|On Hold! Update & New Photos!|
|Gender: Male Age: 7 years old|
My Special Sponsors:
Sally Corwin-Osgood, in memory of Katie Bean and Sunshine
Doc came to us from a shelter. He was originally relinquished because his owner couldn’t afford his medical bills. He had a tumor removed near his elbow. Doc has been diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer. Doc’s medical needs will be addressed and he will go into a hospice foster home. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Foster Update: 5/31/19
Doc has been with us for nearly two weeks & is starting to settle in and enjoy being a part of our family. We have fallen hard for this sweet golden boy. Doc is a happy golden whose tail always wags.
He had several health issues that needed to be addressed when he first came to GRIN. Doc has bounced back nicely from his surgery, skin issues have cleared up, and his ears now look good. Right now he feels good, so we are making the most of this time.
If we didn’t know that Doc was 7, we wouldn’t believe it - he is SO fully of energy! Doc is a super sweet dog who doesn’t realize how big he is and quickly forgets his manners. Sometimes it’s like having a puppy in the house again. No more leaving shoes out, food on the counter, or anything that looks like a toy on the floor for us. The upside of that is that the mud room has never been cleaner! Doc started to remember basic cues like sit and down right away. Due to his lack of manners, it is taking awhile for Doc to become friends with the Golden’s, but they are working it out, with toys being put away & all the dogs being fed separately.
Starting on his first day with us, we’ve been taking Doc on walks around the neighborhood to help him burn off energy. After two weeks, he has worked up to walking 1.25 miles in the morning and again in the evening. He loves it. As a bonus, Doc has learned to walk nicely on a leash unless he sees a squirrel.
When a new Golden comes into our home, it always takes a couple of weeks for the new foster to settle into our routine and for us to get to know him. Doc experienced a lot of change over the last few weeks prior to coming into GRIN and is just now starting to feel like he is home.
Foster Photos 5/30/2019: