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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-24-01348Gandolph (male)

Golden Retriever Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Hi Y'all. My name is Gandolph (but my nickname is 'Bear'). My baby 'sister' (an Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix) and I lost the only home we had ever known, when our owners moved away and left us behind to fend for ourselves outside in the yard. We waited and waited for them to come back, but they never came..... Finally a nice lady who lived nearby realized we had been abandoned, so she brought us food almost every day, and somehow Trixie and I survived in an old cold dog house all through last winter. (The nice lady who was feeding us said that Trixie would have frozen to death if she hadn't been able to curl up against my warm hair inside ... (Read More)our dog house. But--if the truth be told--we kept each OTHER warm!) Once spring arrived, though, the nice lady couldn't afford to keep feeding us. In Arkansas--where we came from--there wasn't any animal shelter in the area to take us in, so-like many homeless 'stray' dogs down south-we were in danger of being shot by the authorities. Lucky for Trixie and me, a nice rescue in Wisconsin found out about us at the last minute, and they offered to take us in. Since then, life has been looking up for both of us! Anyway, here we are in Wisconsin now, and all I ask for is a warm bed, good food, lots of love, and a home of my own again. Is that too much to ask? (Trixie would love to come with me, but'|.she is kind of scared of people until she gets to know them, and she was never a 'house dog' like I was, so she needs some work on socialization. She's not exactly 'wild', but she's not the lover that I am! (If you are 'up' for adopting both of us, that would be great. But'|if not, that's OK too.) At any rate, I adore people as well as other dogs and cats, and I'm very gentle and loving and smart. My vet thinks I might be around 10 years old, but my foster 'mom' thinks I might not be quite that old. (Since I've had a hard life, it's hard to tell, but'| their best guess is that I'm somewhere between 7 and 10 yrs. old.) I'm not sure what kind of 'designer dog' I am, but my foster mom thinks I look a little like a Golden Retriever//German Shepherd/Otterhound cross. (I don't know where on earth she got the idea I have 'Otterhound' in me, but I sure do have a classic 'Golden' personality.) Just so you know....I did have some medical problems when I arrived (including heartworms, that I've received treatment for), and I feel great now! I have a little arthritis in my right front shoulder, but I get around just fine and I am such a happy guy. It feels great just to be alive--and to be loved. I'm extremely well housebroken (I am very modest and I go potty in the far corner of the yard.) I'm up to date on shots, I've been neutered and microchipped and wormed, and I've been successfully treated for heartworms. I like kids but they're sometimes a little wild and noisy, so I would rather live in a nice quiet home without small children and I'd also like a big fenced yard to sniff around in. I'm not a young puppy, but my kind spirit and the wisdom in my eyes will warm your heart. My adoption fee is negotiable to the perfect adopter. (My foster mom says that way she can wait for just the right person to come along to take me home.) I've lived a hard life up until now and I would love to just settle in and enjoy my Golden Years with you. If you think you would be a good match for me, please write to my foster 'mom' at: and tell her about yourself, about your daily schedule, your other family members (kids, dogs, cats, etc.), if you have a safely fenced yard (please, no invisible fencing), and also please tell her why you think you're a perfect match for me. We'll be waiting to hear from you! Thanks so much! (Less)

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One Starfish Rehoming Connections, Inc
P.O. Box 404
Columbia County Columbus, WI 53925 MAP IT!

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Golden Retriever in Wisconsin
    Golden Retriever Dogs can make good pets in Wisconsin if they match your IifestyIe. The Golden Retriever is a gundog that loves the water. Originally bred for hunting, Goldens make wonderful family pets. Golden Retrievers are very sweet, patient, gentle, and excellent with children. Goldens are eager to please and respond very well to obedience training. Goldens make good watchdogs but are far too friendly with everyone, from strangers to other dogs, to be used as guard dogs. Goldens need human companionship. They can get into trouble if neglected. This breed is suitable for homes with yards, and needs plenty of brisk daily exercise.

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    Golden Retrievers excel in competitive obedience. Golden Retrievers are often used as therapy dogs. Golden Retrievers are descended from various English hunting dogs possibly including the bloodhound.

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Racine County - Racine 53403
Countryside Humane Society 262-554-6699

Rock County - Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
Rock County Humane Society 608-752-5622

Dane County - Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589
Small Animal Advocates 608-873-9851

Dane County - Madison 53718
Dane County Humane Society 608-838-0413

Dane County - Madison, WI 53703
Alliance for Animals 608-257-6333

Sauk County - Baraboo 53913
Sauk County Humane Society 608-356-2520

Eau Claire County - Eau Claire, WI 54701
Eau Claire County Humane Association 715-839-4747

Washburn County - Shell Lake 54871
Washburn County Area Humane Society 715-468-4200

Burnett County - Siren, Wisconsin 54872
Humane Society of Burnett County 715-866-4096

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