Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-093

Type of Surrender: Palm Valley Animal Center

Status: Available Late December

Age: 4 years

Weight: 56.5 pounds (62 pounds is ideal)

Razi was brought in to GRR on August 20 in fairly rough shape. He is heartworm positive and also tested positive for tick disease. Because of sarcoptic mange he was missing fur throughout his body and his skin was a bit dull and itchy. When he came in he was 6 pounds under weight.  It was obvious that Razi needed a little TLC – and without hesitation, GRR and his foster family were ready to jump in and help this little guy!

After just a week with his foster mom, Razi has already shown some progress with his health, including improvement in his overall skin condition.  We can’t wait to see how Razi continues to improve over the coming weeks – he’s going to be quite the handsome guy!

Razi is very sweet and compliant and doesn’t put up a fuss when his foster mother puts in his eye drops twice a day. He also is cooperative while she rubs him down with the oil required for his skin condition. But then, what red-blooded Golden Retriever isn’t compliant for a back rub, whatever the reason?

Razi doesn’t seem to have any experience playing with other dogs, but he does snatch up a soft toy to toss around outside. He doesn’t seem interested in balls yet, and doesn’t seem to take his soft toy into his crate with him. Speaking of that crate though, he will go right in when it’s time to eat and sleep and he is eating very well. He must be sleeping pretty well, too, because that boy is quite the snorer!

At this point he is getting used to be petted and loved on and is beginning to come when his name is called.  Razi may be a diamond in the rough at the moment, but we expect he’ll make a big turnaround over the coming weeks!

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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