Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR number: 15-050
Type of Surrender: Stray
Status: Available
Age: 8-9 years
Weight: 74 lbs (ideal weight 64 lbs)
Updated 09/22/15
Whitney’s journey to GRR was via Houston’s GRASS (Golden Retriever Acre’s Senior Sanctuary), where she was turned in after showing up at a Good Sam’s fence following a thunderstorm. Not microchipped, wearing a collar but no ID tags, she was never claimed by her owner and held at a GRASS vet’s kennel for almost three weeks. GRASS had a full house of goldens without a foster home in sight, so she was transported to Austin, named “Whitney from Houston” and became a GRR dog.
Whitney’s a curly chubby girl (on a diet!) with a sturdy little body and no signs of arthritis or any “rear-end” problems. She has a perfectly heart-shaped sugar face that makes her appear older than her years – the three vets who have checked her out put her age at 8, or 9 at the outside.
She is peppy with an outgoing friendly personality. She greets people and other dogs nicely when out walking – she’s good on a leash – though if she gets barked or growled at she will reciprocate. Initially, she can be defensive around other dogs inside the house until she feels secure and relaxed. And she’s cool with cats! She has spent a couple of long weekends in GRR respite homes and both families reported that she was a delightful houseguest, welcome to return any time.
Unfortunately, Whitney is heartworm positive and will be undergoing treatment soon. Her signature physical characteristic is a right eye that looks like it’s half-winking. She saw an eye specialist who thoroughly evaluated it and concluded she is completely blind in that eye from an old injury, with scar tissue, and nerve damage. It doesn’t bother her and she has sort of a “half-wink” that fits her playful personality. Her other eye is 100% -- she can spot a bunny from a half block away!
The lucky family who adopts Whitney will have a spunky, loving, somewhat goofy girl who could be your “greatest love of all”!
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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