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Huggins – Male – 2.5 years old – GRRALL #0548
Update: 10-4-2016: Looking great!!! New picture!
Look who it is! It's Huggins! Huggins came to us from the shelter completely emaciated and anemic. He was also very fearful. After weeks at the vet and time with our behaviorist, Huggins is happily in a foster home. He is thriving and as you can see, he is getting closer and closer to a healthy weight. Huggins is a 2.5 year old male and has already been neutered. Unfortunately, he is heartworm po ... sitive, but his fantastic foster is going to take him through treatment and he will be ready for adoption once he's cured. His foster lovingly describes him as a "diamond in the rough." He's great with other dogs AND cats, very affectionate, but could use some training to learn some manners and boundaries. He loves being with people and is adapting very well considering all he's been through. We'll post more on Huggins once his heartworm treatment is complete and he's available for adoption. If you're interested in adopting Huggins or any of our other available dogs, please fill out an application at www.grralliance.org/adopt
Update from NTGD: 9-22-2016:
Huggins is one of our current dogs in our program. He came to us in August from the Tyler shelter, severely emaciated, riddled with infections of the skin and ears, and anemic. He has been under the care of our vet since August trying to get him healthy again. We just got word last week that our vet was finally able to get his anemia under control. However, he is under-socialized and fearful. Huggins will be working with our dog behaviorist and will go into foster care when i t is determined he is ready. To date, we have spent $1,486 getting Huggins healthy and on the path to be adoption-ready. This number is a moving target because Huggins is still in our care, and we are not sure how long it will be before he's deemed adoptable.
Huggins need some hugs! This gorgeous boy was just rescued from a local shelter, caring staff who reached out to GRRALL to help save his life. In such a short time on this earth Huggins ended up a stray, emaciated, fleas, ear infections, and no surprise, heartworm positive. What is surprising is his attitude and demeanor; he is a happy, loving, and grateful boy and knows the worst is behind him. It often takes so little time for a dog like Huggins to fully cover from such neglect, and with the continued support of our foster families, volunteers, and donors we know Huggins will make some lucky adopter an incredible forever companion.
Better pictures to follow as Huggins gets stabilized at the vet and begins his journey.
If you are interested in fostering or adopting any GRRALL dog, please submit an application at grralliance.org/adopt
GRRALL serves the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. We do not adopt out of this region and cannot ship dogs. If you are out of our area please contact your local Golden Retriever Rescue, local independent adoption groups, shelters, humane society, or other group to find your perfect forever friend.