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At A Glance
Welcome to the golden life, Dalton! From Dennis, Joanne, Maggie (14-106) and Oreo.
Dalton is an 8-9 year old purebred golden retriever. He is a very big boy weighing in at 85 pounds. He is very skinny and needs to gain about 5-8 more pounds. He is an incredibly sweet dog and just wants love and attention. He is also pretty active.
Dalton was brought into a shelter as a stray. It appears that he was on the run for quite a while. He was covered in burrs especially in his tail. It took a week and two baths to get them all out of his fur. There was quite a large bunch of them in his tail, so unfortunately they had to shave it. It looks a little silly, but it will grow back in no time. Dalton is heart worm negative, up to date on his shots, and is now neutered. He did test positive for Lyme disease and has an infection so he is on antibiotics for a few weeks. He also has flukes. Flukes are a intestinal parasite that comes from eating frogs or snails. Dalton has another week of medication for that also.
Now on to the good stuff! Dalton did great riding in the car on the way here. Dalton is house trained and hasn't had any accidents since the first day he was here. He met our two female dogs with no issues. He doesn't seem to understand how to play with them, but enjoys running after them in the yard. Dalton also doesn't seem to know what to do with toys. His favorite activity is getting attention.
He is very tall so we got out our elevated dog bowls. Dalton doesn't seem to like them and would prefer to lay on the floor to drink out of the bowl. He really is a big, goofy, velcro golden.
If you are looking for a big, fluffy, cuddle bug then Dalton is your guy. Contact your placement advisor if you are interesting in Dalton.