Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-083

Type of Surrender: Palm Valley Animal Center

Status: Available October

Age: 4 years

Weight: 52.8 lbs (goal weight 57-59 lbs)

Personality:  Tanner came to Gold Ribbon Rescue from Palm Valley Animal Center in South Texas, so we don’t know what he experienced in his past life.  We do know that Tanner is very calm around the house and is well mannered, but he acts a bit shy in general (although foster mom says that he’s slowly coming out of his shell).  In fact, Tanner has started coming over to his foster mom when she sits on the couch and nudges her for pets. 

Tanner does well in a crate, and also sleeps soundly through the night.  He may jump when he gets excited, although a little training will help correct this.  Tanner gets along with other dogs, although hasn’t been overly playful as he is starting his recovery from heartworms.

Even with his shy demeanor, Tanner is already exhibiting some funny behaviors to his foster family.  First, he is taking on the job of resident gardener, because he likes to “water” his foster mom’s outside plants on a regular basis!  He also likes to sneak kibble from his canine pal’s bowl, if his buddy walks away at mealtime.  Tanner is a peanut butter fan, and likes to lick the delicious stuff from his foster mom’s fingers. 

Ideal home: At present time, Tanner doesn’t seem to like going upstairs, so he may do better in a single-story house.  Tanner is sweet and well-mannered, but he needs a family to give him a lot of love to help bring him out of his shell.  Tanner also needs a family to help him with training.

“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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