Max arrived at his foster home at 6pm yesterday and we did a meet and greet with our resident dogs in our fenced front yard. He was nervous but accepted all of the sniffing like the wonderful guy that he is. He has a slight limp on his right front foot that we will have our vet check out at his appointment this week. Other than that he seems to be in good shape. He did raise his leg and mark on my husband's shirt on the back of a kitchen chair when he first came in the house, but since then there has been no inside marking. Right now he is startled easily by our dogs barking at outside noises, but I think that he will soon get used to our barky group. We will be giving him a bath this afternoon and check for any other injuries, but he seems fine.
Max is a dark red Golden with a regal looking face and manner. We think that he is between 1 and 2 years old. He will be neutered this week. He is a very friendly guy and loves to be petted. He will make cute little noises when you pet him and talk to him and lean into you. I think that he weighs around 60 pounds, but we will find out for sure when we go to the vet this week. Max got along well with the dogs and cats at the GS's home. He got along great with the GS's children ranging in age from 6yrs to 13yrs old. He walks all right on a leash, but will pull a little at times. We are working on house training as he was always outside at the GS's house. We will be working on obedience training with him. He doesn't know any commands yet. He slept fine in his kennel last night, but it took a little while for him to settle down. I will send in another update after his neuter.
Max's Foster Mom