murmur, and a bad case of mange, which left him missing most of his fur and covered in scabs. At 8 months old, 24 lbs and half bald, it was hard to tell if he was a true golden retriever or not but given his sad state GRR stepped in and immediately took him in anyway. Beaumont has been with us for over a month now and he is growing his fur quickly. His mites, scabs, and heart murmur are gone and he is quickly gaining weight.
While he may not be a full golden retriever, he is growing a beautiful full golden coat. He is a pretty typical puppy, constantly wants to play and is full of energy. He keeps his foster brother and sister very busy wrestling for hours in the back yard. His past life of neglect has left him with some emotional scars though, as he is unsure of new places and experiences. His foster parents are working with him to teach him all about the wonderful life as a Gold Ribbon dog and he is still in the process of adjusting to such a big change. 
Overall, Beaumont is a happy, playful dog that loves people and other dogs.  Despite Beaumont's young age he is 100% house trained and has only had a single accident in the house! He has recently figured out the doggy door at his foster home and loves to go outside and run around to chase squirrels and roll in the grass. As a typical puppy he loves to chew! He has steered clear of furniture, but will attack a shoe or sock if given the chance. Lots of toys and nylabones help keep this puppy happy. He is just starting to learn leash manners but does enjoy walks with the family. Given his small size Beaumont enjoys being a 'lap dog' and will crawl right onto your lap and lay down. He is a great cuddler! 
Stay tuned for more updates as Beaumont continues to heal and adjust to his new life.
Ideal Home: Beaumont would do well in a multi-dog home where his new siblings could help show him the ropes and be willing to play with an energetic puppy for extended amounts of time. Beaumont could use some basic training, socialization and additional work to overcome his timidity.  Due to his condition Beaumont has not been introduced to cats or children yet, but hopefully will be soon.
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