Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 


GRR number: 15-077

Type of Surrender: Surrender

Age: 10 Years

Weight: 72 Pounds

Updated 7/27: Adopted


Benedict (Buddy) is a docile and friendly lover who likes to be touched and likes to be around people and one good looking boy for being 10! Buddy is a sweet boy who has LOTS of love for you. He may even spoon with you if you lay on the floor with him.  He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to get brushed, even if you are getting mats out and really enjoys going for car rides. He adores his human(s), but is very willing to share with other canine and feline brothers and sisters just fine.  He is very much a “velcro dog” with his human.  Even though that can make the human feel special, if you are not able to be with him all the time he might need to learn to be independent a bit more for healthy separation. 

He has grown attached to a “stuffy” toy and has a couple of tennis balls he can retrieve. Buddy is also learning to use a KONG.  He likes to retrieve tennis balls in the back yard but may not know his running limits so his human has to guide him regarding appropriate play periods.  He had never been introduced to water but his foster mommy is working on that. He has learned to take his treats gently BUT you have to stay on top of that as he will slip right back to bad habits.  He walks well on a leash but you need to keep him in line or again, he will fall back to bad habits. (Don’t we all?)  His recall is very good but his eye sight might not be tip top so he may not be able to find you unless he hears you.  Buddy does not like storms and gets very anxious. He may hide under a bed but also might chew or scratch at a door or door frame and he’s not a typical “Golden gobbler” of his food but he has been known to do a bit of counter surfing.

Ideal home: This is a great dog for a single person or family who is looking for a sweet and loving companion and “best buddy.” He most likely will do well in a home where there is not a lot of “alone time.” Buddy has some separation anxiety and fear of storms so a bit of training for him to find his “happy place” might take some patience. He might also benefit from a little training to learn your house rules but Buddy will give the love and attention your family is looking for and will lay contented right by your side as your new best “Golden” friend.

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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