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About Goldie

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 21-041
  • General Color: Golden/Chestnut
  • Current Size: 80 Pounds
  • Current Age: 8 Years 9 Months (born on 9/21/2013)
  • Housetrained: Yes

21-041 Goldie and 21-042 Dude, who have been together their entire lives, were surrendered last October because the husband has health issues but wanted to travel more when he was well. The dogs had been kept in the back yard all the time. They were adopted as a pair by an adopter in Scottsdale. They are both 8-year-old Goldendoodles – Goldie is blond, Dude is grey. Their coats were so dirty and matted, the groomer had to shave them down. Neither dog was up to date on vaccinations, and both needed to be tested for valley fever and heartworm. Goldie was not spayed and was obese at 85 pounds – our vet said she needs to lose 20 pounds before she can be spayed, so we provided an adoption addendum for the spay. By the end of March, she was down to 71 lbs – at the weight-loss rate she has had (14 lbs in 5 months), we should be able to have the spay done in another couple of months. The adopter will be happy about that, since Goldie has already gone into heat once since being placed. Fortunately, Dude is already neutered, so we do not have to worry about any mating accidents. Goldie’s teeth were OK, but Dude needed a dental and ended up having 6 teeth extracted. Although he has been asymptomatic, Dude tested positive for valley fever with a titer of 1:8, so he was started on fluconazole. After 3 months on the medication, he tested at 1:2 but the vet recommended that he be kept on the fluconazole for another 3 months. Hopefully, at that time he will again have a 1:2 titer and, if so, will be taken off the medication. We will recommend retesting every 6 months. Very shortly after she received the dogs, the adopter let us know she was thrilled to have them. She said Dude was able to get up on her bed by himself but Goldie needed help. Now that she has lost some weight, Goldie can jump up on the bed without assistance. The dogs enjoy romping with each other around the adopter's large back yard. We are happy for everyone that this placement has worked out so well.

More about Goldie

Good with Dogs, Good with Adults, Does Good in the Car, Cratetrained, Likes to swim, Affectionate, Intelligent

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