Ranger is a 6yr old male Golden Retriever
who is now neutered, fully up to date on his vaccinations, heartworm tested negative, microchipped and soon ready to find his forever family.
Notes from Ranger's foster family:
Ranger is a beautiful boy inside and out! His soul is so kind and generous!
He LOVES to be outside chasing squirrels, playing fetch or just hanging out sunbathing and watching the clouds drift by!
Loves his toys, especially stuffies with squeakers ( so much so that he will fall asleep with them still in his mouth!)! Ranger doesn't fetch a ball but will fetch a toy or a tug rope, which is another favorite game!
He is great with all dogs and cats but LOVES, LOVES , LOVES his humans!!!!
Ranger is very good with children, adults and seniors as well.
Belly rubs, ear strokes and butt scratches are his favorite.
He is very quiet and calm until he wants to play. He makes this desire WELL known!
Ranger is very laid back and sleeps through the night wherever you may let him! ( your bed is his preferred choice) When he is not outside, he loves to rest his head on the window sill and watch the world go by .
A very gentle giant, he is an amazing companion. Does not mind being left alone for periods of 3-4 hours and can be trusted with not destroying anything in the house uncrated.
He travels very well in the car, sleeping and getting up once in a while to see what's up.
Likes to chill out on his own doggie bed as well. He likes to stroll leisurely rather than walk quickly, stopping to say hello to anyone who might be interested(and let's face it, everyone is when you are this adorable and sweet)
Ranger is TERRIFIED OF FIREWORKS AND THUNDERSTORMS. He requires holding. calming, stroking and reassuring during and after the entire event. Also not a big fan of the dark.
Loves his raw food and treats but does not have any guarding issues. Waits his turn patiently and take treats very gently.
Ranger arrived into our care through no fault of his own, with painful sores all over his body including burn marks and severe hot spots.
We immediately switched his diet to raw, he had a full blood panel and vet work up done and we are now happy to report that Ranger is thriving!
Ranger should be spelled S W E E T because this boy is everything amazing! He adores cats, other dogs and humans, is gentle and kind with respectful children and seniors, and loves his toys and walks which we are pretty sure he never had before because he lived outdoors 24/7 in his previous home.
Ranger loves to swim at his foster family's cottage, is a great traveler in the car, a vigilant squirrel watcher and avid sunbather.
With TLC combined with his amazing Bold Raw Duck diet and healing supplements and remedies, we've resolved all of his hot spots and his fur is now returning to it's full glory as it grows back in from his previous wounds.
His coat is not yet at it's full glory of feathering but is coming back very nicely.
Ranger has had two very minor seizures since his arrival, despite excellent blood work results, so we've added CBD oil to his remedies and are hopeful that he is just detoxing and that these will also resolve.
We also discovered that Ranger has some food allergies including beef, but a balanced, raw Duck diet (Bold Raw) and freeze dried duck treats seem to be the magic combination for him, and will be mandatory for his adoptive family to maintain in his new home. If you are not 200% committed to continuing with his diet restrictions then this is not the dog for you.
We are now accepting adoption application for Ranger.
Hobo Haven is located in St Jacobs Ontario. We are currently accepting adoption applications from families within approx 90 mins of St Jacobs for a variety of reasons.
Two visits are required to St Jacobs, for approved applicants only. The first visit is to meet the dog once your application screening has been fully completed and approved. Then we require a "cooling off period" for applicants to go home after meeting our dogs to discuss as a family and be sure they are a good fit for you and that you are prepared to commit to their needs for life.
If you are interested in applying to adopt a dog from Hobo Haven Rescue, please download an adoption application and submit via email to email@example.com.
Applications MUST be either in Word or PDF format, or for cell users, copy the application text into an email to send via email.
If you are having trouble downloading, feel free to email us and we can send you an application as well. We are working on having an online fillable form available, hopefully soon.
Ranger's adoption fee is a minimum donation of $600. Our adoption fees include neuter, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, fecal testing, Heartworm and Tick disease testing, Advantage prevention, and all medical testing and treatments and prescriptions required during a dog's time with us.
For anyone possibly interested in adopting from Hobo Haven, here are a few, but not all, criteria to be aware of: We require all applicants to watched "Petfooled" which is a free documentary available at this link
Our motto is "know better/do better" and we ask all adoptive families to be as committed to providing our dogs with quality nutrition as they are to providing love.
This documentary is not advertising, purely just educational.
An adoption application must be completed and approved, as well as a home visit (Zoom meetings are done during COVID), prior to meeting available dogs.
All dogs are placed in loving foster homes during their time with us, we do not have a shelter to visit.
We do not allow applicants to visit until pre-approved for adoptions.
Any questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high volume of applications received for our dogs, priority of replies will be given to applicants who meet the criteria mentioned in the pet's profile. Please do not ask us to make exceptions, we set these protocols and policies for the dog's best interests which are always our highest priority.
Emails are the most effective method of communication. We are a small rescue and our volunteers work full time and are often not able to answer or return phone calls in a timely manner. We also devote every spare moment of our time outside of our own jobs to assisting rescue dogs in need, transporting and attending vet appts, and assessing dogs coming into our program as well as attending adoption and intake meetings.