Comet Apollo #3518

Comet Apollo #3518

Age: 5 years

Gender: Male

Breed: Golden Retriever

Weight: 75 lbs.

Status: Pending Adoption

Comet found himself in need of some help to find his forever home!  GRRMF scooped him up and placed him in the loving arms of his foster family including a senior sibling dog and cat.

Comet was “over the top” excited when he arrived and followed his new foster family members everywhere.  He is a very happy, curious boy and wants to know what his humans are doing every second.  He loves to go on walks and of course since he is so handsome loves to be groomed. Just like most goldens, belly rubs are very soothing for him.  When he first wakes up, he will cross his front paws and do a downward dog stretch. Then, he will come right up to you, sit, and present his chest to be rubbed.  What a cutie pie!

Like a speeding comet, he can be a wild child but he is starting to learn and has already mastered sit and stay.  He is a bit food and treat aggressive so his foster mom is careful to give him some alone time for eating and snacks. This handsome guy’s skin was itchy so he has been on medication to improve.

He does well with his foster sibling kitty. He will sniff her every now and then but never chases her. Comet can be a bit much for his elderly sibling dog because he is the ‘energizer goldie’ and plays rough.  He would do well with another dog that is playful and high spirited. He is not into lizards but does fancy attempting to go after squirrels.  He loves to meet other dogs but since he’s very happy and excited, his fosters are working with him to hold him back when meeting them. He’s also learning to walk on a leash and to not jump on his humans when they come home.

Comet arrived not knowing any commands at all, but his foster mom reports that he has come a long way and he has already learned some basics.  Next up is “come” and not jumping up with continued and consistent training. This should help to ease the separation anxiety for him.