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Adoption Alert ~ Leroy #2595 - Adopted!!

Boy, I sure never thought I’d have to expose all the not-so-good stuff about me.  It really hurts because I’m actually a very lovable and good boy.  But I have to tell you the truth, so, like ripping off a bandaid, I’ll get my two ‘issues’ out of the way first.  One…I hate being left alone and can be destructive when you’re not at home.  Two…I hate the car (although I have improved so maybe once I learn to trust, cars won’t be such a scary thing ~ maybe frequent short trip and going to Tim Hortons and Dairy Queen might help me get used to it J).  Both of these things are pretty big that I have not been able to conquer and I feel terrible about it.  I also don’t like being grabbed by the collar or having toys grabbed from my mouth but I’m working on that.  To make matters worse, I’m sort of Golden ~ probably my dad was a Golden and my mom was a Lab, or vice versa, and I’m nine years old.  Now, if you are still reading this, even with all these strikes against me, you’re an angel.  If you’ve already stopped reading, I totally understand.  I have faced a number of challenges in my life but finding my forever family may be my biggest challenge yet.  But you see, despite all my faults, I still need a home to feel safe in.  I still need to be loved and give love back.  I still need to cuddle on the couch and tell you how much I appreciate that you took me in.  I still need to be happy and silly at the same time and yes, I need to work hard on my faults every single day.  I was hit by a car some years ago and broke my leg but it healed totally and I can run like the wind.  The only thing is that I take some arthritis meds to keep me nimble but it’s really no big deal.  My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be but I get around just fine.  Boy, more stuff to deal with ~ sheesh!  On the plus side, my foster dad told someone the other day that I was smart, affectionate, and well mannered.  I’m pretty sure those are all good things, right?  Finally some good stuff, eh?  Because of that thing called ‘separation anxiety’, I really do need a family who is home most of the time but having a canine brother or sister would help a lot too, I think, so I’m never home alone.  I get along well with most dogs and at the off-leash park, I meet and play with everyone really well.  When I’m on the leash, if another dog shows any aggression, it can get a little dicey.  You know, there was a great movie called Seabiscuit about an incredible race horse who had been knocked around and his spirit was broken.  There was a very poignant (good word, eh…see I am smart!) quote in that movie, “You don’t throw a whole life away just because he’s banged up a little”.  I hope there is someone out there who believes that quote and if there is, I will show you love and loyalty like you’ve never seen before and, like Seabiscuit, I’ll run like the wind for you…

Leroy is currently being fostered in the Newmarket, ON area. If you would like more information about Leroy please call our hot-line toll free at 1-866-712-8444 or email adoption(at) and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

If you are interested in adopting one of the Goldens posted on our website or any of the other Goldens that become available for adoption in the future, please click here to fill our the adoption application.