Meet Duffy (#3232)….GBR’s newest honorary golden retriever (a/k/a some sort of Lab mix). Duffy was turned in to a shelter by his homeless owner who had Duffy for three or more years, Duffy was taken to the free clinic for his vaccines and the shelter was aware of him. Duffy was surrendered because he’d hurt his foot and his owner couldn’t afford to take him to the vet. The shelter vet thought it was broken but they couldn’t get him in for an x-ray for two weeks. After the first night in the shelter, Duffy started to shut down and the shelter manager was really concerned about his mental health so called GBR. Duffy is a very nice dog, and sweet as can be so GBR said we’d take him in and get him some help. The GBR vet didn’t find any existing trauma to Duffy’s foot. She worked him over from his shoulder to his toenails and didn’t feel a thing nor did he flinch so he most likely had a bad bruise or sprain but with rest (and not walking the streets all day) it healed up. His foster family will continue to monitor him in case the pain recurs. He has some bad allergies, so he got a shot and within a day his eyes already looked better.
Duffy is good with dogs, and people….no issues except he really likes the lady dogs A LOT. Once put in his place a few times, he will back off and go on to something else. He is a great dog. He’s had no accidents in his foster home, loves a Frisbee, is decent on leash, okay in a crate and knows several commands. Duffy can even catch treats mid-air. (Perhaps you share this talent with him and would be his perfect companion?) Duffy be available for adoption soon.
Duffy is being fostered in the Eugene area.