Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number:  17-109

Type of Surrender:  Owner Surrender

Status:  Matched

Age: 2 yr

Weight:  50 lbs

Personality: Up to this point in his young life, Buddy was a fun loving country boy with plenty of space to roam around and enjoy other four legged creatures outside on his large property. But when his owner had to leave the country for town, he and Buddy both realized that this Golden boy really needed more space to feel at home.  Enter GRR volunteers, and Buddy was soon transported to his foster’s home with larger spaces.

Buddy had been a one family dog since birth, and the quiet environs in the country with little “inside the house” time made the transition to the city a little unnerving for Buddy.  Even with all that Golden energy typical of his age, Buddy is indeed very shy and easily startled.  His exposure to the wide world has been quite an awakening, but Buddy is transitioning in fine shape, gaining more trust day by day.

As his photos show, he is one handsome red coated guy with a sweet personality and not an aggressive bone in his body.  His shyness makes him appreciate proper introductions when meeting new dogs or cats, but given the intros, Buddy is quite friendly.  His country manners brings out his friendliness with humans as well with belly rubs, ear rubs and head rubs all greatly appreciated. However, another type of two legged creature (namely chickens) makes him hanker for a chase whenever they wander by!

Buddy was given a toy stuffed fish and an antler to chew by his foster, and he enjoys both, but is still not quite sure what toys are for.  Make no mistake, he loves his “things” and takes care of them.  Rather than chew into his toy fish, he carefully “mouths” it while laying on a cool spot in the kitchen floor. This city life definitely has its advantages. Since he spent considerable time outside in the past, his foster was curious how his house manners would be, but Buddy has been very good about asking outside and has had no accidents. And even though he is a youngish pup with tons of energy, to his credit he has shown no interest in chewing on any furnishings.

His appetite is excellent, and he is not protective at all of his bowl. All young pups needs training and as luck would have it, Buddy truly craves treats given as rewards during training time.  That’s sure to speed his food-to-belly-to-brain learning process.

His foster brags about Buddy and his country to city transition – “Buddy is doing very well and we are so proud of him. He’s gone through many changes in these last few days. He has bonded with us as much as he can and knows we love him.” Handsome, gentle and smart. Close your eyes and visualize having Buddy in your life as he showers you with love and affection as only a Golden can.

 Ideal Home:    Buddy needs a quiet home, ideally with a work-at-home situation or a non-working adult. To gain his trust, Buddy needs a family with time for bonding and patience during training, since he is still very much a puppy. 

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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