Age: 10 years
Breed: Golden Retriever Blend
Weight: 92 lbs.
Status: Not Ready For Adoption
Don’t let his initial shyness stop you, our boy Champ is a real velcro dog after he has a chance to introduce himself. Once he has made his introduction and approves of you, he will invite you to love and cuddle up with him.
Champ joined us at GRRMF when his family could no longer care for him. During his initial examination it was noted that his one eyelid was rolled inward which can cause the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea resulting in pain. This condition is called Entropion which is considered a hereditary condition. Entropion can be corrected by a surgical procedure. GRRMF had this surgery performed on Champ and he came through it like a Champ! Often a second surgery is required to fully correct the problem, but for now, his foster mom reports that he is “wearing the cone of shame and doing very well. When he looks into your eyes, he moves by your side and leans on on you to rub him.”
Settling into his foster home is what Champ has been doing prior to his surgery. He’s finding his position with his two foster siblings who have reminded him a few times that he’s the new guy in town. Champ hasn’t had a chance to meet any children in his foster home yet, but we do know that he isn’t a cat lover. What he does enjoy is belly rubs, playing with stuffed animals, going after the ball and chasing lizards and squirrels. He’s not a fan of loud noises or abrupt introductions, he likes to come to you first. “He seems to like most everything, he is housebroken and knows down, give me your paw and stay,” reports his foster mom. His foster family will be working on other commands after he recuperates; perhaps he will even learn to return the ball that he loves to chase and pop.
Champ loves cuddling up to his foster dad and is regaining his confidence in his new surroundings. With your generous donations and support GRRMF will be able to help him with his vision problems and some professional training to make him a champion —after all, he is a “Champ” who is looking for a loving, forever home.