Gary was adopted on June 2, 2014.
Gary’s Available Story:
This is Gary (#2430). He is from Taiwan and is 6-8 years old. He is the easiest dog to have around. Since being with his foster family, he has been living with a resident Golden, a Schipperke, a Chihuahua and a cat. He has played in the back yard with the dogs and pretty much ignored the cat. He is still learning his name (or he has developed selective hearing loss) and is good with everyone he meets. Since coming to Portland, he was examined at Canyon Pet Hospital and had 12 teeth removed. He feels much better now. And, of course, like all Golden Bond Rescue dogs, he is up to date on all his shots and flea treatments.
Gary is so wonderful! He likes his meals, and if another dog is around he will eat too fast and end up regurgitating some of it, so he is best fed apart from the rest of the furry family. He has not shown aggression at all. Now that he is warm, comfortable and feeling loved, he is starting to feel his oats and can be a bit goofy at times. If he gets out he will “take off”, but just to see the rest of the neighborhood. He will come back when followed once he has finished sniffing. During his life on the streets/woods of Taiwan he apparently broke his back right leg and it has healed at a weird angle. This makes one leg shorter than the rest, but his hips are in good shape and he moves fine, just a bit funny. and it doesn’t bother him at all. He uses the leg when he needs to, but when he is standing still it is just kind of hangs there.
The most adorable thing about Gary is the little white spot on his nose that looks like a heart…a brand showing all the love inside him. He is the ultimate companion dog. He isn’t rowdy or high energy; he just wants to be where you are or right in front of you or right beside you or … you get the picture. These pictures do not do him justice.
He was very flea infested before coming to the United States so his skin has issues but being on good food and getting proper medicine and treatment, his fur is growing in a silky, beautiful blonde color.
Gary has been left alone for several hours with no problems. Hhe was sleeping in an enclosed area – like an xpen – but he hates the crate and sleeps well through the night. Lately he has been left out of the enclosed area and sleeps well through the night with no problems. We are trying to train him with a dog door, and he will go through with encouragement, but has not tried to use it on his own yet; no accidents in the house! He will go out and do his business and on nice days he likes to sniff around the yard and on other days, he comes right back in immediately.
He loves his soft toys and will roll around on the floor with them, encourage you to play tug with him and just be generally funny with them. Also, if he can’t find his toy, he will pick up whatever laundry is laying around the floor (my socks have wandered all over the house).
Gary is an awesome guy who would be good in just about any home. He is sweet, loving and so grateful to be here in the good ole USA.