Danny Boy is a handsome, neutered 4-year-old English Creme Golden. He was returned to the breeder when the owner passed away a few month ago. We did not receive much information from the breeder at intake, so we only know what we have learned the past month in foster care..
Danny loves his food and was up to 112 pounds at one point, but is a svelte 87 now. It's a good weight for him - he is a big boy. He had surgery 4 months ago for eating rocks and he continues to seek out and swallow them when he can. Danny is loving, people and dog-friendly and is not destructive when left alone, but will counter-surf if given the opportunity. In addition to rocks, he enjoys empty dog food cans, plastic containers and carrots for treats. He loves to play but can also sit and chill out. He loves the couch and cuddling on the bed, but could learn to stay off if needed. He loves to ride in the car and going on walks. Danny Boy is very strong, but walks very well on a leash when using a Gentle Leader or similar head halter.
Danny was very matted when he came in but has since had a grooming and trim. When his coat comes in it will be medium length and not difficult to maintain.
There are many options with rock-eating dogs to try to train and modify their bad habits, but we feel the safest environment for him is a rock/gravel-free yard. It is also recommended by veterinarians and trainers to use a basket muzzle on him when he is loose in an area that has rocks - such as parks, woods, etc. However, he does not need that on a leashed walk.
If you are interested in meeting Danny Boy, you must fill out an application and have a home visit to begin the approval process.. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA.If you are interested in Danny, please visit our webpage at http://arizonagoldenrescue.rescuegroups.org/info/adoptionand complete an Online Adoption Application to begin the process, or send an e-mail to email@example.com if you have questions and wish to be contacted.
Prior to adoption, all AGR dogs are given a full vet exam, including valley fever and heartworm tests, brought up to date on all vaccinations, given a microchip, neutered or spayed, and treated for any medical problems.
More about Danny Boy
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered
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Currently we do not know if Danny Boy will be able to attend the event, PAC911 Adopt a Thon Event on Saturday, February 13th, 2021.