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Old 11-28-2012, 12:24 PM
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Thanks all! He's still doing very well, and is adjusting to his new home well.

Today was a new experience for him - I took him to the groomer! He had several mats that needed to be brushed out or clipped, and he needed his nails done. Knowing how easy it can be to cut their skin when clipping, I prefer to let a professional do it - I know the owner of this place and all of his groomers are top notch. He needed a bath too. We had to get all that "outside dog" off him.


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Welcome Ryan, congratulations on Max, he's absolutely gorgeous, great pictures.

Did you get Max through AGA or the GR Rescue of Atlanta? Both are great groups- I use to help with a GR Rescue in my state and worked with the Intake Coordinator from AGA some. My group closed down almost 2 years ago unfortunately, really miss being involved with a group.

So sorry for your loss of Jake. My first Golden I got for my son so he would have a dog to grow up with, very similiar situation as yours , as he is an only child too. Taz lived to be 15.5, he passed in Feb. 2011. My son is a little younger than you, he lives in the Franklin Park area. He travels for his job and is rarely in Atlanta though.

I have tow Goldens, my girl was adopted from CFGRR, that's the group I use to help. She will be 8 next month and I have a 3 yr. old boy that I found at my County Humane Society-I am the lucky one.

Enjoy your new boy, hope to see more pictures of Max in the future.
Thanks! I got him from Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta. I applied to both here including "Adopt-a-Golden." GRRA just had more dogs so I set up a meet and greet and it only took one time! Once Max gets settled in and knows this is his home and he's done "moving" I'll think about volunteering because it's something I'd like to do as well.

I was lucky with Jake as well - I found him in the animal shelter in the suburbs of Atlanta. I believe we only had to pay $25 to adopt him and he was great. Finding a dog like that in a shelter is usually rare. All of the shelters around here seem to be pretty good about letting the two rescues know when there's a golden in, and someone will go take the dog out of that shelter (thank goodness).

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Also - that is so cool that you are a pilot! How did you get into that?
Well, I'm the only one in the family that does it. No one else has ever flown. I've just always loved airplanes, ever since I was a toddler. It was my dream to be an airline pilot, and I took my first flight lesson at 13. I achieved my goal of being an airline pilot when I was 23. The industry is just really, really crappy right now - but a few years down the road, I'll see what's going on. I'm certainly not done flying, I just think of this time as a hiatus.
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Since you are an experienced pilot and currently on hiatus, have you ever considered helping this group?

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The shelter I got my boy from uses them at least twice a year to take animals to the North where they are adopted.
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Congratulations and welcome to GRF!

It sounds like the two of you were meant for each other. He certainly looks at you in the pictures with great adoration!

I recently adopted a one year old who'd lived in the back yard most of her life. It took her a day or two to realize she really was welcome inside the house, but once she got the idea, she's been very happy. I got her as a companion for my other Golden, who we've had since he was a puppy. They do very well together. I've found Bella ( the new dog) is a bit needy, but I attribute that to her being so excited to have humans who pay attention to her and who want her around.

Hope you'll stick around and show us more of Max!
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Hi Ryan and Max!

I work at NASA Dryden Edwards AFB, CA....so I understand your love of planes . So easy to see the love that you and Max have for each other already. Congratulations and THANKS for adopting! Vicki and Amber
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Welcome & Thanks for rescueing!Don't get too used to the quite shy stuff right away LOL Sweetie was withdrawn & didn't bark when I got her & now she's a full blown 9 month old ball of fire.And of course Jack has taught her to bark at anything that moves.
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Congratulations, Ryan, on your handsome new family member! I'm sorry that your Jake got his angel wings; it's one of the hardest experiences to lose a beloved animal friend. I echo what someone else said, don't get too complacent about Max's habits....they'll change as he settles. I will admit that my rescue boy Finn has only barked about 25 times in the 7 years we've had him, but when he does, it scares the daylights out of everyone You and Max have fun learning about each other!
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Congrats on your new addition! I volunteer w/ GRRA and my last 2 goldens were foster failures from them. Once Max gets settled, please do consider volunteering.
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Oh I'm very much a fan of adoption. Well, first of all - I don't understand for the life of me why people would get two purebred golden brothers from the same litter, and have them live in the basement and outside and never let them upstairs in the house. They'd go downstairs to see the dogs. I just can't understand that. I don't consider it animal abuse, because we've all seen what that can entail - but I consider it animal neglect, or GR spoiling failure!

I can tell he's really happy to be be part of the family (which is just him and I) but it's plenty for him. He really doesn't leave my side, and that's fine with me. I just don't get people. At least they FINALLY made the right call and gave them up for adoption.

My old Jakey came from an animal shelter directly, so both of my Golden's have been adopted.

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I had no idea such an organization existed!! Actually Max's foster dad is a retired Delta Air Lines pilot and owns his own plane. I know he's flown and picked up a dog or two before, but I'll ask him about this and see if he knows more about it. I'd love to get some golden hair in the air! haha!

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Congratulations, Ryan, on your handsome new family member! I'm sorry that your Jake got his angel wings; it's one of the hardest experiences to lose a beloved animal friend. I echo what someone else said, don't get too complacent about Max's habits....they'll change as he settles. I will admit that my rescue boy Finn has only barked about 25 times in the 7 years we've had him, but when he does, it scares the daylights out of everyone You and Max have fun learning about each other!
I've learned that while I can usually predict what's going to happen - you're very right and things can change rapidly!!! Hopefully he'll stick to his quiet side. I love that about him.

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Congrats on your new addition! I volunteer w/ GRRA and my last 2 goldens were foster failures from them. Once Max gets settled, please do consider volunteering.
I certainly will. I became quite fond of GRRA - I felt they were really professional and they went out of their way to help me in any way they could. Hopefully I can do the same for others too someday.
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Max is adorable! He's a gorgeous colour. Good luck getting him acquainted with the Dyson, those things are indispensable when you've got a four legged hair factory!
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Welcome to the forum from one new member to another!!! Love the pictures!! I too had a golden during my whole childhood (from 10 years old till I was 27) She passed earlier this year so I'm in the market to get another golden soon. I hope to find a great partner and get that compaionship that you have with Max.
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