Imaginary Pet of the Week: Skipper -Adopted-

Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dogs breeds in the country. Known for their beautiful blonde coats, endless energy, and loyal companionship, it is no wonder they are at the top of the list. Skipper, a 7-month-old golden possesses all of these qualities and more, despite his tragic backstory. Rescued off of the streets by one of our readers, Skipper was covered in cuts and bruises, leading us to believe that he had been abused by his former owners, or attacked by other dogs. The puppy was also very timid, especially around large men, and spent several hours cowering in a corner. When he arrived at the shelter, we spent a few days caring for his injuries, training him, and giving him plenty of love. A fast learner, it didn’t take long for Skipper to become accustomed to us, despite our initial impression, and he is now healthy and ready for adoption. Being his energetic, playful self, we suggest that Skipper go into a home where he can go on plenty of walks, and spend his days playing outside. Though we have managed to get him out of his shell however, he is still very timid, and should live in a household where there are no more that four individuals living in the home, no other dogs or cats, and where he can lead a fairly quiet life. Skipper should also be under 20-hour-care, meaning that he can not be left at home alone for more than 4 hours at a time. If you feel you meet the requirements listed in this article and would like to adopt Skipper, please fill out our adoption form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

-IPA

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Skipper, enjoying a day in the snow on Saturday, February 5th, 2017. We are so thankful to Maddie, the reader who sent Skipper to us, and helped him get a step closer to joining a new family.

Picture Credit goes to Im Just Thinkin’

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