Ladies & Gentlemen,
Please allow me to introduce the newest member to our band....
He is a 2-3 year old Golden Retriever that was picked up as a stray in southeast Houston last week. We recently decided to open up our house to foster some of the dogs who have been abused/abandoned/turned in to shelters in the area. We don't have many details on him and they rescue group we are working with just got him earlier this week, so we have no idea as to his temperament or disposition, but I have faith and confidence he is a great dog in need of a good home. (Addendum: is a very affectionate and gentle dog.)
We joined a local group of people who love the Golden Retriever breed and go to extreme lengths to rescue dogs from shelters or pounds or bad situations. This group (Golden Beginings Golden Retriever Rescue) strives to place all of their dogs in homes instead of kennels. They try to foster the dogs in homes until they can find their permanent (forever) home. I been cruising their website and doing a couple of meet & greets and finally decided to jump into the kiddie pool last weekend. It didn't take long before they called me with a new dog that just arrived. The poor guy was a stray/abandoned over in Pasadena and he is a medium sized dog but a bit underweight and needs some TLC. Needs to be neutered and has been tested positive for heartworms, so we will have to address those issues first. We are not sure of his name yet. The GBGRR group picked Grayson as a foster name, but he's not yet fixed to that name yet so we can pretty much call him what we like (might as well call him Bob).
I am open to any suggestions for good dog names from the peanut gallery.
Sidenote: There is no way we could ever replace Shadow in our hearts. He was a great dog and we miss his personality/spirit. We just felt the need to help out some of the other dogs in need of a home. I am honestly not sure how long Grayson will be with us. We are fostering him to help him through his current issues and get him ready for a more permanent home. Even with that goal, there have been several "foster failures" where the fostering family winds up adopting the dog, but it is too soon to make that call. For now, I am just glad to welcome him aboard...