Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-092

Type of Surrender: Owner surrender

Age: 6 years

Weight: 78.5 lbs. (close to ideal)

Personality: Hi. My name is Tac. I’ve been living with a great foster mom since I came from South Texas to GRR. Now I am patiently waiting to find a forever home and family that will love me and appreciate me. I am a really good boy and I have a lot of things going for me, if I do say so myself. I’ve been told that I’m a very handsome boy with my reddish gold coat, and who am I to argue?!

I like going for walks and am very polite and easy to control on my leash. Oh, and I like riding in the car, too. So much to see out that window as the world zooms by. I like to show off how good I am at my commands and will happily shake paws with you if asked. Being as polite and well-mannered as I am doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot of energy. I love to play with my squeaky toys and am curious to learn all that I can about everything around me. However (and I hope you don’t hold this against me), chasing and retrieving balls just isn’t my thing. I mean, why did you throw it if you wanted it right back again? Hah hah!

I like playing with my foster brother Bogart because he’s a Golden, too, and about my size. But I also like just being around him, hanging out and doing nothing. Oh, and my favorite way to get a drink of water when I’m outside is to slurp out of the water faucet! Remember when I said I like squeaky toys? Did you know they work great as alarm clocks? I get right in my foster mom’s face with one when I think it’s time for her to get up. But if she tells me to go away, I oblige and let her sleep some more.

Okay, here we go. I really, really don’t like thunderstorms. I hear a lot of us Golden Retrievers have the same problem. Foster mom has found lots of ways to help me that seem to be working. I have to be in my hard-sided crate, wear my Thundershirt, and take some calming medicine. Soothing music helps, too. I’m trying real hard to be a brave boy and get over this.

Ideal Home: If you want to be my forever family, I’ll follow you around the house and promise a lot of interaction with you. I’m a good dog and I promise to stay a good dog. It would be great to have another bigger dog in the house for me to bond with, but maybe not little dogs or cats. And I really need someone who will continue to help me with my storm phobia, someone who will sit with me and comfort me when the thunder boomers come. Maybe even someone in my forever family can be home with me during the days!

 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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