Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

GRR Number:  16-086

Type of Surrender:  Owner Turn-in

Status:  Medical hold

Age: 12 years

Weight:  45 lbs. and gaining

Personality: Sadie is a small to medium sized Golden mix gal with a beautiful light gold coat.  This girl has a calm energy level, but with a touch of “sassy” in her that spices things up. Like most Goldens, she will graciously absorb an endless stream of pets and rubs from all comers, young and old and ask for more! The forever “Velcro” dog, she places herself near you wherever you go and whatever your activity. If things get too quiet, she may nap a bit, but will still lift her head up every so often to make sure that you are still next to her, before falling back to sleep.

 She is quite a girl, who apparently has been through a lot.  Upon her arrival at GRR, Sadie was underweight and in poor health. Her bloodwork indicated low platelet counts, so Sadie’s foster is augmenting her nutrition with prednisone, and she is gaining weight daily.  Her incoming vet visits identified and classified four growths on her body. Two were fibromas, which were drained and are benign, needing no further treatment. Two were slow growing basal cell tumors, which will be surgically removed, curing that situation when her future bloodwork results allow. Her gentle nature during these medical procedures demonstrates her obvious appreciation for all of the loving care she is receiving.

Her health is rapidly improving, and her manners in her foster’s home have been so great that she is allowed to roam the house freely.  Calm girl that she is, the recent loud thunderstorms were no issue at all for her. Once she retires for the night, she routinely sleeps until morning.  

Sadie travels well in the car, but just loves to go for walks. She behaves rather well with only occasional pulls, as she enjoys weaving back and forth scanning the way ahead for interesting scents. She has shown curiosity in the occasional feline during these walks, but has not come close enough to determine just how friendly her interest is. She is very particular about neighborhood cats trespassing in her foster’s yard, and so when she is inside and spies a cat walking through her yard, she just has to bark. She is selective in picking her canine friends, and tried to strike up a playful friendship with a Golden guy that was in foster care with her before he was adopted to a forever home.

Sadie has all the characteristics to become a close family member in some lucky household. Very quickly the only question will become “How did we ever get along without Sadie?”

 Ideal Home:    Sadie would do very well in a forever home with a medium level of activity, and plenty of opportunity for companionship during the day.  A healthy helping of walks would be her choice of exercise and adventure. As her foster care proceeds, her true feelings about cats will emerge.

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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