Hi, my name is Oscar, not ‘Oscar the Grouch’ though because I am far from grouchy ~ I love life and everything about it! The world is an adventure and I approach each day with great enthusiasm. As soon as all four paws hit the ground in the morning, I am ready to go!
About Adoptable Golden Retriever Oscar
I don’t want to dwell on my past, but my beginnings were not good. I somehow I ended up in an animal shelter and the good folks at Golden Rescue took me in and now I’m in an amazing foster home. I have tons of energy and use it to do the things I love. That includes walking, playing in the snow or water, fetching sticks, playing with other dogs my own size, and car rides.
When I came to GR, I brought along some baggage, but I don’t mean a dog bed and toys. I might as well get this over with ~ like pulling a bandaid off fast. I have separation anxiety and some naughty manners:
- I nip at people and other dogs when I’m excited
- I jump up on people
- I have to be muzzled when I get my nails clipped
- I still mess in the house
I know these things aren’t good! Even though I’m 15 months old, I still act like a pup so I have a lot to learn. My great foster mom is teaching me manners and I will require formal training and the crate for ‘time outs.’ If you are patient with me I will eventually learn. I think people think I should be further along because I’m a big boy at 80 pounds. That’s only a number and I obviously didn’t get any training in my younger years…er, months.
I need a strong, active pack leader, no kids in the home, and someone home more often than not. A playmate would be great too so I can burn off some energy. I really am a good and happy boy and I love to cuddle. I have had a couple of surgeries on my elbows but I have done my rehabilitation, which included lots of swim therapy ~ so now I am fit as a fiddle. I am ready to find my forever family. I know I’m a handful but I hope you’ll think I’m worth it!
Oscar in Ottawa
Oscar is currently being fostered in Ottawa, ON area. If you would like more information about Oscar please call our hot-line at 416-657-2445 or toll free at 1-866-712-8444 and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.
If you are interested in adopting one of the Golden Retrievers posted on our website or any of the other adoptable dogs that become available in the future, please click this link to fill out the adoption application.