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Meet Hunky and Dorie who are a very handsome bonded pair of Golden Retrievers that were surrendered to SCGRRescue in December. They are exceptionally sweet and loving and you can’t help but fall in love with them. They are inseparable. They were found wondering a neighborhood by a Good Samaratan who took them in and spent months looking for their owners. When it was apparent their original owners weren’t looking for this beautiful pair, they made their way to SSGRRescue. We’ve never been able to figure out whether they were brother and sister or mother and son but they are approximately 5-6 years old and close in age. We think they’re siblings. The foster renamed them Presley and Mandy and they do respond to those names. Both of them have great house manners, are not destructive, are housetrained and this dynamic duo are loving and affectionate.
Mandy had a particular rough start in rescue as she required knee surgery and six weeks of bed rest. She started out at a whopping 118lbs and she’s already lost 20 pounds and weighs in at 98 now. That extra weight surely contributed to her knee problem. Mandy has recovered perfectly but she still has about 15 more pounds to lose to be at the perfect weight. Her brother Presley weighs in at 80lb. Partially because of their combined weights, walking the two of them together does require somebody who is strong and can take control of this Golden Retriever team.
Mandy is a beautiful girl with gorgeous amber colored eyes and a big beautiful head. She loves being petted and brushed and any affection you can give her. She is back on all four paws after surgery and is cleared to do all exercise. Since she still has a few pounds to lose not too many treats but walks and exercise will get her to the ideal weight. But, whenever she hears a crunch coming from her brother Presley, she is right there and wants her treat. She likes riding in the car and has gone to work with the fosters several times a week. She loves looking out the back window during the drive. She sleeps through the night in her bed in her foster’s room. She also loves her foster’s backyard running, smelling, playing with her brother or just taking a nap on the patio.
Mandy does pull on her leash when out for a walk, and often keeps a hold on her leash in her mouth as a security blanket as she is calmed when she has the leash in her mouth. She’ll bark sometimes when she sees or hears other dogs and sometimes wants to run to them. They are both good watch dogs and might bark if they hear or see a dog outside and sometimes even when they hear them on TV. Since Mandy is bonded with Presley, her bark alerts her protector Presley that there is “danger” lurking outside and he’ll come and try to take care of the matter.
Presley is very handsome and a loving brother. He also has a big blocky and stunning head on him. If you are petting Mandy, he’ll rush over to get some attention from you too. He knows some commands such as “sit, gimme five, lay down.” He knows the “off” command with a little help and he’s trying to learn “drop it”. He does not beg for food — only for attention! Presley sleeps all through night quietly on his bed in his fosters room with his sister. He also rides well in a car and does well at the foster’s office where both have gone to work and just lies on his bed or under his foster’s desk.
If Mandy has a toy in her mouth, playful Presley will rush over to take it away from her and then puts it down somewhere. That’s his little game trying to boss his sister around. But if Mandy is not in his sight, he’ll become nervous. It’s harder for Presley to be alone and Mandy out of site, than Mandy being alone with her brother out somewhere. When Mandy had to go to the vet for checkups, Presley needed a human companion around so that he doesn’t get to frustrated looking for his sister. We think he’s always looking after his sister to ensure she’s safe. Presley needs an adopter that can work on his leash training. He can be dog reactive and very strong and his new adopter will need to be strong enough to keep him from reacting to passing dogs.
My Ideal Home
Mandy and Presley need an adopter who has the time and ability to work on their continued training – primarily leash training and some reactivity to some other dogs. We think that Mandy and Presley also need a nice sized yard with grass to run around, fetch and play. Since their adopter will be working on leash training and some dog socialization, the yard is important for their exercise and potty as they could be a lot to handle for some people taking them out 3 or 4 times a day on walks, plus both need ball and toy play outside for their exercise. We also don’t want Mandy to gain back that weight she worked hard to loose, so an adopter who is fairly regimented on their diet and exercise. Mandy and Presley’s fosters have been able to take them to work with them and they’ve had little alone time but they have been left alone for several hours and do fine alone inside the house. Since they are a bonded pair, we think they should be the only dogs in the household. They haven’t been tested around cats but we suspect that they would not to share their home with a cat.
Want to Adopt me?
Only potential adopters who have already submitted their application and also have had their home visit by a SCGRRescue volunteer will be considered. If you feel that you have the perfect home for Mandy and Presley, write us an email and tell us more at firstname.lastname@example.org