Age: 22 months
Breed: Golden Retriever Blend
Weight: 60 lbs.
Status: Ready For Adoption
To be eligible to adopt Bruno, you must be an approved adopter of GRRMF. Visit our How to Adopt page to review our process, policies and application. Please pay special attention to the sections on puppy facts, children and dogs and fences on our website prior to submitting an application for a puppy. If you are already on our approved adopter waiting list, an adoption coordinator will contact you if you are matched to meet this pup’s needs.
Bruno has been working diligently with two trainers. On his first session at the facility he was very interested in checking everything out. He had a great first visit and has some things to work on at home. Bruno has also been working very hard with the trainer that comes to the house. With his new great team of trainers, and foster dad working and focusing on certain areas, the goal is to lessen Bruno’s anxiety. Check out this great shot of Bruno from training and how happy he looks! Keep up the great work Bruno Boy!
Bruno has become very comfortable in his foster environment. He LOVES to play and socialize with other dogs. Bruno’s favorite toy is a ball – therefore any game or activity that involves a ball is definitely high on Bruno’s list (as shown in his video below). Foster dad is still working very diligently with Bruno on meeting strangers. Bruno is still hesitant and nervous but the more that they work together the more confidence he will gain. It is important that Bruno knows that people can be wonderful and loving too.
Arriving into the loving hands of GRRMF, Bruno appeared quite nervous his first night in his new foster home. He was unsure of his surroundings and his nervousness was obvious as he had a few accidents in the house and wasn’t confident to be near anyone. As the night went on, he learned that he was in a safe place and there were loving people around him. Foster dad stated that as the night progressed, Bruno got closer and closer and finally jumped up into his lap and took a nap, which has become his place to be when tired. Bruno learned that he was in a safe, loving home where he could trust those around him. Feeling comfortable with his new human dad, it felt right to jump into bed with him and sleep by his side all night long.
Bruno spends most of his days with foster dad since he is home. He wants to know where you are in the house but doesn’t have to be attached to you. Bruno’s inquisitive side kicks in and he likes to explore the house and his surroundings. Meeting new people gives Bruno some anxiety and he becomes fearful. He will bark at them and express his displeasure. It takes some time for Bruno to trust strangers. Along with working on his basic commands, Bruno is working towards meeting new people and gaining confidence to not be fearful in situations.
A young bouncing puppy definitely needs lots of time to burn off that energy. Bruno enjoys playing with his foster canine siblings and even likes to engage the neighbor’s dog through the fence. Bruno does better meeting new dogs at his place if he is given enough time. Nothing beats a good chase of wildlife outside – keeping those lizards, birds, and squirrels on their game. Bruno loves to swim and share his toys with you. Car rides are definitely one of Bruno’s favorites, especially if the end result is a trip to Starbucks!
Puppy manners can often be a tough habit to break. One bad habit that Bruno has is counter surfing. Dad is working with Bruno to teach him that it is unacceptable to help himself to what may be on the counter! Bruno is also having less accidents in the house and letting foster dad know when he needs to go outside to take care of business. Because Bruno is still a young puppy and learning new things, he is crated when no one is home. Foster dad has taken the initiative to have Bruno work with a trainer to help him overcome some of his fears.
Bruno will become the best golden when he has humans who make the commitment to a young pup and devote time and love to teach him confidence and good boy manners. He has come so far already in such a short period of time that the end result is so promising. A family who wants a wonderful companion and has time to guide his path is needed for Bruno to be the best boy we know he can be.