What does it mean to be a Foster?

What does it mean to be a Foster?

• Be a “helping hand” in a rescue dog’s journey to a better life. • Help “house-a-tize” a rescue dog who may have gone stir crazy in a kennel; provide a transitional home environment for the well-being of the dog. • Help assess a Golden for more successful “forever home” placement. • Be able to watch a dog go from a sad, frightened, possibly sick baby with its tail down and ears limp to a healthy, happy guy ready to go out and meet the world again. • Give your heart and home; get unconditional love in return. • See...

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Cost of Dog Ownership – What you should know

Cost of Dog Ownership – What you should know

Why does it matter what it costs to own a dog? After all, we love our pets and we would not put a price on their health and happiness. Despite that, the cost of owning a dog is an extremely important consideration. Thousands of dogs are put to sleep each year or end up in rescue because owners no longer want them or cannot afford them, especially with unplanned emergencies. At Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue, we want our dogs to find their forever home with responsible families. We hope you agree and are prepared! Start-up Veterinary Care ($50-300) Regardless...

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What you need to know about pets & hot weather

What you need to know about pets & hot weather

With summer officially underway, many parts of the country have already gotten a preview of the hot weather to come. The ASPCA would like to remind you that dogs and cats can suffer from the same problems that humans do—overheating, dehydration and even sunburn—when the mercury rises. By taking these simple precautions from ASPCA experts, you can keep your animal companions happy and healthy: – When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog stand on hot asphalt. His or her body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a...

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Common Poisons that dogs ingest

Common Poisons that dogs ingest

The following is a PARTIAL list of the toxins that you need to keep out of your pet’s reach.  Ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Motrin) – In dogs, this medication can cause stomach and kidney problems & even impact the nervous system, causing symptoms such as depression and seizures. If you drop a pill, find it immediately! If your dog ingests a pill, be sure to make your dog vomit, if you can, as soon as you suspect he ate any pills and then call your veterinarian. Never give your dog ibuprofen for pain or discomfort.  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications – e.g. Aspirin...

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Golden Retrievers – The History and Care

Golden Retrievers – The History and Care

The Golden Retriever originated in the 1800s in the Scottish Highlands. The Golden Retriever was bred as a hunting dog to retrieve waterfowl, such as ducks and other game birds. It was the union of the yellow Wavy- coated Retriever and the Tweed Water Spaniel that produce what is now known as the Golden Retriever.  The Golden Retriever is a very intelligent breed; it is a quick learner. This breed needs plenty of activity, playing fetch, daily walks, hikes, swimming. It’s not a breed for long-distance running. Obedience training and socializing your golden is a must. It’s also a great...

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