Oakley was found running as a stray in Indiana. He was taken to a humane society where he was adopted out and returned twice. People are very quick to give up on dogs these days and Oakley just requires a little bit of your time and a lifetime commitment to him.
Oakley has been in his foster home for awhile now so we know more about what kind of home he is looking for. Oakley is only around a year old so he would really like a home where someone is around a lot as spending all day in a crate does not work well for him. He likes to have all the attention for himself, so no other animals in the house suits him best. Oakley will be easy to handle as he is a small boy who will probably be under 50 pounds once he fills out a little more.
He doesn't mind a winter sweatshirt and looks pretty darn fashionable wearing it! He is a very smart boy and very treat motivated; he learns things quickly. Oakley seems much more comfortable now that his eye removed. He had a cataract in one eye, which wasn't the norm for a one year old. We saw an eye specialist who said his eye had increased pressure and was most likely giving him constant pain. He is now pain free and can see perfectly from his right eye.
Oakley is better suited for a home with a physical fence. He is fully vetted and ready to go home. We are hoping someone who loved our one-eyed rescue Mindy (now adopted), would like like sweet Oakley too. Oakley loves to snuggle, get belly rubs and just to hang out with his people. It's important to Oakley to have a very comfy bed to sleep upon and likes plenty of food all by himself. He needs fed separately from other animals. Foster mom will explain how to feed Oakley.
We are still raising money to pay for his eye surgery removal. Can you please help our all volunteer 501 c3 golden retriever rescue with these costs? We'll list your name on this page as a sponsor of Oakley. Thank you, thank you!
Since Oakley's two previous homes completely gave up on him, he needs training with a trainer, which is mandatory with his adoption. We want to be sure when he moves to another home it is the last time he has to move. If you have children in your home, we want to make sure they are older teenagers (around 16).
If you feel your family would be a great fit for Oakley and you are willing to commit to make him a great adult dog, the first step to adopt would be to read our adoption policies
. If you qualify, follow the directions from there to begin discussions on adoption.
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