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My name is Orion!

Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Capon Bridge, West Virginia - Orion
Photo 1 - Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Capon Bridge, West Virginia - Orion
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I'm being cared for by:
Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.

Facts about Orion

  • Breed: Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
8 year old Orion's owners split up and divorced - - - - - and he was left homeless. After spending considerable time alone in a house with just other animals and a caretaker coming in to feed and water, Orion was taken to a high kill shelter where thankfully, the personnel there saw what a fine older gentleman he really is. (Several of the other dogs/cats from this home weren't so lucky.) Orion enjoys the company of other dogs, and is very mild mannered. Orion's ears were impacted with debris to the point that he was almost completely deaf. It took hours to clear away enough of the impacted material for us to even find his ear canals. The neglect of his ears led to chronic ear infections - - - which he still battles. And, this poor old boy does have some bowel issues now, too - - - and would need to be housed where cleanup is easy as spontaneous bowel movements can (and do) occur. Orion would be best served living in a home where he had immediate access to outside (dog door?) - and where (on nice days) he could spend a good deal of time lounging outside. Orion needs a special home - - - and a special owner. If you would like to offer Orion a special forever home, please submit an application which you can find on our website (www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org). Emailing your application to us will get the fastest response.

About Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Thank you for inquiring about our Dogs available for adoption. Almost Heaven is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) (non-profit) organization, active on the East Coast of the U.S. Our goal is to find “forever homes” for orphaned Dogs of all breeds, genders, and ages. We specialize in rehoming Senior and Special Needs Dogs. We also provide hospice and sanctuary for those who enter our program and do not find their forever home. Though it is our goal to help as many dogs as absolutely possible, we remain true to our roots, and no purebred Golden Retriever is ever turned away from our program.
All dogs adopted from Almost Heaven are spayed or neutered. All dogs are current on vaccinations, have had fecal and heartworm, lymes, and Ehrlichia test and are on heartworm preventative. We request a minimum donation at the time of adoption to help offset our expenses, which currently average in excess of $300 for each dog we rescue. Our adoption fees range between $200-$400, depending on the dogs age and breed. As we frequently do not actually know a dogs ancestry or age, we make our best estimate of both, usually with the help of our veterinarian.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711 or via paypal - buttons on our site www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org

Come Meet Our Pets...

our shelter/visiting/adoption hours are as follows:

By appointment only

Our Adoption Process...

Please complete our adoption application so we can get to know you, your family and your lifestyle. The application must be completed in full to be evaluated properly. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We may require a home visit, and we do check references. (We will accept letters of approval from other reputable Rescue Groups.) The information you give us on your application will be helpful in determining the compatibility of the dog you have requested (or desire) with your life-style. Some dogs require specific circumstances and the needs of each individual dog are evaluated. A fence may be required for more active dogs or dogs who have had little or no obedience training or a tendency to roam. These dogs may need a safe, enclosed area for proper exercise and safe release of energy. Please understand that we have an ever changing population of dogs that are looking for homes. Dogs are placed with the home that best meets the dog's needs, NOT on a "first come, first served" basis. Your application may be mailed or for faster response - emailed to ahgrr@frontiernet.net.
Due to some very unfortunate circumstances in the past – we will no longer routinely adopt to families with children under age 8 years – or those families with regular visitors to their home under 6 years of age. We may make a special exception to this policy for an experienced, responsible adopter or adopting family.