Bishop, Golden Retriever For Adoption In Maryville, Tennessee
Bishop is a large male six year old golden retriever mix. At 90lbs., this guy has it all... mesmerizing looks and the intelligence to match! Bishop was rescued because his intelligence has made it difficult for him in homes with less hands-on people. He has escaped numerous times and it was suspected that he simply could not be contained but that is not the case. With cautious guidance, he has enjoyed working on his recall and learning to stick by his people. He needs a family that is willing to put on the training belt and work on sharpening his skills rather than dulling them down. But, who says enrichment can’t be fun? Once he settled into a routine with his fosters, he became more and more food driven and focused. Bishop loves sharpening his hand shaking skills more than anything. Clicker training is a tool that he thoroughly enjoys. We’re not sure what cats have ever done to Bishop, but we can certainly tell he holds a grudge! He does not like cats one bit. Bishop has tried to engage in play with other dogs but is usually misunderstood. His assertive behavior is not something all other dogs understand at first. So, a meet and greet with slow introductions are definitely recommended. He would be ok with older kids but not small children because he is very independent and does not like hugs or any kind of restraining. With brains like this, housebroken isn’t even a question! Bishop is a master of making sure he’s in the right place at the right time. Bishop is just made to love! *Guest Posting**Adoption Fee $150Adoption processUnless otherwise noted, all Almost Home animals are healthy, spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and on heartworm preventitive (if dog,) and flea & tick preventitive.If you would like to adopt a pet from Almost Home, start by completing our application, which is available online at www.almosthometn.org. Our adoption process includes reference checks, a home visit, a one week trial period, and a contract. Our goal is to find the best fit for our animals, and for their new families. ADOPTION FEES:The adoption fee for a CAT is $65, or two for $125. KITTENS are $75, or two for $140. The adoption fee for kittens includes the cost of spaying/neutering and their rabies shot when they are old enough (usually five months). The adoption fee for a DOG is $135, or two for $220. PUPPIES are $150, or two for $250. The adoption fee for puppies includes the cost of spaying/neutering and their rabies shot when they are old enough (usually five months).The adoption of more animals, or a different combination of animals, are welcome and fees will be reduced.Micro-chipped cats and dogs are an additional $15.NOTE: Some cats and dogs have a different fee than those listed above. It is noted on their posting. Mature pet adoption fees are lower to encourage people to adopt these wonderful animals who have a lot of love to give. The adoption fee for pure bred or desirable mixed breed dogs and cats is based on the average fee charged by area rescues and/or breed specific rescues.ADOPTION FEES COVER LESS THAN 75% OF THE COST OF VETTING OUR ANIMALS. WE RELY ON DONATIONS AND GRANTS TO COVER THE REMAINDER.Shelter locationEach animal is in the care of a foster home or a rescue. Please contact that particular foster or rescue for complete adoption information.
June 10 on Get-Pet