Ocean Pacific

Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 23-065

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In

Status: Available

Age: 12 weeks

Update July 10 from Foster Family

After 6 days in foster care personalities are starting to emerge. I first reported that Capri Sun was the leader of this two-girl pack but the times they are a-changin’. Ocean Pacific has taken over the role of leader, adventurer, and first to explore new things (other than the pool.) She initiates play, she is the one giving chase and she is the first one to tell me she is ready to get out of the exercise pen and head outside for playtime. In the backyard, she loves to pull up grass, or find a stick and prance around proudly with her treasure. One section of our yard is filled with river rock and Miss Ocean has decided it’s great fun to grab a rock and try to sneak it inside.  She gives up the rock easily but this is something her forever family will need to watch.

Let’s talk about learning to swim. Despite her name, Ocean has zero interest in the pool. This might change as she gets older, and I’m not giving up on her, but when I first carried her in the water, she wrapped her paws around my arm, smashed herself as close to me as possible, and did not let go until I placed her on the tanning ledge. As soon as her paws hit the bottom of the ledge she climbed on the Ledge-Lounger chair and launched herself to the shore. Check out Capri Sun’s story to see how she did with her first swim lesson.

Ocean sleeps through the night in the crate she shares with Capri. She is doing well with potty training but she still has accidents in the house. Much of the blame can be placed on me for not understanding when she is trying to tell me she needs outside. Without fail the moment her feet hit the grass she goes potty. Both girls respond extremely well to positive reinforcement and they are food motivated. This makes training as easy as can be expected for 13-week-old puppies.

Both Capri and Ocean are well-behaved while getting a bath, but being dried with a big, fluffy towel is more a game of take-away than actually drying of puppy fur. This too shall pass with practice and reminders that the towel is for drying not for snatch and run games.


Ocean Pacific is a precious puppy.  She will be a wonderful addition to her forever home. Her family should be ready and willing to continue training, be patient during the transition of leaving her sister, and be set to have a lifetime of love and snuggles.

Ocean Pacific and Capri Sun are 12- week-old litter mates. These girls made the journey to GRR from Laredo via a Fourth-of-July weekend stay at Converse Animal Hospital in San Antonio, then on July 3, they enjoyed a luxury car ride with plenty of attention on the drive to Austin.

After 24 hours in care, I can report the following:  Ocean pacific is a sweet, happy puppy, and is the first to want to sit in your lap and snuggle until she falls asleep.  Don’t get the wrong idea, she has plenty of energy and loves to play chase and “bitey-head” with her sister.  She also loves being chased by our two Goldens ages three and four. She is stealth like when she wants to swipe a toy and she is the first to grab a treat. She loves to sleep in your arms but when she wakes up be ready for her to launch into play mode.

We are working on basic commands.  Ocean Pacific will need a family willing to continue her training and help her lean to be a well-behaved family member.  She and her sister are smart girls, and both are already responding to their names, and beginning to understand the “Sit” command.

Check back soon for updates as we learn more about this adorable bundle of puppy snuggles.

Interested? Learn about adopting from Gold Ribbon Rescue.

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