NOW READY FOR ADOTION! Duke is 7 years old, born February 21, 2016. He was rescued from a breeder who kept him outside his whole life. We received a message through social media that Duke was up for sale by his breeding owner who no longer had need for him. The gal who sent us the message, paid his release price and then she then gave Duke to our rescue to find the perfect home.
Duke came to us a complete MESS! He had his his first vet visit in late June. He had infected ears, tartar covered teeth, a horrible coat, nails that were so long they were curled to the side, etc. Awful! The vet said he was underweight at 82 pounds. The upsetting part of Duke's vet visit is that he is heartworm positive. The poor boy had lots to get done when it came to vet care. He still needs neutered and a dental completed (to be done per our vet in January), but none of this could be done until he had treatment to cure the heartworms in his heart.
He had his first heartworm injection on August 28th and he came home on pain medicine because the injection causes so much pain. He went back in on September 28th for injection two and three and stayed overnight at the vets. He has been on crate rest since.
Before being rescued, Duke was an outside dog his whole life in a pen. For the last six months, he has lived inside his foster home. Duke loves female dogs and he is great on a leash. He has learned a lot in his foster home, and is now housebroken. This boy now has a beautiful coat and is ready for the good life in his forever home. He can do this now and then we'll send him back into the vets in January to be neutered.
If you are interested in fostering to adopt Duke, now is the time to apply if you haven't already! Please read "How to Adopt"
and follow the directions from there if you qualify. If you are pre-approved to adopt, contact us for the opportunity to take Duke home. We are still raising money to pay for all his medical care. If you can help with a donation, we would greatly appreciate your donation! We'll list your name on this page as his sponsor.
and also through Venmo @GoldenRetrieverRescueResource.
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