GRANGER-15-184 | M | 3 YEARS
GRANGER-15-184 | M | 3 YEARS
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 3 Years
Date of Birth: 2013
Weight: 63 lbs
- Needs to be neutered
- Ear infection
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Granger will have hip surgery today. We will post updates as he progresses through recovery.
Granger exhibited lameness in a rear leg and has been xrayed to determine the cause. The xrays show his leg was broken in two places when he was much younger. This has resulted in the leg being shorter than the other leg. His xrays have been sent to the orthopedic specialist to be reviewed, and we anticipate Granger will most likely require hip surgery. Granger will not be ready for adoption until we determine what treatment he needs, and if he does have surgery there will be several weeks of recovery following. We will post updates when we have more information.
Granger is being treated for ear infections, and they haven’t completely cleared up, so the vet changed the type of medication for them. Hopefully his ears will be clear soon. Granger is scheduled for his neuter on 1/22. His foster has noticed that Granger doesn’t always put equal weight on each back leg, and seemed to be weak in his hips. The vet has examined him and is planning to xray his hips when he is neutered. Once we have xrays we will know what is going on with Granger's hips.
Granger is such a sweet guy, with lots of youthful energy. He greets us with the most excited whimpering, and he is so proud to show off the toy he finds. He loves tennis balls, ropes, and bones and shares them well. He gets along great with his two Golden canine foster siblings, and is getting more comfortable playing with his male counterpart.
Granger is working on distinguishing between what he's allowed to put in his mouth and what isn't ok. These items include remotes, shoes, Christmas stockings, etc...he never chews them, just brings them to his foster mom. He does seem to be getting better at choosing dog toys instead. He has been caught with his nose investigating the counter, and he did help himself to a tortilla one night.
He crates easily, and he does need to be crated while his foster family is gone. Once he's more trustworthy about taking non-dog items he can start to earn the privilege of the run of the house. He seems to sleep in the kitchen more than in the bedroom or living room. He does enjoy snuggling on the couch and bed for short periods of time.
Granger hasn’t been around kids, but foster mom thinks he would do fine with them. He has not been tested with cats either, but he is very interested in squirrels he sees in the yard so cat introductions will need to be supervised. Leash walking and riding in the car are some things we are working on also.
Overall, Granger is a fun boy, and he will make a wonderful addition to any family.