Update 3/18/18: Champ is settling in! His Foster Mom says he’s a “charming devil!” With poor vision and impaired hearing due to packing to treat ear infections, he is still happy and knows what he likes. His favorites: walks, attention, petting, and dog food. He sleeps all night from 10 pm - 8 am., and he is working on his potty training.
To Champ’s fans who have donated to his care, words do not adequately express our appreciation. Each of you has helped make a difference in Champ’s life. While he has a long road ahead, because of you he is well on his way to the best times of his life. Already, he is enjoying each day, thanks to you.
To those of you who have asked to adopt Champ, we will consider each you when he is ready—selfless, kind families who have asked to give Champ a loving retirement, regardless of how short or long a time that may be.
Champ’s Story: Champ lived for 13 years in a pen in rural AL, with only an igloo for shelter, never allowed inside his owner’s house. A cousin visiting insisted Champ be relinquished and SGRR was called. When Lisa met Champ, a handsome purebred Golden, she could not get him out of his pen, into her vehicle, and on the road fast enough.
Champ is happy and likes to play, and he leans on you when he is touched. To meet this lovely, affectionate Golden with his thick gold coat, is to fall in love from the get-go.
Champ has medical hurdles to overcome before he is ready for his home, which we expect will be in June. He is underweight, being treated for double ear infections, and has an eye condition from years of living outside and will always need eye drops. He will remain on arthritis meds, and of course he tested positive for heartworms. Our goal is to help him gain weight before beginning his 60 days of heartworm treatment. The good news is that Champ’s blood work is normal! He will be neutered, complete his vaccinations, and be microchipped before he can be adopted.
All of this is expensive. If Champ touches your heart and you would like to sponsor him, any donation toward his medical bills is so appreciated. You can use the Paypal option from our website, noting your donation is for Champ, or mail a check to: SGRR, PO Box 247 Port Washington, NY 11050. We will note you as a sponsor of Champ on our website.
We cannot change Champ’s past life of neglect, but we can give him love and good care now, with a goal of finding him a kind and loving family. We will post updates on Champ as he continues his journey. Thank you for reading about this sweet senior. They don’t come any better than Champ.
We thank you in advance for your support!
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