Introducing Easton

Introducing our latest foster, Easton.  Welcome, boy!  This guy is the easiest foster we've had (he's our third); well-mannered, well-trained, and he fit right in from the get go.  Plus, he and Rudy get along famously.
Easton arrived at our home on Saturday, November 24, 2012. It was a painful, tearful surrender, as his owner is going through major life changes. That said, he settled in beautifully and is one silly, loveable hound!
It's clear Easton came from a loving home. When we picked him up, he had toys, treats, grooming tools, and a good quality bag of dog food. We know how much he will be missed, but we know how much he will be loved in a new home.
Easton is a five year old, pure bred male Golden Retriever. He's house trained, crated trained (although we haven't set up the crate - he doesn't need it), and loves people, kids, and dogs. He met Rudy without incident, and the two have been playing happily ever since.
Easton knows basic commands and loves to sleep in the bed, but also does fine curled up on the floor next to you. He's food oriented, but doesn't need much training. We haven't walked him on the leash yet (we want him micro chipped first, just in case), but he did well when we met him in the parking lot - no tugging. He has no destructive behavior, but has mild storm anxiety, from what I've told - tries to hide under a bed (although we haven't witnessed that yet). He's great when I'm at work, and is super happy to see us when we come home.
Easton loves to be brushed and groomed and has this cute head of hair that sticks out on top. He loves to play with toys and tennis balls, but is also happy to snuggle with us while we watch tv or hang out in the living room. His favorite thing is to be petted on his front legs and his behind.
We are so thankful to be able to foster this sweet boy.  Welcome to RAGOM, Easton!


Roxane B. Salonen said...

Oh my, what a darling dog. He will no doubt find a home with your wonderful description, Marie. I have to admit, I got a little emotional thinking of him leaving a home that loved him. My heart breaks a little and I know nothing of the situation, but the thought of others hurting is hard. God bless you for this valuable work you are doing!

Marie said...

Thanks, Roxane. He's so awesome. We all cried when we picked him up because he was so very loved. It was heart breaking. This one just might make me a foster failure!

Stephanie said...

Oh he is just beautiful! Thank goodness for people like you xo

Marie said...

Stephanie, thank you! He's going to be really hard to let go. He has a semi-retired widow coming to meet him next weekend. I know he'll be loved!