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Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||05-13|
Wrigley is a very special 12-week old boy with some special needs GRFR would like to let you know about. Wrigley was attacked by a large dog when he was very little. He's healing from that traumatic experience very nicely thanks to a wonderful vet in his home town; however he does need some continuing physical therapy to help with the scar tissue and keep his muscles and shoulder moving smoothly. Wrigley is currently being seen twice a week at CRCG in Broomfield, CO. They do have a location in Englewood and one in Loveland so his forever family can continue those treatments (10 total) at GRFR's expense. Once these treatments are complete, he'll need some continued range-of-motion exercises that his family can handle from home. Wrigley also may have some hip dysplasia in one hip. This is unfortunately, quite common in golden retrievers and can usually be treated non-surgically with glucosomine supplements for life and keeping Wrigley on the skinny side. Lastly, Wrigley does have a minor heart murmur. This is nothing to worry about, but it is something that needs to be brought to your vet's attention prior to anesthesia for any future surgical procedures...otherwise Wrigley will lead a happy normal golden life.
And now we would like to tell you about Wrigley's wonderful personality
Wrigley is one well-adjusted, mild-mannered, and pretty mellow puppy. He is not too needy, and is easy to have around (for a puppy anyway). He settled right into his foster home and everyone he meets adores him. His foster mom is very proud of him and how much better he is using his bum leg since he got here, though the quirky way he uses it is very endearing.
He loves to play with other dogs and have them around for company, though he is more people-oriented and is often found laying at his foster mom's feet while she works on the computer. He is a smart boy and is already sitting and shaking on command. He is working on potty training and sleeps through the night in his crate. He likes to play ball and even brings it back.
If you are looking for a real live cuddly teddy bear, Wrigley is it. He is looking to be a pretty big guy, so please be sure you have room for a large golden. He will tug at your heart strings when you meet him. Wrigley will be looking for someone who can appreciate him, quirks and all, so if you think you are interested in loving this guy and seeing him through, please let GRFR know.
For more information, please take a look at www.goldenretrieverfreedom.org. Please review the adoption requirements before submitting an online application.
Please remember that GRFR adopts puppies to forever families who have sufficient time at home to socialize, house train and nurture their new puppy. Also note: puppies should not leave your yard or be exposed to any other dogs unless you are certain that such other dogs have been fully vaccinated and are older than six months. They should not go to parks or PetSmart or anywhere else until they have their last booster shot, as they could contract a potentially lethal virus. Before taking your puppy to puppy class please discuss vaccination requirements for various classes with your trainer or vet. Puppies often need a few dewormers and we encourage you to discuss this with your vet. For more information, please take a look at www.goldenretrieverfreedom.org. Please review the adoption requirements before submitting an online application.