Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 18-040

Type of Surrender: WCRAS

Status: Available June1

Age: 8 months

Weight: 37

Here's a little background on Sunny. When our GRR representative picked him up, she said right away, “Boy oh boy do I have a cutie!!" Sunny was completely adorable and waggy, even though he had a fractured hind leg. He was picked up by a Good Samaritan on FM 112 in Williamson County. Our wonderful vets were able to perform surgery on the month-old break, and today Sunny is recovering nicely. In fact, picture number two of Sunny shows him after an exhausting physical therapy session. What a trooper!

Personality: How did Sunny get his name? It's got to be because of his sunny disposition. "Sunny is a nice, quiet little dog.  His tail goes a mile a minute.  Well behaved.  Knows SIT and STAY.  He was owned by someone previously.  He probably got loose & was hit by a car.” This was the initial opinion of the GRR folks. Now that he is settled in with a foster home, we know much more. He's housebroken. Sunny is not crazy about the crate, but luckily, he doesn't have to spend much time in there because someone is home most of the time. He'll start puppy barking if left in there longer than he feels is appropriate.

There are other dogs in Sunny's foster home and he wants so badly to play with them, but the darn doctor says he can't yet till he recovers completely from his surgery. He also tries to get playful with the household cat, so it looks like he'd do well with them.

Right now his experience on a leash is just to walk outside to do his business. He's only supposed to walk short distances.

These darn restrictions and physical therapy have made hard to know if he would chase a ball and retrieve since he's not allowed. "Phooey", says Sunny. But he does take a ball and play with it by your feet.

Asked to judge his energy level, his foster mom says that he is very people loving and interactive. He loves to snuggle and be petted. He can already sit on command. If you ask him if it is time to eat, he walks right over to his bowl, picks it up and brings it to his foster mom. Is that cute, or what?

Ideal Home: It seems Sunny will get along fine with other dogs and even cats. His adoptive family will have to ease him in to any playful activities, since even in June when he's ready for adoption, he will still need to take it easy for a while on that repaired leg.


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