Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida, Inc
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Give a golden a “leg” up – Help Tyger and Dakota have the surgery they need!

Tyger and Dakota both suffer from torn cruciates requiring orthopedic surgery costing approximately $2500 each.  Our “Give a Golden a Leg Up” fundraiser will raise funds so these sweet goldens can receive their surgery and go on to be adopted.  Tyger They have each already had one knee surgery but our specialist has determined that their other legs need to be done.  Not the news we wanted to hear especially given 2011 has brought many special needs dogs into our program that require extensive veterinary care.  But, the only option for Tyger and Dakota to live a pain free life is with this surgery.  They both have a great prognosis with the surgery and otherwise are healthy young dogs.

Will you help us help them?

Please donate today and help us meet our goal!

Tyger (above and below top right), a 5 year old male was turned into rescue because his owner died. The family member who turned him in mentioned his torn crutiate as he had been diagnosed by a vet before GRRMF took him in but wasn’t treated for the condition.  Our specialist determined that Tyger needed surgery on both legs.  Tyger has had his first surgery and has recovered nicely.  His foster home reports he is an amazing dog who is very smart.  He has gone from a dog who would bark incessantly (from fear) when someone came to the door to one who greets the guest with woobie firmly implanted in mouth.  He also knows that when other dogs come with the human guest, that the toys are put away and you play with your canine visitor!  Speaking of toys, Tyger is so smart that when asked for a specific toy he will go and get just that one. 

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Dakota Dakota

Can you help to give a Leg Up for Dakota and Tyger? Every bit helps!

Dakota (top left and bottm pictures),  a 3 yr old male was turned in due to a divorce.  Once admitted to rescue, our vet noticed he was limping and not walking straight. He was diagnosed with a crutiate ligament tear caused by misaligned leg bone. Orthopedic surgery was required to fix both issues. His prognosis was excellent with this treatment so GRRMF took him to Dr. Oakes at Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists and the surgery was performed.  Dakota's surgery for one of his torn cruciate ligaments went well and he has healed beautifully.  He is now waiting for the chance (and funds) to have the other one repaired. Unfortunately Dakota has the same problem in both legs, and needs more surgery.  His foster home reports that life with Dakota is wonderful.  He loves sitting on laps and obviously doesn't believe that 75 pounds of muscle, bone and fur is anything to shy away from.  He also has a fondness for the couch and if a family member happens to be sitting on it, he expects them to move so he can get up there and they do!   Is this in the Goldens' DNA or what!?!?  Dakota loves to play with other dogs and has quite an attachment to the cat that shares his present home.  He loves to chase a ball (or anything that you throw) but....here's the rub, YOU have to then catch him to get it back.  Goldens have such a knack for training their human pals!