Ebony's advocate at the vet's office shares, "She's doing so good now! She's eating for us and letting us love on her. Every morning she wags her tail and is looking for her breakfast when we get here! I even caught her eating with food on her nose - it was the cutest thing so I took a picture! She is shy and timid at first, but warms up when she gets to know you. She is walking around and following us everywhere! She hates the leash and won't move at all when she has a leash on her, but she will follow us out to the yard, do her business outside, and follow us back inside. A fenced yard would definitely be her best bet! I think she would do great in a calmer environment, but with time, she'll be an amazing pet for anyone in most any situation! It takes her some time to get used to things, so as long as the adopters are patient, work with her, and take their time, it will work out great!"
Ebony weighs about 55 pounds, is about 3 years old, and is believed to be a Flat Coated Retriever mix. Since she was abandoned by her "mate" and left to raise a brood of pups on her own, Ebony now wants to be the center of her humans' world. She will happily share her home with kitties, but she would do best as an only dog. She has been fully vetted, spayed, micro-chipped and is now under treatment for heartworm. Ebony will be ready to travel north to be directly adopted in mid-November.
If you are approved to adopt through SGRR and your specialty is TLC, please contact Donna to be considered to adopt Ebony.
Note: Black "Goldens...?"
Since the early 2000’s, animal rescue workers have noticed an increasing phenomena called, “Black Dog Syndrome,” which is that black dogs tend to be adopted more slowly than dogs of other coloring. As a result, there are more black dogs in shelters, and black dogs have a higher euthanization rate – purely because of the color of their coat! In a recent survey done by the adoption website “Petfinder,” Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups reported that most pets are listed for 12.5 weeks on Petfinder, whereas, less-adoptable pets (such as black, senior, and special needs pets) spend almost four times as long on Petfinder.
You may ask, "what does this have to do with a Golden Retriever rescue?" Our rescue often goes a step further than basic rescue, by taking in dogs that might be thought of as “less adoptable” because of their physical condition. We have expanded that to include these special black dogs, many often thought to be Golden mixes. Since doing so, we have seen an overwhelming interest in these “black goldens,” and note that we begin receiving inquiries about them as son as we publish their pictures on our website! Like all of our dogs, these pups are just looking for a family that can see beyond their coloring to their true “golden heartedness,” and to love them and make them their own! Those who can, will be glad they did!
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PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application
The information provided on each dog is based on observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will act in your home.
SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)**
Puppies under 6 months $650
Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550
Young dogs - Special Needs $450
Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450
Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350
Senior dogs - Special Needs $300
Young Bonded Pairs $850
Senior Bonded Pairs $750
**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.
A contract is signed the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring the rescue to a vet within 7 business days. The dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. If your vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog is returned and a full refund is provided.
Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and we do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! The rescue retains title to the dog and can never be released or sold. Should the adopters no longer be able to keep the dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer caring for their Golden in a way we see fit. Adopters then have to agree to follow up visits as needed.
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