Justin was picked up as a stray by animal control. He is unfortunately heartworm positive, and will not be ready for adoption until sometime in October, after he finishes treatment. He is just settling into his foster home now, and we will know more about him soon.
Justin has settled in quite well into his foster home. Despite his young age, he is overall calm and has good manners. Justin is most excited and energetic in the morning when his foster parents wake up. He trots from the bedroom into the dining room while talking, encouraging his senior foster siblings to also greet the day with the same enthusiasm.
Justin knows the come command and we’re working on sit, stay, and off. He would like to join his foster parents on the couch or the bed but his foster parents aren’t encouraging the behavior. However, sometimes his requests to cuddle are hard to resist. Justin gets along well with the 2 dogs that are in his foster home. All of the dogs eat their meals in the kitchen and he has shown no signs of food aggression and politely allows the other dogs to finish their meals before meandering over to lick their bowls.
He doesn’t show any interest in toys with the exception of a bone that he chewed on once. Justin would like to have a few squirrels for toys. He is quite fond of them when he goes for walks and is determined to catch one (or two) and bring them home. Justin is great on the leash and walks well with the other dogs. He is house trained and is left alone in the house when his foster parents are away. Justin is curious and clever. He did manage to figure out how to open the garbage can so his foster parents have added a locking device to prevent this. Justin is great when it comes to letting his foster mom bathe him and clean his ears. He also takes his medication easily when simply added into his food.
Justin is always watching for attention, his foster family finds it adorable that with just the sound of their voice or a quick glance in his direction Justin’s tail will start to wag. The speed of his tail wag increases if they walk in his direction, and he rolls over and begs for a belly rub as they approach.
Justin will need orthopedic surgery, and will have to go through heartworm treatment. He is a happy and loving boy, once healthy and ready for adoption Justin is sure to bring lots of joy to his forever family.
7/12/2018 Justin had xrays taken of his hip and front leg. He has old injuries we do not know how or when they occurred. The front leg seems to have already healed, but he will require hip surgery to repair the damage too his hip. He will also need heartworm treatment. With all the vet care Justin requires it will be several months before he is ready for adoption. Check back for his progress.
Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas
Helping Golden Retrievers in need in North Texas and the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex.
Our mission at Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas (GRRNT) is to rescue, care for, and place in permanent loving homes Golden Retrievers in need in the North Texas area and to educate the general public about responsible pet ownership as well as the special qualities of the Golden Retriever breed. We focus on cities in North Texas and the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) including Dallas, Fort Worth, FT Worth, Allen, Arlington, Burleson, Carrollton, Cleburne, Colleyville, Denton, DeSoto, Flower Mound, Garland, Grapevine, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Weatherford, Benbrook, Mansfield, Keller, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Forest Hill, Terrell, Waxahachie, Ennis, and others.
Mailing Address | P.O. Box 670031, Dallas, TX 75367, USA