Golden Retriever (long coat) : : Female : : Young
Brighton, now called Brooklyn, is a lovely 3-year-old English Cream Golden. She had been used as a breeding dog, but she contracted valley fever, so the owner did not want to breed her again. The owner was treating her only with “natural remedies” (garlic and vitamin C), which were not effective, and ibuprofen, which should never be given to dogs. Brighton had had a litter eight weeks previous to her coming to AGR; she had not been spayed and had never had any vaccines. She was started on fluconazole right away, but was not vaccinated immediately due to the high valley fever titer (1:32). Brighton’s valley fever caused her to be lethargic and have no appetite, and she developed a real fever. She spent a night in the ER, where she improved after treatment with antibiotics, fluids and pain medications. She was vaccinated at the end of June and put on a specialized hydrolyzed protein diet. She was finally well enough near the end of August to be spayed. She was adopted by an adoptive couple. They have a Golden puppy named Jeter, who was only tolerated by Brooklyn at first, but they are great buddies now. The adopters said:
We definitely got lucky when AGR reached out to us about rescuing her! It was scary in the beginning with her health, but she is healthy, happy, and doing amazing! She is so sweet and pretty! Brooklyn is a very loving and a calm dog. She loves nothing more than to be close by getting tummy rubs and lots of snuggles. She can also be very needy and possessive, but I’m sure that comes from not having love from her previous home. She loves the pool and likes to drink water from the hose. She will also sit on the steps of the pool just to be with her humans. When Jeter grows out of his puppy behavior, we are sure he and Brooklyn will become great friends.
Here’s to a happy and healthy new life for Brooklyn.
More about Brighton/Brooklyn
Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Needs special care