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#3180 Teddy – New and Improving

ID #: 3180 Age: 12 Gender: male Status: Available

Hi everyone, I am Teddy and I am 12 years young and actually quite spry for my age!  When I came to the good people at Golden Rescue, I was very frightened because I didn’t know what was happening.  I was so sad that I cried a lot, wouldn’t eat and didn’t like to be left alone.  But my foster family had such patience and now I know what a great thing it is to be rescued!  I can snuggle with them (like a Teddy bear ~ teehee) and go for car rides, walks, and runs too!  I love to carry my toy and offer it to my foster family.  They say that I am a sweet boy and have such a zest for life and I especially love to get on the swing in the backyard and just chill or chase after a toy.  I can be left alone for a number of hours if you have to go to work.  I do still have a few not-so-good things to work on though.  Walking me can be a challenge.  I’m fine with a pack of other dogs and behave myself well.  If I meet another dog on a leash, one on one, I try to prove my dominance over them.  Weird I know, but in my previous life, I had to look after myself that way.  So, I am best not to have too much canine contact on walks.  If I do not encounter any dogs on my walk, I can humbly say I’m an absolute dream to walk.  I am fine with people but I’m usually on guard around people I don’t know and I don’t like people coming too close to my face (face-to-face at my level), so it would be best that I’m not around young children…just in case.  Again, this is probably a result of my abusive past.  Don’t get me wrong, I love affection and crave it more and more since I arrived at my foster family’s home.  You just have to understand that my past has left me with some scars.  My foster family has been amazing and their patience and kindness has taught me I can begin to trust again.  They think that a home with a large yard, perhaps a farm, would suit me best where I would have room to run and a yard to chill in with maybe a canine sibling or two.  As you know, I’m 12 so I don’t need a ton of exercise (nor am I likely to change 😊).  I want to succeed.  I want to be loved.  I want to feel safe and I certainly don’t want to be a bother.  So, in closing, I’d like to use the words of my hero, Elvis, to express what I would really like…

I don’t want to be your tiger cuz tigers play too rough

I don’t want to be your lion cuz lions ain’t the kind you love enough

Just want to be your Teddy Bear

Put a collar round my neck and lead me anywhere

Just want to be, just want to be…your Teddy Bear!

Teddy is currently being fostered in the Etobicoke, ON area. If you would like more information about Teddy please call our hot-line toll free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.


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