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Update from Gabe’s Foster Mom:

Gabe is such a smart Golden boy! He is much more mature than most 1 year old Goldens, but still is very loving and wants to please. He learns very quickly and I believe he is much smarter than average….and I used to breed and train Goldens, so I have a lot to compare him to!

He is housebroken (an accomplishment after living in the wild in Turkey). He sits, heels, stays and waits on command. I love watching him as we walk with his ears bouncing and a big smile on his face. Gabe loves to chase a ball and will “steal” his favorite toy from my desk and play with it…and he (usually) returns it to my office.

But most of all, Gabe loves attention and affection. Whoever adopts him will be a lucky person, for sure!


Meet Gabe, a 1 year old boy, who is our newest arrival from Istanbul. EGRR received an email from our contact in Turkey, asking if EGRR would consider helping a young tri-paw Golden who had to have his leg removed due to an infection that wouldn’t heal. A dog with a disability like his in Turkey has little or no chance at a happy life. Since we have successfully rehomed tri-paws before and we know we can count on our EGRR family, we of course, said “yes”.

Gabe has been moved out of our isolation unit and is currently in a wonderful foster home. His foster mom reports that he is “wonderful” and that he gets around very well. He tires more easily than a dog with 4 legs, but he enjoys chasing a ball and rolling in the dirt. She takes him for quite a few walks everyday in order to strengthen his hindquarters and his front leg and to teach him leash-walking skills. He is learning his commands quickly and is completely house-trained. She says he is a “joy”!

So far, we know that he is quite young and very handsome. He is adjusting well to the loss of his front leg and is learning how to get around quite efficiently. We also know that he will have to be kept slim and trim throughout his life in order to keep him healthy and in the best possible shape.

Please check back here or contact EGRR to learn more about Gabe’s progress. If you might be interested in adopting this amazing boy in the near future, please contact EGRR by calling our Hotline: 954-748-3507.