2013 success stories


 
 
 
                                              "Andy"

                                             "Andy"

ANDY

Andy was adopted in September of 2013.

This precious baby came to us by way of a breeder. She had severe urological defects. We took this sweet angel in and she underwent miraculous surgery that saved her life. She still must take some prescriptions for the rest of her life but she is an absolute loving treasure. Diane Johns fostered her at first. I got her when Diane was going on vacation. I ended up keeping her till she found her forever home. This is one angel that really took all my strength to not be a foster failure. She got adopted by a wonderful family from Hammond. They have three young children. They also have a dachshund and an older Golden-"Oliver" that is a therapy dog. Addy is nearing getting her certification for therapy. She is a true angel that touch so many of our lives. Bless you Addy and your forever family.


ANNIE

Gender: Female

Age:  3 years

Vaccinations: 4-24-13

Intake: 4-24-13

Weight: 45 pounds

Energy Level:  medium

Temperament:  Calm and easy going

Heartwormstatus:Tested positive, on prevention

Annie was adopted in August of 2013.

                                          "Annie"

                                         "Annie"

Hi! I'm Annie. I'm about three years old and over the past two weeks, I have been relinquished at the shelter, pulled by Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue, bathed, brought to the vet for the gambit of tests, picked up and brought to my foster mommy's house where I have met another dog, cat and a 5 year old little boy (whom I adore), and I even went through a "fire drill" when my foster mommy was cooking. All of this and I am still the coolest, calmest, sweetest dog ever. Nothing phases me.


                                           "Puppy"

                                          "Puppy"

BAILEY

Gender: Male

Birthday: 1-24-2003

Spay/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Current/ due April 1st

Heartworm status: Negative

Size: about 76 pounds Temperament: sweet, easy-going, likes other dogs and people of all ages - good with children

Bailey was adopted on February 10th, 2013.Bailey came to us after his owner passed away from an illness. She had him since he was a puppy and adored him. He has a smile like a Samoyed and a soft, fluffy, Golden coat and a Golden's temperament. He loves to gently rub up against people like a cat.


BAXTER

Age:  8 years young

Weight:  88 lbs, on diet

Temperament:  Calm

Heartworm:  Negative

Spay/Neuter:  yes

Vaccinations: 10-2013

Intake:  10-17-13

Baxter is a HW- (yeah!).  He is an 8 years young red head that was brought to the SPCA by his family who could no longer care for him. He was brought with his 11-year-old lab brother who was terminally ill, and seems to enjoy having a friend around. Some of his favorite things so far are shadowing my son, chasing the tennis ball, long walks, and getting brushed. He is a gem and with such personality still has many great years ahead to make someone very happy!

                                            "Baxter"

                                           "Baxter"


                                         "Bear Rabbit"

                                        "Bear Rabbit"

BEAR RABBIT

Gender: Male

Spay/neuter: Yes (6/28/13)

Microchipped: yes

Heartworm status: Negative on 6/11/13

Vaccinations: 6/11/13

Intake: 6/11/13

Approximate age: 9 years

Temperament: Moderate - loves to run in the yard

Size: 66#

Bear Rabbit was adopted in August of 2013.Bear Rabbit was relinquished by his family after the daughter moved back home with her young, special-needs child.  He is very loving and friendly to people and the dogs at his foster's home.


BELLA

Gender: Female

Spay/neuter: yes

Microchipped: yes (two chips)

Heartworm status: Negative on 8/9/13

Vaccinations:  Rabies: 8/9/13,  Bordetella & DA2PP: 8/9/13

Intake: 8/10/13

Approximate age: 3 years

Temperament: energetic & playful

                                             "Bella"

                                            "Bella"

Size: 44# (underweight)

Bella was adopted in November of 2013 and is living in Arlington, MA. Bella came to us with her buddy, Harley.  They were "yard dogs" in Louisiana and surrendered to a shelter.  Bella had severe skin issues resulting in hair loss from fleas upon intake and was given a steroid shot and antibiotics. 


                                              "Beau"

                                             "Beau"

BEAU

Gender: male

Neutered: Yes

Age: 7 years

Vaccinations: 10/2012

Heartworm status: Tested negative 8/11

Weight is approximately 75 lbs.

Beau was adopted on January 8, 2013 and is living in NOLA.Beau is an extremely friendly and obedient Golden with obvious extensive obedience training.  He loves being around kids of all ages and he's good with other dogs. 


BEAU

Gender: Male

Age: 9.5 yrs
Vaccinations: Current

Heartwormstatus: Tested positive, on prevention

Beau was adopted in June of 2013 and is living in Ocean Springs, MS. Beau was turned into a local shelter by the very people that adopted from a shelter him 8 years ago. It was stated in their relinquishment form he always lived outside tied or chained. Even with that background, Beau is a true Golden in temperament and personality. He is sweet and loving only craving love and attention from humans.

                                              "Beau"

                                             "Beau"


                                             "Bishop Bear"

                                            "Bishop Bear"

BISHOP BEAR

Age:  9 years
Sex:  Male
Vaccinations: 9/6/13  
Spay/Neuter:  yes
Hearworm Status:  Negative
Weight:  85 pounds
Temperment:  Easy going

Bishop Bear was adopted in December of 2013 and is living in FL.

Bishop Bear had a microchip and his family was located, only to reply "We already got a new dog, we don't want that dog anymore- he has heartworms anyways". That's when Gulf-South Golden Retriever Rescue stepped into Bears world.

His foster mom came immediately to pick him up from the shelter that he was being held at. He rode happily in the front seat enjoying the wind in his hair. His foster family immediately fell in love with him and his kind, forgiving, happy, and resilient soul. He was showered with love, and his foster mom gently began to cut his knotted/matted fur, and brush him until his coat began to shine.


BEIGNET

Gender: Female

Spay/neuter: Yes

Heartworm status: Positive- will begin full treatment in late May

Intake: 19 March 2013

Approximate age: 3 years

Temperament: Moderate

Taken into program--5-9-13

Beignet was adopted and is living in Gentilly, LA.

Beignet came to us from an area shelter after her original owner turned her in the night before she gave birth to 12 puppies. We were able to take her and her pups in soon after birth. She was a terrific mom. Once the pups were old enough, they all found homes and Beignet was able to be spayed. 

                                            "Beignet"

                                           "Beignet"


                                               "Snow"

                                              "Snow"

BO RENAMED SNOW

Gender: male
Neutered: Yes

Age: 15 mo (born 11-4-11)
Vaccinations: 03/2012
Heartworm status: 

Weight:  approximately 60 lbs
Energy Level:  Medium
Color:  light blonde
Temperament:  Playful and loving

Bo - renamed Snow- was adopted on 1/26/2013 and is going to live with Charley and Jim, very special GSGRR volunteers.

Bo was surrendered to GSGRR by his owner due to a medical condition that prevents her from lifting more than 25lbs. He is a very loving boy and I can tell that he was very loved very much by his former owner. 


BRODY

Gender: Male

Spay/neuter: Yes

Vaccinations: UTD

Heartworm status: tested positive

Intake: 11 June 2013

Approximate age: 2 - 3 years

Temperament: active and energetic

Brody was adopted on 10/18/2013 and is living in Chalmette, LA.

Brody came to us from an area shelter where he was brought in as a stray. His owners never came for him so the shelter reached out to us to help. He is a happy dog who thoroughly enjoys being with people. 

 

                                   "Brody"

                                  "Brody"


                                           "Buck" 

                                          "Buck" 

BUCK

Age: Approximately 3 yrs old

Weight: about 75 lbs

Vaccinations: up to date

Neutered

Heart Worm status: Completed heart worm treatment 8-2-13

Energy level: medium - high

Buck was adopted on November of 2013 and is doing great in NOLA.

Buck is a male mixed breed.  He was abandoned when his owners moved and left him in the yard.  We are unsure of his ancestry but he has a very loving nature and a golden type of personality. He enjoys cuddling with his humans.


BUSTER

Gender:Male

Age: 6 years

Vaccinations:12/21/12

Heartworm status:tested negative 12/27/12

Buster was adopted on 12/31/2012 and is living in Mandeville, LA.

Buster came to us from a local shelter after being turned in by his owners right before Christmas. He's such a nice dog, very loving and happy for any attention he can get.

                                             "Buster"

                                            "Buster"


                                           "Carley"

                                          "Carley"

CARLEY

Carly was adopted in December of 2013.

Carley came to us as an owner turn in. She was purchased from a breeder for the couple's son. Unfortunately there were some terrible life events around the corner for them. The father passed away and the mother experienced some health issues of her own. It tore the mother and son apart, to relinquish Carley but they had to move in with the mother's elderly parents. Her parents had an older golden but Carly was just too young and had boundless energy. With the utmost love for Carley, they surrended her to us for the active fun life she deserved. Carley was with me only about two weeks. She was adopted by an older couple who had recently lost their older golden rescue. 


CHIVAS

Gender: male

Age: 2 yr

Heartworm Status: Tested negative

Chivas was adopted on 5/29/2013 and is living on the Westbank of NOLA.

Chivas was a stray that ended up in a local shelter. He's a big beautiful boy that has plenty of energy and looking for love.

                                             "Chivas"

                                            "Chivas"


                                             "CoCo"

                                            "CoCo"

COCO CHANEL

Age:  2.5 years (DOB: 10-28-09)

Weight:  58 pounds

Heartworm status:  negative

Spayed:  yes

Energy level:  low-medium

Intake Date:  7-19-12

Coco was adopted on 2/16/2013 by a family who had previously adopted from GSGRR and was welcomed into her new home. Coco had to have her back leg amputated after her issues post surgery BUT the family has already had a tri-pod and knows the deal. Happy news for Coco!

CoCo came to us from a family who travels often and felt it was in her best interest to be re-homed.  She is a very timid girl who needs a little time to warm up.  Once she does, she is just a wonderful ball of love. 


COOPER

Gender: Male

Spay/neuter: yes, done before 6 months

Microchipped: no

Heartworm status: Positive on 8/13/13

Vaccinations:  Rabies: 8/13/13,  Bordetella & DA2PP: 8/13/13

Intake:8/11/13

Approximate age: 6 years

Temperament: moderate, well-behaved

Size: 60#

                                           "Cooper"

                                          "Cooper"

Cooper was adopted on 11/4/2013 and is living in Hunington, MA.  Cooper came to us from a family that got him as a puppy,  He was very much loved but, due to their health issues, they were unable to give him the attention he deserved. 


                                   "Dexter"

                                  "Dexter"

DEXTER

Intake: 11/4/13

Gender: Male

Neutered: yes (11/8/13)

Age: 10 months

weight: 80#

Vaccinations: Rabies: 11/5/13

DA2PPV: 11/5/13

Heartworm status: Negative/Bienville 11/5/13

Microchipped: yes

Temperament: Energetic, needs experienced people

Dexter was adopted on 11/19/13 by a young energetic couple who will give him the active life he needs. Dexter came to us from Louisiana full of puppy energy and joy!


DOLLY

Age:   4-5
Sex:  Female
Vaccinations: 10-13
Spay/Neuter:  yes
Hearworm Status: Negative
Weight:  58 pounds skinny
Temperment:  loving, energetic, and playful

Dolly was adopted in November of 2013 and is doing great in NOLA.

Dolly came from a shelter pretty much skin and bones.  She was full of parasites and was probably tied up in a yard based on indentations in her neck.  She has been treated for everything ailing her and is slowly starting to put on weight.  Dolly is very energetic and playful, both with humans and dogs.

                                              "Dolly"

                                             "Dolly"


                                           "Dozer"

                                          "Dozer"

DOZER

Age:  2-3

Sex:  Male

Vaccinations3/1/13

Spay/Neuter:  prior to intake

Size:  Thin at 60 pounds

Temperment:  Medium active

Heartworm status:  Negative on 3/1/13, retest in 6 months

Intake:  3/12/13

Dozer was adopted to a nice family in FL.

Dozer was a stray in Mississippi taken in by a vet. After two weeks Dozer was transferred to a GSGRR foster home. 


DUKE

Gender: Male

Spay/neuter: Yes

Vaccinations: UTD, Dec 20, 2012

Heartworm status: tested negative 12/2012

Intake: Dec 19, 2012

Approximate age: 7 years

                                              "Duke"

                                             "Duke"

Weight: 75 pounds

Temperament: Quiet but loves to play with a ball or toy

Duke was adopted by Judy and Bob on April 17, 2013. They have a beautiful home and yard and even have a pond and a pool.  They are low-key which is perfect for Duke.


                                               "Ellie"

                                              "Ellie"

ELLIE

Birthday: November 2011

Size: 65-70lbs

Spay/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Updated January 2013

Energy level: Active

Heartworm status: Negative

Ellie was adopted on 2/17/2013 and is living in NOLA.

From her parents--Ellie, our adoption from February, had such a good day today. Hair, nails, teeth and ears done, then LOTS of time outside with her peeps. It was a glorious day in central Louisiana. We just love our dog. She is really starting to be part of our pack!! Thanks for letting us adopt her!!!


FINN

Gender: male
Neutered: Yes
Age: 1-2 years
Vaccinations: 12/2012
Heartworm status: Tested negative 12/2012
Weight:  approximately 70 lbs
Energy Level:  Medium
Color:  Deep red
Temperament:  Playful and obedient

                                              "Finn"

                                             "Finn"

Finn was adopted and will be living on the Northshore of NOLA with a family that adopted Gracie, a GSGRR alumni. Finn is a beautiful dog with a sweet, sweet disposition.  Although he was dropped off at a shelter, he has been a great dog without any obvious problems. 


                                              "Gauge"

                                             "Gauge"

GAUGE

Gender:  Male
Age:  3-4 years
Frame:  Large – 88 pounds lean
Heartworm:  negative, retest in 6 months
Vaccinations:  Current
Spay/Neuter:  yes
Activity Level:  Calm, loyal, and all golden

Gauge was adopted in February of 2013 and is living in Baton Rouge, LA.

Gauge was a stray turned into GSGRR.  We don’t know his background, but he has a golden temperament and evidence of great training. Gauge is a wonderful dog that loves people and gets along well with other dogs.  He is happiest when right next to people; he follows us from room to room.


GEPPETO

Gender: Male

Age: Seven years.

Born 02/28/ 2005

Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Current 03/02/2012

Heart worm status: Negative. Tested 9/21/2012

Energy Level: Easy going

Geppeto was adopted on January 27, 2013 and will be living in MD.

                                           "Geppeto"

                                          "Geppeto"


                                 "Ginger"

                                "Ginger"

GINGER

Gender: Female
Age: 1 to 2 yrs old
Spay/Neutered: Yes
Heartworm Status: Tested negative 7/13
Vaccinations: Up to Date
Ginger was adopted on 8/4/2013. Ginger came to us from a local shelter after being found running stray. She appears to be a Golden mix and is a pretty red with gold highlights. Ginger still has plenty of puppy energy and some puppy habits. 


HARLEY

Gender: Female

Spay/neuter: yes, on 8/9

Microchipped: yes (two chips)

Heartworm status: Negative on 8/9/13

Vaccinations:  Rabies: 8/9/13,  Bordetella & DA2PP: 8/9/13

Intake: 8/10/13

Approximate age: 11 years

Temperament: medium - she is playful

Size: 55# 

                                            "Harley"

                                           "Harley"

Harley was adopted on 10/12/2013.Harley came to us with her buddy, Bella.  They were "yard dogs" in Louisiana and surrendered to a shelter. 


                                 "Holley"

                                "Holley"

HOLLEY

Gender: Female
Spay/neuter: Yes
Heartworm status: tested negative in Dec 2012
Intake: 08 Dec 2012
Approximate age: 1-2 years
Temperament:  Moderate for her age

Holley - aka Goldie - was adopted in August of 2013.

Holly is a lovely mixed breed, very smart (possibly has some Samoyed and German Shepherd), and affectionate dog.  She loves walks, snooping in her own territory, and watching squirrels (sometimes chasing them). 


HUNTER

Gender: Male

Age:  approx 2 years

Vaccinations: June 2013

Intake: 6-11-13

Energy Level:  high

Temperament:  Loving but challenging

Heartworm status:  Tested light positive, on slow treatment

Hunter was adopted on 10/17/2013 and is living in NOLA.
Hunter came to us from an area shelter where he was picked up as a stray.  Hunter is a gorgeous blockheaded male with lots of energy. 

                                           "Hunter"

                                          "Hunter"


                                               "Jake"

                                              "Jake"

JAKE

Breed: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Age: 1 year

Weight: 45 pounds

Heartworm Status: Treated for heartworms, finished treatment 5/23/13

Spay/Neuter: yes

Vaccinations: 4/13

Activity Level: High

Temperament: Balanced and Loving

Jake was adopted, living in NOLA and is going to a home with a 5 year old Duck Tolling Retriever and a mountain of dog toys!Jake was a stray turned into a local shelter and no one claimed him. Everyone that meets Jake loves him. His coat is incredibly silky.


GRAHAM

Graham went to live in Huntington, MA on 1/20/2013 with GSGRR alumni Tramp. Meet handsome Graham, an all-around great guy and wonderful companion. In fact, if Goldilocks were to meet Graham, she would declare him “just right.” Graham really likes human company and wants to be close by for some quiet petting. He likes to sneak a little lick to your hand just to let you know he’s there, but he won’t insist on constant attention. He is neither destructive nor high maintenance, but with the company of my two young dogs to keep him busy all day, Graham is never bored enough for these things to come up. In fact, he loves to play with other dogs. 

                                             "Graham"

                                            "Graham"


                                              "Lizzy"

                                             "Lizzy"

LIZZY

Gender: Female

Birth date: 11-1-04

Size: medium at 55 lbs

Spay/Neutered: yes

Vaccinations: 7/10/12

Heartworm status: negative

Lizzy was adopted in May of 2013 by Kathryn & Emile in the New Orleans area. 

Lizzie is happiest when hanging out with her humans, especially if that is outside as she hunts for tiny critters such as field mice or lizards.  Her breed may have been bred for duck hunting but she’d rather hunt little beasties in the yard. 


MICA

Gender: Female

Spay/neuter: Yes

Vaccinations: UTD, Feb 13, 2013

Heartworm status: tested negative

Intake: Feb 19, 2013

Approximate age: 1-2 years

Weight: 49# (underweight on intake)

Temperament: Typical puppy energy- moderate 

Mica was adopted and is living in Florida.

Mica is a pretty and petite golden. She came to us from a public shelter.

                                              "Mica"

                                             "Mica"


                                               "Piper"

                                              "Piper"

PIPER

Gender: Female

Spay/neuter: yes

Microchipped: no

Heartworm status: Negative  given 6-month shot 4/1/13 due 9/30/13

Vaccinations:  Rabies: 3/11/11 due 3/10/14,  Bordetella & DA2PP: 4/1/13

Intake:7/4/13

Approximate age: 4 years

Temperament: friendly and energetic

Size: 71#

Piper was adopted by an active family who will match her energy level and need for love.  She is now living in Madison, MSShe was relinquished by a family that did not have time for her due to work/travel. 


QUINN

Gender: Male

Spay/neuter: Yes

Heartworm status: positive on slow kill method

Intake: 19 May 2013

Approximate age: about 1 year

Temperament:  Moderate

Quinn was adopted in June of 2013 and is living in Florence, MS.

Quinn was found as stray and after attempting to find his owners for 2 weeks, he was sent to animal control.  No one came looking for him so they reached out to us. 

                                           "Quinn"

                                          "Quinn"


                                            "Storm"

                                           "Storm"

STORM

Storm is a precious little golden mix. I met him at Pet Fest and was convinced to take the precious one home and foster him. He is a wonderful boy that looked golden with a white chest. He was much smaller however, so his size made him all the more appealing because you had the continual puppy look. I only had him for a week or so as there was much interest in him. He was adopted in November of 2013 by the daughter of a family that has adopted from us before. He is now living in Baton Rouge and leading the life of Riley. He went on the family vacation for Thanksgiving this year to I believe to Highlands, NC.


SUZIE

Age: 2 years

Gender: Female

Spay/Neuter: Yes

Heartworm status: Tested Negative 9/13

Vaccinations: 9/13

Suzie was adopted on 9/27/13 and is living in Baton Rouge. Suzie came to us from a local after being found tied to a post outside the shelter. She had a shoulder injury, the vet thinks from being hit by a car.

                                              "Suzie"

                                             "Suzie"


                                             "Sunny"

                                            "Sunny"

SUNNY

Gender: Male

Neuter: 5/2/2013

Microchip: No

Heart worm Status:

Tested negative 9/27/2013 and May 2013- both negative

Vaccinations: 4/21/2013

Intake: 5/7/2013

Age: 2 Years

Temperament: Very Active

Weight: 52 pounds

Sunny was adopted on 12/6/2013 and is living in Slidell, LA. Sunny is a shelter rescue. He is a very cute,clever and affectionate young dog. He likes to play ball and walks well on a leash.


TEAK

Gender: male
Neutered: Yes

Age: 18 months
Vaccinations: 02/2013
Heartworm status: HW+ (currently being treated)

Weight:  55 lbs
Energy Level:  Medium to high
Color:  red
Temperament:  Playful and loving with both dogs and people.

                                              "Teak"

                                             "Teak"

Teak was adopted on march 3, 2013 and will be living in Covington LA.Teak is a wonderful 18 month old Golden Retriever who immediately wins over every person he meets.  He was found as a stray.


                                              "Tiggy"

                                             "Tiggy"

TIGGY

Gender: Male

Birthday: unknown, but likely sometime in 2011

Spay/Neutered: Yes

Vaccinations: Current

Heartworm status: Negative

Size: about 70 pounds 

Temperament: sweet, easy-going, timid, but very loyal and has a good strong bark.  

Tiggy was adopted and is living in uptown NOLA Tiggy has had an unknown and likely not very peaceful life, without anyone to take care of his ears, for example, that are now infected. Still, he is a loyal and peaceful dog, quick to warm to friendly people, and happy with good weather, walks, and watching the outside world.