Katie #0588 - Golden Retriever (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Golden Retriever Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

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Organization Name: GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE ALLIANCE, INC.
Location: FORT WORTH, TX 76161


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Breed: Golden Retriever
Gender: Female Female
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Katie #0588

Age: Young
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 04/22/2017
Location: FORT WORTH, TX 76161
Tags: Golden Retriever Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Grooming Needs Low
Shedding Amount High
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Any Type
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Housetrained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
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Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Golden Retriever (long coat). Katie – Female – Age 1 year - GRRALL #0588 Katie Update 4/9/2017: Check out Katie’s new video! She did great yesterday at our Meet & Greet. We think Katie is around a year old and is a Golden-hearted mix. Her foster mom says she LOVES to be outside. She also loves lounging on her bed and playing with her Golden sibling. She also lives with a cat and does fine with him. You wouldn't be able to tell from her video, but Katie is on the shy side and fearful of loud noises and unsure of some men. We aren't sure what her past life involved, but it makes us sad seeing she was clearly mistreated. With love and hard work from her foster family, she has come a long way. Now, she's ready for her forever family who will show her love and security for the rest of her life. She is a very calm soul and needs a laid back household. If you are interested in adopting Katie please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt ### Update 4/5/2017: Katie is doing well in her foster home and learning more every day about what it is to be loved and safe in a home with humans. She is housebroken, but when she gets scared of something she pees. She is frightened by loud/unexpected noises and needs a quiet home with someone who can be patient and gentle enough to help her blossom into a more confident girl. Katie is a sweet and affectionate girl once she knows you are safe. She gets along well with the cat in her foster home. She also gets along with the younger Golden in the home, but the senior does not care for her too much so they are kept separate from one another. Her foster mom believes that Katie could end up as best buddies with the right dog. She likes to hang out with the younger of her foster siblings and has started to bark along when the other dog barks. Katie likes to be around her people and sit quietly on her bed as they go about their business. If you are interested in adopting Katie please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt ### Katie Update 3/19/2017: Our petite little girl Katie has made such progress since she has been with GRRALL! She struggled with kennel cough, and then was spayed, but she is on the mend both physically and mentally. Katie is only one year old but was dumped at a high kill rural shelter and is learning to trust people and believe she won’t be abandoned again. The foster family is slow and easy with Katie, letting her approach them to be loved on, and respecting her desire to go into another room when strangers visit the house. Katie is currently afraid of loud noises and her foster family is working with her to understand it is ok and part of living in a home and being loved by humans. Katie is submissive and gets along well with her canine foster siblings. At this point Katie will probably do best in a quiet house, no young children, and probably another accommodating dog for comfort and security but maybe ok as an only dog in the right environment. Katie attended her first Meet and Greet on 3/18 and did extremely well; she snuggled up to several different volunteers and was interested in the activities and was soaking in her new life. If you are interested in adopting Katie please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt ### Welcome Katie! Katie is a one year old female, rescued from a high kill shelter in rural Texas. Our new girl will be spayed shortly, and then be ready for adoption. We will post pictures and a detailed profile on Katie as soon as we get to know her a little better. Katie needs a foster home so if you are interested in fostering or adopting her please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt outside this region and do not ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.

Golden Retriever

A.K.A. : Yellow Retriever
Overview: The Golden Retriever has a great personality and is easy to train, making this one of America's favorite family pets. They are good hunting companions and also great with kids.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 65-75, female: 55-65
Height (in): male: 23-24, female: 21-22
Colors: Various shades of gold.
Coat: Hair is smooth and wavy and the undercoat is weather-resistant.
Character: Golden Retrievers are very self-confident and intelligent. These dogs can be quite sensitive and adaptable; they bark infrequently.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are often aggressive with unknown visitors, however.
Care: The Golden Retriever requires regular grooming with a brush and comb, with special care given to keeping the ears clean.
Training: This breed should attend obedience classes. They are sensitive to harsh treatment, so take a gentle approach. They are very intelligent and have a great memory for their lessons learned.
Activity: Golden Retrievers needs a lot of exercise, although they will adapt themselves to your family's activity level.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and congenital eye defects.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

More About Golden Retriever Breed
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    • Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Oliver #0580...

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      Breed: Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever / Mixed (long coat). Oliver - Male - 7 months old - GRRALL #0580 Update 4/3/2017: Wow, Oliver is doing just great, 55 lbs now and still growing. Oliver just moved to a new foster home where he can run with the big dogs. He loved his prior foster home and learned a lot but the resident senior dog preferred a break from the daily fun of an exuberant puppy. Oliver went from an emaciated puppy running loose on a highway to a happy, handsome, well-behaved and grateful goofy pup. Oliver will do best in a permanent home with at least one other dog for guidance and companionship and no young children due to his size and puppy enthusiasm. Puppy adopters must live in a home with a fenced yard. A height of at least 6 feet is required for this big guy. If you are local to DFW and are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application here: grralliance.org/adopt 3/23/2017: Update: Oliver's foster mom shared this cute video of his bedtime routine. Every night he waits patiently for his bedtime treat. As soon as his foster mom says, "Let's go to bed!" Oliver and his foster siblings run to the bedroom and Oliver waits for his mom in his crate. He is such a good boy! And adorable to boot! We can't believe Oliver hasn't found his family yet. He is one awesome dog! As you can see, he is very well-trained for a puppy and is a smart boy. He knows sit, down, an d shake, and comes when called. He LOVES to cuddle and is friendly with everybody. He is looking for a home with another dog, as he would love a playmate and needs the companionship of a dog to help him boost his confidence and feel secure. Since Oliver is still a goofy puppy and a big boy already at 55 lbs. (and getting bigger every day!) young children would not be a good match for him, as he could easily knock them down. Puppy adopters must live in a home with a fenced yard. A height of at least 6 feet is required for this big guy. If you are local to DFW and are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application here: grralliance.org/adopt You can find more cute pictures and info about Oliver in our Available photo album on Facebook. ### Oliver was one of three puppies found on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan. She was driving along the highway and saw a mama Golden and two puppies running along the road, so close to being hit. She pulled over and tried to coax them to her, but was only able to get the two puppies to come to her. Mama ran off, so she put the puppies in her car and went to search for t he mom. While searching she saw another, smaller puppy in the ditch unable to move. Oliver was that puppy. She scooped him up and called us for help. Sadly, the mama dog was never found. We can only hope that some other kind-hearted person was able to rescue her. One of our volunteers met her at the emergency vet. All three dogs were emaciated and dehydrated and covered in fleas. Little Oliver was so dehydrated he required overnight IV fluids. Who knows how much longer he could have survived if his rescuer hadn't saved him. Oliver came to us shockingly thin and very, very timid. Through the love and wonderful care of his foster family he has grown into a healthy puppy who is growing like a weed! His confidence is also growing daily. He was initially too afraid to go outside in the dark by himself, showed no interest in toys or playing, and was so scared the first time the resident cat hissed at him that he peed all over himself! Now Oliver has learned the joy of play and loves his toys. He's learned that kitty isn't quite so scary and is a good doggie brother to the cat and his canine foster siblings. Oliver is a big time snuggler. He LOVES his people and wants to be with them and cuddled up as much as he can. Oliver would likely do best in a home where someone is there most of the time and with at least one other doggie companion, as the other dogs help him with his confidence. He'd probably also enjoy a dog who'd like to play with him, as his foster siblings are older and aren't as interested in puppy play time. He is doing very well with his training and seems to be a smart boy who is food motivated. Oliver will be a BIG boy once fully grown. He is going to be a wonderful family member for a very lucky adopter! Puppy applicants must have a 6' fence, be home a good amount of the time to provide the puppy with proper play time and potty breaks, and live in a home with a yard (no apartments for puppies). If you are interested in adopting Oliver, please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/adoption-application/. Please note that we serve only the Dallas-Fort Worth area and are not able to do out of area adoptions.
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    • Golden Labrador Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Roy #0587

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      Breed: Golden Labrador
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Roy - Male - 3 years old - GRRALL #0587 5/6/2017: Roy Update: Roy is doing fantastic, healthy and happy in his temporary home with several other foster dogs. Roy is a confident boy who is always happy to greet people and enjoys the attention but is not overly excited or rambunctious. Loud sounds, new people, young children, crowds, etc. don't seem to bother him one bit. He is not stressed at events at all. He does need some training, but he is an intelligent and motivated dog and highly trainable. He has a bit of separation anxiety when his foster family leave the house, but a filled Kong works wonders to keep him distracted and happy. If you would like to adopt Roy please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/adoption-application/ ### Update: 3/6/2017: Roy is still very skinny and is working on putting on some weight, but he is in such great shape compared to when he first arrived in rescue! His bite wounds are all healed up and the fur is beginning to grow back, which will cover his scars. This poor guy went through so much in his prior life, but he is nothing but sweet and happy. We love our Roy boy! ### Update 02/10/17: Roy is settling well at his foster home. Before leaving the vet, his foster dad did a quick visit with one of the clinic cats, and Roy was reportedly curious but not aggressive. He seems to get along with his canine foster siblings. His mom says he is a total sweetie. She also said he is like a big goofy puppy, complete with puppy lope when he runs. Sadly, we suspect th at Roy may have been used as a bait dog by dog fighters (a bait dog is used to train the fighters to attack). But sweet Roy isn't letting that awful history get in the way of his good and loving nature. He is going to make some family a wonderful forever companion. Roy needs a foster home so if you are interested in fostering or adopting Roy, or any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt #### Roy is the epitome of Rescue. He is a handsome 3 year old boy, covered in bites to his legs and ears, and saved by the amazing and caring staff at Dallas Animal Services (DAS). GRRALL has now taken this boy into our program and we will ensure the best care possible for his wounds, and find him a foster home where he will be safe, loved, and treated like the big puppy he was meant to be. Through all the bites and the trauma Roy still has an amazing personality, so trusting and ready to move on to the next, and best, part of his life. He is about 63 pounds and needs to gain some weight, with good quality food on a routine schedule. Thankfully he is heartworm negative. We will post updates on Roy and he heals. Roy needs a foster home so if you are interested in fostering or adopting Roy, or any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt outside this region and do not ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.
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    • Golden Retriever Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Cisco #0604

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      Breed: Golden Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever (long coat). Cisco – Male – 2 years old – GRRALL #0604 Welcome Cisco to GRRALL! This handsome boy is 65 pounds, about 2 years old, affectionate, rides great in a car, and loved going to the vet. He was rescued from a shelter, discarded because he was heartworm positive. Cisco must undergo heartworm treatment before he is adoption ready, an ordeal for him, the foster family, and our budget. Please be sure to give your pet heartworm preventative! We will post more pictures and a profile on Cisco as we get to know him better. Cisco needs a foster home. If you are interested, or would just like to talk to a volunteer about the process, please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/foster-application/ If you would like to adopt Cisco, or any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/adoption-application/ GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt outside this region and do not ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.
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    • Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Knowles #060...

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      Breed: Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever / Mixed (long coat). Knowles - Male - 3 years old - GRRALL #0601 Knowles is a handsome freckle faced 3 year old male, rescued from a local shelter. Knowles is very friendly and playful but our poor boy is heartworm positive. He needs heartworm treatment before he is adoption ready, hard for him, his future foster family, and our budget. Please, remember to give your dog heartworm prevention. We will post more about Knowles as we get to know him better. Knowles needs a foster home so if you are interested in fostering or adopting him please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt outside this region and do not ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.
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    • Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Huggins #054...

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      Breed: Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever / Mixed (long coat). Huggins – Male – 2.5 years old – GRRALL #0548 Update: 5/20/2017: Huggins has come a long way since GRRALL took him in last September. He came to us in terrible shape – emaciated, anemic, ears in horrible shape, skin infections, heartworm positive, flea infested, undersocialized, and fearful. Now he’s happy and healthy and looking good! He loves to eat and is a great weight now at about 70 lbs. His foster mom calls him her sweet survivor because he’s conquered many obstacles and transformed from a sick, skinny, scared boy into a healthy, secure, loving boy who has so much desire to keep learning and pleasing people! He’s learned to sit for his supper, take treats gently, shake hands, and walk on a leash. He loves to be brushed and stroked and will even roll onto his back so you can pet his tummy, but only after he knows you well. He loves to lie near his foster mom and dad’s recliners, and he gives the best tongue massages to his mom’s feet every night! He’s not afraid of storms or to be left alone now and then. Huggins is not much on playing or wrestling with other dogs but he is fine being around them, and bonus – he’s good with cats! The best home for Huggins is with someone who can give him their undivided attention and continue his good boy education so he can be his very best. If you are interested in fostering or adopting any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt out of this region and cannot ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend. ### Huggins Update 3/1/2017: Huggins has made incredible strides in his health since he first arrived at GRRALL. Looking at his before and after pictures (see comments), you can't even tell it's the same dog! From shockingly thin, anemic, and weak, to healthy and happy...it's a HUGE change. Huggins is undergoing heartworm treatment now that he is healthy enough fo ... r it, and thankfully that is going well. He may need surgery and a biopsy for an ear polyp, but we're hoping that will be no big deal. Huggins is a very loyal boy who loves his foster family. He may do best as an only dog, as he likes to have his foster mom all to himself. His foster family has done such a wonderful job caring for him, and they can't wait to help him find his forever home. If you are interested in adopting Huggins, or any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt ### Huggins Update: 2/6/2017: Wow, looks at Huggins now! Huggins has been with GRRALL for 7 months (!!) now and is finally healthy enough to start his heartworm treatment. Our boy came into GRRALL an emaciated mess, fleas, ear infections, heartworm positive; dumped and forgotten, until an amazing group of volunteers, and loving foster family, stepped in to help Huggins. He is thriving now and although it breaks our hearts for him to endure heartworm treatment, it is the last step on his journey to health and a permanent home. We will post updates on his progress, but Huggins is the reason we stress the importance of heartworm prevention, beg for donations, and then all smile wide with contentment when we see the results of our labors. If you are interested in adopting Huggins, or any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt ### UPDATE: 12-20-2016: Hugging is doing great!! Our boy continues to put on very much needed healthy weight and he is up to 71 lbs now, almost unrecognizable from the emaciated boy rescued several months ago. Huggins is healthy enough now to be scheduled for heartworm treatment, which will start after the holidays. He is a very playful and energetic boy, and continues to make great strides learning how to be a much loved and adored family member. UPDATE: 12-2-2016: Huggins came to us back in August, completely emaciated and anemic. Look at how pitiful his "before" picture is...but now look at him! Huggins' foster mom has worked very hard with him and helped him put on 10 pounds, bringing him up to 66 pounds of furry cuteness! Huggins has learned to sit and shake hands. He loves to play catch with the tennis ball and will even bring it back to you! He's still working on the release part, though. He ge ts along well with dogs AND cats. We don't think he has spent much time around kids because he gets very excited around them, and will jump, paw, and be mouthy, but they are working on that. It's clear Huggins wasn't initially used to being indoors, and sometimes he prefers to be with people, just not right next to them all the time. Huggins is a happy guy who loves life and would love to share his zest for life with the perfect adopter! Huggins will not be available for adoption for a little while longer. Unfortunately, he is heartworm positive, and will likely start treatment in January. We will accept applications for him now, so if you're interested in Huggins or any of our available dogs, please fill out an adoption application at www.grralliance.org/adopt. Update: 10-4-2016: Looking great!!! New picture! Look who it is! It's Huggins! Huggins came to us from the shelter completely emaciated and anemic. He was also very fearful. After weeks at the vet and time with our behaviorist, Huggins is happily in a foster home. He is thriving and as you can see, he is getting closer and closer to a healthy weight. Huggins is a 2.5 year old male and has already been neutered. Unfortunately, he is heartworm po sitive, but his fantastic foster is going to take him through treatment and he will be ready for adoption once he's cured. His foster lovingly describes him as a "diamond in the rough." He's great with other dogs AND cats, very affectionate, but could use some training to learn some manners and boundaries. He loves being with people and is adapting very well considering all he's been through. We'll post more on Huggins once his heartworm treatment is complete and he's available for adoption. If you're interested in adopting Huggins or any of our other available dogs, please fill out an application at www.grralliance.org/adopt Update from NTGD: 9-22-2016: Huggins is one of our current dogs in our program. He came to us in August from the Tyler shelter, severely emaciated, riddled with infections of the skin and ears, and anemic. He has been under the care of our vet since August trying to get him healthy again. We just got word last week that our vet was finally able to get his anemia under control. However, he is under-socialized and fearful. Huggins will be working with our dog behaviorist and will go into foster care when i t is determined he is ready. To date, we have spent $1,486 getting Huggins healthy and on the path to be adoption-ready. This number is a moving target because Huggins is still in our care, and we are not sure how long it will be before he's deemed adoptable. **** Huggins need some hugs! This gorgeous boy was just rescued from a local shelter, caring staff who reached out to GRRALL to help save his life. In such a short time on this earth Huggins ended up a stray, emaciated, fleas, ear infections, and no surprise, heartworm positive. What is surprising is his attitude and demeanor; he is a happy, loving, and grateful boy and knows the worst is behind him. It often takes so little time for a dog like Huggins to fully cover from such neglect, and with the continued support of our foster families, volunteers, and donors we know Huggins will make some lucky adopter an incredible forever companion. Better pictures to follow as Huggins gets stabilized at the vet and begins his journey. If you are interested in fostering or adopting any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt out of this region and cannot ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.
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    • Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Bixby #0596

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      Breed: Golden Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever / Mixed (long coat). Bixby – Male – 2 years old - GRRALL #0596 Bixby Update: 5/4/2017: Bixby is at the start of his heartworm treatment, so it's going to be at least a couple more months before he is ready to be adopted. He will also need to be neutered after his treatment is complete. Normally we do the neuter surgery before treatment begins, but unfortunately his heartworm disease was so severe it made surgery too risky. He is a sweet boy who is doing very well with his foster mom. He LOVES his tennis balls and would likely make a great running buddy and companion for someone who is active. Now that he's started his heartworm treatment he has to be kept very calm and can't play fetch or run (as the medication kills the worms, they begin to disintegrate in the heart and an elevated heart rate can dislodge them and cause a clot, which can result in death). His foster mom was able to get a glimpse of his full personality before treatment started and she knows he loves to play and be active. He is on the small side for a Golden mix. We will keep you posted on his progress, but please remember to have your vet prescribe heartworm preventative for pets. Poor Bixby is only a few years old but already had advanced heartworm disease, and hadn’t even been neutered. It is just so sad to think of this boy finally getting a good life with his foster family and then having to go through such a difficult treatment, and be kept totally calm, for months. Treatment is also very expensive. If you are interested in adopting Bixby please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/adoption-application/ and/or if you would like to contribute towards his care, please donate at: https://grralliance.org/donate/ ### Update 4/17/2017 ### Our boy Bixby has started his heartworm treatment, paws crossed! After HW treatment Bixby will be neutered and then ready for adopion. ** Please remember to give your dogs heartworm preventative! 4/1/2017: Update: Bixby plans to spend his weekend playing catch with his foster mom. Unfortunately, Bixby won't be adoption ready for awhile. He's heartworm positive (UGH...PLEASE PUT YOUR PETS ON HEARTWORM PREVENTION!!!), so he must go through treatment, then be neutered before he's adoption ready. Bixby is a young Golden-hearted mix, around 2 years old, who is putting the finishing touches on his housebreaking (this will likely be resolved once he's neutered). He has been iffy with certain dogs, so anyone interested in adopting him with other dogs would need a meeting to ensure they all get along. We aren't sure how he would do with cats. We will post an update on Bixby in the future when he's adoption ready. Please keep him in your thoughts, as heartworm treatment is no fun for any dog, but especially hard on a young, energetic guy who just wants to run and play. If you're interested in adopting Bixby or any of our available dogs, please fill out an application at www.grralliance.org/adopt. WE ALWAYS NEED FOSTERS! If you're interested in opening your home up to a dog like Bixby, please fill out a foster application! We cover the dog's medical expenses, and you provide food, love and shelter. Fostering is a VERY rewarding experience and is much easier than you might think. The best part is that fosters get first right of refusal on their dogs, so if you fall in love and want to adopt, the deal is done! The more fosters we have, the more Goldens we can save, so please help us out and spread the word! https://grralliance.org/applications/foster-application/ ### Welcome Bixby to GRRALL! Bixby was rescued from a rural shelter, and none too soon. Our little boy is already heartworm positive but given his age we are hopeful he can be treated and ready for adoption soon. Bixby is exactly what one should expect of a young dog left on his own without training or supervision so we are already working on basic commands, leash training, and respect for toys. Bixby is a smart boy and we expect him to learn quickly. He is happy, sweet, and especially loves to cuddle. He is about 40 lbs but may still have some growing to do before he reaches his full size. Bixby needs a foster home so if you are interested in fostering or adopting him please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt outside this region and do not ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.
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    • Golden Pyrenees Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Sadie #0603

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      Breed: Golden Pyrenees
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever / Great Pyrenees / Mixed (long coat). Sadie – Female – 1.5 years old – GRRALL #0603 Welcome gorgeous freckle faced Sadie to GRRALL! This sweet 52 pound girl was rescued from a local shelter, quite likely discarded because she is heartworm positive. This sweet angel was so happy to be saved, and was quite comfortable cuddling with the handsome young boy who helped transport her from the shelter. Sadie must undergo heartworm treatment before she is adoption ready, an ordeal for her, the foster family, and our budget. Please be sure to give your pet heartworm preventative! We will post more pictures and a profile on Sadie as we get to know her better. Sweet Ms. Sadie needs a foster home. If you are interested, or would just like to talk to a volunteer about the process, please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/foster-application/ If you would like to adopt Sadie, or any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at https://grralliance.org/applications/adoption-application/ GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt outside this region and do not ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.
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    • Golden Retriever Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Brazos #0536...

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      Breed: Golden Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever (long coat). Brazos – Male – 3 years old – GRRALL #0536 UPDATE: 4/17/2017: Brazos still needs a foster or permanent home! Our boy Brazos is currently doing board and train with a canine behaviorist. His ideal foster home would have no other dogs. He needs an experienced person who is able and willing to help him learn some manners and provide him with LOTS of exercise. Brazos just had an appointment with a veterinary behaviorist and is starting medications to how that helps his behavior. If you are up to our challenging boy and have room in your heart and the patience and persistence to help Brazos, please submit an app at https://grralliance.org/applications/adoption-application/ No commitment or obligation, we would love to talk to qualified potential fosters or adopters. ## UPDATE 3/1/2017: Brazos is a handsome, young Golden mix who has been working hard on his manners. He is currently with our consulting behaviorist doing board and train. This guy was probably never given much attention from humans, so he never learned how to behave. However, he is making great progress! His trainer says he is a very energetic boy who will need a home with someon ... e who is willing and able to get him lots of exercise. He might make a good running buddy, for example. He also needs an experienced dog owner who will be able and committed to continue with his training. Brazos' ideal home would be just him and his humans - no other dogs, cats, or children, please. Stay tuned for more updates as he continues to progress in his training! #### UPDATE: Jan 30 2017: Brazos desperately needs a foster home! Please help to spread the word. He is currently doing board and train with a behaviorist. His ideal foster home would have no other dogs. He needs an experienced person who is able and willing to help him learn some manners - provide him with LOTS of exercise. He deserves someone who will give him a chance and work with him to help him become a better dog. Could that person be you? If so, please fill out a foster application at https://grralliance.org/applications/foster-application/. If you can't help by fostering or adopting, please share this post to help find Brazos' person. We know he/she is out there somewhere UPDATE: Nov 15 2016: I DESPERATELY NEED A FOSTER OR ADOPTER ASAP!!! Brazos wants to to plead his case for a foster or adopter. In a nutshell, Brazos has been with us since July. He worked with our trainer for a bit and has been in boarding ever since. Brazos has a very high energy level and is a large dog around 80 lbs, so he would need someone who could handle his size. He also has issues with impulse control, but we feel a lot of his behavio ... r is due to being cooped up in boarding for so long. Who wouldn't start to be affected by that? Brazos is around 2 years old and is neutered and ready to go. He needs to go to someone who is active and would exercise him frequently, and has no cats or small children, as he would likely knock them down. He has been iffy with certain dogs. We think he would do ok with another very submissive, calm dog, but it would be even better to find someone without any other dogs. He also should go to someone with a house with a yard (no apartments or condos for this guy). We know this is a long shot, but poor Brazos deserves better than this. He deserves someone who will give him a chance and work with him to help him become a better dog. Could that person be you? If so, please fill out a foster application at https://grralliance.org/applications/foster-application/. If you can't help by fostering or adopting, please share this post to help find Brazos' person. We know he/she is out there somewhere Brazos is a male golden mix, about 3 years old. Brazos is full of life and energy, he is very friendly and loves to run and play. This sweet boy is very smart and just needs an adopter who will be his permanent home, for real this time. Brazos needs a foster home so if you are interested in helping this gorgeous young man on his way to a forever (and ever) home, or are interested in adopting him, please submit an application at www.grralliance.org/adopts GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt out of this region and cannot ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.
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    • Golden Retriever Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      George #0595...

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      Breed: Golden Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever (long coat). George - Male - 13 years old - GRRAL #0595 Update: 4/17/2017: And how sad is this ... George just started his heartworm treatment. 13 years old, as sweet as can be and never properly cared for. Despite his senior status treating George for heartworm disease will give him the best opportunity to extend his life. This is late notice on George being HW positive and needing treatment, but he has already started and we are keeping all finger sand paws crossed he does OK with no complications. Please keep George and his foster family in your hearts and prayers and he goes through this difficult treatment program. ### Update; 4/5/2017: George is doing wonderfully in his foster home! He loves going for walks and riding in the car and adores all the love and attention he gets from his foster mom. George has never had an accident in the house and is a very well-behaved boy, but his foster mom believes he would do best in a home with someone who is there the majority of the time. He's a sweet senior boy who will make a fabulous companion for some lucky adopter If you are interested in fostering or adopting George please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt ### Please welcome George to GRRALL. George is 13 years old and obviously a very hearty boy as he was never properly cared for, but starting now George is King and will be treated like he always deserved. We will get George up to date on his vet care and make sure he is not in any pain from normal 13 year old issues. George is an owner surrender but in the end there was one party, not the owner, who did love and care for George, called him a “perfect” dog and who could not keep him after a divorce but wanted him to be rescued and have a shot at a better life. George is a very handsome classic golden, laid back, loves to nap but also loves to go for walks. He is a friendly boy who gets along well with both dogs and cats. Our vet staff say he is a wonderful boy and loves all the newfound attention. George needs a foster home and/or permanent placement. He is a good boy who would be a loving and grateful companion, just needs good food, attention, and most of all the love and care he lacked most of his life. If you are interested in fostering or adopting George please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt
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    • Golden Retriever Dog For Adoption in FORT WORTH, TX

      Miley #0492

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      Breed: Golden Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: FORT WORTH, TX
      Posted Breed: Golden Retriever (long coat). Miley - F - 2 years old - GRRALL #0492 Miley Update 3/1/2017: Update: Miley is such a love. She ADORES her humans and gets along wonderfully with her canine foster siblings. She is well-behaved in the house as long as her family is with her. Miley's only issue is that she gets extremely anxious when left alone. This sweet girl loves her people so much that she just can't stand to be without them! Miley is a bit of a Ho udini, she can and will find a way to escape from any crate or attempt at containment, even if she hurts herself in the process. This means that she must be left loose when her foster family leaves the house. However, she cannot be left long before she attempts to escape the house, which unfortunately results in destructive behavior. She is seeing a veterinary behaviorist (kind of like the dog version of a psychiatrist) for her anxiety and is on several medications to help her. This has provided some relief for her, but separation anxiety is still a struggle for Miley. Our special girl is going to need a special home. ### Miley is a gorgeous 2 year old golden mix. This amazing girl had a rough start in life but is on the GRRALL track now! Miley needs an experienced dog owner as she is sometimes too smart her own good. Miley has some separation anxiety issues and is improving daily but her new family will need to continue to give her meds three times a day. Miley is a very sweet girl, affectionate, and gets along well with other dogs. Miley is a free spirit and cannot be crated, she is a master escape artist, would put Houdini to shame. She must live in a house with humans home most of the time, with the heart and energy to continue to help Miley become the relaxed and adored dog she was meant to be…a permanent placement in a home with humans who will love her forever and ever. If you are an experienced dog owner and are up to the challenge of adopting an angel like Miley, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt
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