Toby is just a year old male that is looking for a loving family that wants to PLAY!! He is a puppy in an adult sized body. He is trying real hard to learn manners and everyday I notice GReat improvements! Toby would benefit from obedience classes.
He gets along great with the other dogs, both big and small. Loves to run and chase and investigate the house!
2 year old Eli is Elliot's brother. Eli is a bit more outgoing than Elliot. He gets along well with other dogs and cats too and is house trained. Eli is looking for a home where he can get plenty of attention. He is young so he would benefit from an obedience class.
Elliott is a beautiful 2 year old boy. His blonde coat is curly and he has a very full tail. Prior to coming to IGRR he was kept outside, so loud noises and moving objects startle him easily. He is now living indoors with his foster mom and 2 foster brothers, a Golden and a Sheltie. He is adapting to being inside very well. Potty training is going pretty well. Because he gets startled easily, sometimes he requires his foster mom to go out with him to make sure he gets all of his business done. He hasn’t created a signal to go out yet, so he still needs to be watched to make sure he goes out when needed.
He is curious about everything, and likes to carry stuffed toys around the house. They seem to be his favorite thing to play with. He will hoard them all onto his bed, leaving the other dogs without any to play with.
We are working on a few commands like sit and down. He doesn’t seem to be too food motivated, and hasn’t had a lot of socialization, so it is going slow. He is not fond of being in his crate; however, he is getting better about going in with a little coaxing. He does tend to bark while in there.
When you meet Elliott, he is going to be shy, maybe frightened at first. It takes a little while for him to warm up to you and trust you, but once he does, he is by your side and following you around most of the time. Because he was not socialized much by his previous owner, he will be unsure of new things and people.
Elliott will need a fairly quiet home, with older teens to adults and a fenced in yard. His new family will need to be very patient with him and be willing to work with him to build his confidence. His new owners will also need to let him experience as many new things as possible to get him used to his new world. He will make someone a wonderful companion. He is very sweet and a very handsome boy.
Elliott is doing very well. Potty training is still going great, still no accidents! He knows what he needs to do outside, but still no signal that he needs to go. He is very secure in the house and in the yard, but still unsure when we go for walks. He is used to noises in the house, but he is still unsure if there are loud noises outside. New people are still a little scary, but he seems to warm up to them within a short time. He loves bones and stuffed toys. He is a very happy boy, and is getting more secure everyday. Just this morning he discovered himself in the mirror on the dresser. He kept trying to get to that doggy in the mirror by jumping up on the dresser. Didn't take long, and all my stuff was on the floor from him trying to get up there to get that other dog! He would not give up. It was pretty funny. He and Maverick occasionally play. But if Maverick is playing with a toy or has a bone, Elliott always steels it away, then casts it aside. I guess he just steels it cause he knows he can. Little stinker! He loves attention, and is always asking to be petted.
Please welcome Charlie to rescue. Four year old Charlie is in very rough shape. He has multiple health issues that we are still trying to determine. What we know is that he is hypothyroid, anemic and has some elevated protein levels. He is not neutered but that will wait until he has done some healing. Prior to coming to IGRR, Charlie had little room to move and laid on a hard surface, hence the "bed sores" on his joints. Charlie is currently on antibiotics, thyroid medicine, receiving medicated baths for his skin and coat, and being treating for ear infections. Charlie is now eating high quality food and getting the medical attention he desperately needed. More testing will follow so please keep Charlie in your thoughts. A big thank you to Leslie who recognized a dog in need and did something about it. She is Charlie's guardian angel.
Update 12/22/2012 Charlie's physical health has improved enough that he was neutered on Monday. While he is physically healing, we have discovered that he has some mentally healing to do as well. On several occasions he is has shown some aggression towards his foster mom by "mouthing" her. We hope that this issue can be resolved along with the outward signs of abuse.
Update 01/2/2013 Charlie is doing GREAT! He is healing mentally and physically. After one month of good food, medical attention, and love, Charlie is on his way to recovery. His wounds are healing and his skin is improving. We will again check is thyroid to adjust the dosage. Most importantly, he is trusting his foster mom and is no longer "acting out". He is playing with his fur brothers both big and small and even sharing toys and food with them!
Charlie is still crated at night as he can't be fully trusted not to chew on things but is free to roam the house otherwise. House training is going well and and he has not lifted his leg in over a week. He loves to shake hands and carry around socks, shoes, or whatever else he finds on the floor.
Update 01/10/2013 Charlie is doing awesome. His wounds are being treated with a laser and he has received two treatments in the past week. The laser will reduce scar tissue and relieve some of the pain. Charlie is very gentle with his senior golden in the house and enjoys wrestling and craziness with the younger dogs in the house.
Update 04/07/2013 Charlie is still looking for his forever home. Charlie needs to go to an experienced dog owner who is kind but firm. People have not been kind to him in the past so he has trust issues. He does not mind cats but might do best in a home without other dogs. Due to his size, he needs a home with older children. He knows how to sit and down but is still not great on a leash. He is not the usual love everyone that goldens typically are. But once he trusts you he loves you. He's still healing from his wounds but hair is coming back and his weight is just about perfect.
KJ (not up for adoption)
KJ just turned 13 this month. He is overweight and has a little difficulty with steps. We are working on reducing his weight and taking him for short walks. That should help him get around a little better. KJ also takes medication for seizures. Because of his age and medical history, IGRR is not looking for someone to adopt KJ. We are providing him with a permanent foster home for as long as he is enjoying life. KJ is really a great dog - he is house trained and very easy going. I have been able to leave him alone in my house and he just takes a nap. He does not want much in life, just a soft bed, a few trips outside, food and water, and lots of pats on the head!
KJ is doing pretty good. He sleeps alot but is able to walk about 3 blocks every morning. He also follows me around the house all day. He jerks and twitches off and on most days. Some days are worse than others. He handles the steps at the back of the house but he fell down the front steps twice last week and the second time he scraped his chin so we are no longer going out the front. Ty and I were gone for over 9 hours today and he was ready to go outside but no accidents. He is a great dog and loves his ear scratches and pats on the head.
KJ is doing about the same. He is actually doing a little better going up the steps to come inside - he rarely needs any help now. I think the walks and the glucosamine/chondroitin is helping. He still jerks and twitches and loves to be petted. He is a very sweet boy and I am going to really miss him someday.
KJ continues to do well. He definitely acts like he feels better and rarely needs help getting up the back steps. I am also not noticing as many jerks and twitches. When he first came I noticed 3 or 4 an hour but now I only see a few each day. I am definitely spoiling him!
KJ is doing great. I had him chasing a toy short distances tonight. We continue to take one or two short walks a day. Between the walks and the Cosequin he is taking, he easily walks up my steps now. He seems to have adjusted to my working all day but he does not let me out of his sight at night. I am spoiling him - he expects his treat before I leave for work and does not let me forget his bedtime snack!! I just really think he is a great dog. He is very well behaved (except for the day he unraveled my knitting) and has such a great personality.
Buster (not available for adoption)
Buster has been in our home for over a year. During that time, he has "tried out" three other homes and each has gone over badly. Buster has separation issues along with the typical senior stuff making it difficult for him in new situations. Our home is actually set up very well for him and I can't imagine him going to another home and upsetting his "apple cart".