Forrest

Status: 
Available
Gender: 
Male
Positive for heartworms?: 
No
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 
No

GRR Number: 18-096

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In

Status: Available

Age: 5

Weight: 60-70

Personality: Forrest is a return to GRR as his adopter was moving to NYC and didn’t feel that would be a good environment for him. Forrest has a neurological issue which causes some unsteadiness and slightly different gait in his hind legs.  This is not debilitating, and Forrest likes nothing more than a daily walk and a good run around the yard; but it does need monitoring.   For example, Forrest needs a little help getting into the car on his own and when he does his business, Forrest does a little “potty dance” because he keeps his legs moving. Forrest was examined by a specialist who says no further treatment is needed at this time as he’s doing great.  Another positive note is Forrest is not declining as we aren’t seeing changes at this time.

Forrest does not jump up on people and loves playing with the smaller of the two dogs in his foster household. Smaller dogs are much easier for him to play with but he’s fine with gentle play with bigger dogs. Forrest enjoys short walks and is a great walking partner around the neighborhood.

In the house, Forrest is very calm and loves to be petted. He could go on for hours! His favorite thing is to sleep on the couch snuggled with his head in somebody’s lap. He does need a little help getting onto the couch. Forrest is not focused on toys as he prefers playing with dogs or human companionship.

He’s been through a thunderstorm and the 4th of July and didn’t seem phased by any of the noise. He does a great job sleeping through the night on his bed right next to the human bed. He’s not a big “ball” buy. He’ll carry a toy around for a bit but doesn’t show much interest.

Forrest is sweet, loving, shy and low maintenance. He likes being outside if someone comes with him.

Ideal Home: The home that would be best for Forrest is one with no kids and he’d enjoy a small dog that he can play with, but he could be an only dog. While Forrest navigates the four steps off the patio deck, the ideal home must be one without a lot of stairs.  He also needs a forever family that’s willing to accept Forrest for all that he offers rather than focus on what he cannot do and be willing to devote the time and love he needs and so richly deserves.  Forrest enjoys the simple things in life:  looking outside, cuddling with people, lots of petting and dozing.   Forrest will make his forever family very lucky as he’s truly an extraordinary boy.  Could you be Forrest’s forever home?

 

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