Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 23-100

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In

Status: Available

Age: 3-1/2

Weight: 90

Personality: Hank, a super handsome big blondie boy, came to GRR as an owner turn in. He’s been with GRR foster parents for about 3 weeks now and is fitting right in. He initially had a couple of accidents in the house, but it was determined that the dog food he was eating for giving him tummy problems. All is well now. Hank actually loves his crate. He’ll go on in with one simple word: kennel. When nobody is home, he is either crated or left free to roam. If the house is messy, he goes in his crate to avoid the temptation of goodies to chew on!

Hank hasn’t had the pleasure of meeting children or cats. But he plays well with other dogs, although he has an issue with minding the other dogs’ personal space. They are working on correcting this behavior. He will do a mini jump when he greets people. A strong “sit” and “good boy” seems to work well to curb the problem.

Hank loves to ride in the car with his head out the window, the wind blowing through his ears. And all those good smells out that window!! On the leash he does pull, but if one of his foster siblings is along, he’s not quite as bad. Keeping him on a shorter leash helps.

He lives up to his name as a retriever, loving those balls. He loves all toys – Kongs, soft toys that squeak and especially those tennis balls. Walks and learning tricks are used to mentally stimulate him and keep him busy.

He hasn’t been around water in his foster home. In the house he loves to lounge around the house, but he absolutely MUST have a human close by. He loves to by people all the time. He sleeps well through the night in his crate, barking only if he has to go potty.

Let’s just say that baths are not his favorite things. He’s made a couple of jail breaks from the tub, but he is such a big boy. Being all wet and slippery with soap doesn’t help!

Hank is extremely friendly as well as loyal, friendly, sharp, and loving. When he’s really excited, he absolutely must have something in his mouth, whether it be a toy or a shoe.

Ideal Home: He’s such a big boy he probably should not go to a family with small children. His family should be willing to channel all the energy he has. Are you ready for a big lovable boy like Hank?

Interested? Learn about adopting from Gold Ribbon Rescue.

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