Homer, now called Hunter, has been such a joy. We lost our first Golden Bond dog, Tika, back in August and it was very difficult. She will always be our little (90 lb) “Goofball” and hold a special place in our hearts. The people at Golden Bond did a wonderful job of finding a dog that was a good match for us.
Hunter has been such a blessing for us. We really missed having a dog and decided we wanted another goldy. He is very playful for a four or five year old, but very well behaved for a dog that I assume didn’t know much English. He makes friends easily. His best friend is Tashi, a little Tibetan Spaniel mix that we sit for on occasion. And he is working on getting our kitten, Ruben, to warm up to him. His favorite activity is going to the groomers at the local Wilco farm store. The employees fawn all over him and everybody wants to pet him, which he just loves.
My wife Jan and I want to thank you again for matching us up with a wonderful companion.
Homer was adopted on February 14, 2016.
Homer’s Available Story:
Homer (#2645) is a 5 year old sweet, sweet, Golden Retriever. He is a people lover for sure! He’s been around kids, cats, people and other dogs and seems to be more curious than anything. He will also melt immediately if anyone scratches his ears, chest or under his chin. He even closes his eyes sometimes like he’s savoring the moment.
He has a lot of energy for jumping and playing fetch. He brings the ball back every time…and after a good amount of exercise, he’s ready to rest a bit. He doesn’t have a lot of stamina yet as he doesn’t seem to have had much exercise in his past. So 15-20 minutes of vigorous activity makes him tired. He’ll go longer if he’s having fun and then he pretty much wants to rest for a while. But he’s getting more stamina every day.
He needs eye drops every morning due to hereditary cataracts. These drops have improved his eyesight significantly. The eye drops are very easy to put in and he doesn’t mind at all. He sits facing me and gets a treat while I put them in. He’s very gentle all the way around.
He’s doesn’t love his crate, but he doesn’t resist it either and once in… he lays quietly or sleeps. He has slept all night in his crate and out of it. Either way.
Homer is a wonderful boy and deserves a wonderful forever family.