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About Baxter

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 22-082
  • General Color: White
  • Current Size: 80 Pounds
  • Current Age: 6 Years (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

22-082 Baxter  and  22-083 Leah  came into Rescue as a bonded pair.  22-082 Baxter  is a 5-year-old neutered English Cream Golden Retriever male;  22-083 Leah  a 5-year- old spayed English Cream female. The owner said they just do not have time for the dogs. The dogs lived outside from daylight until after supper, then they would be brought in. The dogs had been digging under the fence and getting out, and the owners were getting calls to come get their dogs. When  Baxter  gets focused on something such a lizard or mouse, he will do anything to catch it. He has chewed downspouts and hit a truck fender while chasing a lizard. Neither dog has had any train ing – had never been walked on leash.

The dogs both needed vaccine updates. During  Baxter’s  exam, the vet noted a heart murmur. So,  AG R authorized an echo cardiogram to be done. It revealed a mild-moderate sub-aortic stenosis, but this is not of concern. The pair was placed with an adopter in Peoria. The adopter commented: 

On January 2, 2023 our lives changed because we adopted two retrievers,  Baxter  and  Leah , brother and sister. We had lost our two retrievers (brother and sister) the year before and were seriously hurting. We took a leap of faith and adopted. We were  afraid at first how we would feel, but they became a part of our  family instantly. We have bonded like we always had them from birth. They get up every morning with a smile on their faces. They play and eat and nap. We have taken  Leah  on walks and we are working with  Baxter  to do the same. He is a big boy. We are training them to swim in the pool. They sleep with me every night. They love their special treats. They play with their toys. It’s now months later and we live every day  knowing we are loved and they are loved. On February 18, 2023  we unexpectedly lost my first-born son. He left our home and went  to Fry’s to get two special bones for Baxter and Leah. He passed away and did not make it home. Prior to him passing, when he visited they would always sleep with him – he insisted. When he saw the pictures of  Leah  and  Baxter  on January 1, 2023, he texted me and said, “Mom I don’t know them, but I already love them.” They  filled his heart with love and joy. Now they fill our hearts with  love and joy to help us heal from our loss. We don’t know what we would do without them. It’s bittersweet, but true. Everyone should open their hearts and homes to adopt. It’s giving a forever home to such precious beings. Thank you  Arizona Golden Rescue  for entrusting us with your wonderful pets.


More about Baxter

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Goofy

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