Posts from — April 2012
Charlie went to live with his furever family this evening. Pretty quick I know. Marilyn and Karl had adopted Major, who Joe and I fostered after his knee surgery last year, so I know Charlie is with a wonderful furever mom and dad and super big canine brother.
I’m kicking myself that I did not take a family photo of them!
Best wishes for everyone.
April 30, 2012 No Comments
We could save so many more dogs if we had more foster families. Please consider letting a dog live with you for a few weeks to a few months this year. All expenses are paid. We desperately need families who do not have a dog as we cannot take a golden into our rescue that is great with people, but afraid of other dogs.
If anyone is willing to care for a pregnant female and puppies, that is a definite need especially this time of year.
If you have a young, energetic dog at home who would like a playmate, we always have 1 – 3 year old males and females who need a temp home. This age group is most desired by adopters so you usually don’t have your foster pup for long.
We could use a few families who will take in golden oldies who you may have for a long time.
And we could use 2 – 3 families who have quiet homes where a dog can recuperate from a knee surgery or heartworm treatment.
YOU could help save a life this year. Please consider fostering a dog for Golden Rescue.
If you’d like more info, a handbook is posted on the website or call me at 301.994.0132.
April 30, 2012 1 Comment
Tanner was adopted today by a wonderful, caring, down to earth couple who live near the Capitol; Megan, Jim and Alfie. You can see the Capitol from their bedroom – so cool. Megan is the Executive Assistant and Scheduler for Senator John Cornyn of Texas. Jim is a Political Director.
Megan’s father gave her a golden retriever puppy when she was 20 years old, Marcy recently passed away at the grand ole age of 13. Megan and Jim saw Tanner on our web site and fell in love with his cute little (yellow lab) face. Tanner and Alfie got along great and they even played together. Alfie might be a little jealous but we think they will become great friends.
Tanner is one lucky dog! Tanner and Alfie will get walked 4-5 times a day in one of the many nearby dog parks. Megan is hoping Tanner will accompany her as she runs around Lincoln Park. Later this year they are heading to New York and Tanner along with Alfie will be staying in a Hilton Hotel, wow how grand is that! Megan said when her work is slow she can take the dogs with her for the day to her office (Watch out Megan, Tanner might sweet bark himself into taking over your job!) Ha!
Megan and Jim told us that Capitol Hill has become dog friendly. There are several outside restaurants and bars that allow dogs. As we were leaving Megan and Jim were meeting some friends for lunch and taking the dogs along. Megan had sent her friends a picture of Tanner and wanted them to meet him, how awesome!
Congratulations to Tanner for finding his “furever” home!
Good luck Megan, Jim, Alfie and Tanner.
April 29, 2012 2 Comments
Zach’s here from sunny South Carolina thanx to Gail who transported him back after a visit with her son.
Zach is a super boy. He’s two years old, neutered and healthy. He rode like a champ during the 8 hour trip and was greeted by a yard full of dogs to play with when he arrived which he LOVED. He’s a little thin and needs to be house trained.
An update from Kim and Titus, who are fostering Zach until Barb B, is able to take him.:
“Zach is doing great. Zach, Ryley, and Kody are getting along well. He does like to give kisses which neither of my boys seem to like either but they are dealing with it.
He is definitely not house or crate trained, but is a total sweetheart. Loves to give kisses to the boys and humans. He also doesn’t know any commands like sit or down, but seems very smart so I don’t think he will be too difficult to train.
I think he has settled down for the night, I also agree that being in a house is totally new for him.
He is going to make someone a great companion, he likes to follow you and see what you are doing.”
April 29, 2012 No Comments
I wanted to share the following link to a video produced by the local ABC affiliate station in Tulsa, OK about one of our special needs Goldens. This is a pretty cool story and the video is well edited and it’s popping up all over the web. The national ABC folks picked it up and promptly butchered the story including their closing line that the golden rescue did not respond to requests for comment – the reporter called our hotline and left a voicemail then filed the story an hour later before we had even picked up her message. Sigh.
Anyway, Tanner and his friend Blair are available for adoption through SGRR and we are hoping all the interest generated by this piece will lead to the perfect home for these two. Enjoy.
Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue
April 28, 2012 1 Comment
Say “hello” to Charlie who just arrived from South Carolina thanx to Gail Bleakley for transporting him to us. Charlie is 5 months old and was neutered on Wednesday. He has a little cough and doesn’t seem to be feeling 100%. He’s a tiny, little guy who is a real love bug.
April 28, 2012 2 Comments
From Tonya, Betty Davis’ foster mom.
“Betty Davis is very calm and extremely sweet. She loves to follow where ever you go. Using the bathroom outside is quite enough of out doors for her. But of it is hot here in the south. She loves to be petted. She loves to sit on the couch. She is well mannered. She comes when you call for her. Betty Davis is one in a million.”
Betty was covered in fleas, ticks and feces when Tonya rescued her yesterday. She has been to the vet where we learned she has heartworms. If none of our local families will foster her, Tonya will and then we will transport her when she completes her heartworm treatment. Vet says she is young in spite of her teeth being worn down which the vet believes is from chewing on a pen or chain.
Tonya is taking her to be groomed on Monday as she is full of matts.
Perfect dog to be named after our own “Betty Davis” as she is exactly the kind of dog Betty would take in….one that is currently a mess, but has great potential.
April 28, 2012 1 Comment
April 28, 2012 No Comments
Meet “Betty Davis” who we named in honor of “Betty Davis,” a wonderful, foster mom and rescue supporter who is on the other side of the bridge with her pups and ours. We asked permission of Betty’s husband, Lloyd to name a golden in need after Betty.
Our newest rescue is a stray who was taken to a pretty dismal “pound” – not a shelter. Strays are taken to this “facility” and if their owner doesn’t reclaim, they are killed. Tonya, our foster family in Tennesee is on her way to pick up our little Betty Davis as I write this. Tonya will take her to the vet for an exam, vaccinations, heartworm test, flea/tick/heartworm prevention and then Mother’s Day weekend Betty Davis will be transported to us in Maryland.
Send good vibes to Betty Davis that she is heartworm free and healthy and her life is about to change dramatically – thanx to your support of the rescue.
April 27, 2012 1 Comment
I thought it was time I gave you an update on Roxy. She had her vet appointment
yesterday. She seems to be in good health except for an eye infection. She does
not seem to have been spayed. The vet said “She can be spayed at any time as
long as the infection does not get worse although it would be best to wait.” I am
planning on waiting a week to see how she responds to the eye cream and then I
will make an appointment to get her spayed. Is that okay?
Roxy seems to have settled in nicely. She leads the way up the stairs now. She
no longer relieves herself in the house. I think given how quickly she learned that
she may have been house trained but never generalized. Cara and her are bosom
buddies and they play together quite nicely. She does not seem anxious anymore
but she still follows wherever I go.
April 27, 2012 No Comments