ADOPTION PENDING... We are no longer processing applications at this time. Please check out some of our other needy dogs looking for their forever home!
This handsome dude is Owen... He is a 6 year old, 80lbish, Golden Retriever... and yet another Amish Breeder dog dumped, who has never known anything in his life other than breeding! Owen is brand new to GRRAND and we are still learning about him and his needs, and we will update as we get more info, but we do know he is going to need a patient family, with a fenced in yard, who can work with him on his socialization, potty training, etc. We are told by the kennel staff that he has a sweet temperament and seems to want to play with the dogs in the play yard on the other side of the fence, but we are not there yet. He is a it overweight so is on a weight management food. Hopefully just getting out of the breeder kennel and getting more activity than he has ever had, will help him lose a few pounds. Here is what the kennel staff says:
"Owen is a delightful boy who is sweet and gentle. He loves other dogs, but unfortunately, right now he is mainly interested in... well... candidly, humping them, which is all this poor boy has known. We are aggressively pursuing a neuter appointment to get the testosterone out of this boy. He is peeing less in his kennel, so we are on the right track towards house training, but we are not 100% there yet.
Unlike the majority of the Amish breeder dogs we have gotten in over the last 6 months, this sweet guy loves people and attention, and just wants to be petted and loved on and we love to oblige! Owen really enjoys walking the trail around the outside of the facility. He doesn't pull, but is so happy to sniff everything!
Owen is doing great, but he's low energy and goes at his own pace, and not too far. That may change once he's lost a few pounds and the weather cools down a bit!
This boy has had a rough six years and he so deserves a loving home and gentle hands for the second chapter in his sweet life"!
He will need a foster or adoptive home, still needs to be neutered, so a home with an Alpha dog is prob not best for him. Please inquire by filling out an app at GRRAND.org