Golden Rescue, the breed specific rescue group in Ontario working with Golden Retrievers in need, does a wonderful job of keeping in touch with their supporters. We here at Furever Network are an avid consumer of their eNewsletter because we learn so much about the work of the volunteers and their adoptable dogs. They shared a lovely list of Top Ten T’s for Goldens in Need in their most recent missive, and we liked it so much we thought we’d share!
Top Ten “T”s for Dogs In Need
1 * Touch Me
Nothing is netter than feeling a kind, loving hand. Even if I shy away, please persist because I’ll learn you mean no harm.
2 * Tell Me
I need to now what you want as much as you need to know what I want.
3 * Talk to Me
We don’t speak the same language but I do understand your tone. If you talk to me gently, I will know I am safe and loved.
4 * Teach Me
I need to know the ropes. I’m in your home and want to know your rules.
5 * Take Me In
Yes I have a big fur coat and I love the great outdoors, but I need to be inside not only in inclement weather – I need to be part of the family too.
6 * Treat Me
A little biscuit every now and then is such a great treat!
7 * Trust Me
I don’t know everything yet but if you are patient with me and show me some trust, I will learn so much faster.
8 * Take Me Too
Don’t always leave me at home. Take me with you so I can share your life and your experiences.
9 * Tolerate Me
I will make mistakes no matter how hard I try. To err is golden, to forgive – divine.
10 * Think Like Me
I will try very hard to think like you when you are teaching me. If you could do the same, our language barrier will melt away.
- Courtesy Golden Rescue eNewsletter
Visit www.goldenrescue.ca for information & forms to adopt or foster a Golden!