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Rescue Group: Arizona Golden Retriever Connection
|Breed:||Golden Retriever Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||62-11|
Hi, my name is Puck and I am a 2 year old Golden Retriever Mix with an all Golden Retriever personality. I was saved from the shelter, where I was on the list to be put to sleep because, “I walked funny” Well the reason I walked funny was I had something called a patellar luxation which are big fancy words meaning my knee cap would pop in and out. On July 27th, I had surgery to repair my knee. The surgery went really well and my prognosis is good. For the next six weeks (August 31st, yes I am counting the days) I am not allowed to run, jump, swim, climb stairs or do any strenuous exercise. I should not play with other pets and cannot be loose in the house.
So now you know about my surgery, here is a little bit about me. I love toys particularly tennis balls. I also have a cool chew toy that I can sit for hours and chew on. I met other dogs before my surgery and did fine but since my surgery, I have not been allowed to interact with other dogs. I am a good car rider particularly if there is a tennis ball to toss around in the car. Did I mention I LOVE tennis balls? I would love to go for long walks or a hike but again right now I am not allowed. I also love people and I am content to hang out with them and give them some love. Do you notice a theme? Love, I am just a big “love bug”. I know sit and will take a treat very gently. I am housebroken and will bark to let you know that I need to go outside. I am young, so I will need some training but I have the basics down and I am a really smart dog.
Right now I am at a temporary foster hanging out in “Grandma’s bedroom” When I go outside I have to be on a leash so I do not over do it. Because it feels so good to have my knee fixed, I would definitely run around if I didn’t have that stupid leash on. My foster family can only keep me a short time, so I am desperately looking for another foster or even better, my forever family.
Please consider me. Not to brag but I am a great dog.
* Our policy is that we will not place Golden Retrievers under the age of 3 with families that have children that are 3 or less years of age. Young Golden Retrievers can be very excitable around young children, so we recommend older Goldens for families with very young children.