Amber Joelle #3961

Amber Joelle #3961

Age: 2 years

Gender: Female

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Weight: 59 lbs.

Status: Matched for Adoption



Update:  October 4, 2021

Just four months ago this sweet girl was pregnant and starving – just look at her now, all her pups have found loving homes and she is on her way to her new forever home!

She’s not the only one smiling, her mom “to be” is delighted with her new addition to the family!

Many thanks to all our loyal supporters, GRRMF volunteers and professionals for believing in miracles and giving Amber and her six pups the chance to have an awesome new life!


Update: September 3, 2021

If you are looking for the perfect pet who is loving, playful and smart – look no further!  “Amber is absolutely an awesome girl,” boasts her proud foster mom.  Now that most of her pups have new forever homes, Amber has time to show what she’s made of – – -“Sugar and spice and everything nice!”  

She is loving and affectionate with all people, never counter surfs or steals food, she waits at the door when told to do so, goes to bed in her crate and knows “leave it, come, stay, no and let’s go out.” And that’s not all – – She never gets on the furniture!! 

Amber enjoys playing  with her fur sibling and willingly shares her toys and water bowl. She and her fur sibling are fed separate so they can each enjoy their meals but after they finish they scurry to each others bowls to lick up any possible crumbs that might have been missed. 

Amber is pretty amazing, that’s for sure! Her foster family will miss her when she is adopted after she completes her heartworm treatment but they will be so happy to see this sweet girl be settled in her loving, forever home.  Amber is lovingly waiting to be part of your family!


Update: August 10, 2021

Amber is glowing with delight over her six cute puppies! She’s a very good mom, who keeps herself and her puppies clean.  Born near the 4th of July, all six puppies have patriotic names: Liberty, Patriot, Betsy, Stripes, Glory and Maverick. Amber has been trying to catch up on her rest now that her gang is six weeks old, but it doesn’t seem like she gets a moment of peace from her nursing pups.  

When she does get time away, she is blossoming into a wonderful young girl that loves to chase anything that moves; even though she never captures anything.  She’s a cuddle bug and loves being close to people.  When her foster parents are taking care of the pups, she makes sure they save enough attention for her too. She lovingly lays at their feet when it’s time to relax and happily greets them when they arrive home -even if they only went to the mailbox!

Amber is still very thin and her foster mom is dedicated to feeding her a healthy diet that will help her gain weight.  Found as a stray that was pregnant, Amber only weighed 47 pounds after she delivered six puppies.  She has now increased her food consumption and is finally starting to gain some weight.  Her foster mom even makes her some homemade bone broth to add some extra goodness to her meals. 

Considering her life before GRRMF stepped in, it’s not a surprise that Amber is a bit protective of her food and toys. Her foster mom has seen improvement with this and notes that Amber runs and plays outside with their dog without any problems.  Amber likes her voice to be heard and her foster family says she is doing well with the “quiet” command, as well as, “come”, “let’s go out” and “no.”  She isn’t frightened of loud noises, rain, thunder or lightning, she is curious about the vacuum cleaner but very scared of the broom.

Ambers experienced and dedicated foster parents have made time in their busy schedules to nurture and care for Amber and her six sweet puppies.  Her puppies will go to loving homes when they are old enough. Amber will soon be undergoing heartworm treatment for four months. After she is medically cleared, she will be looking for her forever home. Until that time, she will enjoy playing and teaching her puppies and getting all the love she so deserves from her foster family.  As her foster mom’s says “Amber is going to make a great pet for some lucky people!” 



BREAKING NEWS:  Amber had her puppies!!!  Stay tuned for more information this coming week on the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida Facebook page and the GRRMF webpage. Read her story below.


GET THOSE FIREWORKS READY – this cutie from Louisiana is pregnant and about to share some beautiful puppies in the care of GRRMF!  Before you get too excited about puppies, here’s your chance to get to know the momma to be.

This sweet girl is a bundle of love and affection.  According to her foster mom, Amber is very friendly and lovable, “her eyes smile when you talk to her and she adores belly rubs and being petted.”  She is doing well with her furry foster sibling but it is necessary to make sure feeding is a separate event for both of them.  Amber is protective of her food bowl and also her new Nylabone which she quickly buried into her bedding.  This poor baby is very thin for her delicate conditions; it makes sense that food and anything of value is important for her to protect.  

Amber has won the lottery now, GRRMF has made sure of that!  She is in a loving foster home that is providing the proper nutrition, love and attention that she desperately needs.  Her foster family are also experienced in the needs of the mother and puppies during birth and caring for them during this very special and critical time in their lives.  

As far as fun goes, Ambers life is on hold right now.  Her mothering skills and energy will be needed for the puppies. Diagnosed as heartworm positive, Amber will have to undergo a four month process to heal and rid her heart of this potentially life threatening disease.  This treatment cannot begin until she is no longer nursing her puppies (approximately eight weeks after giving birth). Amber is looking at six months of a life devoted to motherhood and getting well.  

After her pups are independent and she is well, Amber will be looking forward to finding her forever home! Her foster mom reports that she is very friendly with adults and teenagers; young children and cats have not been introduced yet. While out in the yard, she hasn’t paid much attention to squirrels, lizards or bunnies.  Amber is house broken, crate trained, comes when called and loves being close to her foster mom.  We think that she might have been training for the olympics before her life went downhill as she is able to jump over high things and needs to be supervised when outdoors. 

As you can see, Amber has a long journey ahead of her.  She’s a young dog and with your help and support Amber and her pups will be able to live full and rewarding lives with families that will love and care for them forever.  It’s the 4th of July this weekend – what better time to give your support towards the care and love Amber and her new family will need and deserve.  As we look forward to celebrating the birth of Amber’s puppies, GRRMF thanks you for your support for all our rescues and wishes you a safe and special holiday celebrating the birth of the United States of America! 


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