Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (long coat) : : Male : : Senior
Rambo is another 11-year-old who was surrendered with Joy and Pastora. He had the rabies vaccine but needed everything else that we provide in our standard vet workup. His bloodwork was good for an old dog, but he had an eye infection that was treated. Although Rambo was used to being around other dogs, he wasn’t too sure about the Pug, Rosco, who was a resident at his new home with his adoptive family. During the first few days, Rambo let Rosco know to keep his distance. Over the next few weeks, Rambo and Rosco coexisted with no issues. Unfortunately, Rosco passed away recently, so now Rambo gets all the attention. The adopters wrote:
Rambo adjusted quickly to our family. We can tell that he is very smart. He figured out the dog door in a few minutes, and figured out his favorite spot to hang out with us is between the coffee table and couch. His older brother Rosco fell in our pool about a week after we adopted him. He saw it happen and alerted me right away with those deep golden barks. He also knows when it’s time for me to go to work in the morning, by when I put on my shoes. He’ll usually stomp his feet, and tries to follow me outside. Once I’m gone for work, it’s time to protect mom working from home. I can’t recall a day since we’ve had him that I haven’t come home to him by her side. Whenever I get home, he gets so excited. He’ll be wagging his tail and behind as much as those old hips will let him! He also does a submissive snarl. I call it the Rambo smile. He gets so excited he crinkles his nose, squints his eyes and shows his front teeth. He follows us around wherever we go. We now have to get all our things set up to settle in, because I don’t want him to have to get up every few minutes just because I forgot something from the fridge! If we’re outside, and it’s a little too hot for him, he’ll check in on us every 20 minutes or so, by peeking his head out of the dog door to make sure we’re OK. He loves lying in our grass and basking in the sun. It’s also a good place for him to roll around to scratch those hard to reach areas. He does not like car rides. I think he may associate it with going to not-so-fun places, but I told him that he’s going to be with us forever, so I think he understands car rides aren’t that bad anymore. We love him so much!
Happy new life, Rambo!
More about Rambo
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Obedient, Affectionate