Lab mix, Charlie, came to our rescue resembling a coffee table, but has since taken off a good chunk of weight. Now that he is nice and slim, Charlie can now manage the stairs off the deck more easily and loves his walks around the 3-acre property. He also enjoys visiting Grandma next door. Charlie smiles now, and he will sit and give you his paw. He is a dear labbie boy who loves his Golden sister, the resident Golden, and anyone who will pet him or give him a cookie.
One of our volunteers visited this sweet pair and shared, "They are just adorable together!” Charlie, also called “Chuck” by his human brothers, is looking shiny and has lost weight. He is doing so well that he no longer needs arthritis medication! Chuck runs over to say hello to you, while Hailey runs for a stuffed baby to welcome you. Hailey is the quietest of the pair, but after dinner she takes time to celebrate her full tummy by having a nice roll on her back in the kitchen! With a classic Golden personality, purebred Hailey loves children, attention, and her stuffed toys. Charlie speaks for them both, with one bark to announce that it is dinner time, or that he would like to go potty.
If you have a weakness for gentle seniors please consider giving Charlie and Hailey a chance. Their health is good, with Charlie needing only an inexpensive medicine to control a cough which vets agree is due to chronic bronchitis and is nothing more serious. Hailey needs a grain free food to control seasonal itchies, so both eat Nutro Max Lamb Grain free food and do very well. Take a look at them in this video, along with their Frisbee carrying canine foster sister.
Hailey and Charlie are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm negative. This is a pair of easy keepers who will be wonderful companions in a quiet home where someone is around most of the day. They are being fostered in MA and are ready to meet their forever family!
If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt Charlie and Hailey.
If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.
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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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