Blue (Will 18-188TD)

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Will arrived from Turkey in mid October. He is sweet, playful, gentle. He loves to cuddle. He is young and still learning about housetraining and what things he's allowed to chew on. He is a curious pup who is eager to explore and to learn.

At a Glance #18-188TD

Golden Retriever Born: October 2017
Male 44 lbs

Status: Adopted

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Will arrived from Turkey in mid October. He is sweet, playful, gentle. He loves to cuddle. He is young and still learning about housetraining and what things he's allowed to chew on. He is a curious pup who is eager to explore and to learn.

Updates

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Here is Blue at Goldzilla 2019. He had a great time and even saw his foster parents and their two dogs.

Will 18-188TD

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Recent pics of Blue. Blue with Moose. He's such a good boy. 

Will (Blue) 18-188TD
Will (Blue) 18-188TD

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This lucky young wanderer from Bursa, Turkey has found his furever family. He has a mom and dad to shower him with love and attention. Their adult children have a couple of Golden Retrievers that he will get to play with frequently. 

To go along with this new chapter in his life, he will be called Blue, in honor of his adoptive family's last Golden that was lost too young to cancer.

Will 18-188TD

Friday, October 19, 2018

Will is about one year old and embodies the joy and playfulness found in young Goldens. He is always ready to play with whoever is ready, willing, and able—human or canine.

Will was found wandering the streets in Bursa and brought to the local shelter. Rescuers found him there and got him out so that he could begin a new life in Minnesota.

Will in the shelter in Turkey, before his journey to the United States.
Will in the shelter in Turkey, before his journey to the United States.

Will has light blonde fur and he is starting to grow his feathers. He only weighs 44 pounds and needs to gain some weight.
 
At his foster home, Will is enjoying playing with the other dogs, chasing after a thrown tennis ball or Kong, and chewing on Nylabones. He likes naps on the couch or on a dog bed.

Will is learning what is appropriate for chewing.
Will is learning what is appropriate for chewing.
He enjoys a good nap on the couch.
He enjoys a good nap on the couch.

He is working on housetraining and doing very well with a schedule. We are working on teaching him to nudge or paw at a hanging bell by the door whenever he goes outside. We hope he will learn to ring it to tell us when he needs to go outside.

At nighttime, he sleeps quietly in a wire crate next to his foster mom's bed. He also is crated when foster parents aren't home.

Will walks well using an Easy Walk harness. He is curious about the many new things that he sees and smells, so he weaves from side to side, but he doesn't pull very hard and is easy to redirect.

On his first day in Minnesota, we went to a garden center. He loved all the petting that he received, but he was a tad bit afraid of a cat statue. Once he realized it wouldn't hiss at or claw at him, he was fine. 

Will is doing great with learning new words. He's mastered "sit" and is working on "down." He loves treats, which helps with his training. It was easier to teach him some English words than to teach foster mom some Turkish words!

Will would enjoy an active family that will take him hiking and exploring, maybe teach him Nose Work® or agility. He's young and very playful. He is sweet and gentle. He loves to cuddle and he nudges you when he wants some ear scratches and belly rubs.

Adjusting to the Golden life is tiring!
Adjusting to the Golden life is tiring!