Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 16-053

Type of Surrender:  Owner surrender

Status:  Medical Hold

Age: 3-4 years

Weight:  78 lbs. (goal 65-70 lbs)

Personality:  Daisy is a sweet young purebred Golden that has been through a lot, based on observations made starting at her GRR intake session. Daisy arrived with dirty matted fur, fleas and yeast infected ears. Worst of all, she had three puncture wounds on her face (now healing), that may be the result of a confrontation with another dog. She was very shy with everyone – dogs and humans alike – and initially did not want much physical contact, yet very much needed safe companionship.  She was calm but very stressed. Her stress even prevented her from eating. But now she is returning to normal eating habits in her GRR foster home and is coming out of her protective shell.  While in her self-protective mode, she was not interested in other dog’s attention, but low and behold, after 4 days, she is flirting with one of the foster’s guy dogs and is a willing participant in their pack of six canines. In spite of her initial caution, she has quickly become very close to her foster, settling within a few feet of her whenever possible.  

She is reliably house broken, and rides very well in the car. She is not sensitive to thunder and lightning and sleeps through the night.  Her need for more socialization is revealed when she is being groomed or walked on a leash, and currently has no use for a tennis ball/retrieving (Toy? What’s a toy?).  Watch all of that magically melt away as she feels more secure and confident in her new world of GRR.  What she lacks in socialization, she more than makes up with priceless companionship.

Daisy is just the latest example of the amazing Golden Retriever character. Her beautiful gold fur is just a hint of the gold inside her.  In spite of what life has done to her, she never lost the desire to bond and to become a close family member. Sweet Daisy is healing physically and spiritually, and it will be rewarding to see her transformation into the Golden she always was.

 Ideal Home:    Daisy would be a great addition to a relatively quiet home, and she would bring with her a calming personality.  For now, other dominant dogs in the house would merit evaluation for compatibility.  More details to follow, as she de-stresses and reveals more of her character.

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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