Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 18-102

Type of Surrender: Bell County Shelter

Status: Available

Age: 10ish

Weight: 49

Yes, beautiful Orion is not a Golden Retriever, but a Flat Coated Retriever. GRR often brings in Goldendoodles and Flat Coated Retrievers as both breeds are popular with our adopters, too. Orion is heartworm positive and arthritic, but he is so sweet and an absolute beauty.

Personality: Orion is doing very well in his foster home with GRR. He is as content as can be and well behaved in the house and his foster sees progress every day. Early on he had a bit of a separation issue when foster mom left for work, but who wouldn’t after being popped into a new home that he seems to love. But now he is staying 4 hours with no problems. His personality is coming out and he’s a happy boy. If he’s doing this well after 5 days, imagine what he’ll be like after 2 weeks. Amazing what love, good food and attention can do.

He is feeling more secure in his foster home each day. He’s a very loyal and sweet dog. It seems no one bothered to teach him basic commands in his 10 years. But with the help of a little rotisserie chicken, he learned to sit in one evening! Other than that, Orion doesn’t seem food motivated. He doesn’t even like peanut butter! What’s up with that?

He is beyond calm and sweet with all his foster mom’s friends who have stopped by to check on him during the day. One young boy comes by to read to Orion, who just loves this kind of personal attention.

Orion doesn’t shed like a Golden and doesn’t seem to have a problem with thunderstorms.

Ideal Home: Orion would probably do best with a family who has a member at home every day or is home on and off during the day. He is a great size – not too big, not to small and a very good companion. Another plus for those looking to adopt and have a cat in the family: Orion is great with them. Orion will be fine once he is through is heartworm treatment (which GRR will pay for).


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.


Go to top