I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Hello, my name is Hunter. I'm a 4 year old, 70 pound Golden / Setter mix. I'll be available for adoption in early to mid January. You see I have a little medical condition that I'm working through, and I want to make sure that I have a clean bill of health before going to my forever family! Is that you? I'm sure I think so, because I LOVE everyone I've ever met. I came from a great family, but now I'm looking for a new family. Do you have children? I love kids and am very gentle when I need to be, but will run around and play with the older kids, too. If fact, I consider myself somewhat human. I do like all the comforts - napping on the couch, sharing your pillow, sitting in your lap.... Isn't that what kids do? I'll even hold your hand in the car if you want me to! I do like to see what's up on the counter in the kitchen (I just can't resist those wonderful smells!) but my foster home is helping me understand my manners. I'm a pretty quick learner and haven't gotten up on the counter unless there is something truly worth it (like bacon)! I am told that I am a hoot, whatever that means. I really just want to be part of the family! I would do best in an active home that will get me lots of exercise and socialization, as my favorite place in the whole world is the dog park at Cherry Creek! Have you been there? It's awesome! I love all the dogs I've ever met, and although I'm not sure what a cat is, I'd probably like them, too. The only thing I really don't like is my crate. Thankfully, I'm such a good boy that I don't need one. Could you be the perfect home for me?
Hunter was diagnosed with and treated for a mast cell tumor on his right rear foot. He was treated with chemo therapy for several months and on January 3 the remaining tumor was removed. He'll receive another 30 day round of chemo post surgery. There is a possibility that there are cancer cells remaining, there is no way to be certain. If Hunter's tumor on his right rear foot returns within 12 months of his adoption date GRFR will pay for amputation of the foot. If said amputation is indeed required GRFR's hope is that the foot will be taken and enough leg will remain for Hunter to be fitted with a prosthetic. GRFR will not cover the cost of the prosthetic, just the amputation itself. The surgery must be performed at an authorized GRFR vet and all appointments must be made through the GRFR vetting coordinator.
For more information, please take a look at www.goldenretrieverfreedom.org. Please review the adoption requirements before submitting an online application.