Hi, my name is Heidi, and in my golden years, I hit the jackpot! Though a series of events, still unknown to my folks, I was left at the Tacoma Humane Society. The only information was “9 year old former breeder dog sold to another woman who had her two months and surrendered her because she had accidents in the house and hid in a closet”.
A friend of Golden Bond (and fellow adopter from GBR) found out about me and immediately got hold of the woman now known as my mom (and who is also one of the Tacoma/Greater Western Washington home visit and dog evaluator volunteers for GBR). She was on it as quickly as Russell Wilson on a football and got me out. I mean, who wants to spend Christmas in the shelter, and it was looking as if I might.
My foster folks’ first concern was just get me out, and then figure out these supposed quirks I had. After quick calls and emails to GBR, I was out! Then the vet visits. I was grossly overweight (100 lbs) for my size, I came to the foster home where there were two other goldens to help me feel safe and secure – both 12 years old – a tall skinny blonde name Sammi and a handsome guy named Ben. I was put on a strict diet and lots of exercise so they could help me lose weight and feel better.
I quickly blossomed in my foster home and then it happened……..it was time to go to Portland to get adopted; but I had other plans – I pulled my charm and wormed my way into becoming my folks first foster failure!!! I always hear them saying they will never foster again (never say never) because it’s too hard to give them up, but I’m so happy I helped them fail!! Oh, and I never had an accident in the house and I’m down to 86 pounds!!! As far as hiding out? I just like my space to relax, but am really learning that it’s okay to relax with everyone around me too!!! I love being a goofball, wrestling on the bed (or on the lawn) with Ben, love belly rubs, and Ben and Sammi are awesome siblings and my folks are the best.
A huge thank you to many people for helping me on my journey here – Tacoma Humane Society, Steve and Diana for finding out about me and telling mom, Chambers Creek Vet hospital, Golden Bond Rescue, and of course, my new folks for loving me and giving me a most awesome loving home.
Heidi was adopted on February 10, 2016.
Meet Heidi #2642, a 9-year old female Golden. Heidi was used as a breeder then handed off to a family that said she hid in the closet. To date, Heidi has not hidden in the closet at her foster home so this may or may not have been true. Heidi is very overweight at 95 pounds, but seems to be in pretty good health otherwise. She is laid back and a bit timid, but she’s doing well in her foster home. Heidi is looking forward to finding a place to call her forever home.