Charlie speaks for them both, with a bark to announce to his foster mom that it is dinner time, or alerting them when the school bus has arrived. Having lost extra weight, he 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! Please don’t overlook these two sweethearts if you have a weakness for gentle seniors. They are loved in their foster home, but they need a forever home of their own.
12/30/16 Foster Update: What a happy, easy pair of doggies Charlie and Hailey are! Their foster family in MA is enjoying having them in their home and told us, “Hailey is such a sweet, calm Golden! Some of our grand kids were with us over the holidays and, like most Goldies, Hailey really enjoys little people! She loves to carry her toys and if she grabs something she isn’t supposed to have, she can be a little bit stubborn about giving it back. Charlie is such a nice doggie, also calm, with lots of personality. He talks to you! His time outside is limited due to his arthritis, but he loves to walk and walk and sniff outside. He is such a likable guy. He will eat everyone’s food if you don’t watch him, so we watch when Charlie, Hailey, and our resident Golden are eating.” They both love the soft new beds they received and both are nice-looking dogs, Charlie with his sweet face and Hailey such a pretty Golden.
Background: Hailey and Charlie are a bonded pair of gentle older souls originally from Louisiana. After losing their human Mom last year, they suddenly lost their Dad a few weeks ago. Family is staying with them at their home as they begin to pack up the house. Although they wanted to take them in, the family already has three dogs, one of whom is blind and does not accept new dogs. Sadly, they are relinquishing Hailey and Charlie to Sunshine to find them a loving retirement home where they will continue to get the good care they have always known. We promised to keep Hailey and Charlie together because they have lost their people and their home, and we do not want them to lose each other also.
Both Hailey and Charlie are 11 years old, weigh about 70 lbs, and have lived with their family since they were 2 years old. Hailey is a purebred Golden girl, while Charlie is a male Lab mix. Charlie is quite chubby and is arthritic in his back legs. He has started a diet, plus medicine to help his mobility, and is already showing improvement. Hailey and Charlie have very sweet, gentle temperaments and are good with kids and other dogs. They are housebroken, love car rides, and taking walks. Hailey loves toys and playing tug of war. This is a pair of easy keepers who will be wonderful companions in a quiet home and would love to have someone home much of the time.
Hailey and Charlie are spayed/neutered, up to date on their vaccinations, and heartworm negative. They are a wonderful, easy pair who are being fostered in MA. They are ready to meet their forever family, and will make a lucky adopter very happy!
If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt Charlie and Hailey.
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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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