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My name is Abel!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Abel
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Abel
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Abel's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Abel's Story...
PLEASE READ!! Our orphans are located in KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE. Most of our orphans are adopted to families in the Northeast and transported weekly via USDA certified transports .If you are interested in our adoption process or applying to adopt, please visit our website. We encourage you to read through ALL of the adoption information to answer any questions you may have and to avoid unnecessary emails. If after you have read all of the adoption info you still have questions or concerns we would be happy to answer them for you. www.southernrootsrescue.org
Meet Abel.. I am a playful ~8 month old, 45 pound puppy! I appear to have some golden retriever in me but I'm just a good ole American mixed breed. I was originally adopted from a shelter as a small puppy but was neglected and brought back with a bad case of demodectic mange and skin infections. After 6 medications and 4 months of treatment, I am a healthy, happy pup! The vet said my mange is cleared but a stressful situation could potentially suppress my immune system and it could come back. I need someone who understands what to look for if it starts to come back so I never get that bad again. Because I was neglected early on, I tend to eat my food really fast and need to be fed in a slow feeder bowl so I don’t eat too quickly. I am potty trained and kennel trained. I do pretty well on a leash but can pull a bit when I see something interesting. I can sit and shake (with treats). I am cautious when meeting new people and pets. Meeting a lot of new people at once or being in a new place can sometimes overwhelm me, so I bark. I tend to bark/growl when I’m scared and I like to be reassured I’m okay. I love playing and wrestling with my foster sister. I love running, playing tug-of-war, and playing fetch. I think I am a lot smaller than I really am so I tend to play a little rough. I tend to play better with females than males and I have never been around cats. I love attention and being loved on! I am protective and loyal. I follow my foster parents around everywhere they go. I absolutely love car rides!
To apply to adopt Abel, please visit our website at www.southernrootsrescue.org

Facts about Abel

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Southern ROOTS Rescue Inc. - Virginia Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Abel, a Staunton Golden Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Golden Retriever for sale in Staunton, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in Staunton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Staunton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Staunton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Golden Retriever breeders who help with Golden Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Staunton paves the way for another one to be saved.