About Me

Name: Pluto Sep 22
Sex: Male
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Golden Retriever / Mixed (medium coat)
Weight: 56 lbs
Height: 19 in
Estimated Birthdate: 1/3/2021
Fence Needed: Yes, Pluto needs a 6 foot chain link fence. He can climb a 4 foot wooden fence, to keep this adventurous boy safe, he would be best suited for a chain link fence. 
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$349

My Story

Date into Rescue: 9/18/2022

Reason for being in rescue: Pluto was lovingly transferred from another rescue when they could not secure a foster home for him. He originally was picked up by animal control after being hit by a car. Pluto had to have his tail amputated, he has about 3 inches of a tail left. 

Special Needs: Pluto is neutered and up to date on all vaccines. Pluto has heartworms and was treated on 10/11/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Pluto  just finished treatment on 10/24/22. He is cleared for adoption and will start regular heartworm prevention in November. He will need to be retested for heartworms in March of 2023 

What kind of home would be best for me: Pluto would be best for a family looking for companionship and adventure rolled into one. Pluto would also do well with a single man looking for a chick magnet! Pluto can fit into most lifestyles as long as they understand that Pluto is still learning many things. He started off as a stray and learned way of living on the streets. Teaching this young man what is edible and whats not edible is definitely no easy task. Pluto would benefit from having a crate in the home to keep him safe when no one is home. Pluto would best suited in a home with another dog, but this is not required. Pluto is moderately okay with cats. This just means that Plutos exposure to cats is limited so when he's around the rescue cats, hes not sure how to act. He will chase but once the cat gives him a swat and hisses, he backs off and ignores the cats. He is corrected by a verbal correction as well. If you have a cat and want to commit to this dog, you must be prepared to monitor Pluto with cats. We do not feel Pluto would injure a cat at this time, he is a young dog that was never taught right from wrong. Pluto is just looking for a home that adores the hyperactive personality of a golden. 

What is my personality like? Pluto is the life of the party, he turns heads constantly. I mean, how could you not be drawn in by those cute gremlin ears:!  Pluto is like a hyperactive toddler, he is constantly looking for the next mischievous plot to carry out. Pluto learns things every day but quickly forgets things. He needs lots of reminders to not jump on the counter, or to not steal trash. Once he learns something, it truly sticks. Pluto with the right owner and training would actually thrive as a therapy dog or even a service dog. Pluto needs something either physically stimulating or mentally stimulating, he would thrive in agility, or rally obedience as a different option for someone interested in Pluto. Pluto is the ultimate love bug, he gives endless kisses and hugs. He tries to apologize for his naughty puppy behavior, with the cutest grin and the best possible snuggles.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Pluto has never met a stranger and always greets humans with a big hug.

Tips and Tidbits: (1/3/2021 est.)

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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