This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida in Naples, FL.
From the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida website
A Few Words About Us
Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Inc. (GRRSWF) is an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization. Based in Southwest Florida, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida is dedicated to finding exceptional homes for exceptional Golden Retrievers and Golden mixes that are homeless, abandoned in Shelters or surrendered by their owners into their “forever” homes.
Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida works to raise awareness of the plight of the Golden Retriever breed specifically through community education as well as the benefits of adopting a rescue animal in need. We also support and promote responsible spay and neutering as well as programs that are designed to prevent animal abuse, neglect and cruelty.
Seniors for Seniors
This program offers adopters over the age of 65 a 50% discount to the adoption donation when they adopt a dog aged nine and older. Adopters will also receive a start-up kit (collar & leash, bowls and a toy) courtesy of PetCo; GRRSWF will provide heartworm and flea/tick preventatives for one month; several of our wonderful network veterinarians are offering discounted rates on the first office visit* for dogs adopted under the Seniors for Seniors Program.
* Discount applies to fee for office visit only, not for any additional charges. All of our dogs are healthy at the time of adoption and the first visit is intended as an introductory meeting, a chance to say hello without needles or thermometers coming into play, and an opportunity for the new adopter to ask any medical questions.
Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)
Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida.
Kelly 806 is a Golden/Chestnut senior who is friendly, gentle, and even-tempered. Kelly is up-to-date with vaccines
To learn more about Kelly, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Adoption page
Bear 810 is a Golden/Chestnut senior who is friendly and up-to-date with his vaccines. Bear is house-trained, needs moderate exercise, and is even-tempered.
To learn more about Bear, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Adoption page
McGee was rescued from a shelter and estimated at 9-10 years old. He is a mellow guy that gets along with cats and dogs. He hasn’t been around children but he is a very sweet guy. McGee does have some arthritis and is on supplements and an anti inflammatory.
To learn more about McGee, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Adoption page
Sheila came from a shelter so we do not have much history on her. They estimated her is 9-years old but she may be a few years older. She loves cats and dogs and giving kisses. She walks well on a leash and gets a spring in her step when she goes on an outing. A must have for Sheila is a comfy dog bed, she absolutely loves to snuggle up in her bed. Sheila is a loving sweet girl and a great companion.
To learn more about Sheila, click the link to her Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Adoption page
Moses came to us from a shelter with some health issues that we have treated. He is estimated at 8.5/9-years old. He likes dogs and fosters with a cat, but will sometimes decide to chase the cat. Moses is an all around well behaved and happy boy. He listens very well and is a joy to have around. He doesn’t have any bad habits. Moses did have a mast cell tumor removed when he came into rescue so an adopter will need to have all lumps and bumps checked when discovered.
To learn more about Moses, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Adoption page
Our sweet cuddlebug Gerry is in need of a forever home.
Gerry is named for a benefactor who recently left us an unexpected and much appreciated donation. Gerry comes to us from our friends at the Marion County shelter. He was profoundly neglected, abandoned, and is heartworm positive. We do not even know if he is truly a golden, but he needed our help and we were happy to step up.
When he arrived, Gerry’s skin looked as if it had been through a meat grinder. He had significant bacterial and yeast infections in his ears, he was missing hair over his entire body, his skin was thickened and had numerous skin tags/masses over his entire body. Gerry also had severe dental disease, resulting in the need to remove over a dozen diseased teeth. Can you imagine the pain he was in? Somehow, Gerry is as sweet as can be, and has already begun healing.
Gerry is super sweet and loves to snuggle. He has nice manners and is excellent with other dogs, but cannot be in a home with cats. He does require a little extra care as he continues his recovery, but he is otherwise easy and low maintenance.
To learn more about Gerry, click the link to his Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Adoption page
Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida contact links
To learn about all the dogs, that the Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Website
* Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Facebook
* Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – Twitter
* Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida – All Available Senior Dogs
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