Tuffer came into rescue needing lower eyelid entropion in both eye surgery. He also had mild conjunctivitis with moderate clear ocular discharged, After checking all his blood results he was cleared to have surgery for his entropion and he did very well. He went to his foster to recuperate and now he is ready to find his forever happy home.
Tuffer (aka Cooper) is a gentle, loving, low-energy Golden who is approximately between 7-10 years old depending on who you ask. We have had a vet say he is 6-7, another 8-10. He loves to be petted and to lie down in whatever room you are in. Cooper is not a fan of stairs, and does need assistance getting into vehicles. He does well with cats.
Cooper is low-energy at home, but gets very exuberant and playful when out for his walks, and he loves to run. It is recommended to take him for a walk 2-3 times per day due to his low activity level indoors. The other day, he found his bark on his walk, a low bark which makes us believe he may have suffered vocal cord injury at one time or another or someone may have cut his vocal cords, but this has not stopped this sweetie from showing how happy he is to be on his walks. Click on Video FYI, He barks at his Foster Mom because he wants her to run with him, she makes her husband do it! Ha! Such a Happy Boy!
He is on medication for hip/joint inflammation (like most older dogs), is hard of hearing, and has cataracts in his eyes. However, he is not in pain and is a happy boy, with his best years ahead of him! Click on Video
Cooper gets anxious around other dogs (he curls his lips, but it is more of a leave me alone kind of curl his lips), Click on Video He is a little shy at first with unfamiliar people, but if you let him come to you, he will warm up very quickly and become a lovable sweetheart. Finding him an low activity/quiet home we feel would work wonderfully for him.
He does LOVE his walks and does pull on the leash and gets VERY excited. Click and watch his 3 videos He wants to run so finding him someone who can be active with him on walks would be wonderful. He seems to be okay with kids but he is not a fan of active and loud kids, so we really would love a home with adults or mellow children. Ha!
My Ideal Home
Cooper is looking for a home where he will be be the One-and-Only as he does get anxious around other dogs. Could be because of his experience on the street before we found him. He needs a home where he will have plenty of time to decompress at first and an active family that will take him on several walks a day because he just loves exploring the world. In the home itself he would do better in a quiet calm home environment, because he loves to chill out next to his human.
Want to Adopt me?
If you believe your home is the perfect match for me, please make sure you have first submitted an adoption application and completed your home interview with a SCGRRescue Volunteer. Then, tell my personal representative (aka Rep) and Foster Mom more about why we are a great match for me and what kind of life you are going to give me via email at Looking4ALovingHome4MyBoy@gmail.com