Golden Retriever of the Month – Troy!

This is Troy from Southern California. He is a 9 year old golden retriever that was found on Craigslist at the age of 6. The ad read: “5 year old Golden Retriever needs a home.. please call.” It had no photo, and no reason why. Troy went to his “furever home” that night with his new owner.

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Troy’s favorite treats are anything sweet potato or peanut butter! His human says “His favorite thing in the world to do is swim. I have to force him to stop or he would literally go for hours. He doesn’t even need anything to chase he just wants to swim, but his favorite thing to retrieve is definitely a stick

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Like most goldens, Troy likes to bring you things when you come home, or to company when they arrive – “One of Troy’s quirks I guess would be he HAS to put something in his mouth when I get home, or when someone comes over. His usual choice is the remote control that sits on the coffee table. If that’s not there he goes for a shoe, a water bottle, a dish towel, or anything he can find that isn’t an actual dog bone or toy.” (Tucker is the same way, thankfully he hasn’t tried it with the remote yet, its usually shoes or bones!)

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I discovered Troy through Instagram, and wanted to share a few photos of him at the permission of his owner. You can follow Troy on Instagram at @janellekayli and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nelle4

Here’s some pictures of Troy doing what he loves best, amazing Instagram photos I might add…

Back to the beach and my boy 💛 #goldenretriever #goldenlove #thedailygolden

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Unfortunately, “Troy was diagnosed with lymphoma Aug 2013. He went into remission after 6 chemo treatments. He still has 3 months left of chemo but so far so good. He’s had only positive reactions!” You can follow his updates or donate to his treatments here: http://www.gofundme.com/TTreatments

#k30day – silhouette. Troy in pV. #palosverdes #silhouette #ocean

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Despite all of this, Troy likes to live life to the fullest…

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Thankfully, Troy is in great hands! Wishing you all the best Troy and Janelle!

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Disturbing Craigslist Ad for “Free Golden Retrievers”

I occasionally come across these in my Google searches.  This one is particularly disturbing.  Apparently this person “rescued” the un-spayed/neutered golden retrievers as “they” were going to put them down.

FREE 2 Golden Retrievers Male Female (California City)

The person is apparently “highly allergic” to the dogs so they posted them on Craigslist.  Calling local Golden Rescue!?

Oh, and the ad states the female “may” be pregnant.  UGH!  Hope this ends well.