MIDGE-15-174 | F | 7 YRS
MIDGE-15-174 | F | 7 YRS
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 7 Years
Date of Birth: ~2008
Color: Dark Gold
Weight: 77 lbs
- Heartworm positive
- Needs to be spayed - done 11/12/2015
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Midge was picked up as a stray by animal control. She is a little overweight, and she has heartworms. She is brand new to GRRNT and we will have more information about her soon.
Midge is a sweet little red head that was picked up as a stray by animal control. She came to GRRNT overweight, but a proper diet and daily walks have partially restored that girly waistline. Midge enthusiastically takes to the leash and loves long walks. Her focus is on the handler and she heels nicely, but she likes greeting people encountered on the walks.
She is easygoing and loves to be around family. However, she tends to be a little too inquisitive when left alone for long periods. She has found ways to open cabinets in the kitchen and help herself to treats. She does not like being crated and fights the crate when she is left there, and she has also managed to open the crate door and get out. The ideal adopting family would have someone at home a good portion of the day, possibly have the ability to take her with you during the day.
Midge was evidently an outside dog in her previous life, and house-training is a work in progress. However, she is intelligent, and picks up instruction very easily. She gets along well with all ages of children, as well as cats and other dogs.
Midge has been spayed, and she will need to have heartworm treatment before she can be adopted. She should be ready for adoption sometime around mid-January to early February.
Midge is doing MUCH better. She was able to leave the vet's office and go home with her foster mom. She is feeling good and enjoying being home. Midge's current foster home has a dog door and several other dogs for companionship. She is very happy there, and since she can go out the dog door house training is now a non-issue. We will be looking for a forever home for Midge with a dog door and a canine companion or two. Look for Midge to make her first appearance at a meet n greet later in February.
Midge had a reaction to her heartworm treatment and is spending a few days at the vet's office for observation.
Midge is doing well and will be having her heartworm treatment the week of Christmas. She occasionally has potty accidents in the house and foster mom thinks having another dog in her family so that she can follow their example will be helpful. She is a sweet girl who just needs time and attention from her humans. She would probably really enjoy a family with kids who would rub her tummy all day. Midge should be finishing her heartworm treatment around the end of January and will be looking for her forever family then.
Midge was spayed today.