HAYES-16-101 | M | 8 MONTHS
HAYES-16-101 | M | 8 MONTHS
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 8 Months
Date of Birth: ~May 2015
Weight: 72 lbs
Height: Taller than average
- Needs booster shots
- Needs to be neutered
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Hayes was an owner surrender due to change in his family's circumstances. He will be neutered soon and receive a set of booster shots. Hayes is settling into his foster home, and we will know more about him soon.
Hayes is an 8 month old male who was surrendered to GRRNT by his owners. They reported he was very destructive, however, in the 6 days he has been in his foster home his foster parents not seen any destructive behavior. He had perfect behavior the first couple days but as he has become comfortable, some fixable issues have been unveiled.
Hayes has put a few of the kid’s toys in his mouth, but that is very typical of most young dogs. In fact, for an 8 month old, foster mom feels he is very well behaved. His new family will need to remember he is STILL a puppy, even though he is very large, and supervise him carefully.
He needs obedience training to help him with some of his behaviors that are exaggerated with his size. In particular he occasionally jumps up on foster dad or foster mom. He also gets excited and starts playing rough by using his mouth to grab our arms, hands, etc.
Hayes does show an obsession with the cats in his foster home. At first he ignored them but now he is constantly in pursuit. It is hard to tell if this is simple curiosity, or more intense interest. We do believe a home without cats will be best.
Hayes is potty trained. One item to note is that he will not go outside to use the restroom without someone accompanying him. We think he is afraid of being left out for long periods of time, as his previous owners were in the habit of leaving him outside alone for extended periods of time. He has marked in the house once in a while, but that should be reduced once he is neutered.
Hayes has a lot of energy, and it helps him burn it off through runs in the yard and chasing bones and balls. Once that energy is burned off, he is a complete snuggle bug. He thinks he is a lap dog!!! He knows how to sit on command and we are working on a few other commands. He does need leash training as he had been walked previously. He does well once in his crate, but will resist going at first.
Hayes is living with two young children...boys ages 4 and 6. They adore him and he adores them, but with his size and power a family with older children may be best. At just 8 months old, Hayes is already a very large dog. He is very tall and solidly built. We will be asking his vet if she can give us an idea of his adult size, since we know that will be a question his new family will have.
In just a week Hayes’ foster family already adores him. He is a true gem and will make a wonderful addition to a new family, who will include him in all the family activities, and give him the training and exercise a young puppy needs to be happy, healthy, and well behaved.
Hayes is scheduled to be neutered on Tuesday the 12th, and be given his final shots on Wednesday the 20th. He will be ready to find his forever family at that point.