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My name is Ryder!

Golden Retriever Dog for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - Ryder

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Ryder's Info...

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

Ryder's Story...
We received a call from the Portage County APL where Ryder was brought after being shot six times with a 38 caliber gun! Shot in the head, Ryder has a skull fracture and may experience some nerve damage resulting in the loss of sight in one eye. Even after all he has been through, Ryder is a big, loveable guy who loves cats and gets along great with other dogs.

Posted 9/7/05

Ryder came from the Portage County APL after a call from the sheriff's department about a golden retriever that had been shot - six times! Thankfully they were able to remove two .38 caliber bullets - one from his head and one from his elbow. The other four either grazed him or passed right through.

Ryder has suffered some nerve damage on the left side of his face and will probably need eye drops for the rest of his life or the eye may need to be permanently removed. One of his major wounds is to his left ear, which is being treated with ointment. He is also on antibiotics and pain medicine.

When our volunteer got to the APL to pick him up, he was chewing on a big juicy soup bone he received from the staff there. He cannot wear an e-collar due to the amount of wounds around his neck and the soup bone took his mind off them - he never even growled when it was taken away from him for transport. Our volunteer stated that "he walks fine and is very active for the trama he went through. Not a mean bone in his body". Ryder is Heartworm negative and can drink and eat just fine. His age is estimated to be between 5-7 years old.

Facts about Ryder

  • Breed: Golden Retriever
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at GRIN - Golden Retrievers In Need Rescue Service, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ryder, a Cleveland 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 Cleveland, or seeking a Golden Retriever dog from a breeder in Cleveland.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland paves the way for another one to be saved.