Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-074

Type of Surrender: Stray, through Palm Valley animal shelter

Status: Available

Age: 6 months

Weight: 20 lbs, and growing

Updated 09/24/15: Matched

Personality: Beautiful young Topaz embodies the best personality traits of those that not only survive life threatening events, but thrive. Baby Topaz, her Golden Retriever mom, and five of her siblings were strays in south Texas that were turned in to the Palm Valley animal shelter. All of them were found to be in very poor physical condition. Not only mange, parasites and infections, but most seriously, distemper ravaged all of them. Through weeks of dedicated, constant care of GRR members and the best veterinary medicine available, the rescued family struggled to beat the ravages of distemper. Sadly, as the disease ran its course, of the five pups, only Topaz survived along with her mom Jade (15-070).

With the first months of her life spent fighting for survival behind her, Topaz is now joyously catching up on all remedial puppiness at warp speed!  She is a ball of energy, ready to run and cavort with any willing partner.  She’s the rowdy type, and is not shy about romping around the yard with other older dogs at every opportunity. Being the puppy that she is, this energy occasionally gets her into trouble with activities like chewing “non-toys” and sometimes forgetting her house training rules.  But she is a quick study and likes to learn.  She is very outgoing, and quite naturally is drawn to everyone she meets.

Given that daytime activity, she sleeps solidly through the night, and is an early riser, ready to continue her discoveries each morning. She travels in the car well, only needing to be held or put in her crate since her energy level is boundless!

With all of her interest in playing with other dogs and interacting with her foster family, she has displayed little interest (pro or con) in the foster’s house cat.  Co-existence is just fine with her!

That sleek black coat may hint at Labrador genetics mixed with her mom’s Golden Retriever lineage, re-enforcing the recipe for a smart, fun-loving disposition.

At this point, her vet says she is doing very well, gaining weight, growing rapidly and may be scheduled for spaying in a couple of weeks.  Long term, it appears she will be a solid, spirited companion with a life full of adventure awaiting her. One miracle accomplished, and a beautiful dog emerges!

Ideal home: Sweet Topaz needs a home ready and able to take on her energy level and continue the basic puppy training that will transform her into a well-mannered young lady.

  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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