#12351 Goose

Adoption Pending
Medium-size, Male, Young Hound,

Hi! My name is Goose!

I'm guessed to be about 8 months, Hound Mix, and weigh about 30 lbs.

It’s clear I haven’t had a great start to life and Foster Mom and Dad are heartbroken 💔 thinking about what I may have been through (see last two photos).
When I first got to my Foster Home here in Maryland I was so scared, all I did was cower and shake and didn't want anyone looking at me, touching me, or walking in my direction. I would contort my body in anyway I could to try to remain unseen, which showed Foster Parents that humans hadn't been very kind to me in the past and that they were going to need to give me time to decompress and adjust.

Foster Mom said you can check out how scared I was and how I started to make progress here. Or how I've been doing so far here. Does that make me TikTok famous?! 🌟🎥

After just a few days in what Foster Parents call a shutdown, my silly goose (get it 😏) personality started to come out!

I am extremely treat and food motivated which helped Foster Parents build trust and start to work with me on a few things. I quickly picked up doing all my business on puppy pads since I was too nervous to go outside. Foster Parents said I am so smart! I also quickly learned that the crate is my safe place where I sleep and eat. I even know the command “crate” and go in it (I guess I am a genius)!

Little by little I started seeking affection and after just a few days I've learned I LOVE belly rubs. Nothing like rolling on your back, paws in the air like you just don’t care, and getting scritches!

I also got my first bath and my skin is looking so much better! Foster Parents keep saying I am so cute and that my fur is only going to get more beautiful as I continue to take medicine and get more baths.

I've also learned about a dog bed!
Ohhhhhhh do I love my squishy pillow! It's so soft and warm, you can find me 90% of the time cuddled up on it and sleeping the day away. Foster Dad said I'm the best co-worker he's had in years! As of right now I'm a low key dog - about a 2/5 energy 🐌. That could change as my health continues to improve.

When I am up and about you can find me playing with my toys! I love a good tennis ball or squeaky plush toy. I'll dig through the entire toy bin and pull out all the toys to find the perfect one to play with. My favorite has been a squeaky dolphin! or just a tied towel will do LOL (here)!
Foster Parents said they may need to enroll me in THA - Toy Hoarder Anonymous... I just love to collect all of them in my dog bed... where I can keep a close eye on them... nothing to see here... move along Foster Mom and Dad!

Click here to see me playing with my tennis ball! 🎾

I've met my Foster Dog Sister through the baby gate and I get so excited when I see her! I seem to be dog friendly and probably would benefit from having a patient fur sibling to show me the ropes, but that's not required!

Recently I started enjoying going outside! I’ve gotten really good at going potty outside and using the puppy pads less. I still use them sometimes, but it’s clear that consistency and practice are working! I also have a blast when Foster Mom acts like she’s going to get me and we play chase, I’m so fast! No way Foster Mom is going to catch me!

What I'm working on:
- Hands are not toys
- Potty training
- Walking on a leash

Foster parents are working very hard on helping me become a dog! With how much progress I've made in such a short time they know I will blossom into the perfect, happy, healthy dog! 🐾

If you think you could be the right person for me, fill out an application! Foster parents said they'd be happy to talk to anyone who is interested and answer any questions.

Goose is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. Goose is currently being fostered in Timonium, MD.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.