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Falkor is Ready for Adoption!

Description about the dog: Falkor is named after the dragon from the movie the Never Ending Story. He is a young and playful typical golden ready to find his furever home.

Gender: Male

Age:3  years

Weight: ~73 lbs

Health: Up to date on shots, neutered, and heartworm negative.

Personality: Falkor is a sweet, smart, loving, curious, and playful golden.

Favorite Toys / Games: Falkor likes softer toys to destuff and tennis balls to fetch. He will pick up shoes and other objects to walk around with but seems to only like to chew on softer items such as socks and paper towels.

Behavior in Car: does well in car. no car sickness noted though rides with foster family have been short.

Interaction with dogs: Falkor is friendly with other dogs. Some dogs may find his exuberance to be overwhelming so he would be best matched with another canine companion of equal enthusiasm.

Interaction with cats: unknown to foster family but based on personality he would probably chase them.

Interaction with children: unknown to foster family. Falkor is very sweet but he is strong and has a tendency to jump so would recommend a home with no or older children.

Food and Treats: Falkor has not been picky or had stomach issues with any of the food or treats we have given him.

Fence requirements: needs a physical fenced in yard for exercise and play.

People requirements: looking for an active family who will provide Falkor with lots of exercise and continue to work with Falkor on training such as not jumping and leash manners.

Leash Manners: not much of a puller but also does not appear to be formally trained.

House trained: yes.

Exercise Requirements: Falkor is a young golden with energy to spare. He is looking for someone to play fetch and take him for walks and another playful dog companion to chase.

Available date: Now

Adoption fee: $400

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Our dear Holly is at peace. We have shed many tears and shared countless memories of this delightful, gentle soul. We are grateful that we found each other and shared so many years. My heart is sore today.

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Lucky Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

From Michelle

My heart is beyond broken. Your smile has helped me through one of the toughest years of my life. I always knew no matter what life threw at me you would be there waiting to offer a hug and a kiss. I will miss your amazing smile and how you taught be there is always joy in the world.



May 7, 2019   1 Comment – New Blog Site

I’ve been posting on this site since the blog was started in 2009. This is my last blog post on this Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland web site. I hope you will follow my new blog at Our Golden Gang

Ever since we got our first golden, Steve, pictured here, I’ve tried to learn as much as I can about dogs in general and golden retrievers specifically. I will continue to share information about feeding, canine health care, products, services and of course all the cute golden retriever tidbits folks send to me as well as my personal experiences loving and living with a houseful of goldens on my new blog.

Hope to see you at ~ Pat, Founder, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland

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Allergy Treatments

It’s allergy season for people and pups. Here is some good information from Dr. Buerger, canine allergist some of my pups and some rescue pups have been to for help.

Allergy Treatments

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Memory Lane

As I get ready to step away from the GRRSM board I’ve been gathering records to turn over. Tucked into a folder I found this picture. Taken in the early 1990s, long before digital photography was this photo of Rudy, our very first foster dog.

We volunteered with Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue back then as Joe was still in the Navy stationed in Norfolk. Wish I could say Rudy had his happily ever after, but it was rocky at best. SEVA didn’t let the foster family have any input to who adopted their foster dog. Our Rudy went to a Navy couple whose 5 year old son was literally jumping on my coffee table while his mother sat there like a rock when they came to meet our guy. Dad was getting ready to deploy. We told the adoption coordinator we did not think it was a good place for Rudy, but she didn’t listen.

We learned that he was returned to SEVA after we had been transferred to PAX RIVER. Rudy weighed a perfect 73 pounds with us. He came back to rescue obese at 143 pounds.

Before we even moved to Maryland, we contacted GRREAT and applied to foster. Al Huey, now with GRRSM, did our home visit before our fence was up or we had any grass. We were approved. Thanx Al!
GRREAT gives almost all the responsibility to the foster family on who their foster pup will be adopted by.

When I started the rescue in 2007, I wanted the Home Visitor, Foster Coordinator and Foster family to work as a team to determine the best family for each dog. For the most part we have been successful.

Many of our pups have been through a lot. They deserve the best family we can find for them.

I’m happy that includes so many of YOU!

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