GOOSE-17-038 | M | 5 MONTHS
GOOSE-17-038 | M | 5 MONTHS
Breed: Golden Retriever mix
Age: 5 months
- Needs booster shots
- Needs to be neutered
- Treating skin infection
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Goose is a new addition to GRRNT after being rescued from a rain storm. The person who found him held on to him for several days, had him scanned for a chip and called local vets but no one came forward for him. Goose does have a little scar on his nose that looks like he may have been bitten by another dog, so maybe he was looking to leave his previous life and start fresh. He has decided that he really likes having a foster home, but cannot wait to find a home of his own. We think this little guy may be a Golden Retriever / Sheltie mix, but we really don't know for sure. What ever he is, is a sweet, adorable puppy.
Goose came to GRRNT with some skin issues and our vet is trying to determine what is causing this issue. The first thought was possibly spear grass under his skin or even some pellets, as maybe he was looking for some food in someone's trash. He is currently getting medicated baths and antibiotics to help clear up his little rash, and his skin should start to improve soon.
Goose is in a home with three other male Goldens and three cats and gets along with all of them great. Goose has learned that he eats in his crate and will run to his crate at every meal time (and sometimes even when it is not meal time). Goose is sleeping in a crate in the bedroom with all his foster dog siblings and his foster parents. He sleeps all night and doesn't start stirring until at least one of his foster brothers starts first. Goose is loose in the house most of the day (when a foster parent is home) and is a very good house guest. Goose has learned when his foster parents are leaving that he goes in the crate and he loves this, as he gets a cookie every time!!!
Goose is going to need a home where they understand he is a little shy and will take a little time to come out of his shell. He has started to blossom in the 10 days he has been in his current foster home and we expect to continue to see him become more confident. Goose is currently about 38 pounds and we believe about 5 months old. We think he is probably a Golden/Lab mix and are not sure how big he will get at this point, but Golden Lab mix is a great combination for a family pet, and Goose will be looking for his forever family soon.
9/21/2017 Goose is still having some skin issues, so his vet did a little surgery today to see if there might be foreign bodies in the wounds. Nothing definite was found, so we will just continue with antibiotics and medicated baths. He is improving, it's just slow healing. Goose needs a little more time to fully heal, he will be ready to find his forever home in a few weeks.