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.
As you can see from the one photo of Oakley he is emaciated, so food is pretty important to him. The other thing that is important to Oakley is having a comfy bed to sleep upon. In his former home, when people tried to take him off the bed he didn't like it a bit. The same goes when people tried to grab his collar and take food away from him. The result was he would nip at them. The foster home he is in presently in our rescue has made sure he understands he has his own comfy bed and plenty of food that is not shared with anyone else.
Oakley loves to snuggle, get belly rubs, and just hang out with his person. He has a cataract in one eye which is not the norm for a 1 year old. We saw an eye specialist who said his eye has increased pressure that is probably giving him constant pain. He doesn't have vision in this eye and the eye will unfortunately need to be removed. We are currently raising money for this, which will cost approximately $800 to $1,000. 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.
Oakley seems to do better with older laid back dogs, but would probably love to have a home all to himself.
Training with this boy will be mandatory, which means using a dog trainer and not just his family doing the training themselves. 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). We also require a physical fenced yard with his adoption.
If you feel your family would be a great fit for Oakley, 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.