Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number: 16-085

Type of Surrender: Owner Surrender

Status: Available

Age: Just under 4

Weight: 93 (needs to lose a few pounds)

Personality: Oakley is a new addition to the GRR fold and is quickly adjusting to life with his foster family. It seems Mr. Oakley’s previous life turned him into a “tender foot” since he spent most of his time indoors. He still prefers the indoors, but that’s bound to change since he enjoys playing with his foster’s other 3 dogs. He particularly likes the little 10-pounder in the family. He also loves his 11 year old human foster sibling. Oakley is a bit curious about the outdoor cat that lives there and has been known to give chase!

Oakley has shown that, if he were a human boy, he would fit well with the boy scouts. He’s trustworthy and causes no trouble. That’s why he is free to roam the house. He also sleeps through the night without getting up or having unfortunate accidents. Courteous: He gently takes a treat with no nipping. Clean: He revels in having a bath and loves to be groomed. We can throw in friendly and kind, as well. Obedient: he will sit, shake, and kiss if prperly rewarded. But if left to his own devices, he might surf the counter. And leash walking is a new skill he is learning. Riding in the car makes him a bit uneasy, but his forever family can work on that. Everything just takes getting used to.

Oakley doesn’t know about the “retriever” part of being a golden retriever yet, but he does have a favorite rubber toy, his beetle, that he brought with him from his previous family. He is content to play with beetle on his own, but also enjoys a game of hide and seek. You hide beetle and he seeks him out!

His foster family has introduced him to a new and most wonderful thing. It’s called a “bed;” one of his very own. You see, he never had one before. Life is good now!

Ideal Family: Oakley would be great with an active family with children and maybe one dog – the kind of family who would spend time with him and help him socialize, play and exercise. A home without cats would be best since he does like to torment the foster cat!  He seems to have a bit of a grass allergy. The grass at is his foster family's house  is really breaking him out.  He never complains but he has sores all over his belly. So his forever family needs to be willing to help avoid this and treat jit when necessary. His forever family will be getting a gem - a beautiful example of a golden retriever.

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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