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Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue
|Breed:||Golden Retriever Mix||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||145-12|
Duke is a quiet 7 year old male golden mix who settles in to any situation. He loves getting pets and follows his humans all over the house. He does love to be nearby. He needs to have another dog in the home, to help him not be anxious being left alone.
He is housebroken and has free roam of the house. He walks well with a gentle leader, but can be obsessed with little critters to follow. He went running with his foster dad, and while it was effortless for him, he did stop and sniff quite a bit so he would need encouragement to run better on runs, which may be a non-issue if his future forever home takes him on runs enough to tire him out! He gets excited at times, but calms down pretty quickly. He likes to bark at critters in the back yard, but not excessively. He has a stubborn streak, for lack of a better description. He definitely sets his mind to something and he won't be swayed from it. He likes to try to escape out the doors, sometimes vigorously but most of the time, gently. It isn't like he is trying to run away, but he wants to sniff around and doesn't really want to come back when called, so it is a bit of an entertaining game for him to be stalked down by his frustrated humans! He will need to be worked with on this, and this is why he would do best in a more quiet home without young children going in and out of the door. A tall fence is a good idea since he could run, but he was in a home with a shorter fence and never tried to jump it, even though he probably could. He will need daily walks and stimulation, as most of GRFR's dogs do.
He will be left alone for periods of the day this week, so an update on that will happen in a week.
He has had 2 seizures that he was seen at the vet for and they are considered idiopathic (unknown cause) for now, but may need to be on meds if they get worse in the future.
If you are interested in Duke, please fill out an application and one of our GRFR volunteers will contact you soon!
For more information, please take a look at www.goldenretrieverfreedom.org. Please review the adoption requirements before submitting an online application.